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Assistant/Associate Professor (Agronomy)
LSU Agricultural Center

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2024
Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Agronomy)
University LSU Agricultural Center
Winnsboro, LA, United States
Department Franklin Parish
Application Deadline Aug. 23, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Agricultural - General

Rank and Nature of the Position:: Assistant or Associate Professor; 12-month tenure track appointment.  The position is 70% research and 30% extension.  The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region. Opportunities for research and extension activities exist at three research stations in the Northeast Region.        


Work Location: LSU Agricultural Center, Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Center in the City of Winnsboro, LA (Franklin Parish).  The position is 70% research and 30% extension.  The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Northeast Region. Opportunities for research and extension activities exist at three research stations in the Northeast Region.


Position Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a research and extension program aimed at enhancing the profitability of major field crops in the Northeast Region of Louisiana. This research will primarily involve evaluating both traditional and innovative agronomic systems, with a particular emphasis on soil health and cover crops. Responsibilities include managing and overseeing field trials, collecting data, and disseminating results to stakeholders. The extension program will entail creating, coordinating, and conducting educational programs for agronomic field crops. This includes networking with county agents, consultants, agrichemical company representatives, and producers; delivering presentations at field days, meetings for clients, and professional conferences; contributing to annual reports of official variety trials; and providing other necessary outreach related to project activities and findings. The individual will collaborate with other faculty to enhance existing agronomic and pest management research and extension programs in the region. The position requires publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals, extension publications, and other scientific and technical outlets, including commodity-based websites, blogs, and newsletters. Securing extramural funding from federal and state agencies, commodity research boards, and agricultural industries is essential. The successful candidate will work closely with the regional director and other research and extension faculty to ensure that their programs align with the mission of the LSU AgCenter. Ongoing professional development through association with professional societies and attendance at national and international conferences is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to manage personnel and equipment resources. Farm crew activities are directed by the research station research coordinators and farm managers, with whom the candidate will need to coordinate activities. This position reports to the Northeast Region Director.


Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. in Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science or other appropriate agriculture-related field is required.  Experience in production of agronomic crops, precision agriculture, soil fertility and plant nutrition is highly desirable. Good interpersonal skills and leadership abilities are required for working effectively with diverse professional and lay audiences and cooperators.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with diverse audiences including scientific peers, clientele, and agribusiness representatives. Development of scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles and educational curricula/programs for appropriate publications/journals and other outlets, including LSU AgCenter numbered publications, is required for professional development.     


Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current 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.


Date Available:  Upon completion of the selection process.


Application Deadline:  August 23, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is identified.


Application Procedure:  Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) attaching a single PDF file containing a letter of application, curriculum vita, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. 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. Melissa Cater

Northeast Region Director

212-B Macon Ridge Road

Winnsboro, LA 71295

Telephone: 318-435-2903

Web site:


The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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