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The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University’s vision is to be a world leader in integrating engineering and science in education and research. The College is experiencing significant growth in several program areas. Construction of a new $40M, 125,000 square foot integrated engineering and science education building is anticipated in 2016. Multiple faculty positions are anticipated for the 2016-17 academic year in the following degree programs.

All professional ranks will be considered. Lecturer (non-tenure-track) positions may also be available for highly qualified teaching faculty. Applicants must have a doctorate (ABD contingency) in the relevant area or a closely related field. Successful tenure-track candidates are expected to actively participate in 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. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Research activity is leveraged through one or more of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micro and nanotechnology, biotechnology and biomedical applications, cyber security, trenchless technology, STEM education or applied physics research. 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> - COES faculty search". Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 1, 2015, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2016 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Biomedical Engineering Faculty Position

The Biomedical Engineering Program within the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University seeks applicants for tenure-track positions at all academic ranks. Positions require an earned doctorate in an appropriate engineering or science field, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement current themes of Neural Engineering and Micro/Nano Biomedical Engineering. Outstanding applicants with expertise in other Biomedical Engineering concentrations are also encouraged to apply.

The Louisiana Tech University Biomedical Engineering Program offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The university also offers doctoral degrees in Physics and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology. Resources include a 52,000 square foot Biomedical Engineering Center (BEC) housing the program’s administrative and faculty offices, faculty research laboratories, classrooms, vivarium, and core laboratories for microscopy, cell and tissue culture, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and computational biology. The BEC is physically connected to Tech’s nationally recognized Institute for Micromanufacturing, state-of-the-art Micro/Nanofabrication facilities, and high-end computational resources. For more information visit www.coes.latech.edu/biomedical-engineering/ and ifm.latech.edu.

Faculty Responsibilities: Junior applicants must build and sustain an externally-funded research program, supervise masters’ and doctoral students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. They must also have a commitment to professional service and a desire to participate in college responsibilities. Senior applicants must have a sustained externally-funded research program, a history of masters’ and doctoral student supervision, a distinguished publication record, a history of professional service, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University of Louisiana System, categorized as a Carnegie RU/H (Research Universities/High Activity) and a US News Tier 1 National University with enrollment of over 11,000 students.

Applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of current/future research interests and goals, and contact information for three current references to:

Dr. James Palmer, Ph.D.
Director of Biomedical Engineering
biensearch@latech.edu

Please include “Biomedical Engineering Search 2015-2016” in the subject line to submit your information.

Only electronic versions of the requested information will be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is September 1, 2016 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chemical Engineering Faculty Position

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in the Chemical Engineering program. Academic requirements include Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering or closely aligned area. Excellence in teaching is required, and candidates must have the ability to develop and sustain an externally funded research program. Special emphasis will be given to candidates whose research leverages the University’s excellent experimental and computational resources in Nano/Micro/Biotechnology. Louisiana Tech’s 41,000 sq. ft. Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) supports research labs and cleanroom space equipped with state-of-the art microfabrication and nanofabrication equipment and characterization tools. The 52,000 sq. ft. Biomedical Engineering Complex houses research labs and core equipment facilities for the interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS). A $37M 110,000 sq. ft. building dedicated to freshman/sophomore science and engineering integrated education is currently in the detailed design phase, with ground breaking expected Summer 2016. Louisiana Tech houses one of the five nodes that comprise the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), providing a total of 85 teraflops of supercomputing power to affiliated researchers.

The Chemical Engineering program at Louisiana Tech University is an ABET accredited program with a growing undergraduate enrollment of over 330 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 over 130 students in one of four Ph.D. programs (Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Analysis and Modeling, and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology – Chemical Engineering faculty have advised all four) and over 200 MS students. The College faculty has an average of approximately $250k in research expenditures per FTE.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a teaching philosophy statement, a research program summary, and contact information for three current references to:

Dr. James Palmer, Ph.D.
Director of Chemical Engineering
cmensearch@latech.edu

Please add “Chemical Engineering Search 2015-2016” in the subject line to submit your information.

