POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
ACADEMIC RANK: Assistant Professor, twelve-month, tenure track appointment, research responsibility (70%), teaching responsibility (30%).
WORK LOCATION: Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: : The Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University invites applications for an Insect Physiologist. The successful candidate will participate in graduate student training as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Louisiana State University, and will be required to teach a course in Insect Physiology and an upper-level, undergraduate course of general interest to the University community (Insect Biology). Applicants with a wide range of expertise will be considered, including sensory physiology, pheromone biology, insect nutrition/digestive physiology, ecological/ environmental physiology, insect pathology, or diapause/overwintering biology, but candidates must incorporate modern techniques into their research program. The successful candidate will be expected to procure funds from a variety of sources (e.g., commodity boards, USDA-AFRI, NSF, or NIH), and commit to development of team-oriented approaches to solving problems of agricultural, urban, or medical importance in collaboration with existing departmental faculty working in the areas of insect systematics, urban entomology, medical/veterinary entomology, toxicology, population genetics, insect symbiosis, integrated pest management, and plant-insect interactions.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree (at the time of employment) in Entomology or closely related biological discipline with research experience in Insect Physiology. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.
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: July 15, 2022 or until suitable applicant is found.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://LSU.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching a letter of application that includes statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, official transcripts, and names and contact information of three references, as well as a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Michael Stout
Professor and Head, Department of Entomology
LSU Agricultural Center
404 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578- 1628
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.