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  • Assistant/Associate Professor (Chemical, Mechanical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological Engineer)
    Audubon Sugar Institute
    LSU AgCenter

    Assistant/Associate Professor
    (Chemical, Mechanical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological Engineer))

    Work Location: Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

    Nature of Position: Tenure track, academic rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor. Successful candidate will develop a mission-oriented research program that supports the sugarcane processing industry in Louisiana. Appointment will be 50% Research, 50% Extension.

    Position Description: Successful candidate will develop and lead complimentary research program in sugarcane process engineering with direct application to the sugar processing industry. Research project areas are expected to include either (a) chemical or (b) mechanical process system components of sugar process engineering that enhance the Louisiana industry. Program activities may include problem areas in sugar factory operation and efficiency, improvements to factory equipment, by-product utilization, heat and mass transfer balances, or other areas related to sugar engineering. Successful candidate must be innovative in research approaches and willing to participate in an interdisciplinary environment. They must develop strong rapport with all sectors of Louisiana’s sugar industry.

    Qualification Requirements: Applicant must have a Ph.D. in chemical, mechanical, food, agricultural, or biological engineering. Additional experience in the sugar industry or other industry would be advantageous. The candidate must be highly motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills, and be eager to work in sugarcane factories. Experience with project planning and execution, and budget management skills are desirable. Ability to conduct short courses/seminars and grant writing experience is required.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

    Application Deadline: April 29, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Application Procedure: Apply online at (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information of three referees. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to:

    Dr. Gillian Eggleston, Director
    Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter
    3845 Highway 75
    Saint Gabriel, Louisiana 70776
    Tel: +1 225 642-6902; Fax: +1 225-642-8790
    Web site:


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