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Chemical Engineer in Practice at Louisiana Tech University

The Chemical Engineering Program at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a non-tenure, full-time Chemical Engineer in Practice. The primary responsibilities of this role will be teaching the unit operations labs and maintaining the equipment associated with these labs. The equipment ranges from a 30 ft pilot scale distillation column with Honeywell DCS instrumentation, to a 10 ft double effect evaporator, to several benchtop Armfield demonstration items. This person will also be an active member of the College safety team with primary responsibility over one of the critical engineering buildings for the College (reviewing chemical safety in labs servicing Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, and Nanosystems Engineering). Applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree, with at least one degree in Chemical Engineering. Industry experience is strongly preferred (as is a PE), especially with some experience in process safety (PHA) and chemical hygiene/lab safety.

The Chemical Engineering program at Louisiana Tech is an ABET accredited program which boasts of an undergraduate enrollment of 287 students out of 2219 for the College, and is the second largest Engineering program at Tech (8 engineering programs, 14 programs total). 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 to the state and region, with an excellent job placement and student internship opportunities. Louisiana Tech is located in Ruston, Louisiana, which is a town of approximately 25,000 located in the Northern part of the state.

Applicants are encouraged to send a 1) cover letter, 2) comprehensive resume of experience, 3) narrative describing interest/experience in both teaching/mentoring, hands-on troubleshooting, and safety, and 4) contact information for three current references to chemical-practice-search@latech.edu. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Specialized Laboratory Instructor

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a Specialized Laboratory Instructor to support the College of Engineering and Science (COES). Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. Candidates with a master’s degree in engineering or with an interest in working toward a master’s degree are preferred. Candidates should have a strong interest in working with students, faculty and staff to support coursework, research and projects within the COES. Specific duties include:

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: specialized laboratory instructor." Review of applications and nominations will begin on March 5, 2015 and will continue until March 19, 2015. The starting date for this position ranges from March 23 to June 1, 2015.

EEO/AA Policy: Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President’s Office, P.O. Box 3168, Ruston, LA 71272; phone: 318-257-3785; email: flournoy@latech.edu.

Associate Director of Operations, Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech University

The Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) is seeking applications for the position of Associate Director of Operations. The IfM is the largest research center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University, and specializes in the development of micro- and nano- systems and technologies. The Institute supports the research activities of professors and students from every engineering and science discipline on campus, and of multiple other academic and commercial entities within the region. The Institute maintains 20,000 sq ft. of research laboratory space, which interfaces with a 5,000 sq ft cleanroom, providing access to a powerful suite of micro/nano fabrication and metrology equipment. The IfM also maintains a vibrant partnership with the university’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS), which provides core instrumentation facilities and laboratory space for the biological aspects of IfM research.

As a key member of the IfM technical staff, the Associate Director of Operations will have technical as well as managerial responsibilities related to the micro/nano fabrication capabilities of the Institute. The primary technical duties will be to: 1) establish and participate in preventative maintenance and process quality control procedures for the core microfabrication and metrology equipment; and 2) establish, monitor, and maintain the cleanroom air quality. The primary managerial duties will be to oversee: 1) the process training and safety training of student users by the technical staff; and 2) the process services and in-house equipment repairs performed by the technical staff. Furthermore, the Associate Director of Operations will serve as the principal liaison for external academic, commercial, and government contracts. Therefore, strong academic credentials and a federal security clearance (secret or higher) are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline plus ten (10) years of relevant experience, or
M.S. in an engineering discipline plus five (5) years of experience.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by email to:

Dr. Niel Crews, PhD, PE
Director, Institute for Micromanufacturing
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
ifmsearch@latech.edu

*The subject line of the email should include “IfM Search 2015”.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Louisiana

Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professional-In-Residence to Support the Construction Engineering Technology Program

Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA

As the result of a generous grant from the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund (CETF), the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University anticipates filling a non-tenure track Professional-in-Residence position in the Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program to enhance interaction with industry and stimulate student interest in construction careers. A minimum of 15 years of demonstrated professional, non-academic experience in construction and construction management is required. A master’s degree in construction engineering technology, construction engineering, construction management, civil engineering, engineering management, or a related field is strongly preferred. We envision that an individual with extensive construction experience at a senior level in a contractor, owner, or consultant organization will be hired for this position. Registered professional engineers and registered professional land surveyors who meet the experience and other requirements are encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering and Science offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Engineering Technology and in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Technology Management. The CET bachelor’s program provides a technical and managerial education in that field of construction most closely aligned with engineering, with a particular emphasis on highway, heavy, and underground construction. The CET Program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide a strong liaison with industry, organize student field trips, teach construction engineering courses, develop and work with appropriate certificate programs, help facilitate student internships, support recruiting/retention efforts, and work with student groups. Ideally, the construction professional will be able to help with courses in the areas of surveying, estimating, scheduling, contracts, specifications, and construction equipment and methods. He or she should also be able to communicate well with students. The professional will also interact with the Construction Engineering Technology Program Chair and faculty, the Director for Construction Engineering Technology, and the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) for Louisiana Tech’s CET Program. The IAB for Construction Engineering Technology has endorsed the establishment of this position.

Send 1) a professional resume, 2) a statement of interests that you hope to pursue in this position that will, specifically, enhance the CET Program and, generally, the construction industry in the region, and 3) contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: CET Professional-in-Residence." Review of applications will begin in February, and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. The starting date for this position will be no later than September 1, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Norm Pumphrey
College of Engineering and Science
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-2939
Email: pumphrey@latech.edu

Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President’s Office, P.O. Box 3168, Ruston, LA 71272; phone: 318-257-3785; email: flournoy@latech.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position Opening

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in design, manufacturing, measurement, or control systems. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering and demonstrate high-quality teaching and research potential. Candidates at the assistant, associate and full professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an effective program of externally funded research, advise M.S. and Ph.D. students, and engage in university, professional and program service activities. Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, engineering education, and trenchless technology. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: mechanical engineering." Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Faculty positions are anticipated for the 2015-16 academic year in several of the following areas.

  • Biomedical Engineering (BmE)
  • Chemical Engineering (ChE)
  • Chemistry (Chem)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (CET)
  • Cyber Engineering (CyE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Industrial Engineering (IE)
  • Mathematics & Statistics (Math)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Micro and Nanosystems Engineering (MSE/NSE)
  • Physics (Phys)

All ranks will be considered. Lecturer (non-tenure-track) positions may also be available for highly qualified teaching faculty. Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area or a closely related field. The successful tenure-track candidates are expected to actively participate in research which aligns with one or more of our multidisciplinary research efforts in the College; initiate, build and sustain an externally funded research program; and supervise masters and doctoral students. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, and a commitment to high quality professional service and active participation in college responsibilities are also expected.

Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, trenchless technology, biomedical applications, applied physics or cyber security. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "<Last Name, First Initial> - <position discipline(s) (e.g., ME)". Review of applications and nominations will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.