Open Faculty Positions

Open Faculty Positions

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Two tenure-track positions available!

The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at LSU invites qualified and enthusiastic candidates to apply for two open tenure-track positions:


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Position One:

Assistant Professor with a concentration in Carbon Capture

Assistant Professor

Position Two:

Assistant Professor with a concentration in  Hydrogen Storage

Assistant Professor

Significant private, state, and federal investments have positioned LSU as a leader in sustainable energy research including carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration/storage, and hydrogen production and storage solutions. These include the recently established Shell Institute for Energy Innovation and the Pelican-Gulf Coast Carbon Removal hub funded by DOE. The Chemical Engineering Department is poised to play a significant role in these areas of research. We are looking for researchers who can synergize with them and take them to a new level.

Questions regarding these positions may be addressed to Prof. Ye Xu



LSUAM Engineering - Cain School of Chemical Engineering

About the Department

The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the first programs of its kind with roots in the Audubon Sugar School (1885). The Department recently relocated to a new building and benefits from a strong alumni base, over $25 million in endowments, and approximately $10 million in recent awards related to energy and sustainable chemical manufacturing.  At present, the Department includes 17 tenure and tenure-track professors (all with named professorships or chairs), 4 Professionals in Residence and 4 part-time or emeritus instructors. 

Work Location

Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College - Baton Rouge

Application Process

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor position in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. We invite applicants with a doctoral degree in chemical engineering (or closely related field) from recognized institutions and a proven record of academic accomplishment.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses in chemical engineering and to build a strong research program through independent and collaborative work. Applicants are also encouraged to review the strategic plans of the university (LSU Strategic Plan 2025) and the College of Engineering, both available online at Feel free to apply for any current openings using the Workday links provided on this page.

Additional Position Information

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Details of available benefits are provided at LSU's benefits website

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Special Instructions

Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interest, and a diversity equity and inclusion statement. Reference letters may be requested after an internal review. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Questions may be addressed to Mr. Frank Blystad via email ( or phone [(225) 578-1426].

Application Deadlines

Applications are due by January 20, 2024 or until candidates are selected.

HCM Contact Information

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.

EEO Statement

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