Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure Track)

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) to complement its strategic research application areas of Manufacturing/Materials and Energy in Mechanical Engineering.

Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level in Mechanical Engineering, though applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered at other ranks. Research expectations include the ability to work independently, and to pursue interdisciplinary collaborations, both within and outside LSU, sustain an innovative, nationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and growing relationships with industry. Teaching expectations include a commitment to effective instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervision of student research.

Job Responsibilities:

50% Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and associated service in support of the educational mission and reputation of the unit.

50% Research in mechanical engineering areas, especially in the general application areas of Manufacturing/Materials or Energy, resulting in scholarship published in archival journals and research grant/contract solicitation to support it, along with associated service in support of the research mission and reputation of the unit.

About the Department

LSU is the Flagship University of the State of Louisiana and its main campus is in the vibrant city of Baton Rouge, offering many cultural and recreational opportunities and high-quality housing. The MIE Department is the largest one in the College of Engineering and provides leadership to several research centers, including (1) The Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA), a $20M, 5-yr cooperative agreement funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2020 focusing on materials (metals, polymers and composites) and manufacturing process design for additive manufacturing using a model-make-measure paradigm enabled by machine-learning technologies and data science, (2) The Cooperative for Innovation in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA) focusing on industry-university collaborative R&D, and (3) The National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM), a unique partnership between the State of Louisiana and NASA emphasizing large-scale manufacturing. Associated research efforts leverage the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) with formidable high-performance computing capability and relevant scientific research ecosystem, and the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), the only University-run synchrotron facility in the USA.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace, or Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline, with a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to the hire date); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience in any area of mechanical engineering, especially as related to the general application areas of Manufacturing/Materials or Energy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in any area of mechanical engineering especially as related to the general application areas of Manufacturing/Materials or Energy including but not limited to: modern computational mechanics including multi-scale modeling & simulation; additive manufacturing/materials innovation including structural integrity and/or robotics/automation aspects; fundamental and applied research in energy and related energy production environments. Within these areas, experience with modern approaches involving machine learning and data science is highly desired.

Special Instructions:

Applications should be submitted via the LSU Career Site.

Please attach the following as one single PDF to your online application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research plan statement and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. The expected start date for these positions is August 2021. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Campus interviews will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA prior to an offer being extended.


LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.