Department of Experimental Statistics
LSU College of Agriculture and Agricultural Center
Louisiana State University A&M and LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA seek candidates for Department Head of the Department of Experimental Statistics (EXST). The successful candidate will be a leader with a shared vision to guide, support, and inspire a multidisciplinary faculty and staff in their tripartite mission of scholarly teaching, research, and outreach.
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 facility$B!G(Bs 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 based on 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%).
The Department of Experimental statistics consists of 7 faculty members, 3 instructors, 2 staff, and 30 masters-level graduate students in applied statistics. The department currently offers a M.S. degree in Applied Statistics, an undergraduate and graduate minor, supports the university in offering undergraduate and graduate-level statistical training, and provides statistical consulting services for researcher across LSU. EXST is in the final stages of creating a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Statistics and anticipates final approval by fall 2019.
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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.
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$B!>(Bemployment background check.
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.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is selected. Starting date is negotiable, but no later than July 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
For Additional Information: Dr. Brian Marx
Department of Experimental Statistics
Louisiana State University
141 Woodin Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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