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Associate/Full Professor
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Date Posted 10/19/2021
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University invite applications for a joint tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the ASSOCIATE/FULL Professor level, with relevant interdisciplinary expertise in Coastal Engineering. The start date for this appointment is anticipated to be August 2022.  We are seeking candidates with strong interests and demonstrated successes relating to the following topics: coastal hazards and flooding; coastal erosion and subsidence; natural hazards relating to extreme storms, severe weather, changing climate, sea level rise, and land-use change; coastal resiliency and adaptability; coastal flood risk mitigation and adaptation; coastal compound flooding; and sustainable coastal resources, energy and security.  Desired expertise is in one or more of the following areas: (1) large-scale nearshore hydrodynamics and coastal processes with physics-based and data driven computational approaches, including finite element methods, model reduction, machine learning, multi-objective optimization, and uncertainty quantification; (2) data assimilation for field observations and remote sensing to improve understanding of coastal processes; (3) coastal hazards mitigation, coastal resilience, and disaster preparedness and management through simulation-based engineering; (4) storm surge and storm-driven sediment transport and geomorphic changes; (5) hydrodynamic model development involving flows through submerged and emergent vegetation, and mixing in rivers, lakes, coastal waters, and estuaries; (6) integrated modeling coupled biogeomorphic processes in the coastal zone; (7) modeling socioeconomic impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise; and (8) design of sustainable coastal resources, energy infrastructure and water resources security through smart, adaptive coastal planning, based on computational approaches including big data analytics, data fusion, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

LSU is designated as the Flagship University in the state of Louisiana and has more than 200 faculty dedicated to coastal research ( with LSU-based centers including the Coastal Studies Institute, Center for Coastal Resiliency, Coastal Sustainability Studio, and Center for River Studies. Coastal engineering faculty in CEE are key contributors to LSU’s strategic challenge to Bridge the Coast, Energy and Environment articulated in LSU’s 2025 Strategic Plan and Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) Coastal Sustainability and Environment focus area. The current CEE Department has 26 faculty members, with approximate 115 graduate students and 650 undergraduate students. Current strengths of the CEE Department include structures/infrastructures, mechanics of materials, coastal engineering, geotechnical engineering, traffic/transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources engineering. Additional information about the department can be found at

The successful candidate is expected to have an established teaching, service and interdisciplinary research record that demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program; collaborative relationships with faculty in the CEE Department, the Center for Computation and Technology, and the University;  collaborative relationships with state and federal agencies and NGOs that address coastal issues; and excellence in teaching and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Job Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of Coastal and Water Resources.  Examine and grade student performance.  Maintain professional standards and level of competence and excellence in teaching and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Guide graduate students towards the MS and PhD degrees. Supervise postdoctoral scholars as appropriate.

Develop externally funded research program and establish relationships with other research groups in the College of Engineering and other Colleges, CCT, state and federal agencies. Associated service in support of the educational mission and reputation of the unit. Publish his/her work in top journals in area of expertise.

Required Qualifications

A Doctorate degree in civil engineering, coastal engineering, or a closely related field.

Associate Professor: A holder of Assistant Professor rank for at least 5 years, or Associate Professor rank, or an equivalent outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service.

Full Professor: A holder of Associate Professor rank for at least 5 years, or Full Professor rank, or an equivalent outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service. 

Preferred Qualifications

A Doctorate degree in civil engineering, coastal engineering, or a closely related field. Developed a sustainable research program focusing on one or more areas. Particularly interested in candidates with expertise in high performance computing and numerical modeling of coastal systems

Special Instructions:

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR (Tenure Track/Tenured) in Coastal Engineering.

The application package should be submitted online as a single PDF file with the application materials, which include (a) cover letter; (b) detailed curriculum vitae; (c) statement on research interests and development; (d) statement on teaching interests and philosophy; (f) statement on diversity, inclusion and access; and (e) contact details of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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!

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap . Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ( ).

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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