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  • Instructor (Agricultural and Extension Organizational Development)
    East Baton Rouge
    LSU Agricultural and A&M College


    This is a 12-month fiscal year, instructor position with a 75% appointment in the LSU Agricultural Center (AgCenter) campus administration and a 25% appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education & Evaluation (AEEE) which is funded jointly by the AgCenter campus and the LSU A&M College of Agriculture. This position reports to the Associate Vice President’s/Program Leaders (or their designee).

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    75% - Provide oversight and direction for staff development, program evaluation, and federal reporting functions of the AgCenter. Provide leadership to build the capacity of state and parish faculty to design, conduct, analyze, and report program impact. Develop training strategies and resource materials to ensure proper evaluation of extension program impact. Ensure appropriate training for new faculty as well as on-going professional development for professional employees. Provide regular assistance to state and parish faculty to evaluate the impact of extension programs, including but not limited to 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and agricultural and natural resources disciplines .Provide technical guidance for the leadership team and various unit heads regarding professional development, program evaluation, and federal reporting processes. Work with IT staff to ensure proper data collection and reporting. Coordinate preparation of the AgCenter’s required federal reports. This requires coordination with the 1890 partner, Southern University Agricultural Center, and with the finance staff in order to finalize the overall report. Provide training to faculty on data reporting.

    25% - Serve as a faculty member in the Department of AEEE teaching program evaluation and program development courses. AEEE prepares and supports highly qualified agricultural and extension professionals to teach, lead, and serve youth and adults. AEEE’s focus is on two of our greatest assets - the agricultural industry and our human capital. Students in this program learn about effective teaching methods and techniques as they are prepared for careers in both formal and non-formal education environments. Teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in agricultural and/or extension education. Develop a strong research program of national scope focused on extension education. Teach resident as well as distance education courses focused on extension education.

    Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:
    For tenure-track ranks, Ph.D. by start date, in Extension Education, Agricultural Education, or related discipline. Experience in conducting and publishing research and/or scholarly work.
    For the Instructor rank, M.S. by start date in Extension Education, Agricultural Education, or other discipline related to the duties of the position.
    Minimum of 5 years of related experience required.
    Experience in conducting extension evaluations is highly desirable.
    Desire land grant experience, experience with program evaluation, and demonstrated experience with data collection and management.
    Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.
    Application Deadline: January 01, 2022 or until suitable applicant is found.

    Special Instructions:
    Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants.)Required attachments include a letter of application, CV/resume, and contact information for three references. It is preferred that a copy of your transcript(s) be attached to your application (if available). Original transcripts are required prior to hire.

    Additional Position Information:

    Salary & Benefits: Salary will be 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.), 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.

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Toby L. Lepley, Ph.D.
    Associate Vice-President, 4-H Program Leader
    LSU AgCenter
    104 Norman Efferson Hall
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Phone: 225.578.4161

    The LSU Agricultural Center provides equal opportunity in programs and employment.
    The LSU System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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