Assistant Professor (Natural Resource and Agricultural Production Economics)

March 4, 2024

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor (Natural Resource and Agricultural Production Economics)

   

Position Type:

Faculty

   

Department:

LSUAG PL1 – Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (P. Lynn Kennedy (00012046))

   

Work Location:

0225 Martin D Woodin Hall

   

Pay Grade:

Academic

   

Job Description:

Work Location: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Position Description: This 12-month tenure-track faculty position will provide expertise and leadership in applied research (70%) and undergraduate and graduate teaching (30%) in the areas of natural resource and agricultural production economics, with a strong focus on analytical and digital applications related to precision agriculture and/or natural resources. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in natural resource and agricultural production economics and is expected to have extensive knowledge of microeconomics and agribusiness with an ability to contribute to the undergraduate agribusiness program and the graduate program in agricultural economics. Duties will include the evaluation of relevant natural resource and agricultural production issues and enterprise analysis, publication of economic analyses in appropriate refereed and non-refereed outlets, and presentations to academic groups. Evidence of being a high quality post-secondary teacher-scholar and demonstrated willingness to collaborate within and across disciplines is expected.  The vision is that a successful candidate for this position will leverage departmental and university resources in areas such as precision agriculture, econometrics and quantitative methods, data science, and artificial intelligence/machine learning, to study natural resource and agricultural production problems in a manner consistent with the mission of the Department and in a setting characterized by agricultural innovation, digitalization, and artificial intelligence. It is envisioned that this position will contribute to the development of the next generation of analysts in the area of natural resource and production economics. The incumbent is expected to employ cutting-edge techniques to develop a nationally recognized research program and disseminate knowledge to relevant clientele groups through multiple channels. Successful acquisition of extramural grant funds to support the research program of this position is expected. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction of one to two courses per year in the areas of quantitative methods, natural resource economics, and production economics, as well as student advising commensurate with the appointment. Participation in departmental and university committees and activities is expected. Cooperation should occur with personnel in the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, Federal and State government agencies, and relevant commodity and clientele groups. Participation in departmental and university committees and activities is expected. Travel will be required as needed to satisfy work related duties.

Qualification Requirements: Minimum of a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or a related field with expertise in the area of natural resources and production economics. Effective oral communications, interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with peers and diverse stakeholders are required. Ability to secure extramural funds to help support the research program is expected.

Salary and Benefits: Salary 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 childcare 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 15, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts and contact information for three references. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted. For more information contact:

P. Lynn Kennedy, Ph.D.

Crescent City Tigers Alumni Professor

   & Department Head

101 Martin D. 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: lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu

Website: www.lsuagcenter.com

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

   

Posting Date:

December 12, 2023

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – 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 childcare and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year), 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.   

Remote Work – Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

   

About the LSU Agricultural Center:

The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish.  For more information, visit the AgCenter’s website at www.lsuagcenter.com.   

   

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. The AgCenter is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals. To learn more, visit The AgCenter’s Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity site.

The AgCenter is also designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. 

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-2258 or emailed HRMHelp@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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