Stephen Smith  |  8/31/2017 2:02:24 PM

Assistant/Associate Professor

(Precision Agriculture)

WORK LOCATION: LSU School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences seeks applicants for a 12 month (50% research, 25% extension, and 25% teaching), tenure-track position specializing in application of precision agriculture technologies to on-farm crop production systems. The incumbent will develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program on theory and applications of remote sensing, crop modeling, and site-specific recommendations to complement ongoing research in areas of crop production, plant pathology, plant breeding and related disciplines. This includes developing remote sensing applications useful to better understand crop growth and development. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate / graduate level courses (one per semester) on a two-year rotation period of four courses. The incumbent will serve as a remote sensing program resource for research scientists, extension agents, consultants, commodity groups and other clientele. The incumbent will develop remote sensing applications useful to better understand field variability factors, crop growth and development and the development of prescriptive solutions.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in soils, agronomy, plant physiology, or closely related discipline. Willingness to work closely with others and ability to teach is required. Some travel is required. Excellent verbal and written communication 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:September 28, 2017 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Stephen Harrison

104 Sturgis Hall

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: sharrison@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

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