Stephen Smith | 2/27/2017 5:38:03 PM
(Field Crop Plant Pathologist)
WORK LOCATION: Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor; This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 85% research (LSU AgCenter) and 15% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture). The individual will be a faculty member of the Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The individual should establish a nationally recognized, competitively funded research program in the area of field crop pathology that would include both basic and applied components to address diseases of soybean and other Louisiana field crops. The incumbent will develop a research program addressing the most pressing disease problem(s) and conduct translational research to develop best disease management practices. Compatible with this mandate, the incumbent will also be encouraged to develop their own area of specialization in plant pathology and to collaborate with public and private sector scientists in related areas of study. The incumbent will work independently and in collaboration with extension professionals, other faculty members in the department as well as plant biologists and other scientists at LSU, the LSU AgCenter, private industry and other institutions nationally and internationally. The appointee is expected to teach introductory plant pathology and contribute to other courses when appropriate. The successful candidate also will be expected to fully participate in the departmental graduate program and serve as a major advisor and on advisory committees for Ph.D. and M.S. candidates. Extramural funding to support the research program must be secured from federal and state agencies, commodity (state and national) research boards, and agro-industries.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or a Ph.D. in a closely related field with experience in plant pathology is required.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is selected.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for Internal applicants) by attaching a cover letter with resume including a statement of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching interests, 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:
Dr. Christopher A. Clark
Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology
302 Life Science Building, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106
Phone: (225) 578-1381
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com