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Assistant Professor (Food and Agribusiness Marketing/Management)
LSU AgCenter

  • Oct. 31, 2017
  • Assistant Professor (Food and Agribusiness Marketing/Management)
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • LSU AgCenter
    Baton Rouge, LA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Economics
    Agricultural - General
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Assistant Professor
(Food and Agribusiness Marketing/Management)

RANK AND NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant Professor (Food and Agribusiness Marketing/Management), nine-month tenure track. The position is 60% Research (Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station) and 40% Teaching (LSU College of Agriculture)

WORK LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibilities of this position are teaching and research in the area of agribusiness economics and management with emphasis in marketing. The successful candidate in this position will be expected to develop a nationally recognized program in agribusiness; develop working relationships with industry and state agencies; work as a member of interdisciplinary teams; and possess excellent communications skills. The incumbent will play a significant role in the department’s undergraduate and graduate level agribusiness programs including teaching up to three courses annually and supervising graduate students. Publication of research journals in major disciplinary journals, experiment station/departmental publications, and the use of other appropriate outlets for distribution of research results to clientele groups is expected. Cooperation with other components of the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture is encouraged. Service activities within the university, such as participation in departmental, college, experiment station and campus committees, are expected.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related field with emphasis in marketing, management, finance, or business administration. Interest in an applied research program with a focus on small and/or large rural businesses related to the production, processing, and distribution of food and fiber products with emphasis on regional or export-based systems is strongly encouraged. Human relation skills required to work with a variety of professional and user audiences is necessary to meet job responsibilities. Must be able to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching (1) an application letter addressing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. J. Matthew Fannin, William H. Alexander Endowed Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
130 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
Tel.: (225) 578-0346; Fax: (225) 578-2716

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