Assistant Professor Position at Louisiana State University

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Type:



LSUAM Engineering – Bert S. Turner School of Construction Management (Charles W Berryman (00001257))

Work Location:

3319 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Pay Grade:


Job Description:

The Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor effective August 2022. We seek applicants with a construction management background to conduct transformative research in one of the following areas (in priority order):  industrial facilities, power grid, facilities management, digital infrastructure, robotics, intelligent systems, decision support systems, information gathering/processes, material science or transportation. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of academic accomplishments and a willingness to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the CM department to expand disciplinary boundaries, and should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, sponsored research, mentoring students, supporting/advancing teaching (campus and online), and participating in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Division and advancement of the profession as well as providing service to our LSU community.

The CM department has 20 faculty and 8 staff members. This growing collection of faculty and staff combines their strengths and talents to meet the teaching, research, and outreach of the Department.  They are actively supported by a large construction industry base that has gifted funds for endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships, and discretionary funding. There are 1,302 students across four undergraduate degree programs (campus and online) that are studying to major, or intending to major, in construction or facilities management.  In addition, we have 125 graduate students working towards a Master of Science in CM (campus and online) and 38 working towards their Doctorate in CM.  The LSU CM undergraduate and master’s programs are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The CM Department houses three federally funded centers: Industrial Innovation Center (IIC) funded by the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) funded by the US Department of Energy, and the Region 6’s University Transportation Center (Tran-SET) funded by the US Department of Transportation. There are over 82 active research grants and sub-grants within the CM Department totaling almost $5 million annually.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second-largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Applicants must apply online, and the complete application will include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statement, transcripts, and a list of three professional references. Review of application materials will begin December 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Chao Wang (; 225-578-9175).

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Construction Management, Engineering, or related discipline. Completion of degree required prior to employment start date (ABDs).

The successful candidate needs to have a proven record of teaching, published research and demonstrated the ability to attract external funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with 3+ years U.S. construction experience.

Familiarity with on-line instruction is highly preferred. Candidates with construction management, construction engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, or civil engineering academic experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions:

Professional References, Cover Letter, CV, Transcripts, and Teaching/Research Statements

Posting Date:

October 14, 2021

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

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!

Essential Position (Y/N):

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