https://www.lsu.edu/rnr/) in the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and LSU College of Agriculture invites applications for a 12-month faculty position in fisheries management with extension (85%) and teaching (15%) responsibilities. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop a nationally recognized extension program in fisheries management with an emphasis on aquatic species of economic importance to Louisiana. The Assistant/ Associate Professor will serve as an Extension Specialist in the School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) for the LSU Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program in all areas pertaining to sustainable fisheries management.
The successful applicant will work with professionals from the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, the LSU AgCenter – School of Renewable Natural Resources, the LSU A&M campus, and other state and regional universities through regular meetings, cooperative grant and contract efforts, graduate student mentoring, and other activities to develop relevant and responsive extension programming. The individual will provide educational opportunities and information to Louisiana’s commercial and recreational fisheries sectors through various methods, as appropriate. In addition, the Assistant / Associate Professor will conduct field visits as needed and will interact with relevant state, regional and national agencies and organizations. The successful applicant will also be expected to actively seek extramural funding through grants and contracts to build a viable marine and freshwater fisheries management extension program aligned with identified focus areas.
The applicant should provide evidence of collaborative accomplishments in teaching and research and be expected to prepare graduate students in fisheries management. Teaching responsibilities will include one graduate/undergraduate combined level course yearly, focusing on marine fisheries management and possibly additional courses of interest to the successful applicant. The successful applicant will also participate in student advising and departmental recruitment activities.
Additional Job Description:
The School of Renewable Natural Resources consists of approximately 30
faculty members, 10 research, extension, and teaching associates, and 6 support staff members. There are about 300 undergraduate students and 50 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. The RNR faculty is a diverse group of talented, multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to fulfilling the research, teaching, and extension missions of a Research I land-grant university.
LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. LSU AgCenter believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. To learn more about how the AgCenter is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU AgCenter’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunity (lsuagcenter.com). Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the LSU AgCenter’s Office of Human Resource Management (HRMHelp@agcenter.lsu.edu).
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Fisheries or a related discipline. Effective human relations and public speaking skills will be required to work with various clientele and professional groups. The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with diverse lay and professional audiences is required. Qualified applicants with demonstrated ability to communicate in Vietnamese or Spanish are encouraged to apply.
All position applications must be submitted electronically to the LSU system HR website https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU. Required attachments include a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts, contact information for at least three references, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of expertise in fisheries sciences. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required before hiring. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory preemployment background check.
Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to:
Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (email@example.com).
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
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