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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 23 - March 13, 1997

CURRENT LISTING

Accountant (4522P) Controllers Office. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). F.T.P. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 21.

Administrative Division Manager (Accounting Manager). Normal Starting Pay: $31,500-$35,998. Send resume to Carol Ann Sumichrast, Human Resources Manager, Virginia Tech Services Inc., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0407, (540) 231-9674 ext. 112.

Animal Care Technician C (2662D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). F.T.P., Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or 7 a.m.-4 p.m., holiday, weekend, and on-call hours will be required. Application deadline: March 21.

Animal Care Technician C (6774D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). F.T.P., Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-1 a.m. or 12:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Application deadline: March 14.

Budget Manager (2075D) Budget and Financial Planning. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 24.

Computer Operations Technician (W022106D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6). Two P.T.P.'s, working midnight-8 a.m. (for approximately 30 hours per week) or with a flexible schedule through the work week (for approximately 20 hours per week). Application deadline: March 14.

Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022096D) Administrative Information Systems/Application Support. Normal Starting Pay: $10.29 (Grade 8). P.T.P. Will work 11-20 hours per week during the evenings and on weekends. Application deadline: March 14.

Computer Systems Senior Engineer (283D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $39,940 (Grade 15). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Computer Systems Senior Engineer (2836D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $39,940 (Grade 15). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Computer Systems Senior Engineer (241S) Mathematics. Normal Starting Pay: $39,940 (Grade 15). F.T.P. Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will begin 3-10-97. See http://www.math.vt.ed/-jobpos/-241s.html for more information.

Executive Secretary (7174E) Provost. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Extension Center Assistant A (Program Administrator) (4594G) Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Financial Planning Manager (Budget Manager) (6827D) Budget and Financial Planning. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 24.

Fiscal Assistant (5578M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences-Extension. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Fiscal Technician (160M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application Deadline: March 21.

Food Operations Assistant A (W145C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). Temporary, F.T.P.'s, P.T.P.'s. Shifts vary and may include day, evening, night, and weekend hours, and may include some overtime and call-in work. 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 until position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process may call Personnel Services, 1-5301.

Food Operations Manager A ("Right Track" Sous Chef) (2809G) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: March 14.

Food Operations Manager Assistant (Dining Room Manager) (7127G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Work schedule varies to include some nights and weekends. Application deadline: March 14.

Grounds Worker (846P) Physical Plant-Grounds. Normal Starting Pay: $12,543 (Grade 2). F.T.P. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on call for emergency duties such as snow removal. Application deadline: March 14.

Installation and Repair Technician Senior (6823R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). F.T.P., Monday-Friday 1 to 10 p.m., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 14.

Laboratory Mechanic B (6819R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 14.

Laboratory Specialist (6649S) Physics. Normal Starting Pay: $22,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 14.

Laboratory Technician (W022091G) University Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). P.T.P. Will average 8 hours per week. Every Friday 1-5:30 p.m., every other Thursday 4-7 p.m., weekdays 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. as needed, during the academic year. Application deadline: March 14.

Necropsy Technician (2636D) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 14.

Office Services Aide (W022101R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). P.T.P. 30 hours per week, varied hours to include evening, weekend, and holiday work. Application deadline: March 21.

Office Services Assistant (6648R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $14,989 (Grade 4). F.T.P., schedule includes rotating shift with weekend, night, and holiday hours. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 21.

Office Services Assistant (2284S) Foreign Languages and Literature. Normal Starting Pay: $7,495 (Grade 4). P.T.P. for 20 hours per week. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Position ends one year from date of hire with possibility of extension. Application deadline: March 14.

Office Services Assistant (W022103E) Motor Pool. Normal Starting Pay: $7.06 (Grade 4). Three P.T.P.'s, 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule: Flexible between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Application deadline: March 14.

Office Services Assistant (W020397G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). F.T.P. Will work 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year only (8-15 to 5-15). Application deadline: March 14.

Painter (1564P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Pharmacy Assistant A (W022097G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). P.T.P. 20-30 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Application deadline: March 14.

Pharmacy Supervisor (1351G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $39,940 (Grade 15). F.T.P. Will work occasional Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Application deadline: March 21.

Program Support Technician (W022105D) AIS User Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6). P.T.P., 30 hours per week. Application deadline: March 14.

Program Support Technician (6832M) Extension Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Programmer (6773D) Administrative Information Systems-User Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 14.

Programmer Analyst (6779D) DBMS-Server Services. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 21.

Programmer-Analyst (2143D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). F.T.P. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 14.

Radiologist Technologist (W022047G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). P.T.P. Work schedule Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each week during academic year, prn during the week as scheduled by the full time technologist. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 14.

Secretary Senior (W022076G) VP for Student Affairs. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). P.T.P. Will work 20 hours per week; schedule to be determined. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 14.

Senior Programmer Analyst (2393D) AIS, Application Support. Normal Starting Pay: $ 18,267.50 (Grade 14). P.T.P., 20 hours per week. Application deadline: March 14.

Storekeeper Helper (W022016M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). F.T.P. Schedule varies to include nights and weekends for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 14.

