As part of a college-wide effort to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students and address the needs of our diverse state, the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University announces a search for three assistant professors across all areas of Biology. All three will be supported as a cohort and individually to develop first-class research, teaching, and mentorship programs. We will also consider applicants above the Assistant level to be hired as Associate or Full Professors, based on experience.
In the Department of Biological Sciences, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence, and we strive to support equitable access to opportunities for learning and development for all students. In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, the successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education. The successful candidates will also have track records or future plans of research mentorship and/or service addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities and a clearly articulated vision for how their work at LSU will contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ commitment to activities related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.
50% Develop and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program.
50% Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a biological sciences discipline, and direct/supervise graduate students. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department, and the advancement of the profession.
PhD awarded by time of hire, where the topic of the work is in some area of biological sciences with demonstrated expertise in at least one area of biology.
Additional Qualifications Desired:
-Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the department and the potential to attract extramural funding.
-Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented minority students and groups (African-American/Black, Latino (a) Chicano (A)/Hispanic, and Native American), and how this commitment integrates with teaching, research and service.
-Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.
This position is marked as Essential Personnel and may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per Policy Statement 18.
This position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services in accordance with FERPA.
Additional Job Description:
Please submit the following in a single pdf in this order. Your cover letter, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement which demonstrates an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education, including an understanding gained through lived experience. This statement should also describe future plans for activities related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion, CV, Statements of research and teaching interests, up to three representative publications, three references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date. An official transcript showing highest degree obtained will be needed prior to hire and may be attached here. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022. We are planning to hire 3 people from this advertisement.
September 27, 2022
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
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!
Essential Position (Y/N):
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