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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 15 - December 12, 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.

Animal Care Technician B (W195D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). P.T.P., 30 hours per week; Work schedule: Friday-Monday, 11 p.m.-7 a.m.; renewed yearly. 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. 13.

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. 13.

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.

Fiscal Assistant (W194D) Communication Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Fiscal Technician (3335J) Fralin Biotechnology Center. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). Application deadline: Dec. 13.

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, Southgate Center 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. 13.

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. 13.

Graphic Artist (W129M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). F.T.P. not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule may include some nights and weekend work to meet project deadlines. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

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 Lead Worker (Recycle Coordinator) (6724M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2). F.T., nine-month academic-year position. Position renewed yearly. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Housekeeping Worker (792M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $11,473 (Grade 1). Two F.T.P.'s available. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Housekeeping Worker (W191M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). Two F.T.P.'s available for a maximum of 1,500 hours. in a 365-day period. Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Installation and Repair Technician (W189S) Mathematics. Normal Starting Pay: $10.29 (Grade 8). P.T.P. for 20 hours a week. Work schedule: Flexible hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Position ends May 9, 1997. Application deadline: December 20.

Lab Mechanic B (W193D) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6). P.T.P., 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

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. 13.

Laboratory Technician (W188G) Fisheries and Wildlife. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). F.T.P. Will require extensive out-of-town travel and variable work hours to include weekends. Will work approximately 40 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Ending date 6-30-97, may be renewed. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Office Services Specialist (2369J) Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Office Services Specialist (6751M) University Honors Program. Normal Starting pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

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.

Office Services Specialist (W165D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5).. P.T.P., 30 hours per week. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Photography Laboratory Technician (W190D) PhotoGraphic Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). P.T.P., 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Practical Nurse B (W164G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). P.T. academic-year position. 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. 13.

Program Support Technician (6764D) University Relations. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Program Support Technician Senior (W196D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). Six F.T.P.'s available for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Applications accepted until filled.

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

Security Guard (W174E) Police. Normal Starting Pay: $6.30 (Grade 2). P.T.P. for 16 hours per week. Work schedule: 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Senior Programmer Analyst (2541P) Controller's Office. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

The following positions are available to current university employees only.

Computer Center Lead Engineer (6762D) Communications Network Services. University employees only. Normal Starting Pay: $ 43,661 (Grade 16). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Computing Laboratory Manager (6765D) (Computer Center Lead Engineer) Information Systems. University employees only. Normal Starting Pay: $43,661 (Grade 16). F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

Computer Systems Engineer (6766D) Communications Network Services. University employees only. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

OFF CAMPUS POSITION

Applicants interested in this position should visit the Personnel Services Office, Southgate Center, first floor to review the job ads.

Agricultural Technician A (6759). Normal Starting Pay: $13,711 (Grade 3)

POSITION LOCATION: Beaver, West Virginia. Apply To: David Martens, VPI and SU, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, 341 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0404. F.T.P. Application deadline: Dec. 13.

FACULTY LISTINGS

INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Civil Engineering. Three Tenure-Track Faculty Positions. The Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil Engineering seeks candidates to fill three tenure-track faculty positions commencing Fall 1997. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D., preferably in civil engineering. All faculty members in the department are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as to specialized graduate education, sponsored research, and scholarly work. Civil Engineering Materials: Candidates are sought at the assistant-professor level, although candidates who have already demonstrated strong success early in their academic careers and who would qualify for promotion to associate professor will be considered. The successful candidate will teach courses related to civil-engineering materials and civil-infrastructure engineering (pavements, nondestructive evaluation, and management systems). A desire is to emphasize research work in the area of civil-infrastructure management with emphasis on transportation structures/NDE. Environmental Engineering: Candidates are sought at the rank of either associate or full professor. The successful candidate will teach courses and conduct research in physical/chemical processes, drinking-water treatment, water-quality/watershed management in natural systems or a related field. The candidate will be expected to be significantly involved in providing leadership within the environmental program. Transportation Engineering: Candidates are sought at the rank of either associate or full professor. While all specialization areas in transportation will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who emphasize advanced traffic-systems management, transportation-network modeling or computer simulation in transportation operations. The successful candidate will have a formal administrative appointment within the university's Center for Transportation Research, one of the three federal Research Centers of Excellence in intelligent transportation systems in the United States. Applicant review will begin Jan. 15, 1997, and continue until all positions are filled. To be considered, send a letter summarizing your qualifications plus a current resume and a list of at least three references to Dr. William R. Knocke, Via Department of Civil Engineering, 200 Patton Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0105.

