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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 12 - November 10, 1994

SALARIED POSITIONS

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN B (2872D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Normal Starting Pay $ 15,703 (Grade 5) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Provides technical support to the clinical faculty and fourth-year veterinary students in the medical and surgical sections of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of basic companion and large-animal anatomy and physiology as a result of coursework or experience. Ability to understand instructions; ability to handle and restrain large animals; knowledge of surgical suite, central sterile supply instrumentation, and sterile techniques; good communications skills; ability to stand for long periods of time and move and handle items up to 75 lbs. Must be able to tolerate rabies prophylaxis. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in veterinary care of large and small animals; experience in hospital central surgical supply and linen management; operating room experience; experience in special diagnostic procedures. Certification as licensed veterinary technician in Virginia is highly desirable. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CASH OPERATIONS (Food Operations Director B) (1745R) Culinary Services Salary: $32,027-$48,900 (Grade 13) (Eff. 12/1/94)

Complete management responsibilities for cash food sales units with a sales volume of $4,450,000 per annum. Responsible for human-resource management and for reviewing, monitoring, interpreting, analyzing, evaluating, and comparing data to improve and control food and labor cost and other budget items. Evaluates Nationally Branded Concepts as to availability and appropriateness. Follows through on the licensing to include contracting, building, and operating. Monitors departmental compliance with Nationally Branded Concepts' methods and standards of quality. Identifies customer trends and designs market strategies. Proposes new or expanding product lines. Creates, designs, and writes menus and pricing structure. Directs planning, production, staffing, and presentation of all catered events. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Comprehensive knowledge of the management principles for operating cash food operations, catering, vending, restaurants, and concessions. Extensive experience in retail commercial food service with demonstrated progressive advancement. Moderate experience in catering, food service, and commercial restaurant or fast food/quick service or any combination of work in these areas. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Experience in licensing, building, and operating Nationally Branded Concepts in an educational environment or similar situation; knowledge of the aspects of marketing, advertising, and promotions; experience with CSI (Concept Systems Inc. inventory management system) and Validine software programs or comparable systems. FULL-TIME POSITION. Previously advertised with slightly different qualifications, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (2102D) University Development Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Provides secretarial and administrative support to the director for capital support; coordinates administrative activities including daily contact with major donors and faculty, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings, preparing correspondence, and handling mail; generates prospect reports; enters and tracks gift solicitations; creates and modifies files. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Considerable experience in support of activities of senior management to include scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements; considerable public-relations experience involving extensive customer service skills; demonstrated strong word processing and communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with confidential materials. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing score of 55 wpm with high accuracy; experience supporting fund-raising efforts; experience working with corporate or similar executives; experience using WordPerfect and mainframe applications such as IMS or CMS; familiarity with spreadsheet and graphics programs; knowledge of university policies and procedures. FULL-TIME POSITION. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

