Assistant/Associate Professor (Plant Immunity) - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00064828

WORK LOCATION: LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time 12-month, tenure-track position with 75% research and 25% teaching appointment focused on plant immunity in the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. The successful candidate is expected to primarily address fundamental questions in plant immunity against various plant pathogens, e.g. viruses, bacteria, fungi, oomycetes and nematodes. Due to potential effects of global climate change on crop diseases, the successful candidate may also study effects of abiotic stresses on plant immunity in horticultural, coastal, and agronomic crops in Louisiana, as well as model plants. Desirable candidates are those who can develop a strong fundamental research program addressing plant defense pathways, functional mechanisms of plant immune responses, evolution of plant immunity, and/or signaling systems for the recognition of pathogens or pests. The appointee will teach introductory and advanced courses of plant immunity and related topics for graduate and undergraduate programs and serve as a major advisor and on advisory committees for Ph.D. and MS students. Obtaining extramural funding from federal and state agencies, commodity (state and national) research boards, and agro-industries to support the research program will be expected.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in plant pathology, plant biology or allied field accompanied by appropriate postdoctoral experience. Postdoctoral experience in fundamental research on plant immunity is highly desirable.

SALARY AND 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.), 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 interview process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter, current resume, research and teaching statement each, 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:

Jong H. Ham

Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology

302 Life Sciences

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-6798(Office)/225-244-4513(Cell); Fax 225-578-1415


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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/Affirmative Action Employer

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