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Jobs at Virginia Tech

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 17 - January 18, 1996

Employment opportunities at Virginia Tech are varied and advertised through the Personnel Services office. Applicants must apply for a specific position that is being advertised. For a complete listing of currently available positions, please visit the Personnel Services office or call our 24-hour job lines:

(540) 231-6196--Clerical and Secretarial
(540) 231-6160--Technical/Research
(540) 231-6176--Service Occupations and Trades
(540) 231-4649--Professional/ Managerial
Applicants who have access to the Internet may review current available positions by pointing a gopher client to personnel.ps.vt.edu. Users of Virginia Tech's mainframe may access the same information through the Administrative Information System. Vacancies are also listed with the Virginia Employment Commission, the statewide RECRUIT system, on bulletin boards located in the Litton-Reaves Building (Animal Sciences), Newman Library, the Maintenance Building, Burruss Hall and in the Personnel Services office. These listings are updated each Monday morning for the vacancies closing on Friday.

Each Monday, beginning at noon, staff members from Personnel Services conduct a one-hour seminar to assist applicants in applying for positions at the university. If you are interested in attending the Applicant Information Seminar, please contact the Personnel Service office at 231-5301. If you are unable to attend the seminar, please visit the Personnel Services office at Southgate Center to use a self-paced computer-based module that provides the same information covered in the seminar.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students or applicants on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at (540)231-7500.

Personnel Services Department
Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (including lunch hour)
(540) 231-5301 (VOICE)
(540) 231-6258 (TDD)
(540) 231-3830 (FAX)

THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND PLANNING.

CURRENT LISTING

AGRICULTURAL SUPERVISOR (6554G) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $19,188 (Grade 7). FULL-TIME POSITION. Ending date 12-31-97. May be extended until 12-31-98. Flexible hours: schedule based on needs of the project. Will involve extensive overnight travel and weekend work from March 1 to November 1 each year, with occasional overnight travel during the rest of the year. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM RESEARCHER (1557D) University Development. Normal Starting Pay: $22,931 (Grade 9). FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 26.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (DISHWASHER) (WZ2G) Donaldson Brown Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.41 (Grade 1). TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS. Work schedule will vary, with some evening and weekend work required, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (Shop Leader) (973S) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $12,290 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Hours vary to include night and weekend hours. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (Cashier) (W132S) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.91 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Previously advertised not necessary to reapply. Work Schedule: Varied hours to include night and weekend hours. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER A (Second Cook) (6555G) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $13,436 (Grade 3). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: Hours vary to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER B (DINING ROOM SUPERVISOR) (WZ10G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $7.72 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION. Work schedule Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (314S) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $11,496 (Grade 1). TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Jan. 26.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (1494G) University Unions and Student Activities-Squires Student Center. Normal Starting Pay: $11,243 (Grade 1). Work Schedule: Hours: 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

STARTER-MARSHALL-SHOP ATTENDANT (Office Services Aide) (WZ11S) Golf Course. Normal Starting Pay: $5.91 (Grade 2). PART-TIME POSITION for 17-20 hours per week. Work Schedule: Hours vary to include weekend work. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

STOREKEEPER HELPER (WZ8G) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.91 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies during the academic year to include nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO CURRENT UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY.

ACCOUNTANT SENIOR (U6558D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $27,403 (Grade 11). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

ARCHITECT SENIOR (U7200B) Office of University Architect. Normal Starting Pay: $32,749 (Grade 13). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

EDP AUDIT MANAGER (AUDIT MANAGER--INTERNAL) (U2586B) Internal Audit. Normal Starting Pay: $42,783 (Grade 16). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

EDP AUDITOR (AUDITOR SENIOR--INTERNAL) (U2335B) Internal Audit. Normal Starting Pay: $32,749 (Grade 13). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FISCAL TECHNICIAN (U1777P) OUB-Student Accounts. Normal Starting Pay: $17,552 (Grade 6). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (ASSISTANT DISHWASH SUPERVISOR) (U6552K) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $12,290 (Grade 2). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with weekend work required. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

FOOD PRODUCTION WORKER B (1st Cook) (U6553K) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $16,056 (Grade 5). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. FULL-TIME POSITION. Work Schedule: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with some weekend work required. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR (UWZ12P) Environmental Health and Safety. Normal Starting Pay: $7.72 (Grade 5). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT (U6556B) Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal Starting Pay: $14,688 (Grade 4). UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. TWO FULL-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

OFF CAMPUS POSITION

APPLICANTS INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION SHOULD VISIT THE PERSONNEL SERVICES OFFICE, SOUTHGATE CENTER, FIRST FLOOR, TO REVIEW THE JOB AD.

