Louisiana State University – Department Head

Company Information: DEPARTMENT HEAD
Department of Experimental Statistics
LSU College of Agriculture and Agricultural Center

Position Title: Department Head

Duties and Responsibilities: DUTIES:
Provide strategic leadership and administrative direction for the integrated research, extension and teaching functions of the Department of Experimental Statistics. Provide leadership in recruiting and facilitating the professional development of faculty, staff, and students; develop departmental short and long range plans; develop undergraduate and graduate courses and curricula; and administer state, regional, national and international programs of the department. Recommend programmatic, personnel, budgetary and facilities needs, and adjustments or reassignments. Effectively manage the fiscal, human and physical resources of the unit. Effectively evaluate the performance of the department and its faculty and staff and guide their development. Facilitate working relationships with AgCenter regional, parish and station offices and with other departments. Facilitate corporate development and extramural funding activities. This position is a joint appointment between the LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU College of Agriculture with the primary appointment being through the College. The department head represents departmental interests to the administrators of the LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU and A&M campuses, and to governmental agencies; stakeholders, and industry; state, regional, and national professional organizations; and the public. The department head’s responsibilities are performed in a manner that is non-discriminatory on the basis of race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. The department head reports to Vice President for Agriculture through the four Program Leaders of the LSU Agricultural Center campus and the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture of the LSU A&M campus. The position will be a joint appointment funded by the LSU College of Agriculture (80%) and the LSU AgCenter (20%).

Position Qualifications: QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, with proven interest in applications, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and qualifications necessary to hold a tenured academic rank of Professor in the Department. The successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership and management skills, be communicative and collaborative, and have a national / international reputation.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications

Benefits: Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. LSU 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.), 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.

Website: https://www.lsu.edu/agriculture/exst/

Application Information: Special Instructions: 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, transcripts, names and contact information for three recommenders, statements of teaching and research interests, and evidence of expertise in statistics. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check.

Contact Email: bmarx@lsu.edu

Application Deadline: 09/30/2018