FOOD OPERATIONS MANAGER ASSISTANT (6468R) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center Normal Starting Pay: $17,166 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Supervises the preparation of all pastry food items as required by the recipe and menu; the mixing and measuring of ingredients; and the check-in, storage, and movement of food supplies. Supervises the set-up for service, review of menus, determination of assignments, instruction of staff on menu procedures and timing. Maintains records of amounts prepared and adjusts recipes to accommodate leftovers. Assists in the training of students and trains pastry staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated knowledge of quantity baking and food-preparation practices; experience following standard recipes and procedures; good interpersonal skills; ability to make decisions, to safely move and handle items weighing up to 60 lbs., and to work for long periods in high temperatures; knowledge of basic math; organizational skills; skill in operating kitchen equipment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Supervisory experience in a pastry shop; culinary degree in pastry; baking/ACF certification. FULL-TIME POSITION. Hours vary. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (6469P) Biology Normal Starting Pay: $20,514 (Grade 8) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Provides technical support for research projects involving stream ecology and biodiversity. Specific duties will include collecting, identifying, and archiving aquatic insects; developing and managing a data base; supervising hourly wage employees and maintaining laboratory supplies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education or experience in stream ecology, aquatic entomology, statistics, computers, or related area. Field research experience in streams including collecting and identifying aquatic insects. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: M.S. degree in ecology, biology, entomology, fisheries, or related area. FULL-TIME POSITION. Position ends 10-1-96, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT (6471J) Scholarships and Financial Aid Normal Starting Pay: $14,364 (Grade 4) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Serve as support person in the federal direct student loan unit in the Division of Enrollment Services, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Print and mail promissory notes. Review loan documents for completeness. Assist with document logging using IMS and CMS. Follow up with parents and students as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview. Experience working with the public; good communication and interpersonal skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to handle a large volume of work in a stressful environment; experience applying policies and procedures. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 35 wpm with high accuracy; experience using CMS, IMS, personal computers, and form-fed printers; data-entry experience with high accuracy. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN SENIOR (1387D) University Relations Normal Starting Pay: $18,765 (Grade 7) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Assists special events manager by preparing correspondence, schedules, calendars, agendas, scripts, and other information; answers phone and relays messages; makes travel and lodging arrangements, schedules meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and catering for events; prepares materials for distribution; attends and assists at events; operates A/V equipment and keeps events running on time; composes and types letters; compiles and oversees printing and distribution of semi-annual Upcoming Events calendar; maintains mailing lists for events; collects membership lists for Founders Day functions; serves on Founders Day Committee; assists in administration of the Virginia Tech Distinguished Speakers Series. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid typing test score must be on file to be considered for an interview; considerable administrative experience demonstrating the ability to compose original materials, act independently, and make decisions; strong computer background to include experience using word processing and generating mass mail; strong communication and interpersonal skills with considerable ability to interact tactfully with a wide variety of people; ability to handle multiple tasks in a stressful, deadline-oriented environment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: A typing test score of 60 wpm with high accuracy; experience using WordPerfect for Windows or Microsoft Word and database programs; experience using Macintosh computers; background in public relations or special events planning. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR (BUSINESS MANAGER A) (2103D) Office of Real Estate Management Normal Starting Pay: $24,515 (Grade 10) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Performs complex technical duties with high expectations required to negotiate and manage lease contracts for the university, with an annual budget in excess of $6 million. Ensures compliance with the Code of Virginia, established policies and procedures. Directs daily operations of leasing activities with an emphasis on customer service to the university community. Coordinates the submission of forms and formulates reports as required; coordinates activities with fiscal and support personnel; prioritizes and coordinates requests for leased space; negotiates leases; maintains detailed market analyses; develops facility agreements as necessary; serves as liaison with state agencies and university units. Promotes continuous improvement and team work in all aspects of the work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive high-level public/private sector experience in area of lease management, contract negotiation, and/or administration. Experience with personal computers, word processing, and accounting/spreadsheet software; demonstrated ability to work independently; strong communications skills with ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people and accept projects with strenuous deadlines. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Degree with emphasis in business or public management, real estate, or property management, or a combination of experience and training. Direct leasing experience. Experience using MS Word, MS Excel, and Macintosh computers. Knowledge and understanding of applicable state policies. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

WAGE POSITIONS

AIRCRAFT MECHANIC-JET (W166P) Virginia Tech Airport Normal Starting Pay: $11.79 (Grade 10) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Maintains and repairs airframe, power plants, and associated systems on piston-powered aircraft. Performs 50-hour, 100-hour, and annual inspections. Researches aircraft records, maintains and orders parts, initiates and completes work orders. Assists the aircraft maintenance manager in maintaining the aircraft maintenance shop to include caring for tools and test equipment. Maintains and utilizes aviation ground support and provides basic aviation ground-support services. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: FAA Airframe and Power plant (A&P) License. Considerable hands-on experience on general aviation aircraft. Strong background in aircraft electrical systems, aircraft sheet-metal fabrication and repair and aircraft blue print reading. Must have a complete set of aircraft mechanic's tools. Valid driver's license and a good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Inspection authorization (IA) FAA certification. Related maintenance experience on general aviation aircraft. PART- TIME POSITION. Work Schedule flexible, 30 hours per week, may include weekends. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR SENIOR (W169R) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $8.25 (Grade 6) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Directs and administers a housekeeping program on the p.m. shift designed to assure a high degree of cleanliness in dining facilities. Plans, schedules, inspects, and supervises work assignments. Prepares and prioritizes work schedules to meet daily or changing work loads and emergencies; trains staff in proper cleaning methods and the safe and proper use of housekeeping supplies and equipment; orders and maintains housekeeping equipment and supplies; maintains records and reports; conducts performance evaluations; grants leave and resolves routine disciplinary problems. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge of sanitation standards and cleaning techniques, materials, chemicals, methods, and equipment; working knowledge of personnel management practices and techniques; demonstrated ability to independently plan and organize work and to direct the work of others; ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures, to perform basic mathematical calculations, and to safely move and handle heavy objects. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Housekeeping and supervisory experience in a commercial or institutional setting. FULL- TIME POSITION. Work schedule: 8 p.m.- 5 a.m, for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

