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Assistant Professor - Research (Soil Chemistry)
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Apr. 30, 2024
Title Assistant Professor - Research (Soil Chemistry)
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline May 30, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position recurring for 2 years.

Work Location:  School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, LSU campus, Baton Rouge, LA.

Position Description: The Soil Chemistry group in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor-Research. The position will function as part of a larger Soil Chemistry group and will contribute to the group’s research with focus on soil carbon transformation in relation to soil health, greenhouse gas emissions as well as development of carbon-based materials for agricultural and environmental application. The incumbent is expected to collaborate on various aspects of laboratory and field research with group members, secure extramural research funding, and publish scholarly articles. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong ability and advanced instrumentation skills with a future vision in biogeochemical process research and bio-based product development.

Qualification Requirements: Qualifications include a PhD in soil science or environmental chemistry. Experience in characterization of greenhouse gas emissions and bio based product development is also highly desired.

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: May 30, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching files 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 in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:


Dr. Jim Wang

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

104 Sturgis Hall, LSU AgCenter

Baton Rouge, LA 70810


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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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