Only electronic versions of the requested information will be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is September 1, 2016 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

T. L. James Eminent Scholar Chair in Civil Engineering

Louisiana Tech University invites applications and nominations to fill an Eminent Scholar Chair Professorship endowed by the T. L. James family and the Louisiana Board of Regents through an initial investment of $1M.

The ideal candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in an area of engineering, achieved national/international prominence in an area of civil engineering or construction technology, a record of significant success in securing external funding for research in an academic setting, a high level of scholarly productivity, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The Chair is expected to establish a vibrant research program supported by research funding from external sources that involves undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty colleagues.

Louisiana Tech has been ranked in Tier 1 (the top 200) of the “Best National Universities and Colleges” by US News & World Report for five years in a row, and is ranked No. 1 in the nation among public National Universities and No. 6 overall for graduating students with the least average amount of debt. College of Engineering & Science (http://coes.latech.edu) offers 14 BS degrees including 11 ABET-accredited BS degrees in engineering disciplines, 6 MS degrees, and 4 Ph.D. degrees. Annual research expenditures of the College average to $15M for the past five years.

The James Chair will provide leadership in expanding the research impact of Louisiana Tech University. Leveraging existing strengths in trenchless technology and underground infrastructure through the Trenchless Technology Center (http://ttc.latech.edu/), the James Chair will have the opportunity to develop new strengths, to collaborate with other strong research centers at Louisiana Tech in cybersecurity, micro/nanosystems, and applied physics, and to impact the construction and energy sectors. Louisiana Tech’s interdisciplinary structure and academic programs provide an excellent environment to achieve this expansion.

Applicants should 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> - James Chair Search." Review of applications and nominations will begin on November 1, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2016 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Cyber Engineering

Applications are invited for multiple faculty positions, at all ranks, in the Computer Science and Cyber Engineering programs within the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University for highly qualified research faculty and educators.

The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,or a closely related field.Proven research track record, outstanding teaching skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to high quality student success are expected.Successful candidates will be expected to perform exceptional research, procure extramural funding to support research, advise graduate and undergraduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and teach effectively so that undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of interest include cyber, mobile and cloud security, critical infrastructure andsystems security, cyber-physical and trustworthy systems, digital forensics, and agile software development. Other areas will also be considered.

Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier 1 national university by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and is the only Tier 1 national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. COES currently enrolls over 2,600 students, including 200+ masters and 130+ doctoral students. Annual research expenditures of the College have averaged $15M over the past three years. This year, the college will break ground on a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building that will provide 128,000 square feet of space to expand its focus on project-driven curricula. COES launched the nation's first B.S.in Cyber Engineering in 2012, and has recently embarked on a bold partnership to significantly grow capacity and graduates in computer science, cyber engineering and related areas to support targeted research and development efforts in the region. More details about the college and the programs of Computer Science and Cyber Engineering are available at:http://coes.latech.edu. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the disciplines.

To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) full contact information for at least four references, in a single PDF file electronically to cscfacultysearch@latech.edu with the subject line "CS/CYEN FacultyApplication: <Applicant’s Last Name, Applicant’s First Name>". Outstanding candidates can also be nominated with a corresponding letter of qualification. Review of applications and nominations will begin on September 1, 2015, and will continue until suitable candidatesare identified. Letters of enquiry can be submitted to Dr. Galen Turner, Director of Computer Science and Cyber Engineering at gturner@latech.edu.

Louisiana Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Cyber Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position, in the Electrical Engineering program within the College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University for highly qualified research faculty and educators.

The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. Proven research track record, outstanding teaching skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to high quality student success are expected. Successful candidates will be expected to perform exceptional research, procure extramural funding to support research, lead a prolific research program, advise graduate and undergraduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and teach effectively both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of interest include communication systems, wireless networks, sensors and sensor networks, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), smart grid and hardware security. Candidates with a general background in communication systems are especially encouraged to apply.

Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier 1 national university by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and is the only Tier 1 national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. The College of Engineering and Science currently enrolls over 2,600 students, including 200+ masters and 130+ doctoral students. Annual research expenditures of the College have averaged $15M over the past three years. The College is amidst a $37M initiative to build a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building that will provide 128,000 square feet of space to expand its focus on project-driven curricula. More details about the College and the program of Electrical Engineering are available at: http://coes.latech.edu. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the discipline.

To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) full contact information for at least four references, in a single PDF file electronically to elenfacultysearch@latech.edu with the subject line "ELEN Faculty Application: <Applicant’s Last Name, Applicant’s First Name>". Outstanding candidates can also be nominated with a corresponding letter of qualification. Review of applications and nominations will begin on September 1, 2015, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Letters of enquiry can be submitted to Dr. Galen Turner, Director of Electrical Engineering at gturner@latech.edu.

Louisiana Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty Positions in Electrical Engineering Technology and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Applications are invited for Lecturer positions in the Electrical Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering and Science (COES) for highly qualified. Faculty in COES are currently discussing the expansion of the Electrical Engineering Technology program and are in the midst of considering several directions for this expansion. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the program in the context of a highly interdisciplinary team-based approach to undergraduate education which integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The ideal candidate should have earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or a closely related field. At a minimum, the candidate should hold a master's degree in the area of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or a master's degree with 18 graduate semester hours in one of these disciplines, with at least 3 years of professional and/or teaching experience in a relevant field. A proven track record with outstanding teaching, written and oral communication skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to high quality student success are expected. Candidates should also demonstrate: the ability to work collegially as well as independently; excellent leadership and organizational skills; and a willingness to keep abreast of developments in electrical engineering technology.

Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier 1 national university by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and is the only Tier 1 national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. The College of Engineering and Science currently enrolls over 2,600 students, including 200+ masters and 130+ doctoral students. Annual research expenditures of the College have averaged $15M over the past three years. The College is amidst a $37M initiative to build a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building that will provide 128,000 square feet of space to expand its focus on project-driven curricula. More details about the College and the program of Electrical Engineering Technology are available at: http://coes.latech.edu.

To apply, send (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) full contact information for at least four references, in a single PDF file electronically to eletlecturersearch@latech.edu with the subject line "ELET Faculty Application: <Applicant’s Last Name, Applicant’s First Name>". Outstanding candidates can also be nominated with a corresponding letter of qualification. Review of applications and nominations will begin on November 1, 2015, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. Letters of inquiry can be submitted to Dr. Galen Turner, Director of Electrical Engineering Technology at gturner@latech.edu.

Louisiana Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tenure-Track Faculty in Mathematics and Statistics

Pending budgetary approval, the Program of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University anticipates filling one tenure track position, commencing September 1, 2016. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field as well as excellent teaching and research credentials are required. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Program of Mathematics and Statistics offers a B.S. and an M.S. degree and it is a major participant in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computational Analysis and Modeling. The successful candidate is expected to teach Mathematics in the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate curricula and to establish an externally-funded research program while working in interdisciplinary research teams. Most research activity in the College of Engineering and Science is focused around multidisciplinary research centers. Candidates whose research areas align with the missions of our research centers are strongly encouraged to apply. Center information is available at http://coes.latech.edu/research-centers/. Research interests concerning discrete mathematics, big data and cyberspace are particularly desirable, although excellent candidates will be considered regardless of area of specialty.

Applications received by October 22, 2015, will receive full consideration.

Submit the following items online at mathjobs.org (job id#7588):

Contact: Dr. Katie Evans
kevans@latech.edu
College of Engineering and Science
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-3011
http://coes.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; phone: (318) 257-3785; E-mail: flournoy@latech.edu.

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time
Sector: Academic
Subject Area: Mathematics
Specialties Sought: Discrete Mathematics
Category: Tenure-Track Faculty
Required Education: Ph.D.

