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Assistant/Associate Professor (Agricultural Production Economics)
LSU Agricultural and A&M College

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Agricultural Production Economics)
University LSU Agricultural and A&M College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Jan. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General


Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
College of Agriculture
Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-5604

TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor (Agricultural Production Economics)

LOCATION: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-5604

NATURE OF POSITION: Tenure Track (9 Month). Research: 60%, Extension: 30%, Teaching: 10%

RESPONSIBILITY: This position is a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness with joint appointments in the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture. Duties will include the evaluation of relevant agricultural production issues and enterprise analysis, publication of economic analyses in appropriate refereed and non-refereed outlets, and presentations to academic groups. Evidence of being a high quality post-secondary teacher-scholar and demonstrated willingness to collaborate within and across disciplines is expected. Extension responsibilities include the dissemination of economic analysis of crop and livestock production and farm management issues faced by producers in Louisiana. The incumbent is expected to employ cutting-edge techniques to develop a nationally recognized extension program and disseminate knowledge through multiple channels including presentations to producer and other clientele groups. Successful acquisition of extramural grant funds to support the research and extension program of this position is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction in the area of production economics, as well as student advising commensurate with the appointment. Participation in departmental and university committees and activities is expected. Cooperation should occur with personnel in the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, Federal and State government agencies, and relevant commodity groups. Participation in departmental and university committees and activities is expected. Travel will be required as needed to satisfy work related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or a related field with expertise in the area of production economics and enterprise management. The applicant must also have a strong interest in mission-oriented teaching and extension activities that address critical clientele needs. Effective oral communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with peers and diverse stakeholders are required. Ability to secure extramural funds to help support the research program is expected.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary 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 childcare 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 1, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of the selection process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, contact information for three references, and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.)

For more information contact:
P. Lynn Kennedy, Ph.D.
Crescent City Tigers Alumni Professor & Department Head
101 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness,
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604
Tel.: (225) 578-3282; Fax: (225) 578-2716

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.

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