Louisiana State University, College of Agriculture, Dept of Experimental Statistics

Position ID: 2662-DH [#17450, R00053584]
Position Title: Department Head and Chair of Experimental Statistics
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, United States
Subject Area: Experimental Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/04/05 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/12)
Position Description:    

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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 department programs. 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 LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU and A&M administrators and 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 Department of Experimental statistics consists of 7 tenure-track faculty members, 3 instructors, 1 staff, and 30 masters-level graduate students in applied statistics. The department currently offers an 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 researchers across LSU. A Ph.D. degree in Statistics has recently been approved and will begin accepting students in 2021.

LSU transforms lives. Located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, and enriched by Louisiana's natural and cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana's national Flagship University readies students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally in the twenty-first century. Learning together, the students who begin their intellectual journey with us, and the faculty whose research translates discovery into purpose make LSU a beacon of excellence. LSU represents the state's largest higher education institution and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, with a 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 & 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: Friday, April 30th or until a suitable candidate is selected. 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 Phone 225-578-8366 Email bmarx@lsu.edu Web site www.lsu.edu/agriculture/exst

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions: Special Instructions: All position applications must be submitted electronically to the LSU Workday Career Site. 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 before hiring. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check.

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 (hr@lsu.edu).

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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Contact: Dr. Brian Marx
Postal Mail:
204 Thomas Boyd Hall
Web Page: www.lsu.edu/agriculture/exst

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