Lecturer in Mathematics

Pending budgetary approval, the Program of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University anticipates filling two non-tenure track Lecturer positions, commencing September 1, 2016. Each position requires a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computational Analysis and Modeling, or a related field. The successful applicant must have excellent teaching credentials, as the lecturer will be an active participant in interdisciplinary integrated engineering and science programs, serve as a model teacher for the College, and be involved in innovative curriculum development. Louisiana Tech University has recently instituted a promotion path for the Lecturer position. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses at all levels. A teaching load of 27 semester hours per nine month academic year is anticipated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Applications received by October 22, 2015, will receive full consideration.

Submit the following items online at the mathjobs.org website (job ID# 7587):

Contact: Dr. Katie Evans
Email: kevans@latech.edu
College of Engineering and Science
P.O. Box 10348
Ruston, LA 71272
(318) 257-3011
http://coes.latech.edu/mathematics-and-statistics/index.php

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; phone: (318) 257-3785; E-mail: flournoy@latech.edu.

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time
Sector: Academic
Subject Area: Mathematics, Statistics
Specialties Sought: Open
Category: Non Tenure-Track Faculty
Required Education: Ph.D.
Louisiana Tech University

The Program of Mathematics and Statistics offers a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Mathematics and it is a major participant in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computational Analysis and Modeling. Most research activity in the College is focused around multidisciplinary research centers, including the Integrated STEM Education Research Center. Center information is available at http://coes.latech.edu/research-centers/.

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering and be enthusiastic about application-focused approaches to engineering education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses across the curriculum, including our Living with the Lab first-year courses (www.livingwiththelab.com), foundational sophomore courses, and upper level mechanical engineering courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with the background needed to teach hands-on manufacturing courses. Lecturers are expected to serve on committees, advise students and student groups, and participate in curriculum development efforts. See the College of Engineering and Science website for more information: http://www.coes.latech.edu.

Send curriculum vitae, 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: ME Lecturer." Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate us identified. The starting date for the position is September 1, 2016. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Mechanical Engineering Tenure-Track Faculty

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in modern manufacturing and materials. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical or Materials Engineering and demonstrate high-quality teaching and research potential. We are especially interested in applicants with demonstrated research expertise in approaches to manufacturing based on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an externally funded research program, 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://www.coes.latech.edu. Opportunities exist for the ideal candidate to leverage state-wide resources being acquired and coordinated through a $20M five-year project (2015-2020) to establish a Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials in Louisiana.

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.eduwith the subject line "your last name, your first name: mechanical engineering." Review of applications and nominations will begin on November 16, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate us identified. The starting date for the position is September 1, 2016. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. See the College website for more information: http://www.coes.latech.edu.

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.

Physics and Nanosystems Engineering Programs, Multiple Positions

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for multiple faculty positions in physics and nanosystems engineering.

Instructor - Physics Take responsibility for all undergraduate labs and demonstration equipment. Teach sections of general physics courses. An M.S. or PhD in Physics or closely related field is required.

Tenure Track - Physics Qualifications include the ability to initiate, build and sustain a strong externally funded research program, the ability to supervise masters and doctoral students, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, a commitment to high quality professional service, and active participation in college responsibilities. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in physics or a closely related field. Applications from all areas will be accepted, but preference will be given to candidates whose research aligns with existing research centers. See http://www.latech.edu/about/research.php for details.

Lecturer – Nanosystems Engineering Provide innovative high quality instruction in Nanosystems Engineering at all levels, and assist in the advising of students in the Nanosystems Engineering program. Qualifications include excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, a commitment to high quality professional service, and active participation in college responsibilities. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Nanosystems Engineering or a closely related field.

Louisiana Tech University is the leading research university in northern Louisiana. The successful candidates are expected to actively participate in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented educational and research environment. See our website at coes.latech.edu.

Review of applications and nominations will continue until suitable candidates are identified, with a projected start date of September 1, 2016, or sooner for the Instructor position. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Candidates that enhance the diversity of the university are especially encouraged to apply.

Send applications (including CV, contact information for four references, teaching philosophy statement, and statement of research interests and goals for the tenure-track position) to: physicssearch@latech.edu.


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