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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 38 - August 22, 1996

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS. Assistant and Associate Professors. The department expects to hire two or more persons in tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level. It seeks applicants who specialize in any of the following fields: macroeconomics; microeconomic theory; applied microeconomics; applied microeconometrics; and econometrics. The department particularly encourages those with empirical skills who will be active in training graduate students. Applicants at the assistant-professor level must have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. Applicants at the associate-professor level must have an exceptionally strong research and publication record. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 1996. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Interviews will take place during the ASSA Meetings in New Orleans, La. Please send a curriculum vitae, samples of written work, evidence of teaching ability at the undergraduate level, and three letters of recommendation to Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Head, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316.

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UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT. Assistant Director of Development for Departments of Civil and Electrical Engineering. The highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the college's fund-raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and capital purposes from all private sources. Duties will be fulfilled under the direction of and close cooperation with the college's director of development and the university's central development office. The principal focus of this position will be on individual rated prospects, generally in the $25,000-$99,000 gift range, including field visits, cultivation, proposal preparation, solicitation, and stewardship as required. In the performance of his/her duties, the incumbent will work closely with college and university staff and faculty members, and volunteers. In addition to the primary responsibilities, it is anticipated the incumbent will assist the director, as required, on major individual and corporate gift solicitations in excess of $100,000, as well as provide staff support for a series of donor events, including the senior class challenge and the current Campaign for Virginia Tech. A bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree(s) preferred. Related experience in engineering, preferably in civil and/or electrical engineering, is desirable along with a commitment to the role of engineering education and the ability to relate to engineering graduates. Candidates for this position should demonstrate a successful track record in fund raising, preferably within a university setting, and ideally with campaign experience. Willingness to travel regionally and nationally on a frequent basis is required. Candidates should demonstrate strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills and be capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a team member in a complex organization. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Michael W. Carroll, Associate Vice President for University Development, 201 Pack Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0336. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SERVICES. Research Associate (2 positions). Two full-time administrative faculty positions are available. The research associates will support CNS network research, planning, and operations efforts. Responsibilities include supporting research and planning staff in developing and deploying ATM networks, and related services, in our local and wide-area networks; developing, utilizing, and maintaining network management, baselining, and performance monitoring software and tools; analyzing data collected by network-management resources in order to characterize network traffic, assist in network troubleshooting efforts, and aid in planning network modifications and upgrades; assist in developing and deploying a plan to route IPX on campus; assist in developing and executing a plan to document all aspects of our local and wide area network operations; training network technicians to operate diagnostic and troubleshooting tools; and developing programs and scripts as required to automate network operation and management duties. Qualifications: BSEE or BSCS; experience with ethernet network operations; significant experience with network protocols; systems administration and programming experience with UNIX and/or Windows NT; strong technical writing and interpersonal skills. Preferred areas of specialization: significant experience with IP, IPX, and/or AppleTalk network protocols; experience with LAN routing equipment with preference given to experience with Cisco routers; C programming experience in TCP/IP client-server environment (e.g., Berkeley socket API); programming and/or administrative experience in Novell networks; and knowledge of common scripting languages (Tcl/Tk, Perl, etc.). Review of the ACCESS VIRGINIA RFP and contracts at http://rpweb.cns.vt.edu/ is recommended. The positions are subject to yearly renewal based on performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with knowledge and experience. Review of resumes will begin on Aug. 29, 1996, and continue until positions are filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Dan Joyce, Communications Network Services, 1700 Pratt Drive, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0506.

COMPUTER SCIENCE. Postdoctoral Associate. Will hire a postdoctoral associate or technical specialist as a full-time investigator with responsibility for formative and summative evaluation of an educational technology project. The project is developing multi-user domain (MUD) and Java software technology to support collaborative, project-based physics education for high-school and middle-school students. It exploits the high-bandwidth network infrastructure of the Blacksburg Electronic Village to support synchronous interaction among school sites as well as various community sites, including the home. Our project is evaluation-driven: what we ultimately implement will be determined by formative evaluation outcomes. We need someone who believes that technology must be guided by human needs and preferences, and who has the background in cognitive science, educational technology, and computing to help provide that guidance. The ideal candidate would have excellent communication skills, expertise in usability/educational evaluation, including ethnography and experimental design and statistical analysis, and experience with educational uses of computers and the Internet. This position is available immediately and for two years duration. Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin Aug. 30, 1996, and continue until position is filled. Send resume and other supporting materials to John M. Carroll, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, 660 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106.

