Work Location: The position will be primarily located at the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences (SPESS), LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Position Description: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with 60% research 40% teaching appointment. Candidates are sought with the vision and expertise to develop and lead an innovative research program that advances integrated weed management and incorporates state-of-the-art weed management technologies. The candidate must communicate with commodity and agricultural industry partners to identify, develop, and implement critical research projects. The selected candidate is expected to obtain extramural funding to support research, mentor graduate students, communicate research results at professional meetings, and publish in refereed journals. Collaboration with research and extension faculty in Louisiana, and with national experts on issues of shared interest and importance, is expected. Participation in multi-disciplinary, regional, and national research initiatives is essential. The candidate will mentor graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in weed science; participate in undergraduate advising and recruiting activities; and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching of weed science and crop production courses.
Qualification Requirements: A Ph.D. in weed science or other closely related field of study is required. Applications should have demonstrated effective oral, written, and electronic communication skills necessary for presentations to a variety of audiences. Evidence of successful grantsmanship, research activity, stakeholder interaction, and teaching experience will be important considerations. The ability to multi-task and work in a team environment with research, extension, and teaching faculty representing other disciplines is critical.
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.
Application Deadline: May 20, 2022, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://LSU.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals (two pages maximum), a statement of teaching interests and goals (two pages maximum), university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed, or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted. In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Stephen Harrison
104 M. B. Sturgis Hall
LSU School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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