(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position through 11/28/2023. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)
Work Location: Red River Research Station, Bossier City, LA
Position Description: This grant-funded position splits extension activities between a drought response project and a flood mitigation project, covering two sides of natural disaster education. This person will oversee web content and publication development, serve as the day-to-day lead for the outreach campaigns, and will focus on development of presentations and webinars, coordinate with Cooperative Extension Service agents and other stakeholders to promote awareness of the webtools, present project seminars, and travel to engage stakeholders. The Extension Associate will also liaise with AgCenter Communications staff.
Qualification Requirements: The position requires a B.S. or M.S. in plant science, agriculture, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of extension education related to water resources and the green industry is highly desirable.
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. Current 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: December 2, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, three letters of reference and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the on line application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
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