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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 14 - December 5, 1996

CURRENT LISTING:

Accountant (4522P) Controllers Office. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Analytical Chemist (6755E) Environmental Health and Safety. Normal Starting Pay: $27,966 (Grade 11). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Computer Operations Technician (W171S) Hokie Passport Office. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6). P.T.P. for 30 hours per week. Work schedule: Hours vary between Monday-Friday to include some evening and weekend hours. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Computer Systems Engineer (6761D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Computer Systems Engineer (W186D) Veterinary Medicine. Normal Starting Pay: $17.21 (Grade 14). F.T.P. Not to exceed 1,500 hours per calendar year from date of hire. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Computer Systems Engineer (241S) Mathematics. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P. Application deadline: Jan. 3.

Environmental Engineer Senior (6754E) Environmental Health and Safety Services. Normal Starting Pay: $33,421 (Grade 13). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Extension Center Assistant A (Program Administrator) (6678G) Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Fiscal Assistant (2450S) Controllers Office. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Fiscal Assistant (6753J) Engineering Administration. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Renewed yearly; ending date June 30, 1997. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Fiscal Assistant (W187D) Library-Business Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). P.T.P., 30 hours per week. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Fiscal Technician Senior (6546G) International Research and Development. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Food Operations Assistant A (W145C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (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. 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. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services at 1-5301.

Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Baker) (W89M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). 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. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Food Operations Assistant B (Cashier) (W185M) Culinary Services. Normal Staring Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). F.T.P. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends during the academic year for a maximum of 1,500 hours within a 365-day period. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Food Operations Manager Assistant (1123G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Work schedule varies. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Housekeeping Lead Worker (696M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $12,543 (Grade 2). F.T.P. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Housekeeping Worker (2008G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $11,473 (Grade 1). F.T.P. Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend hours. Position previously advertised; you must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Installation And Repair Technician (681D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Laboratory Specialist (6743M) Biochemistry. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P. Position ends 3-31-97, renewed contingent upon funding. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Office Services Aide (W183J) College of Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). P.T.P. Will work approximately 25 hours per week. Work Schedule: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, not to exceed 1,500 hours within a 365-day period. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Office Services Assistant (2197D) Library-Media Center. Normal Starting Pay: $14,989 (Grade 4). F.T.P. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Office Services Assistant (W179E) Parking Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). P.T.P. 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Office Services Specialist (6757D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Work schedule: Sunday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Office Services Specialist (2024D) Veterinary Medicine. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Power Plant Operator Shift Supervisor (324S) Power Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P. Work Schedule: Midnight-8:30 a.m., may be subject to change. Overtime may be necessary due to emergencies and breakdowns. Subject to 24-hour call-in. A pre-employment medical examination will be required of the selected candidate. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Practical Nurse B (W164G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). P.T.P., academic year. Work schedule: eight hours per week plus prn; will work within this time frame: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with an occasional Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Program Support Technician (6758E) Personnel Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6 ). Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Radiation Safety Specialist (6746E) Environmental Health And Safety Services. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Research Specialist Senior (W182G) Fisheries and Wildlife. Normal Starting Pay: $11.25 (Grade 9). F.T.P. Will work approximately 40 hours each week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Security Guard (W174E) Police. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). P.T.P. for 16 hours per week. Work Schedule: 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Application deadline: Dec. 6.

Student Activities Building Manager (1187G) University Unions and Student Activities. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). F.T.P. Work schedule: Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Application deadline: December 2.

FACULTY LISTINGS

INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Communication Studies. Assistant Professor (2). The Department of Communication Studies at Virginia Tech anticipates two tenure-track assistant-professor positions beginning August 1997. Position 1: Public Communication. Expertise and ability to teach within the public-communication curriculum with specific course duties in communication theory and research, emphasizing organizational communication. Successful candidate must also be able to teach other courses such a rhetoric, public relations, interpersonal, applied communication, international, or intercultural communication. Position 2: Electronic Media. Expertise and ability to teach within the mass-communication curriculum with specific course duties in studio/field video production, interactive and computer assisted media. Successful candidate must also be able to teach other courses such as visual communication, writing for electronic media, international or intercultural communication. Professional/technical experience desirable. Qualifications for both positions: Ph.D. in area of expertise. Each position requires an individual capable of pursuing a sustained program of research leading to regular publication in professional journals and other acknowledged sources. In addition to teaching regularly offered undergraduate courses, duties include course development in specialty areas as well as involvement in related aspects of program development and other departmental business. Review of applications begins Jan. 15, 1997, and continues until each position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to Dr. Edd Sewell Jr., Department Head, Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0311. E-mail esewell@vt.edu.

