Assistant Professor (Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) - East Baton Rouge Parish - R00065479

Overview: The School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) ( in the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and LSU College of Agriculture invites applications for a 12-month faculty position in fisheries and aquaculture with research (60%) and teaching (40%) responsibilities.

The School of Renewable Natural Resources consists of approximately 30 faculty members, 10 research, extension, and teaching associates, and 6 support staff members. There are about 300 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. The School has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in Renewable Natural Resources with areas of concentration in Wildlife, Forestry, Forest Products, Watershed Science, and Fisheries and Aquaculture. The RNR faculty is a diverse group of talented, multidisciplinary faculty and staff in fulfilling the research, teaching, and extension missions of a Research I land-grant university.

Position Description: We are seeking an organismal fisheries scientist with research in one or more of the following areas: climate science; large river ecology; spatial ecology; toxicology; physiology; genetic resource improvement; and fisheries and aquaculture technology development.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Teach a graduate/undergraduate level Ichthyology course, a Biology of Fishes course, and other courses of interest to the applicant. Teaching load will vary with departmental needs but will be no less than 1 regular course per semester; class sizes are typically 25-35 students.
  • Participate in student advising and departmental recruitment activities.
  • Provide evidence of collaboration and interdisciplinary research.
  • Develop an internationally recognized research program supported by federal, state, and non-governmental sources and prepare graduate students in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students and engage with student organizations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to campus inclusivity and diversity.

Minimum Requirements:

  • An earned Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment,
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills,
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills,
  • A strong publication record and evidence of the ability to receive extramural funding,
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching,
  • Candidates must have a record of working collaboratively with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in natural resource management.
  • Be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have one or more years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse workforce and clientele.

Special Instructions: All position applications must be submitted electronically to the LSU system HR website Required attachments include a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts, contact information for at least three references, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of expertise in fisheries sciences. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required before hiring. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check. Questions about the online system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-2258.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. LSU AgCenter believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. To learn more about how the AgCenter is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU AgCenter's Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunity ( Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the LSU AgCenter's Office of Human Resource Management (

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol: LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date; otherwise, they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol.

Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to:

Michael Kaller
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources
228 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-0012

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.

4/19/2022 8:17:07 PM
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