POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
WORK LOCATION: School of Animal Sciences, LSU AgCenter, LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The School of Animal Sciences is seeking exceptional scholars in the field of animal science for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates with active research programs applying innovative multidisciplinary approaches to issues related to developmental biology of domestic species. Candidates should have a PhD, a solid publication record and evidence of excellent potential to maintain an externally funded, independent research program. This is a 12-month tenure track position – 70% research, 30% teaching.
RESEARCH: The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent research program addressing fundamentally important questions in developmental biology affecting animal production in one or more domestic animal species. Individuals with research interests in maternal and/or paternal inheritance of environmental influences by epigenetic mechanisms are encouraged to apply. The applicant will be expected to conduct research appropriate for publication in refereed journals; obtain extramural funding; and participate in collaborative research within the School of Animal Sciences, across the LSU system, and with outside entities.
TEACHING: Teaching expectations include primary responsibility for an undergraduate course based on the successful candidate’s field, shared responsibility for other departmental courses, and a graduate level course in his/her area of expertise. Candidate will be expected to develop a strong graduate student mentoring program, especially at the Ph.D. level.
FACILITIES: Louisiana has vibrant animal industries with strong links to the School of Animal Sciences. The School of Animal Sciences has a new state of the art research laboratory building supporting research in physiology, nutrition, meat science, immunology, genomics, and developmental biology. The School of Animal Sciences facilitates the operation of centralized farm units in beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, small ruminants, and poultry available for research and teaching. Louisiana State University has core units providing services in genomics, tissue culture, cell sorting, microscopy, and proteomics.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field with knowledge of animal production. Experience in molecular and cellular approaches to research and a commitment to teaching excellence is required. Post-doctoral experience with evidence of collaborative research and potential for procuring extramural funding is preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity for supplemental salary through extramural grant funding. 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.), university holidays (14 per year), 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 01, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply on line at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching file(s) containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names and email address for three letters of recommendation, a statement of administrative philosophy as well as a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the on-line system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to Dr. Philip Elzer, Director, School of Animal Sciences, 201 Animal and Food Sciences Laboratory, Baton Rouge, LA; Phone 225-578-3241; Pelzer@agcenter.lsu.edu.
Web site: School of Animal Sciences – http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/Animal_Sciences
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.