Department of Economics. Director, Graduate Economics Program, Northern Virginia Campus. The program grants master's degrees in economics. The appointment will be calendar-year, tenured or tenure-track, and at the rank of associate professor or full professor, depending on qualifications and availability of funds. Responsibilities include recruitment of adjunct faculty members and graduate students, advising graduate students, administering the academic program and curriculum, teaching, and research. Candidates must have an excellent record of teaching and research. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 1997. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. The department plans to interview during the January 1997 AEA meetings. Please forward curriculum vita and three letters of reference. Contact: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Head, Department of Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0316.

Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Assistant/Associate or Full Professor. Applications will be considered at other levels based on experiences and accomplishments. Position is tenure-track appointment in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), for applicant with a Ph.D. and a superior academic and/or professional record. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing M.S. and Ph.D. theses, and developing a research program. Review of applications will begin on Feb. 1, 1997, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should send a letter of application including personal data, education, publications, research, and professional experience along with the names and addresses of three references to: Prof. Bernard Grossman, Department Head, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0203.

Department of Aerospace And Ocean Engineering. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track. The position will be filled either in the area of ship dynamics or the area of space-vehicle design from applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent and a superior academic and/or professional record. It is anticipated that the position will be filled at the assistant-professor level. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, directing M.S. and Ph.D. theses, and developing a research program. Review of applications will begin on Feb. 1, 1997, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should send a letter of application including personal data, education, publications, research, and professional experience along with the names and addresses of three references to: Prof. Bernard Grossman, Department Head, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0203.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

University Honors Program. Assistant Director. The person holding this position will assume primary responsibility for honors recruiting and the first year experience for students in the University Honors Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: twice-daily information sessions for prospective students and their parents; oversight of honors participation in such events as ExpoTech, open houses, and other university-level recruiting activities; organizing such special events as Center for Talented Youth meetings, the organization of the summer orientation program for honors, organization of the faculty/first year conversation (summer reading) groups, organization of the personal statement/vita project, first-year focus groups, and the honors curriculum for first-year students. In addition, this person will oversee the process of recommending prospective students for freshmen scholarships for which the Honors Program has responsibility and will maintain close working relationships with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Office of Admissions, and the undergraduate colleges. This person will also work closely with the staff of the Honors Program in such activities as may require assisting in the transition of students to upper division work. Special Note: During the academic semesters, this person will be expected to share week-end and evening activities with other members of the honors staff. These can be extensive in certain critical months: September-November, late January-March. Additionally, some evening work is necessary in the July orientation. Regular workday schedules will be adjusted accordingly. Beginning salary: $25,000-27,500 based on experience. Review of applications will begin Dec. 15, 1996. This position requires the completion of a master's degree. Experience working in a college environment is expected but not required. Excellent writing and oral-presentation skills are essential. Application may be made to Barbara Cowles, Chair, Honors Recruiting Committee, University Honors Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24061-0427. Fax 1-4522.

Institutional Research and Planning Analysis. Assistant Director. The office of IRPA is seeking an individual to develop an information and decision-support environment with analytical processes (intra-net) to serve the needs of academic departments whose demand for decision-support information has increased over the past year. This person will be responsible for coordinating the design, development, and utilization of a decision making/decision-support environment. This person will work closely with academic deans and other key administrators to develop and provide efficient and effective utilization of the intra-net comprised of both internal and external data. This also includes working with individuals in Administrative Information Systems to restructure data on mainframe-based databases and facilitating the migration of data to a distributed environment. Requirements: Demonstrated technical skills and experience with mainframe programming (JCL, IMS) and desktop tools and languages. Experience with database-management systems (ORACLE, ACCESS), web development (HTML, JAVA, CGI scripts), other client-server development, spreadsheets, word-processing, programming (PL/SQL, PL/I, SAS, etc.) desired. Five years' experience in administrative higher education preferred. A master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Ability to work between mainframe and distributed-computing environment essential. Ability to work with faculty and academic administrators essential. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills essential. Salary: Low-mid-40s commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date: January/February 1997. To apply: Submit resume and letter of application to Ms. Sharon Shrader, Search Committee, IRPA, 129 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0433. Review of applications will begin December 15 and continue until a successful applicant is found. A more complete description of job tasks and responsibilities is available at sshrader@vt.edu.

Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Research Associate. The position is restricted with an anticipated hire date of 2-1-97 and termination date of 8-31-97. The incumbent serves as a technical-support person for developing annual use-value assessment estimates which counties and other local governments may use to establish real-estate property taxes for land used for agricultural and horticultural crops in Virginia. Specifically, this will include working with faculty members in a team setting to accomplish the following: 1) producing statutorily required and other related reports in a timely fashion, 2) conceptualizing and developing appropriate methodologies and materials for the project, 3) developing and maintaining computer models for calculating use-value taxation estimates and management of historical databases for special research studies, 4) undertaking responsibility for related research projects such as the assessment of the fiscal impacts of alternative taxing scenarios or assessment of the economic consequences and practical implications of alternative methods of calculating use-value assessments, 5) participating in public meetings with organizations such as local Farm Bureau groups, county boards of supervisors, and chambers of commerce. Applicants are expected to have an MS in agricultural economics, economics, or a related field. Applicant must have demonstrated knowledge of budgeting agricultural enterprises. Preference will be given to individuals with evidence of training and/or experience in regional economics, property taxation, and/or farm management. Evidence of substantial computer-application skills, especially with MS-Access, is required. Computer programming ability is a plus. The position is located on the Virginia Tech campus, Blacksburg, Virginia. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. David Lamie, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 309A Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0401. The starting date for the position is Feb. 1, 1997 or as negotiated. For more information concerning this position contact David Lamie (e-mail: lamie@vt.edu; phone: 1-5447). The closing date for applications is Jan. 3, 1997, or until a qualified candidate is identified.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. Research Assistant Professor (Director of MRLife Development Team). The Materials Response Group at Virginia Tech seeks a person to direct the development and application of the MRLife code series developed by that group. The code series is used by a large users' group of major industries to predict remaining strength and life of composite structures and systems. The code-development team is a high-profile group with extensive interactions with agencies and industries, as well as with the Materials Response Group for which it operates. Responsibilities of the position include constructing and maintaining the code series, adapting the code to specific applications as needed by the customers, directing the activities of the software-development personnel, marketing and directing research programs based on the code, and creating new additions to the code based on ongoing research by the director, the Materials Response Group, and other research groups. Qualifications must include a thorough knowledge of Pascal and C; experience with maintaining large codes and writing interfaces for such codes; a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics; published work in micromechanics of composite-development personnel and graduate students. Highly desirable qualifications include experience with high-temperature behavior of polymer and ceramic-based composites, experience with the mechanical characterization of the long-term behavior of composites (including fatigue, creep, and stress rupture), and experience in selling and directing contract research. Rank is research assistant, is a non-tenure position, and is a CY appointment. Salary is expected to be in the range of $50,000 per calendar year. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 1997, and will continue until the position is filled. The position may begin as early as July 1, 1997. Interested persons should send a letter of application including personal data, education, publications, research and professional experience to Search Committee, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, attn.: Pat Baker, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0219. For more information, call 1-5316 or e-mail mrl@vt.edu.

Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agents (eight positions). Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent positions. Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking applications for Extension agent positions listed below. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional-faculty positions. Agent positions have area responsibilities in each of the counties listed with the first county or city indicating headquarters. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Animal sciences: 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. FA620, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox, and Campbell Counties. 2. FA662, Brunswick, Halifax, and Mecklenburg Counties. Dairy science: 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. FA706, Charlotte, Amelia, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties. Plant sciences: 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. Agronomic crops: 1. FA536, Franklin, Henry, and Pittsylvania Counties. 2. FA516, Greensville, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex Counties. 3. FA791, City of Virginia Beach, City of Chesapeake, City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight, and Southampton Counties. Commercial Vegetables: FA676, Southampton, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex Counties, and the City of Suffolk. Farm management: Ability to develop and deliver educational programs in farm management, financial management, and marketing to producers, agribusinesses, lenders, and Extension agents; respond to requests for management and marketing assistance; provide economic information and assistance to other federal, state, and local agencies. 1. FA849, Lunenburg, Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward Counties (agent must have experience with tobacco). 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 use volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and decision-makers. Qualifications: Master's degree required or imminent in related discipline. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. 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. To apply: By 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 1997, application materials must be received including a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of references which should be sent to: Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 240461-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619. TDD User 1-800-828-1120. Fax 1-5545.

Office of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Coordinator, Student Success Program. Faculty position rank of research associate. The goal of the Committee for Student Success is to develop effective programs to augment and refine current efforts for student retention and achievement. The coordinator will provide program-management support and liaison, advise the committee and grant recipients on evaluation methodology and results, develop guidelines, and assist recipients with analytical and statistical reporting to insure evaluations are reliable, valid, and timely, and develop processes for annual evaluations for the effectiveness of the programs. Qualifications: Required: Master's degree or equivalent in work experience; doctorate preferred. Experience in quantitative and qualitative assessment and evaluation methodology, statistics, and various analytical packages. Effective communication skills. Desk-top computing skills in e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets. Prefer: Knowledge of administrative, learning, and teaching processes in higher education. Ability to work with a broad range of faculty members and administrators. Salary range: $30,000-$35,000. The position is for one year. Deadline for response is Dec. 20, 1996. Send letter of interest and resume to: Patricia Mitchell, Office of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 112 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0132.