HOUSEKEEPING LEAD WORKER (W139R) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2) (Eff. 12-1-/94)

Assumes supervisor's duties in his/her absence. Cleans and restocks restrooms. Cleans and polishes hard- surface floors. Vacuums and shampoos carpet. Cleans stairways and offices. Reports maintenance problems to supervisor. Operates and maintains equipment. Responds to housekeeping emergencies in residence halls such as flooding and cleaning of bodily fluid spills as pertains to the OSHA ruling concerning blood-borne pathogens. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. and to safely and efficiently operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; ability to follow instructions, to work with minimal supervision, and to direct the work of others; good communication skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional cleaning experience. FULL- TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Wed.- Sun. 8:30 p.m.- 5 a.m. for a maximum of 1,500-hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (W170R) Residential and Dining Programs Normal Starting Pay: $5.29 (Grade 1) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Removes trash from buildings, cleans and restocks restrooms. Cleans dining rooms, service areas, and offices. Clears debris from outside of buildings. Reports maintenance problems to supervisor. Moves and places furniture. Performs other job related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Cleaning experience; ability to independently and safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. and to safely and efficiently operate powered and manual cleaning equipment; ability to follow instructions and to work with minimum supervision; good communication and interpersonal skills. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Institutional cleaning experience. FULL- TIME POSITION for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. within a 365-day period. Three positions available. WORK SCHEDULE: 8 p.m.- 5 a.m. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

LABORATORY TECH (W158R) Fisheries and Wildlife Normal Starting Pay: $6.91 (Grade 4) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Performs angler interviews on Philpott Reservoir or Smith River. Responsible for conducting angler counts and interviews by car, boat, or on foot, and identifying and recording fish information. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Some fisheries or related background (education and/or experience); good communication skills. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver's license with a good driving record. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Ability to operate an outboard motor. TWO PART- TIME POSITIONS TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 1995. Will work 30- 35 hrs. per week for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Work will require travel and overnight stays. Positions end approx. 12/95. Application deadline: Nov. 18.

OFFICE SERVICES AIDE (W171D) Computing Center Normal Stating Pay: $5.78 (Grade 2) (Eff. 12-1-94)

Monitors remote Computer- Integrated Classroom (CIC) and/or remote computer facility; answers questions on use of Macintoshes, PC's, terminals, software, and printers; diagnoses simple problems and reports to appropriate person; maintains equipment inventories and monitors user needs; runs diagnostic programs, changes paper and printer cartridges; cleans workstations, table, chairs, and keeps orderly, neat, office area. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Good working knowledge of Macintosh and/or MS- DOS operating systems, hardware, and related applications; ability to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment problems; ability to follow instructions and work with limited supervision; strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff; ability to learn and explore new techniques in an experimental learning environment. WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN FOR: Knowledge of printers, VM, VAX, and UNIX; familiarity with AppleTalk, EtherTalk, or Lantastic networks; knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MacDraw II, MacPaint, Claris Works, Quattro, WordPerfect, and Internet access tools such as Gopher, Telnet, FTP, and Eudora. ELEVEN PART- TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Schedule varies between Monday- Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Hours may be reduced or eliminated during semester and summer breaks, not to exceed 1,500 in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Nov. 11.

Faculty Jobs

INSTRUCTIONAL

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT. Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Position is tenure-track and begins August 1995. A Ph.D. with specialization in industrial/organizational psychology is desired. The successful candidate must be able to teach social psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Quality of research and the ability to develop a productive, theoretical-based research program is more important than research area. The Department of Psychology is committed to scholarship and research as well as teaching excellence, and the successful candidate would be expected to reflect those commitments. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicant should submit a letter of application, academic vita, and three letters of reference to I/O Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0436.

MARKETING DEPARTMENT. Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have completed, or nearly completed, a doctorate in marketing or in a related field, and have the potential to excel in both research and teaching. Salary and benefits are competitive. The anticipated date of appointment is Aug. 15, 1995. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Dr. David Brinberg, Head, Department of Marketing, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0236. Phone (703) 231-6949.

