Department Chair of Geology and Geophysics

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Commensurate with experience
November 13 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Department Chair of Geology and Geophysics

College of Science

Louisiana State University


Job Responsibilities:

The Department of Geology and Geophysics on the beautiful campus of Louisiana State University is seeking an outstanding research-oriented geologist to serve as Department Chair. This tenured appointment will be at the level of full professor. Our department has a demographically and topically diverse group of 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and is one of the top geology programs in the Southeastern US. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and has multiple research initiatives across the campus. It has benefited from our highly supportive alumni who have generously endowed our field camp, faculty chairs and professorships, and undergraduate/graduate research programs. We seek an outside candidate with an international reputation, a record of strong and continued research funding, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that will enhance the Department.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the field of geosciences, as well as an excellent record of scholarship, significant external research funding, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants with leadership experience and prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encouraged to apply.


The Chair will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology and Geophysics; assist the entire faculty in developing a viable strategic vision and seek new initiatives; direct the promotion and tenure process; teach courses (at a reduced load) and maintain an externally funded research program; work with the LSU Foundation in fundraising and maintain and build upon our strong traditional relationship with industry; and report to the Dean of the College of Science.

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; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!


LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer


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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