Assistant/Associate Professor Forest Ecophysiology and Global Change – LSU

WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The School of Renewable Natural Resources consists of approximately 25 faculty members; 10 research, extension and teaching associates; and 6 support staff members. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. The School has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Renewable Natural Resources with areas of concentration in Wildlife, Forestry, Forest Products, Watershed Science, and Fisheries and Aquaculture.
NATURE OF WORK: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center’s School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in forest ecophysiology and global change at the assistant/associate professor level. This is a 12-month appointment and has primary responsibilities in Research and Teaching; responsibilities are allocated as 60% research and 40% teaching.
The successful candidate will have a basic or applied research specialty in the consequences of global change on the ecophysiological, biophysical, genomic, or functional ecology of forests. This position is expected to develop a nationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program, and participate in the School’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The successful candidate will interact with faculty on campus, cooperate on interdisciplinary research projects, advise graduate students, and excel at teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Collaboration with AgCenter researchers and with natural resource managers from state and federal agencies and private conservation groups is expected.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree by date of appointment in forestry, biology, plant physiology, ecology, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated publication record, grant writing ability, teaching experience, and a record of working collaboratively with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in natural resource management.
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: November 21, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a letter of application and vita, résumé, transcripts, and contacts for three personal referees. 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:
Thomas J. Dean
LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources
228 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-4216

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