Stephen Smith  |  10/30/2017 8:56:50 PM

Assistant Professor

(Agricultural Production Economics)

RANK AND NATURE OF POSITION: Assistant Professor; twelve-month tenure track. The position is 60% Extension, 30% Research, 10% Teaching.

WORK LOCATION: Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness with joint appointments in the LSU College of Agriculture and the LSU Agricultural Center. Extension responsibilities will include economic analysis of crop and livestock production and farm management decisions faced by producers in Louisiana, with an emphasis on the production of soybeans, feed grains and livestock enterprises. This position will also be responsible for the development of annual production cost estimates for soybeans, feed grains and livestock enterprises in Louisiana. Duties will also include evaluation of farm business issues relevant to stakeholders, publication of economic analysis results in appropriate refereed and non-refereed publication outlets, and extension educational presentations at producer and other clientele meetings. Successful acquisition of extramural grant funds to support the extension program of this position is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching one course per year in the areas of production economics, as well as advising undergraduate and graduate students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or a related field with expertise in the area of production economics and farm management. The applicant must also have a strong interest in mission-oriented teaching and extension activities which address critical clientele needs.

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: January 15, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching (1) an application letter addressing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information of three references. 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. Michael Salassi, Department Head

101 Martin Woodin Hall

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness,

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5604

Tel.: (225) 578-3282; Fax: (225) 578-2716

E-mail: msalassi@agcenter.lsu.edu

Website: www.lsuagcenter.com

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