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. Assistant Professor, Foundation Design.

Primary responsibilities include instruction in a first- or second-year design laboratory/studio and a required second-year lecture course dealing with cultural determinants in design. Candidates should possess outstanding teaching ability in the laboratory/studio format as well as the ability to lecture to large (150 student) classes. The program seeks candidates committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. All candidates are expected to possess an advanced professional degree in architecture. Those candidates holding doctoral degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who hold professional registration or those who have completed the required intern component of the registration requirement. Successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong program of university service, community service, and scholarly/creative achievement. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted beginning January 16 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, names and addresses of at least three potential references, and abbreviated portfolio or professional brochure to Ronald W. Daniel, Head, Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205. Phone (703) 231-5383. Fax (703) 231-9938.

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. Assistant/Associate Professor of Structures and Design Studio.

Tenure-track position available fall 1995. Primary responsibilities include instruction in graduate and undergraduate coursework in structures and the capability to be a member of a studio teaching team. The candidate should also be able to offer advanced professional elective classes in structures, environmental systems and/or site planning. Candidates should possess an established record of teaching quality in the fundamental principles of, and quantitative analysis of, structures. The program seeks candidates committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. All candidates are expected to possess an advanced professional degree in architecture. Those candidates holding doctoral degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who hold professional registration or those who have completed the required intern component of the registration requirement. Successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong program of university service, community service, and scholarly/creative achievement. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted beginning January 16 and continue until positions are filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, names and addresses of at least three potential references, and abbreviated portfolio or professional brochure to Ronald W. Daniel, Head, Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205. Phone (703) 231-5383. Fax (703) 231-9938.

ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT. Assistant/Associate Professor, Environmental Building Systems and Design Studio (two positions).

Primary responsibilities include instruction in a design studio and capability of offering required and elective coursework in environmental and building technologies. Abilities to offer coursework pertaining to cultural and behavioral determinates is highly desired. Candidates should possess outstanding teaching abilities in design studio and large lecture classes. The program seeks candidates committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. All candidates are expected to possess an advanced professional degree in architecture. Those candidates holding doctoral degrees are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who hold professional registration or those who have completed the required intern component of the registration requirement. Successful candidates will also be expected to develop a strong program of university service, community service, and scholarly/creative achievement. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted beginning January 16 and continue until positions are filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, names and addresses of at least three potential references and abbreviated portfolio or professional brochure to Ronald W. Daniel, Head, Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205. Phone (703) 231-5383. Fax (703) 231-9938.

PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT. Assistant Professor.

Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, beginning fall semester 1995. AOS: ancient philosophy. AOC: ethics, social and political philosophy. Ph.D. by August 1995. Salary competitive. Teaching load: two courses/semester, undergraduate and graduate. Send dossier, a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Deborah Mayo, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126. Review of dossiers will begin Dec. 5, 1994 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates desiring interviews at Eastern APA must submit dossiers by Dec. 5, 1994.

DIVISION OF ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS. Two tenure-track positions.

Beginning August 1995. Duties are devoted primarily to advising freshman engineering students and instructing courses in basic engineering subjects, to include computer programming and engineering graphics/computer graphics. M.S. degree in engineering, previous industrial and teaching experience, and strong command of the English language desired; P.E. and Ph.D. preferred. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 1995. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Send resume to Hugh Munson, Chairman of Search Committee, Division of Engineering Fundamentals, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0218.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST. Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS).

Duties are to develop and administer major, interdisciplinary research projects in the area of intelligent material systems and structures. Duties will include writing proposals, reports, and technical papers; making professional presentations; and designing technical short courses and workshops. Research projects will involve theoretical and experimental work on mechanics of active material systems; vibration and acoustic control; health monitoring of aging aircraft and civil infrastructure; development of sensors and actuators for active damage control; and development of novel sensors and actuators. Individual will design and lead experiments involving shape memory alloys, piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictors, etc. Position also involves teaching, advising undergraduate and graduate students, marketing, and outreach. Must have Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or other related field; with demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Salary will depend upon qualifications. Resume and letter of intent should be sent to: Prof. Craig A. Rogers, Director, Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 840 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0261. Application deadline is Dec. 31, 1994. CIMSS and Virginia Tech have a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Personnel Services at (703) 231-3749 by the application deadline.