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Assistant Professor (Production Agronomy) with LSUAG PESS LSU AgCenter, LA

Type of position Faculty tenure-track position.
Employer LSUAG PESS – Plant Environmental and Soil Sciences
Location School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter and LSU A&M College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits 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!
Closing date of competition March 24, 2017
Date position available Open until filled
Description of duties The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences seeks applicants for a 12 month (55% research and 45% teaching), tenure-track position in sustainable agronomic production. The incumbent will establish a nationally recognized externally funded research program that will complement efforts of soils and plant nutrition scientists in the unit by focusing on integrated production-related issues of important Louisiana crops. The research will support and be integrated with a teaching component. The successful candidate will teach an udergraduate/graduate course in weed science, undergraduate courses on crop production, and a graduate course on research methods. The incumbent will take leadership in developing the sustainable production curriculum in an interdepartmental program. Additional responsibilities include advising student groups and recruitment of undergraduates in agronomic and related disciplines.
Qualifications sought Ph.D. in soils, agronomy, weed science applied biology or closely related field. Experience in production agronomy is desireable. Willingness to work closely with others and recruit students is required. Some travel is required. Excellent verbal and written communication is required.
Contact for additional information Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
or
Dr. Dustin Harrel
Office: (337) 788-7531 or Mobile: (337) 250-3553
DHarrell@agcenter.lsu.edu
or
Dr. Don Labonte
DLabonte@agcenter.lsu.edu
(225) 578-1203
Application procedure
Submit what APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for Internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcript, and three letters of recommendation.
Submit to Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the letters of recommendation online, they may be sent directly to the contact below.Dr. Dustin Harrell
School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
LSU Agricultural Center
104 Sturgis Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: dharrell@agcenter.lsu.edu
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
Additional Information Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
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