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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 11 - November 7, 1996

CURRENT LISTING Auditor-Internal (1137S) Internal Audit. Normal Starting Pay: $27,966 (Grade 11) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Capital Outlay Review Architect (Capital Outlay Program Manager) (6721P) Facilities Management. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Capital Outlay Review Engineer-Civil/Structural (Capital Outlay Program Manager) (6719P) Facilities Management. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Capital Outlay Review Engineer-Electrical (Capital Outlay Program Manager) (6720P) Facilities Management. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Computer Network Support Technician (6738J) College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Computer Center Lead Engineer (6742D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $43,661 (Grade 16) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 15.

Computer Operations Technician (W171S) Hokie Passport Office. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6) (Effective 12-1-96). P.T.P. for 30 hours per week. Work schedule: Hours vary between Monday-Friday to include some evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Enrollment Services Assistant (1675S) Arts and Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: November 15.

Enrollment Services Assistant (7185J) Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: November 15. Executive Secretary (2960G) Office of International Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Fiscal Technician (2065D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: November 15. Food Operations Assistant A (W145C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1) (Effective 12-1-96). 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. 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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services. For more information 1-5301.

Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Baker) (W89M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2) (Effective 12-1-96). Several F.T.P.'s available. Work schedule varies to include early mornings, nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Food Operations Assistant B (3RD COOK) (774M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2) (Effective 12-1-96). Full-time, nine-month, academic-year position. Work schedule varies and includes nights and weekends. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Housekeeping Supervisor Senior (2702M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Office Services Aide (W170S) Hokie Passport. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2) (Effective 12-1-96). P.T.P. for 30 hours per week. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday to include some nights and weekends. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Office Services Specialist (3078S) Statistics. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 15.

Program Support Technician (W159E) Environmental Health and Safety Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6) (Effective 12-1-96). P.T.P., approximately 30 hours per week, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

Programmer (2242D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Programmer (2917D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Public Relations Specialist (W168D) University Relations. Normal Starting Pay: $12.30 (Grade 10) (Effective 12-1-96). P.T.P. 20-30 hours per week, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Nov. 8. Security Guard (W166E) Police Department. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2) (Effective 12-1-96). F.T.P. Approximately 40 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Renewed yearly. Work Schedule: 11 p.m.-7 a.m. Application deadline: Nov. 8.

FACULTY LISTINGS

INSTRUCTIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING. Faculty Position (re-advertisement: revised position description). Tenure-track position in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems beginning August 1997. Candidates up to the rank of full professor will be considered. The faculty position will be assigned to Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center, which is located in Falls Church, Va., approximately 10 miles from Washington, D.C. The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a related engineering discipline with an academic focus related to intelligent-transportation systems. Evidence of strong classroom instruction experience and significant research accomplishments related to transportation systems is required. Duties include: graduate teaching in transportation-systems engineering, oversight of the department's civil-infrastructure-engineering graduate program in the Northern Virginia region, establishment of a funded-research program in intelligent-transportation systems, and active professional service. The individual filling this position will have a joint appointment with the Virginia Tech Center for Transportation Research, one of three Federal Highway Administration Research Centers of Excellence in Intelligent Transportation Systems in the United States. This position is being established as part of a new information-systems-technology initiative funded by the Virginia General Assembly in 1996. The individual filling this position will have significant opportunities for collaborative interaction with faculty from civil engineering, electrical/computer engineering, computer sciences, and mathematics, all located at the Northern Virginia Center. Applicants for this position should submit a detailed resume, a statement of career objectives, and the names of at least three references to: Dr. W. R. Knocke, Head, Via Department of Civil Engineering, 200 Patton Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0105. Phone 1-6635. Fax 1-7532. E-mail knocke@vt.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position for August 1997. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and background in microbial ecology. The successful candidate will develop a competitive research program and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are especially seeking candidates with experience and/or interest in field-oriented research in freshwater or wetland ecosystems who are willing to collaborate with established programs in the department. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of both research and teaching goals, and names of three references should be sent to: E. F. Benfield, Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0604.

