JOE - April 2014

Louisiana State University
Assistant/Associate Professor of Research
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Research
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
JEL Classification: Q4 -- Energy
Deadline Date: 03/2014

JOE ID Number: 201404_400366

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The Center for Energy Studies (CES) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks applicants for an energy research position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We seek motivated individuals with strong oral and written communication and applied research skills in such areas as conventional/unconventional oil and gas development, electric power industry analysis, electric power systems modeling, natural gas and electricity usage modeling, industrial energy usage, energy infrastructure development, energy finance, energy law and regulation, renewables, and energy efficiency. This is a non-teaching position that emphasizes externally-funded research, publications, public speaking, and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop his or her own unique energy research agenda, attain external financial support for this research, publish in academic and professional journals and periodicals, and participate in academic and professional association meetings and conferences. Successful candidates will interact with, and provide advice to, a wide range of Louisiana energy stakeholders, such as state and federal government agencies, industry, trade associations, other LSU academic departments and colleges, and the media.

The currently-advertised position represents unique opportunities for motivated researchers to advance their careers. While successful applicants are expected to develop external funding to support their research agendas, both positions are financially supported through a state appropriation. Successful candidates will be able to leverage CES' network of industry and government contacts, as well as the financial resources needed to support their respective research agendas. CES has a staff of supporting research assistants and graduate students, in addition to offering financial support for conference and research related-travel and to cover the cost of data/software/computational resources.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

Develop his/her own externally-funded research program over a three-year period.

Publish in both academic and professional periodicals.

Speak to professional and trade associations, as well as interact with local, national, and trade media.

Provide advice and counsel to the Louisiana Legislature (as requested), Louisiana executive agencies, and Louisiana's Congressional delegation.

Contribute to other CES activities that include periodic conferences, workshops, and meetings.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field related to energy that includes engineering, statistics, business, and physical or social sciences (ABD candidates will be considered). Applicants must have strong written and oral communication skills and have the ability to address the technical, policy, and business aspects of the energy industry in an accessible fashion that also meets traditional academic standards. Applicants for the Associate Professor level should have at least five years of professional experience, an established publication record in energy-related topics, and a record of externally-funded research support.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application review will begin March 31, 2014 and continue until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: Position #016464

LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Provider
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