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Louisiana State University

Company Overview

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (LSU), opened in 1860, is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university and is the Flagship institution of the State of Louisiana. LSU serves the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. The University brings in more than $150 million annually in outside research grants and contracts, a significant factor for the Louisiana economy. LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. As it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solving endemic problems, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The University’s success as the Flagship campus has been attained not only by harnessing the intellectual capital of its faculty and students, but also by exploiting the geographic and cultural capital found only in Louisiana. The University is guided by LSU Strategic Plan 2025, which identified seven strategic opportunities for the institution over the coming years:
• Transforming education;
• Developing leaders;
• Cultivating diversity and inclusion;
• Fostering research and catalyzing economic development;
• Bridging the coast, energy, and environment;
• Advancing arts and culture; and
• Improving health and wellbeing

The Community
Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. A diverse and thriving city, the state capital is home to both LSU and Southern University, as well as numerous business and industrial facilities known for generous support of and interest in our campus and students. Notorious for its great people, its unique food, and its lively music, the “Red Stick” has something for everyone. The Baton Rouge area offers an excellent selection of both public schools, including five of the top ten public school districts in the state, and private schools, including several of the top ones in the country.

The State of Louisiana has received numerous accolades in recent years, including:
• Ranking No. 2 in the nation for private sector job growth in the South based on data from the US Bureau of Labor in 2015;
• Ranking No.6 for low student loan debt following graduation in 2017 according to U.S. News;
• Being named No. 7 in the nation for best living environment in the 2014 ranking of Best & Worst States for Business by Chief Executive magazine;
• Ranking No. 1 nationwide in ACT score gains in 2015, according to Greater Baton Rouge Business Report; and
• Being named No. 13 in the nation for affordable living and good jobs for new college graduates in the 2017 ranking of 50 Best Cities for New College Grads by MONEY magazine

Diversity Statement:
Diversity is fundamental to LSU’s mission, and the university is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority. LSU recognizes that achieving international prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire university community. The LSU Strategic Plan will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation’s pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals. Through its Commitment to Community, LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence–the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting-edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.


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!

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