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Department of Environmental Sciences
School of the Coast and the Environment
Louisiana State University
The Assistant Professor is expected to use quantitative methods to consider how energy development, economics of society, and environmental conditions interact. Topics could include ecosystem service evaluation; environmental decision making; design and consequences of energy and environmental mitigation strategies; life cycle analysis and evaluation of technology, social policies, and government incentives to respond to market, technology, environmental and policy changes. Position works with the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS), Biological Sciences, Engineering, social sciences and decision analysis to meet new needs in inter/multidisciplinary areas.
Develop and maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program; teach courses related to modeling in energy and environmental management as well as others applicable to the department; mentor graduate students; provide service/advice to state and federal agencies and the University.
Louisiana boasts 40 percent of the nation's coastal wetlands but experiences 80 percent of the country's wetland loss. LSU is a land, sea, and space grant institution designated a major research university with a Carnegie Classification: Research Active/Very High serving more than 31,500 students.
The Department of Environmental Sciences (ENVS), within the LSU School of the Coast and Environment, is a strong and fast growing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary program with 14 faculty spanning the disciplines of physical, biological and social sciences. The LSU campus is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River, has access to 400 miles of coastline, and easy access to the Mississippi River Delta. LSU/ENVS is situated in a prime location for investigating broad environmental topics, the Mississippi River Delta, and key marine and coastal environmental issues. ENVS is housed in the Energy, Coast, & Environment Building that features 231 offices, 81 state-of-the-art research laboratories, a 200 seat auditorium, and multiple conference facilities. The building also houses the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science and the Center for Energy Studies. A machine shop, with a fleet of small boats and vehicles, is available along with access to larger oceanographic ships and coastal laboratory facilities through the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related field. ABD candidates will be considered so long as the degree is obtained prior to August, 2016. Preferred Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to candidates with applied experience in data mining and working with large datasets and account/unit level information in their respective areas of energy empirical modeling and research; strong applied proficiency in using such analytic tools such as Excel VBA, R, SAS, SPSS, VisuallQ, and Responsys.
An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and those received before December 31, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #039076
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