Work Location: This position will be located at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Position Description: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position (70% research/30% extension) emphasizing the food-water-energy nexus, sustainable agricultural practices, or precision agriculture related to production systems commonly found in Louisiana.
The candidate selected for this position will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program that addresses regional and statewide priorities associated with sustainable crop production that may include plant-soil-water interactions, nutrient management, irrigation, drainage, remote sensing, or precision agricultural management to solve on-the-ground agricultural production and climate change issues. The candidate must have primary expertise in best management practices for crop systems, plant growth and development, conducting agricultural field research, and be interested in working at the intersection of crop modeling and precision agriculture. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate across diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary teams and various state and regional extension specialists and interact with commodity and industry partners to identify, develop, and implement critical research projects and disseminate their results to the agricultural community.
Overall, the candidate is expected to provide leadership and national recognition for independent and collaborative scholarly activity appropriate to their field of expertise. Scholarly and creative outputs, including impactful intellectual works communicated to appropriate audiences, are expected from the faculty in this position; examples include but are not limited to peer-reviewed and extension publications, workshops, field days, and media. Success in obtaining extramural funding will be necessary to support the activities of the position.
The successful candidate will join the LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station in Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. This station is located in the Red River Valley near Shreveport and serves the broad needs of the clientele in northwest Louisiana. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with ongoing regional research/extension programming associated with agricultural water management, including irrigation, drainage, tailwater recovery, and soil health, and with national and international experts on issues of shared interest and importance. While most research should focus on the primary crops of cotton, soybeans, and corn, there will be opportunities for more diverse production systems such as rice, forages, tomatoes, and more. In addition, the position will be affiliated with the appropriate tenure home department and will be expected to fully participate in the school’s graduate program serving as a major advisor and on advisory committees for Ph.D. and M.S. students.
Qualification Requirements: A Ph.D. in agronomy, soil science, agricultural engineering, or other closely related agricultural field of study is required. Documented training in field crops research and agronomic production practices is critical to the success of the position. Applicants should demonstrate effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills necessary for presentations to various audiences. Important considerations include evidence of extramural grant writing, research activity, and cliental interaction. The ability to multi-task and work in a team environment with research and extension faculty representing other disciplines should be demonstrated.
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. 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: Applications received by November 1, 2023, will be given full consideration. The review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter along with a current resume, including a statement of professional interest and goals and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your research and extension activities, official university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Changyoon Jeong, Search Committee Chair
262 Research Station Drive,
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: (318) 408-0975
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU AgCenter is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone 225.578.2258. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
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