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  • Extension Associate
    LSU AgCenter
    Entomology Department

    Extension Associate

    (This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will depend on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)

    WORK LOCATION: Entomology Department, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Extension Associate will be responsible for writing, updating, and editing technical and non-technical publications on the biology and management of insect, disease, and weed pests of Louisiana field crops. The Associate will be housed in the laboratory of Dr. T.E. Reagan but will be expected to interact and collaborate with faculty from Entomology, Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, and the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Science in the LSU Agricultural Center.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A B.S. or B.A. degree in applied agricultural sciences (Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or related discipline) with a strong background in English, or a degree related to Education and Biology with a background in Entomology, Plant Pathology and/or weed science. The successful candidate must possess strong writing and editing skills. An M.S. degree is desired.

    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 5, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

    DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with vita, university transcripts, including publications, and 2 scientific reference letters. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information contact:

    Thomas E. Reagan,
    Austin C. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Entomology
    Ecology and Pest Management
    Extension IPM Coordinator
    Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
    Office: (225)-578-1824
    Mobile: (225)-205-6344
    Web site:

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