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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 35 - July 11, 1996

FACULTY JOBS INSTRUCTIONAL

EASTERN SHORE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER (ESAREC). Assistant/Associate Professor. Applicants are invited for a 12-month, tenure-track vegetable entomology position to be located at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC), one of 12 off-campus research and Extension centers. The ESAREC is located near Painter, Va., approximately 50 miles north of Norfolk. The center currently has four faculty and 12 technical staff members, along with laboratory facilities and 100 acres of cultivated land for research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an applied research and Extension program to enhance the profitability and efficiency of vegetable production in Virginia. It is expected that the program will embrace relevant emerging technologies, sustainability, and environmental protection issues, especially associated with eastern Virginia. There will be opportunities for close collaboration with on- and off-campus faculty members in entomology and a range of related disciplines, including crop and soil science, plant pathology, weed science, biological systems engineering, and economics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in entomology or related field and experience with vegetable cropping systems and biologically based integrated pest management. Candidates should have experience with appropriate computer applications as well as strong interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will hold a concurrent appointment as assistant or associate professor in the Department of Entomology in Blacksburg. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications of the applicant. Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references qualified to comment on the candidate's abilities. Completed applications will be considered beginning on Aug. 1, 1996, or until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Henry Wilson, Chair, Search Committee, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech, 33446 Research Drive, Painter, VA 23420-2827; phone (804) 442-6411; e-mail painter@vt.edu.

VIRGINIA SEAFOOD RESEARCH AND EXTENSION CENTER (VSREC). Superintendent. Applicants are invited for a 12-month, tenure-track seafood specialist position to be located at the Virginia Seafood Research and Extension Center (VSREC), one of 12 off-campus research and Extension centers. This person will serve as superintendent of the VSREC. The VSREC is located on the waterfront in the City of Hampton, Va. The center currently has two faculty and two staff members, along with two laboratories, processing demonstration facilities, kitchen, and a classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in developing, implementing, and monitoring an Extension and research program on fish, shellfish, and related food products. Fishermen, processors, and retail establishments will be assisted in improving the quality, safety, and nutritional aspects of their products. Educational programs will be developed and conducted for producers, educators, processors, consumers, regulatory agencies, and other decision makers. There will be opportunities for close collaboration with on- and off-campus faculty members in food science and related disciplines. As superintendent, the successful candidate will manage the center facilities and supervise center personnel. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in food science or related field and experience in microbiology, chemistry, quality control, or processing of fish, shellfish, and related food products. Candidate must exhibit a research and Extension capability as well as strong leadership and communication skills. The successful candidate will hold a concurrent assistant or associate professor academic appointment in the Department of Food Science and Technology in Blacksburg. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications of the applicant. Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references qualified to comment on the candidate's abilities. Completed applications will be considered beginning on Aug. 1, 1996, or until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Cameron R. Hackney, Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0418; phone (540) 231-6806; e-mail hackneyc@vt.edu..

DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position starting Aug. 16, 1997. 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 1997 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 Jan. 15, 1997, 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 24071-0101.

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES. Acquisitions Librarian in the Technical Services Department. Position is a library faculty position. This position oversees acquisitions of all library materials, with primary responsibilities for developing Requests-for-proposal and other vendor negotiations; monitors contracts and vendor performance, including approval and blanket orders. Responsible for developing, implementing, and reviewing policies and procedures; investigating technologies aimed at improving services, increasing productivity, and enhancing the acquisitions workflow. Authorizes payment of invoices and compliance with all state and university regulations and requirements regarding purchases and contractual agreements. The acquisitions librarian reports to the head of the Technical Services Department. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school. The successful candidate should show evidence of initiative, flexibility, and the potential to excel in a rapidly changing library environment; demonstrated knowledge of the latest technology related to all technical services processes; ability to work in a team and collaborative environment and have a broad understanding of acquisition processes as they relate to collection management, cataloging, and serial maintenance. Knowledge of traditional print and electronic industries. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preferred: two or more years of academic library experience; experience with processes analysis. Review of applications will begin Sept. 2, 1996. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to: Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY. Postdoctoral Associate. Postdoctoral research position with Dr. Tracy Wilkins in the new Fralin Biotechnology Center at Virginia Tech. This study is funded by a new three-year NIH grant to study the metalloprotease enterotoxin produced by the anaerobic bacterium Bacteroides fragilis. We have cloned and expressed the gene in E. coli where the resulting protein is inactive. We will express the toxin in other systems and knock out the gene in B. Fragilis. We also will determine how a metalloprotease causes diarrhea and destruction of the colonic epithelium as well as its importance in diseases of man and animals. Applicants should have a very recent Ph.D. in some related field (microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, etc.). The position is for two to three years; salary is $30,000 with full academia; Wilkins has started two successful companies, and past postdoctorals in this laboratory have equally split between jobs in academic and industry. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Tracy Wilkins, Director of Biotechnology, Center for Biotechnology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0346. Review of applications will start July 1, 1996, and continue until the position is filled.

VIRGINIA POWER ELECTRONICS CENTER (VPEC). Research Associate. With the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering. The university seeks a research associate to conduct research in power electronics, specifically in the areas of high-power, high-efficiency power conversion using zero-voltage and zero-current soft-switching pulse-width-modulated (PWM) power conversion techniques; design and hardware implementation of three-phase inverters/rectifiers; space vector modulation; motor controls; and high-frequency power converters; as well as supervise graduate students on sponsored projects. An M.S. in electrical engineering (in the field of power electronics) and previous experience in the analysis, design, and implementation of high-power converters using zero-voltage and zero-current switching and zero-voltage-transition PWM techniques; dc-ac inverters; and high-frequency converters using IGBT devices. Full-time position, renewed yearly. Annual salary range is $40,000-$45,000. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds. Application deadline is July 31, 1996, or until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested applicants should submit resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Director, Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC), 657 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.

Athletic Department Travel Coordinator. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month position to coordinate all Athletic Department travel. Responsibilities include making travel arrangements for all teams, administrative and all recruiting travel to include post-season play for the department. Position may require candidate to act as advance travel person for some teams. The coordinator will obtain travel schedules from each sport program and obtain the most efficient prices by consolidating departmental travel to a limited number of lodging and transportation carriers.

Salary for the position is commensurate with experience and ability. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to Jeffrey Bourne, Associate Athletic Director for Administration, 357 Jamerson Athletic Center, Blacksburg, Va. 24061-0502.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Jeffrey Bourne at 1-6728.