SECRETARY SENIOR (2280) Northern Virginia Graduate Center. UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. Normal Starting Pay: $19,188 (Grade 5). Position Location: Falls Church, VA. Apply To: Virginia Tech-Northern Virginia Graduate Center, 2990 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Jan. 19.

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position starting Aug. 16, 1996. Applicants should have strong research interests in technical or behavioral issues related to the use of information technology in organizations. Research interests could include issues in human-computer interaction, software engineering management, distributed databases, telecommunications, or other relevant technical areas. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate and graduate students in information systems. Candidates should have completed doctoral requirements by summer 1996 and also be able to present demonstrable prospects for conducting scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in structured systems development, computer networking, and/or database management. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15, 1996, or until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should be sent to Wayne E. Leininger, Department of Accounting, 3007 Pamplin Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0101.

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING. Assistant/Associate Professor. Anticipated tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor. Close collaboration with the Department of Mathematics is expected, including teaching assignments and curriculum development. Date of appointment is Aug. 15, 1996. Requirements include interest and expertise in K-12 education, teaching experience at the K-12 level, strong mathematics background, and doctorate in mathematics education. Experience and interest in technology are highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate potential and desire to do quality research, teaching, and service in an area related to mathematics education. Review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 1996, and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Send a letter of application, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), a vita, and three letters of reference to Professor Wayne Worner, Dean, College of Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT. Director of Development for Pamplin College of Business. The director, working closely with the dean, senior administration, and the faculty, will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the overall fund-raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and other capital purposes from all private sources. He/she will fulfill the duties under the direction of and in close cooperation with the university's central development office. Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree(s) preferred. Related experience in business important, along with a commitment to the role of business education, and the ability to relate to business graduates and the corporate sector. Successful track record in fund raising highly desirable, preferably within a university setting, and ideally with campaign experience. Willingness to travel frequently regionally and nationally. Strong written, verbal, organizational, interpersonal skills capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors, strong self-motivation, the ability to work as a team member within a complex university, and the ability to choreograph as well as make the ask. The director reports to the associate vice president for university development within the university's central development office. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Michael W. Carroll, Associate Vice President for University Development, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0336. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

COLLEGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES. Dean. The dean reports to the senior vice president and provost and has responsibility for the academic and administrative leadership of the college. This entails oversight of research; academic programs, including the appointment and professional development of the faculty, the curriculum, and the welfare of students; Cooperative Extension programs; staff; budget; facilities; alumni affairs; and development. The dean of the College of Human Resources will be expected not only to sustain the high level of accomplishment already achieved, but to position the college for the next century, responding to external forces and anticipating change locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally. Such change may include greater interaction with external constituencies through continuing education and extension/outreach programming while maintaining a strong commitment to excellence in instruction and research and to collaboration with other units on campus. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in a field related to the college programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated strong academic leadership and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. Preference will also be given to candidates who have demonstrated strong interpersonal and administrative abilities as well as a good understanding of land-grant or research universities. The successful candidate will also have a record of commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Letters of application with accompanying curriculum vitae will be reviewed beginning Feb. 15, 1996, and review will continue until the position is filled. Nominations are also invited. The position becomes available July 1, 1996. Communications should be addressed to Dr. Patricia K. Edwards, Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205. Phone (540) 231-6416. Fax (540) 231-9938. E-mail edwardsp@vt.edu.

