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Job ID: 139621

Assistant Professor (Digital Agriculture)
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Mar. 2, 2020
Title Assistant Professor (Digital Agriculture)
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

Assistant Professor
(Digital Agriculture)

WORK LOCATION: School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences seeks applicants for a 12 month (45% research, 30% teaching, and 25% extension), tenure-track position specializing in GIS and related spatial technologies applied to digital agriculture. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses that may include introductory courses in agricultural GIS, a field-based course in global navigation systems (GNSS / GPS), and other courses in the area of digital agriculture. The incumbent will serve as a program resource for extension agents, consultants, commodity groups and other agricultural clientele. Areas of research that would complement teaching, extension and research efforts of soil and plant scientists in the unit would include GIS/WebGIS platforms to support precision agriculture applications, refining high throughput phenotyping studies, implementing crop growth modeling into GIS, and better understanding environmental interactions to further the science of digital agriculture.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in soils, agronomy, geography, agricultural engineering, geology, biology or related disciplines. Willingness to work closely with others and provide undergraduate student advising is required. Some travel is required, and US driver’s license and drone certification preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication are required. PhD students and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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: April 15, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is located.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Luciano Shiratsuchi
School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
104 Sturgis Hall
LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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