POSITION DESCRIPTION: The School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences seeks applicants for a 12 month (45% teaching, 40% extension, and 15% research), tenure-track position specializing in precision agriculture, agronomic modeling, database management, and GIS remote sensing. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in agricultural GIS with distance education access, a field-based course in hardware and data collection, a course in data assemblage and management, a team taught field course integrating data with precision agriculture equipment, and graduate/undergraduate courses in land use planning and land management. The incumbent will serve as a program resource for extension agents, consultants, commodity groups and clientele on precision agriculture. The incumbent will integrate research findings into workable algorithms for refining growth of crops and better understanding of environmental interactions to further the science of precision agriculture that complements teaching and research efforts of soil and plant scientists in the unit. 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.WORK LOCATION: LSU School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture, Baton Rouge, LouisianaAPPLICATION DEADLINE: until suitable candidate is located.DATE AVAILABLE: Upon completion of interview process.APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching cover letter with resume, transcript, 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. Steve Harrisonsharrison@agcenter.lsu.edu104 Sturgis HallSchool of Plant, Environmental and Soil SciencesLSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in soils, agronomy, geography, geology, 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.