CENTER FOR COAL AND MINERALS PROCESSING. Research Associate/Project Manager. The successful candidate will serve as the project manager for all of the center's sponsored research projects. Primary responsibilities will include i) preparation of pre-award research budgets, ii) negotiation of contracts with sponsors and subcontractors, iii) monitoring and execution of research expenditures, and iv) preparation of monthly and/or quarterly management reports. Other duties include: supervision of office staff, facilitating communication with various sponsors, on- and off-campus conference management, and preparation of brochures and newsletters. Good oral/written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Baccalaureate degree is required. The position is equivalent to grant administrator (Grade 10) with salary in the range of $24,515-37,431. Interested candidates should send a letter of application along with a resume to Dr. Roe-Hoan Yoon, Director, Center for Coal and Minerals Processing, 146 Holden Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0258. Application deadline is January 26, or until position is filled.

RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES. Industry Program Development Specialist. The successful applicant will report to the associate provost for program development in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School. The industry program development specialist will represent the university in supporting the faculty to develop sponsored research funding from industry and business. This person will also jointly represent Virginia Tech and the Center for Innovative Technology in joint R&D activities with Virginia industry; help implement CIT's mission of enhancing Virginia's competitiveness by providing business with access to the states' technology resources and assisting in the creation and retention of high-technology jobs and businesses; be an advocate for CIT programs on- and off-campus; be a resource and contact person for CIT programs with Virginia Tech faculty members; interface with the CIT regional directors to find technical assistance for businesses; and arrange for Virginia Tech faculty members to provide CIT with technical reviews of proposals. Qualifications for the position include a degree in a science or technology field and either formal training or experience in business applications. A master's degree is preferred. Appointment will be non-tenure-track research faculty, annually renewable. Salary and rank will be commensurate with background and experience. The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin Jan. 30, 1996. Application materials should include a letter outlining experience and qualifications, a resume or curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Applications or nominations should be addressed to E.R. Stout, Associate Provost for Research, Research and Graduate Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0244.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICES OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES. Director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Associate Dean for Extension. The director reports to the dean and works closely with the directors of Research, Academic Programs, and International Programs as an administrative team. The director works with the provost and the deans of the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Human Resources, Forestry and Wildlife Resources, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in the allocation of resources, coordination of programs, and formulation of new initiatives for Virginia Cooperative Extension and coordination with the total outreach program of the university. The director shares the leadership for Virginia Cooperative Extension with the 1890 administrator at Virginia State University and interacts with CREES/USDA. The director actively participates as a member of the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors. The director is expected to provide sound leadership in an environment of progressive change at the local, state, and federal levels. Experience with the development of external funding, excellent communication abilities with external groups, a commitment to principles of affirmative action and clear recognition of the breadth of extension are desirable characteristics of candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with significant outreach accomplishments consistent with holding academic rank in an appropriate discipline. Letters of application with an accompanying vita and list of five professional references will be reviewed beginning April 1, 1996, continuing until the position is filled. Communication should be addressed to Dr. L. A. Swiger, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 104 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0402. Telephone (540) 231-4152. Fax (540) 231-4163. E-mail swiger@vt.edu.

FIBER AND ELECTRO-OPTICS RESEARCH CENTER OF THE BRADLEY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Two Research Associates. Position #1: Duties include fabricating and testing fiber optic sensors and preparing and evaluating materials for use in fiber optic sensors. Familiarity with optical spectroscopic techniques such as infrared, Raman, and UV/VIS required. Familiarity with general laboratory techniques and instrumentation including computers for data analysis required. Experience with optics and fiber optics is desirable but not required. Minimum B.S. in chemistry or related field to develop fiber optic sensors for environmental applications required. Excellent opportunity for professional advancement in high visibility research and development group. Position #2: Duties include hands-on development of optical sensors. General machining skills required and experience in design and fabrication of analog and digital electronic circuits highly preferred. Experience with optics and fiber optics is desirable but not required. Must be proficient in the use of computers (Mac or PC). Experience with computer-instrumentation interfacing is desirable but not required. B.S. or B.A. degree in related field required. Positions are located at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Qualified applicants should submit resumes to Dr. R. O. Claus, Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0356. Applications will be accepted until February 15, or until suitable candidates are selected.