R.B. PAMPLIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. Associate Director, Management and Professional Development Programs. The R.B. Pamplin College of Business is seeking a high-caliber, aggressive professional to assist the director of its Management and Professional Development Programs. The experienced administrator will be responsible for the administration of continuing education non-credit programs for all levels of managers in both the private and public sectors. A minimum of five years experience in higher-education administration or other management experience is desired. Experience in continuing education administrations and office supervision is desirable. A master's degree is required. A doctorate is desirable. This position requires strong organizational skills with evidence of ability to work effectively with faculty and individual clients, as well as to market training programs for managers and executives. The position is available Oct. 1, 1996. Send curriculum vitae by Sept. 6, 1996, to: H.V. Cork, Director, Management and Professional Development Programs, The R B. Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0209.

WOMEN'S CENTER. Coordinator for Women's Month 1997. Part-time, flexible hours, beginning Sept. 1, 1996, until approximately May 15, 1997. $3,500 stipend. Women's Month is scheduled for March 1997. Preferred qualifications: commitment to women's issues and feminism; experience with volunteer management, program development, publicity and fund raising; strong written and oral communications skills; knowledge of university and local communities. Job duties include coordinating program for Women's Month, overseeing planning and implementation of Women's Month 1997 programs including evaluation, maintaining records, finances, and fund raising. Send resume to: Women's Center, Price House, Stanger Street, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0270. Deadline is Aug. 23, 1996.

VIRGINIA TECH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. 17 Agents. The following information applies to all Virginia Cooperative Extension positions listed below: Responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues involving Extension leadership councils and advisory committees; design programs to meet needs of target audience, specify program goals and objectives, identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver program through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, on-farm demonstrations, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plan; recruit and utilize volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and decision-makers. Qualifications: Master's degree imminent in related discipline. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs in appropriate discipline. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Applicants should forward a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference to: Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at (540) 231-7619, TDD user 1-800-828-1120, fax (540) 231-5545. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 1996.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, 4-H, Loudoun County. Position number FA590. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 4-H agents manage a non-formal experiential educational program in order for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, 4-H, James City County. Position number FA623. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 4-H agents manage a non-formal experiential educational program in order for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences. Position number FA684. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Family and human development: For families with children, aging members, and special needs families such as those dealing with welfare and court system to achieve improved levels of self-sufficiency, and to provide education for providers of child care, enhancing child care in the community, and the ability of child care providers to earn income. Area responsibilities in Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent, and Powhatan Counties, and Richmond City, including headquarters in Henrico County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Nutrient Management. Position number FA616. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of soil and water conservation; understanding of agricultural sustainability; surface and underground water quality; integrated systems for use and management of ruminant and non-ruminant animal wastes; soil chemistry and fertility; soil physics (water movement through different soils); nutrient management; land application of non-agricultural wastes (e.g., sludge); pesticide chemistry (degradation, residues, movement through soils) and toxicity; and public policies and regulations. Area responsibilities in Augusta, Bath, Highland, and Rockbridge Counties, including headquarters in Rockingham County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Plant Sciences (Horticultural Crops). Position number FA676. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; biotechnology developments; and field-plot research. Area responsibilities in Dinwiddie, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Prince George, Suffolk, Surry, and Sussex Counties, including headquarters in Southampton County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Environmental Horticulture. Position number FA848. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of installation, maintenance, and propagation of turf grass, woody ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and pest identification; soils, water and nutrient managements; environmental issues; economics and marketing; working with volunteers, especially master gardeners. Headquarters and area of responsibility: Albemarle County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Environmental Horticulture. Position number FA759. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of installation, maintenance, and propagation of turf grass, woody ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and pest identification; soils, water and nutrient managements; environmental issues; economics and marketing; working with volunteers, especially master gardeners. Headquarters and area of responsibility: Stafford County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Dairy Science. Position number FA586. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing; biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. Area responsibilities in Floyd, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, and Washington Counties, including headquarters in Wythe County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Dairy Science. Position number FA706. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing; biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. Area responsibilities in Amelia, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties, including headquarters in Charlotte County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Animal Sciences. Position number FA620. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing, biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. Area responsibilities in Amherst, Appomattox, and Campbell Counties, including headquarters in Bedford County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Animal Sciences. Position number FA556. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing, biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. Area responsibilities in Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, and Prince Edward Counties, including headquarters in Nottoway County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Animal Sciences. Position number FA662. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing, biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. Area responsibilities in Halifax and Mecklenburg Counties, including headquarters in Brunswick County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Farm Management. Position number FA822. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ability to develop and deliver educational programs in farm management, financial management, and marketing to producer, agri-businesses, lenders, and Extension agents; respond to requests for management and marketing assistance; provide economic information and assistance to other federal, state, and local agencies. Area responsibilities in Caroline, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, and Stafford Counties, including headquarters in Culpeper.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Farm Management. Position number FA849. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ability to develop and deliver educational programs in farm management, financial management, and marketing to producer, agri-businesses, lenders, and Extension agents; respond to requests for management and marketing assistance; provide economic information and assistance to other federal, state, and local agencies. Area responsibilities in Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties, including headquarters in Lunenburg (agent must have experience with tobacco).

