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Jobs

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 03 - September 12, 1996

Phone numbers for classified positions

Office/Clerical: 1-6196

Technical/Research: 1-6160

Service/Trades: 1-6176

Professional/Managers: 1-4649

CURRENT LISTING

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN A (W107D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $6.46 (Grade 3). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours per year from date of hire. Position previously advertised, must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST (W76D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $8 per hour.

SIX POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Apply with state application and/or resume directly to Susan Bright, AIS User Services, ISB, 1-9500. Applications/resumes accepted until filled.

DISPATCHER (W132E) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $8.44 (Grade 6). FULL-TIME POSITION not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Shift Work. Position ends 6-30-97 with the possibility of renewal. Pre-employment investigation required. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

FISCAL ASSISTANT (4542M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $8,028 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION, for 20 hours each week. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

FISCAL TECHNICIAN (1711D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,552 (Grade 6). FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (FOA-75C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.41 (Grade 1). An applicant pool is now being established to fill wage food operations assistant A positions. These vacancies include temporary, full-time, and part-time work. Shifts vary and may include day, evening, night, and weekend hours, and may include some overtime and call-in work. Non-student WAGE food operations assistant A vacancies for Culinary Services will be filled from this pool. The vacancies are seasonal and run from August to May. Wage employees are restricted to working a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period from date of hire. Applications will be accepted at the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center, until position is filled. You need submit only one application for this pool. Be sure that you include your complete related background such as dates and places of employment, duties performed, and type of food service equipment used. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services by the application deadline. Any questions should be directed to the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center 1-5301.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT A (Server) (2943M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8,432 (Grade 1). FULL-TIME POSITION to work for nine months during the academic year. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (Shop Leader/Cashier) (390M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $12,290 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

FOOD OPERATIONS MANAGER B (Executive Catering Chef) (2266M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,068 (Grade 10). FULL-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

HOUSEKEEPING WORKER (2008G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $11,243 (Grade 1). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule: Thursday-Monday, 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

LABORATORY AIDE (W134M) Biochemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $5.91 (Grade 2). PART-TIME POSITION. Schedule varies for approximately 20 hours each week. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

LABORATORY SPECIALIST (4478M) Animal and Poultry Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $20,976 (Grade 8). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT (W120D) University Libraries/User Services. Normal Starting Pay: $10.08 (Grade 8). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week, some night and weekend work will be required. Hours may vary over university holiday and break periods. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

OFFICE SERVICES AIDE (Switchboard Operator A) (W135D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.91 (Grade 2). PART-TIME POSITION, for approximately 30 hours per week. Work schedule: Varied hours to include evening, weekend and holiday work. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT (W131G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $7.06 (Grade 4). PART-TIME POSITION, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (W84D) Computing Center/AIS User Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.72 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Position previously advertised, you must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

OFFICES SERVICES SPECIALIST (1028P) English. Normal Starting Pay: $16,056 (Grade 5). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

OFFICE SERVICES SPECIALIST (0028J) Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal Starting Pay: $16,056 (Grade 5). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN SENIOR (2080P) Internal Audit. Normal Starting Pay: $19,188 (Grade 7). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (1410D) Systems Research Center. Normal Starting Pay: $17,552 (Grade 6). FULL-TIME POSITION, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

PROGRAM SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (W136D) Test Scoring Service. Normal Starting Pay: $8.44 (Grade 6). PART-TIME POSITION, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

PROGRAMMER/ANALYST (2700D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $29,957 (Grade 12). Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

SECRETARY (1302D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $14,688 (Grade 4). FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

SECRETARY SENIOR (W113J) Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science. Normal Starting Pay: $7.72 (Grade 5). PART-TIME POSITION, 20 hours per week Position previously advertised, must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

TRADES UTILITY WORKER (W133J) Athletics. Normal Starting Pay: $6.46 (Grade 3). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Evening and weekend work required. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

TV PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (W101D) Media Services, Video/Broadcast Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.23 (Grade 7). PART-TIME POSITION, 30 hours per week. Work schedule: During academic year, hours will be 1-9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, other hours to be arranged. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Sept. 13.

