LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FACULTY POSITION
Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemical
Engineering. Academic requirements include Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering
or closely aligned area. Outstanding candidates in all research areas are encouraged to apply, although
special emphasis will be given to candidates whose research leverages the University’s excellent
experimental and computational resources. Preference will be given to candidates who possess
expertise and a record of scholarly productivity in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Clean
Technology, Next-generation Energy, and closely related fields. Strong commitment to collaborative,
cross-disciplinary research is especially desirable.
Louisiana Tech University is a US News Tier 1 National University with an enrollment of about 12,000
students. The Chemical Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University is an ABET accredited
program with a growing undergraduate enrollment of over 220 undergraduate students. The strong
presence of chemical, petro-chemical, and pulp-paper companies in the Gulf Coast region ensures the
importance of Louisiana Tech’s Chemical Engineering program to the state and region providing
excellent job placement and student internship opportunities. The College has a total of over 140 Ph.D.
students in four programs (Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Analysis and Modeling,
and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology) and over 190 M.S. students. Due to the multidisciplinary
nature of the College, Chemical Engineering faculty have advised students from all four Ph.D. programs.
The University campus is located in Ruston, Louisiana (population ~25,000) with centralized access to
the larger metropolitan areas in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Only electronic applications via email will be accepted. Please write “Chemical Engineering Search
2021” in the subject line to submit your information. Applicants are encouraged to send a single pdf
file containing: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, a teaching experience and
philosophy statement, and the contact information for three current references to:
Dr. Daniela Mainardi
Director of Chemical Engineering
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The starting
date is September 1, 2021 or sooner. Louisiana Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.