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Plant Sciences (Agronomic Crops). Position number FA536. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; biotechnology developments; and field plot research. Area responsibilities in Henry and Pittsylvania Counties, including headquarters in Franklin County.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Plant Sciences (Agronomic Crops). Position number FA516. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; biotechnology developments; and field plot research. Area responsibilities in Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex Counties, including headquarters in Greensville.

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent, ANR, Plant Sciences (Agronomic Crops). Position number FA791. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; biotechnology developments; and field plot research. Area responsibilities in Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Suffolk Counties, including headquarters in Virginia Beach.

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (OIRD). Program Director, Women in International Development. OIRD is housed in the Office of the Provost with strong historical ties to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The mission of OIRD is a) to oversee the university's international research and development activities in selected countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Russia, and NIS (former Soviet Union); b) to stimulate education and training, research (on and off campus), and technical assistance that deals with international development; and c) to strengthen the international mission of the university. The OIRD has had a Women in International Development program that focuses on the role and status of women world-wide and the impact of development on limited resource women. The program has two goals: a) to involve the university in donor funded projects at home and abroad that deal with gender equity analysis and women in international development; and b) to contribute to and support on-campus activities on women in international development. The following credentials are required for the position of program director: 1) Knowledge of gender analysis and women in international development as an academic field and scholarly expertise in development theory. A doctorate in sociology, anthropology, economics, or agricultural economics is essential. 2) Extensive international experience working with donor-funded projects and activities related to gender-equity issues and women in development and an understanding of the connections between international and United States development issues. 3) Proven success in writing proposals for grants and contracts for development projects dealing with gender analysis and women in international development in implementing Virginia Tech's donor funded projects. 4) The ability to initiate and implement programs and activities related to international research and development for use both on and off campus. 5) Proven ability to develop collaborative research programs across genders and disciplines-especially arts and sciences and the agricultural and environmental sciences. 6) Demonstrated capacity to do collaborative research in gender-equity analysis and women in international development in implementing Virginia Tech's donor-funded projects. 7) Ability to speak and read French and/or Spanish is essential. The individual selected for the position will be housed in the OIRD. Letters of application with three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. S.K. De Datta, Director, Attention: WID Search Committee, Office of International Research and Development, 1060 Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0334. Fax: (540) 231-6741. Deadline for applications is Sept. 15, 1996 or until a suitable candidate is found.

ATHLETICS. Second Assistant, Women's Volleyball Coach. Applicants for the second assistant (restricted) coach position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coaching practice sessions and matches; scouting opponents; assisting head coach with recruitment of prospective student-athletes; monitoring academic progress of student-athletes; assisting in administrative duties; coaching within the NRV Juniors program; and coordinating summer camps. Qualifications include: bachelor's degree; previous coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate or club level; strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; computer skills. Candidates must also demonstrate thorough philosophy of the university. Salary to be determined, and benefits will be included. Applicants should forward resume and names/phone numbers of three references to: Stephanie Hawbecker, Head Volleyball Coach, 302 Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0502. Search will proceed until the appropriate candidate is selected. Approximate starting date is Aug. 15, 1996.