Equine Medial Center. Clinical Instructor in Anatomical Pathology. The position will require travel between two primary service sites located in Leesburg, Va., and Frederick, Md. Preference will be given to DVM applicants who show evidence or interest in advancing to board eligibility and/or certification. Time and effort will be split equally between the Leesburg (Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center) and Frederick (Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health Laboratory) service sites. Duties and responsibilities: (May be performed at one or both locations.) Instruction will include: Participation in didactic instruction in pathology and related disciplines, and clinical instruction of fourth-year veterinary students, training of interns, residents, and graduate students. Service will include: Coordination of specimen receiving and case assignment. Gross anatomical exams (necropsy) of various animal-species carcasses. Selection and preparation of tissues and other materials obtained at necropsy for a variety of supplemental laboratory tests and procedures. Test ordering and specimen transfer. Reading of microscopic slides. Case interpretation based on results of all laboratory findings. Compiling and writing of necropsy reports of all findings. Communication of results to veterinarians, owners, and other submitters. Some supervision of technical support staff. Monitoring use and care of equipment, and room maintenance. Research will include both independent and collaborative creative activity in the research missions of the college. Institute and monitor quality-control measures which will include but not be limited to duplicate testing through the system for comparison. Submission of identical slide material to two or more pathologists for interpretation and comparison of results. Monitoring standard operating procedures (SOP's) to assure uniformity to standard methods of practice. Participate in continuing education and professional development which includes weekly histopathology seminars, diagnostic rounds, organize work schedules so that professional staff can benefit from local and regional continuing education opportunities. Qualifications: DVM degree or equivalent degree. Minimum of two years experience in an animal health and/or diagnostic laboratory. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The position will be available Dec. 1, 1996, and the starting date will be negotiable. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application stating career goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to: Dr. G. Frederick Fregin, Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, P.O. Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177-1938. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful applicant is identified.

Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Assistant/Associate Professor. Applicants are sought for a position in the area of regional economics and economic development. This position is a tenure-track, calendar-year (12-month) appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in economics, agricultural and applied economics, regional economics, or related field. Responsibilities: Research responsibilities include developing a nationally recognized research program in the areas of regional economics, public economics, and/or regional economic development. Strong theoretical and quantitative skills are essential and should be combined with an interest in researching solutions to problems faced by Virginia's localities. These problems include, but are not limited to: issues of land use and resource quality, public financing of infrastructure and services, poverty, and adjustment to economic transitions. Teaching responsibilities include courses in regional economics and rural economic development. The position provides an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Rural Economic Analysis Program and the joint economics/agricultural and applied-economics graduate program at Virginia Tech. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, writing sample, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Jeffrey Alwang, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 215 I Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0401. Applications should be received by Jan. 30, 1997, for full consideration. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Postdoctoral Research Associate. Successful candidate will work on the molecular genetics of bacterial carbohydrate capsules of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. Applicants should have experience with cloning, sequencing, PCR, homologous recombination, in-vitro transcription/translation, and microbiology of gram-negative bacteria. Applicant will work with a molecular microbiology group focusing on various aspects of the molecular biology of gram-negative bacteria. Deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 31, 1996 with anticipated starting date of Jan. 15, 1997. Applications should include curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, and should be sent to: Dr. Thomas J. Inzana, 1410 Prices Fork Rd., CMMID, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0342. Fax (540) 231-3426. E-mail tinzana@vt.edu.

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. University Architect. The university architect reports to the vice president for finance and treasurer. The university architect is responsible primarily for developing and implementing the Campus Master Plan, effecting university coordination to provide assurance that facility and space needs are being met, providing direction and coordination of capital project program planning, assisting in the preparation of the university's multi-year capital plan and budget, and establishing and enforcing design and architectural standards for the university. The university architect will act as the advocate for a coordinated campus-aesthetics program, as an assistant in the development of a major portion of the capital outlay program, and will evaluate the work of personnel in the University Architect's Office. A bachelor of architecture degree or degree in a closely related field is desired. Registration or demonstrated ability to be registered within six months of appointment as an architect in the state of Virginia is required. The successful candidate must have 10 years of design and planning experience and five years of management supervisory experience. Additionally, excellent personal, written, and verbal skills are essential. Technical experience and orientation to planning in a university environment are desirable. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To assure consideration, applications should be received by Jan. 1, 1997. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, up-to-date resume, and addresses and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Raymond D. Smoot Jr., Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, 312 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0142.

Department of Athletics. Assistant Men's Baseball Coach. The university is seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month position for a highly competitive Division I program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coaching pitchers, teaching fundamentals, training, and overall supervision of pitching staff. Inventory control and coordination of orders, replacement or repair of equipment. Assist in maintenance and preparation of playing field. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, collegiate playing, and coaching experience, preferably in a Division I program, the ability to recruit highly skilled athletes, strong communication and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and university rules and regulations. Salary range is $25,000-$27,500 and search is expected to end on Jan. 15, 1997. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Chuck Hartman, Head Men's Baseball Coach, Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0502.

Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence. Coordinator of Reading and Academic Assistance. The coordinator of reading and academic assistance is responsible for assessment of reading and learning skills for undergraduate students. Duties include working with students and academic departments in assessing needs and planning and implementing interventions. Experience with learning and study skills, academic counseling, and personnel management is also desired. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication skills are required. Applicant must be able to interact effectively with students, faculty members, coaching staff, and academic departments. Familiarity with personal computers and computer-aided instruction is also desired. Master's degree and/or other advanced degrees desired. The coordinator of reading and academic assistance reports to the director of the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence and collaborates with other units in providing academic support. Minimum qualifications include a master's degree and at least one year of experience in a related field. Application deadline is Jan. 6, 1997. Applicants must have prior experience working with student support programs. Please send a cover letter, vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Amelia Clark, Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence, 122 Hillcrest Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0260.