THE FOLLOWING POSITION IS AVAILABLE TO CURRENT UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY.

FOOD OPERATIONS ASSISTANT B (3RD COOK/Shultz Dining Hall) (948M) Culinary Services. UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY. Normal Starting Pay: $12,290 (Grade 2). FULL-TIME POSITION. Work schedule varies and includes nights and weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

OFF CAMPUS POSITION

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

WILDLIFE WORKER (6743). Normal Starting Pay: $14,688 (Grade 4). POSITION LOCATION: Niceville, Fla. Apply To: Jeff Walters, VPI and SU, Biology Department, Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. FULL-TIME POSITION. Application deadline: Sept. 20.

FACULTY JOBS

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS. Assistant/Associate Professor. Tenure-track. It is anticipated that the position will be filled at the assistant-professor level, but individuals with sufficient qualifications and/or experience will be considered for appointment at the associate level. All areas of biomechanics will be considered, such as biosolids, soft and/or hard tissues, biofluid mechanics, bioprosthetics, hemodynamics and/or microcirculatory mechanics, physiologic modeling, biodynamics, kinematics of human motion, aerospace medicine, etc. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing M.S. and Ph.D. theses, and developing a research program. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 30, 1996, and will continue until the position is filled. The position may begin as early as Jan. 1, 1997. Interested persons should send a letter of application including personal data, education, publications, research, and professional experience to Professor E.G. Henneke, Chair of Biomechanics Search Committee, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0219.

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES. Possible part-time positions. Applications are invited for possible part-time, temporary positions, of one semester duration, teaching one course or more in Arabic, Chinese, Classical Greek, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish language and/or literature. M.A., or equivalent teaching experience, normally is required; Ph.D. desired for teaching upper division language and/or literature courses. If you wish to be considered in these applicant pools for such future positions, please submit a formal letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, and have at least two references send relevant letters of recommendation directly to Dr. Chris Eustis, Head, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 331 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225.

BRADLEY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Associate Professor or Professor, Computer Engineering. Tenure-track position in the area of computer engineering for the expanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Program and the university's Information Systems Technology Program at the new Northern Virginia Graduate Center in Falls Church, Va. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain close relationships with the faculty located in Blacksburg, Va. Candidates will be expected to conduct research and teach within computer engineering and/or communications and to advise graduate students. Expertise in computer networks is particularly desirable. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field, eligible for an appointment at either the associate- or full-professor rank, and be committed to graduate teaching and to the development/expansion of sponsored research. An appropriate publication record, experience in developing and managing a research program, and documented record of excellent teaching required. Established contacts in the Northern Virginia information-technology community preferred. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 15, 1996, or until suitable candidates are selected. Further information is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ee.vt.edu/positions.html. Send complete resume with a list of references to Dr. W.L. Stutzman, Chair/Resource Committee, Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.

BRADLEY DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Associate Professor or Professor, Communications. Tenure-track position in communications for the expanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Program and the university's Information Systems Technology Program at the new Northern Virginia Graduate Center in Falls Church, Va. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain close relationships with the faculty located in Blacksburg, Va. Candidates will be expected to conduct research and teach in communications and to advise graduate students. Expertise in communications networks is particularly desirable. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field, eligible for an appointment at either the associate- or full-professor rank, and be committed to graduate teaching and to the development/expansion of sponsored research. An appropriate publication record, experience in developing and managing a research program, and documented record of excellent teaching required. Established contacts in the Northern Virginia information technology community preferred. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 15, 1996, or until suitable candidates are selected. Further information is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ee.vt.edu/positions.html. Send complete resume with a list of references to Dr. W.L. Stutzman, Chair/Resource Committee, Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111.

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING. Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology. Tenure-track position. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the following areas: development of distance education, telecommunication, network implementation management and maintenance, serving on doctoral and masters committees, and pursuing an active research and publishing agenda in instructional technology. Requirements include a doctorate with primary interest in instructional technology or related field. A demonstrated interest in teaching, and a record of research, scholarly publications, or clear indication of potential for success in these required areas. Knowledge/experience in the instructional design process is essential and is a baseline for this position. Anticipated starting date is Aug. 16, 1997. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 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 Dr. Dianne Yardley, College of Human Resources and Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317.

