Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) and State Geologist

State Geological Survey
Louisiana Geological Survey
Contact Name
Dr. Kevin Xu
Contact Email

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) and State Geologist. The LGS is recognized for its 150-year history of excellence in documentation and analysis of geological features, resources, and processes that impact and benefit Louisiana.  The individual selected for this appointment will guide existing programs in applied geosciences; build new programs that support stewardship and development of the State’s natural resources; and provide the State and its citizens with geological information relevant to economic resources, environmental protection, and natural hazards. The Director will position LGS in a leadership role in such areas as coastal processes critical to the State’s economy and environment; innovative approaches to natural resources: geothermal energy, oil, coal, & natural gas, raw materials, water, coastal systems;  and new opportunities such as carbon capture, storage and utilization. The Director will expand upon LGS’s current strengths in geological mapping, water resources, GIS and cartography, and shallow crust geophysics. The Director will hold the rank of Professor-Research (non-tenure track) and will collaborate with existing geoscience-focused research programs at LSU.


See the full job description on the LSU Career Site.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.