The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences seeks applicants for a 12 month (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% extension), tenure-track position specializing in precision/digital production agriculture, agronomic modeling, database management, and GIS remote sensing. The incumbent has flexibility to study crop production practices and relate plant physiology, and crop growth using crop models. Research can extend to developing workable algorithms for refining growth of crops, and better understanding environmental interactions to further the science of precision agriculture. The successful candidate will develop 3 introductory/senior level courses with an emphasis on application of precision agriculture in crop production. The incumbent will collaborate with a team of scientists working in the area of precision agriculture to develop teaching, extension and research programs for commodities of importance in Louisiana. The incumbent will be part of a team that serves as a program resource for extension agents, consultants, commodity groups and clientele on precision agriculture. The successful candidate will be responsible for obtaining extramural funding to support their research program and publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and extension outreach publications.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to: Dr. Steve Harrison School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences 104 Sturgis Hall LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in soils, agronomy, crop physiology, biology or closely related discipline. Willingness to work closely with others and provide undergraduate student advising is required. Some travel is required. Excellent verbal and written communication is required. Experience or training is application of precision agriculture to on-farm crop production is beneficial.