Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2 positions)

  • Louisiana State University
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


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 Energy, BioTechnology, Defense and Manufacturing.


LSU is the Flagship University of the State of Louisiana with its main campus in the vibrant city of Baton Rouge, offering many cultural and recreational opportunities and high-quality housing. MIE is the largest department 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) focusing on manufacturing process design for additive manufacturing (in metals, polymers and composites) using a model-make-measure paradigm enabled by machine-learning technologies and data science, (2) The NSF Industry/University Collaborative Research (I/UCRC) Center for Innovation in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA) with several industry members, (3) The P41 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for BioModular Multi-scale Systems for Precision Medicine as a partner to the University of Kansas, (4) the NSF CREST Center for Next Generation Multifunctional Composites as a partner to Southern University, and (5) 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.


Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level, one in the mechanical engineering program and one in the industrial engineering program, though applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered at other ranks. Research expectations include: both the ability to work independently and to pursue interdisciplinary collaborations; sustain an innovative, nationally recognized, and externally funded research and scholarly 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, especially in the general application areas of Energy and/or BioTechnology and/or Defense and/or Manufacturing, 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.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field; at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience in any area of mechanical or industrial engineering, especially as related to the general application areas of Energy and/or BioTechnology and/or Defense and/or Manufacturing.


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial or Aerospace or Nuclear Engineering or related discipline (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to August, 2024); experience/expertise in any of the following areas: robotics & intelligent systems such as cyber-physical, networked, human-machine, co-robot, and autonomous systems; assistive, social, bio-inspired, wearable, bio-hybrid robotics; neurotechnology, cognitive engineering and human performance augmentation; cyber-secure robotic systems; de-carbonization and/or energy efficiency technologies, nuclear energy including fusion, or wave energy production;  advanced manufacturing innovation, including additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing systems, adv. manufacturing systems analysis, biomanufacturing, and robotics/automation aspects; multi-scale computational mechanics or biomechanics modeling & simulation; Cross-cutting experience straddling more than one of these subjects, and/or experience in applying modern approaches such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science (big data, analytics) and cyber-security to the targeted research application areas (BioTechnology, Energy, Defense, Manufacturing) will be viewed very favorably.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

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 October 15, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. The expected start date for these positions is August 2024. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Campus interviews will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA prior to an offer being extended.

For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Dr. Dimitris E. Nikitopoulos at


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