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING. Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology. Tenure-track position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology and at least one of several related areas such as learning, motivational theory, evaluation, and tests and measurement; collaborating with university and public school colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate preparation programs for school personnel; pursuing an active research and service agenda in educational psychology; directing masters and doctoral studies. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in educational psychology or closely related field, evidence of successful teaching, an established record of research and scholarly writing with potential for continued productivity, and experience with public schools. Anticipated starting date is Aug. 16, 1997. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 1996, and continue until a candidate is appointed. Send a letter of application, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), a vita, and three letters of reference to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Educational Psychology Search Committee, College of Human Resources and Education, 226 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317. Phone 1-5056. Fax 1-3717.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION. Assistant Director for Program Development. Major responsibilities: conduct market research; use consultative selling with faculty members and external clients; develop program, service, and financial plans; and participate in professional activities. Position is self-sustaining and accountable for financial results. This administrative faculty position is non-tenured with an instructor academic rank. Doctorate preferred; master's degree required. The application process requires three reference letters from current and/or previous supervisors and should be forwarded to: Rebecca Shelor, Division of Continuing Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0104. The application deadline is October 15 and screening will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Rebecca Shelor at 1-2787 or e-mail rshelor@vt.edu.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY. Project Director/Research Scientist. The department invites applications for a non-tenure rack position as a project director to coordinate the implementation of a large-scale NIMH grant designed to assess the impact of residential fire on children, adolescents, and their parents. Within the context of a cross-sectional, longitudinal design a multimethod assessment approach will be used to objectively measure reactions to this traumatic event. Individual must have experience in working in the area of trauma, possess organizational, conceptual, and clinical skills, and be sophisticated in computer use. Possess postdoctorate in clinical psychology or a closely related field. Must be able to work with graduate students, clinical faculty, and have some experience working with ethnically diverse populations. Position available immediately. Salary and fringe benefits competitive. Person may be eligible for graduate faculty status as a research scientist. Please contact Russell T. Jones at 1-5934 or Thomas H. Ollendick at 1-6451, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0436.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES. Serials Coordinator, Technical Services Department. The serials coordinator will direct and manage all of the functions of the Continuations Management Team which include the receipt, copy cataloging, bibliographic maintenance, and binding of serials in an automated environment. Responsible for planning, setting goals and priorities, formulating policies, designing and monitoring workflow, allocating staff, and providing leadership for the continuing development of serial automation. The successful candidate will be familiar with current trends in serial management and control, including computer applications and national standards for bibliographic controls; have demonstrated experience with OCLC and a local library cataloging system; be able to provide strong leadership; and possess effective communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Reports to the head of Technical Services. The Continuous Management Team consists of 12 staff members and has a large student wage budget. The teams' responsibilities include check-in of 18,000 continuing titles, claiming, binding, and copy cataloging of new and changed titles; and the receiving and cataloging of government depository items. The VTLS library system is used for serials check-in, and the library uses the USMARC standard for coded holdings. Qualifications: Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program. The successful candidate should possess a knowledge of current and national cataloging trends in an automated environment; knowledge of current trends and issues in serials control; demonstrated experience working with bibliographical utility and integrated cataloging system, experience with computer applications such as spread sheets and database management. The serials coordinator should have supervisory and training experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preferred: Academic library experience; participation in professional activities at the national and local levels; demonstrated problem solving skills, especially with workflow analysis of technical services functions. Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment; rank and salary dependent upon credentials with a minimum salary of $28,000. Applications: 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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process sold notify Pillow. Review of applications will begin Oct. 21, 1996.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY. Anticipated postdoctoral positions. Available Jan. 1, 1997, to study the regulation of and structure-function relationships in type 1 protein phosphatases from phylogenetically diverse organisms. Experience in one or more of the following areas required: site-directed mutagenesis, protein chemistry, tissue culture. To apply, send curriculum vitae and the names and telephone numbers of two references to: Peter J. Kennelly, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0308.