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE. Associate or Full Professor. Tenure-track position. This senior-level position will be based at the college's Washington-Alexandria Center in Alexandria, Virginia, and will include collaborative opportunities with the main campus in Blacksburg. Teaching responsibilities will include instruction in upper level undergraduate/graduate design studios and related courses in design theory/history of 20th-century architecture. The Washington-Alexandria Center functions as an urban extension to the college. The center leads a consortium of six additional universities from the U.S., Germany, Japan, and England. Visiting lecturers and adjunct faculty members enrich the consortium as well as ongoing collaborative efforts with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Building Museum. It is ideally located to use the resources of the national and international architectural community and the full range of cultural resources of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. The successful candidate should be a superior teacher, fully committed to effectively guide exploration in design and capable of sustaining an intellectually vital educational structure. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of academic and professional achievement. The department encourages those with architectural registration and/or doctoral degrees to apply. The appointment begins August 1997. For full consideration a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be sent before the screening process starts on Jan. 16, 1997. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Ronald W. Daniel, Head of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, 201 Cowgill Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205. Information about the college can be found at the WWW address: http://www.arch.vt.edu.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (STS). Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position beginning Aug. 16, 1997. The university seeks applications from scholars from a wide range of fields dealing with social studies of science and/or technology. Candidates must demonstrate significant research accomplishments and provide evidence of good teaching. Familiarity with the history, philosophy, and sociology of science and/or technology is desirable. The main teaching responsibilities will be in the STS Graduate Program and the Undergraduate Program in Humanities, Science, and Technology, with the expectation of teaching in other programs and departments as appropriate. The hiring unit for this position is the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) in the College of Arts and Sciences. Formed in July 1995, CIS is comprised of a number of interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Center for the Study of Science in Society and undergraduate programs in black studies; humanities; humanities, science, and technology; religious studies; and women's studies. The successful candidate for this position will work with faculty members from these programs to develop further collaborative efforts in interdisciplinary education, involving especially the undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies. The faculty member in this position will be affiliated with the Center for the Study of Science in Society. Its faculty members are responsible for the humanities, science, and technology program and, together with faculty members from the departments of History, Philosophy, and Sociology, offer the STS Graduate Program. The graduate program awards the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the main campus in Blacksburg and the M.S. degree at the Northern Virginia Center, jointly operated by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. Candidates for this position must have the Ph.D. in hand by the end of the current academic year. Please send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching portfolio if available, and at least three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will begin on Jan. 6, 1997. The review process will continue until the position is filled. Please send applications to Gary Downey, Chair, STS Search Committee, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0247.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agents (10 positions). Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking applications for the Extension-agent positions listed below. Professional faculty, lecturer rank, non-tenure track positions. All agent positions have area responsibilities in each of the counties listed with the highlighted county indicating headquarters. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Positions Aquaculture: The agent is to provide technical information, especially recalculating systems; assist aquaculture firms to implement new technology; and provide technical support on issues related to fish health and disease management. Experienced in designing, building, and operating marine and/or freshwater recirculating aquaculture systems preferred. Knowledge of water chemistry and general laboratory procedures desirable. 1. City of Hampton. Headquartered in City of Hampton and has state-wide responsibility. Job No. FA490. Environmental Horticulture: Basic knowledge of animal nutrition; health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing; biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; and water quality. 1. City of Norfolk. Job No. FA491. 2. Fairfax County, Loudoun, Prince William, Arlington Counties, City of Alexandria. Job No. FA492. 3. Montgomery County, Floyd, Giles, and Pulaski Counties (part-time). Job No. FA493. 4. Prince William County, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington Counties, City of Alexandria. Job No. FA494. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Positions. 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. 1. City of Virginia Beach. Job No. FA495. 4-H Extension Agents Positions. 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. 1. Arlington County. Job No. FA594. 2. Fauquier County, Culpeper, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties. Job No. FA496. 3. Henrico County. Job No. FA497. 4. Nelson County. Job No. FA875. For all of the above positions: 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 required or imminent in related discipline. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating education programs in appropriate discipline. Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Application materials, including a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference, must be received by 5 p.m., Nov. 25, 1996. Send applications to: Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619; TDD user 1-800-828-1120; fax 1-5545.