Work Location: Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, La.
Nature of Position: This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 60% research, 30% extension (LSU AgCenter) and 10% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture) in Plant Nematology. The individual will be a faculty member of the Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.
Position Description: The individual should establish a nationally recognized, competitively funded research program in the area of plant nematology that would include both basic and applied components to address nematode diseases of crops important to Louisiana agriculture. The responsibilities for this position will be to address knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of plant-parasitic nematodes in agricultural systems, implementing contemporary diagnostic technologies and developing integrated management strategies for established and emerging plant parasitic nematodes in Louisiana while supervising the Nematode Advisory Service Laboratory. The candidate will transfer practical information to clientele groups and distribute nematode-related information using creative and innovative methods as well as work with producers and county agents to conduct on-farm demonstrations and research tests. The candidate will have responsibility for the graduate level Introductory Nematology course and participate in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees and supervising thesis and dissertation research. The candidate will develop an extramurally funded program that leads to publication of results in peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent will work independently and in collaboration with extension professionals, other faculty members in the department as well as plant biologists and other scientists at LSU, the LSU AgCenter, private industry and other institutions nationally and internationally.
Qualification Requirements: A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or a Ph.D. in a closely related field with experience in plant nematology is required. The candidate should have a background in nematology and plant pathology, and preference will be given to applicants with expertise in ecology, etiology, epidemiology, and population biology.
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.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of future research and extension interests and goals, and a statement of teaching interests and submit as a single PDF. Please also submit 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. Christopher A. Clark
Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Science Building, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone: (225) 578-1381
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com