POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
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 (International Trade & International Agribusiness)
LOCATION: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-5604
NATURE OF POSITION: Tenure Track (12 Month). Teaching: 40 %, Research: 60 %
RESPONSIBILITY: This position will provide expertise and leadership in undergraduate and graduate teaching (40%) and applied research (60%) in international agricultural trade and agribusiness, with a strong focus on digital leadership. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in International Trade and/or International Agribusiness and is expected to have extensive knowledge of microeconomics and agribusiness in the areas of agricultural trade and trade policy with an ability to contribute to the undergraduate agribusiness program and the graduate program in agricultural economics. Evidence of being a high quality post-secondary teacher-scholar and demonstrated ability to operate as a team player in a collegial environment is also required. Trade policy has become very dynamic in recent years; agribusiness models are evolving around an exponential growth in data. The vision is that a successful candidate for this position will leverage departmental and university resources in areas such as econometrics, data science, and artificial intelligence/machine learning, to study agricultural trade and agribusiness problems in a manner consistent with the mission of the Department and in a setting characterized by agricultural innovation, digitalization, and artificial intelligence. It is envisioned that this position will contribute to the development of the next generation of leaders in international trade and agribusiness entrepreneurship. Teaching responsibilities include 2-3 courses, undergraduate student advising, and advising and supervising graduate students. Scholarship and publication in peer-reviewed journals is required, and publishing is also expected in other outlets such experiment station bulletins, departmental publications, and outlets appropriate for individual users and clientele groups. Cooperation should occur with personnel in the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, units of the Experiment Station, and other agencies working on agricultural trade issues. Participation in departmental and university committees and activities is expected. Travel will be required as needed to satisfy work related duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or closely related field with emphasis in international trade, international marketing, and agribusiness entrepreneurship. Some experience and strong interest in modeling expertise in data science, machine learning, and agribusiness analysis is expected. Effective oral communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with peers and diverse stakeholders are required. The selected individual will have leadership and entrepreneurial skills and strong interest in developing an innovative program in international trade and agribusiness that provides for life-long learning and career enhancing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to seek 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: October 1, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
DATE AVAILABLE: January 1, 2022.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants. Search for "International Trade." Attach (1) an application letter addressing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references.
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.