Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business

Louisiana Tech University

Thank you for your interest in employment with Louisiana Tech University.

 

The School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry at Louisiana Tech University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural Business. This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty position with an appointment level of 60% teaching, 20% research, and 20% service with an expected start date of September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will join the ranks of an active agriculture program with an emphasis on training undergraduate students for a range of agricultural business-related positions or entry into advanced degree programs (MBA, MS, PhD). Founded in 1894, Louisiana Tech University has approximately 11,000 students and is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative endeavor, public service, and economic development. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry is home to 18 faculty and 9 staff serving approximately 400 students enrolled in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Forestry, and Geographic Information Science degree programs. Our comprehensive agricultural facility features a working farm, greenhouses, horticultural garden, arboretum, farm salesroom, meat science laboratory, geospatial laboratory, and animal-specific farm units (equine, beef, small ruminant, and swine), which collectively provide outstanding opportunities for teaching, research, and outreach.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching expectations include six undergraduate courses per academic year in areas of agricultural economics, agribusiness, and related topics. Louisiana Tech University uses a quarter calendar with faculty teaching during the fall, winter, and spring sessions. Other responsibilities include academic advising, course development, and developing an applied research program in one or more areas of agricultural economics or agribusiness. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, faculty, staff, peers, and administrators. Interacting with industry professionals and individuals on a local, state, and regional level is expected in this position.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or related field pertaining to agricultural business.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Louisiana Tech University has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.

 

APPLICATIONS: Review of applications begins April 24, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: cover letter; curriculum vita; academic transcripts (unofficial accepted); brief statement of research interests; statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and contact details for three professional references.

 

CONTACT: Search committee chair Dr. Paul Jackson; pjackson@latech.edu

 

ABOUT: Located in northern Louisiana’s rolling hills, Ruston (population ~22,000) is a vibrant rural college town, with major airports and other metropolitan services located nearby in Monroe and Shreveport. Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

 

 

Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.

 

Please Note:  Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.

 

 

Note to Applicant:

 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

  

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.