Trades-Utility Worker (W022102G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.59 (Grade 3). P.T.P. Will work 30 hours per week; work schedule varies. Application deadline: March 14.

Web Site Developer (Program Support Technician) (W022104M) Extension Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 (Grade 6). P.T.P. Will work 30 hrs. each week for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Application deadline: March 14.

The following positions are available to current university employees only.

Office Services Specialist (U6835D) Computer Purchasing. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 21.

Preventative Maintenance Technician (Trades Utilities Master Mechanic) (U2278P) Physical Plant Electro-Mechanical. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). F.T.P. Work schedule: Must be willing to work day, night, or weekend shift occasionally or on a rotating basis. A pre-employment medical examination will be required for the selected candidate. Application deadline: March 21.

OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS

Applicants interested in these positions should visit the Personnel Services Office to review the job ads.

Program Support Technician SR (6831). Position location: Northeast District Office. Apply to: Neal T. Vines, VPI and SU, Extension Information Systems, 137 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Program Support Technician SR (6833). Position location: Central District Office. Apply to: Neal T. Vines, VPI and SU, Extension Information Systems, 137 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Secretary SR (6828). Position location: Northern VA 4-H Educational Center. Apply to: Nora Belle Comer, Northern VA 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, VA 22630. F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

FACULTY LISTINGS

INSTRUCTIONAL

Fralin Biotechnology Center, Department of Biochemistry. Associate Professor or advanced Assistant Professor level (2). The center is seeking two productive and innovative scientists at the associate-professor or advanced assistant-professor level. The ideal candidates will have strong research programs and a willingness to participate in cooperative research, teaching, and outreach programs. One position will be in plant biotechnology. The center is particularly interested in plant transgenics as it impacts human or animal health or nutrition. Examples of relevant expertise include transgene expression systems, protein and glycoprotein processing, and plant-cell biology. The second position will be in any complementary discipline in biotechnology. Although not limited to a specific area, the center is particularly interested in individuals who have interests which include the use and/or downstream processing of transgenic plants, animals, or microbes for the production of agents for therapeutic or agronomic use. Persons with several years of industrial or academic experience are encouraged to apply. The individuals will have offices and laboratories in the new Fralin Biotechnology Center with access to its high-containment plant-growth facilities, plant-transformation equipment, microbial fermentation, and downstream chromatographic processing. The individuals will join six faculty members from various disciplines with exciting research projects already underway. Some of these faculty members are entrepreneurs, and interaction with industry is highly encouraged. The faculty appointments can be in any of several colleges and departments. Please examine the center's web page for details on these positions and photos of the center's exceptional facility. Qualified applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, and names and addresses of three references by June 1, 1997, to: Don Ball, Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0346; phone 1-6933; fax 1-7126, e-mail biotech@vt.edu; center homepage http://www.biotech.vt.edu.

Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. Instructor and Program Director of Dietetic Internship. Nine-month, non-tenure-track position available Aug. 16, 1997. The successful candidate will bring innovative leadership to an internship focusing on health promotion and provide clinical and didactic instruction to interns (about 50 percent of the time); teach courses in nutrition counseling and supervise student nutrition counseling experiences; and participate in professional activities and organizations. Applicant must be an RD, with an M.S. degree in nutrition, public health, or related area and a broad base of current experience in community, clinical, and management practice; demonstrated proficiency in teaching, nutrition counseling, management, communication, and entrepreneurship, and a commitment to working with students in an academic setting are required; experience with multicultural groups is highly desirable. Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, and an overview (two pages or less) of your recommendations and goals for meeting current challenges in dietetic education and request three letters of recommendation be sent to Chair, Search Committee, Internship Director, Dept. Of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0430. Telephone: 1-4672; Fax: 1-3916. Review of applications will begin April 15, 1997 and continue until the position is filled.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Physics. Postdoctoral Associate. In statistical mechanics. Applications are invited for one or two postdoctoral positions for the academic year 1997-98. The appointment will be for one year, with proposed starting date fall 1997. Our current interests focus on non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in general and driven diffusive systems in particular. Expertise in non-linear PDE's, Langevin equations, field theory, renormalization group, and Monte Carlo simulations will be much valued. Applicants are encouraged to send, before March 31, 1997, curriculum vita, publication list, short summary of current and projected future research interests, and three letters of recommendation to either B. Schmittmann or R.K.P. Zia at: Physics Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0435.

Department of Athletics. Assistant Men's Basketball Coach. The department 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, recruiting and a wide variety of administrative duties in order to accomplish the goals and objectives of the basketball team. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; collegiate playing and coaching experience, preferably in a Division I program; the ability to recruit highly skilled athlete; and strong communication and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and adherence to NCAA and university rules and regulations. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Bobby Hussey, Virginia Tech Basketball Office, Jamerson Athletic Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0502. Search is expected to end on March 17, 1997.

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Postdoctoral Associate. Position is with the Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies. This person will be involved in developing and refining in-vitro and in-vivo testing methods for assessing the toxicity of organophosphates. A Ph.D. in one of the life sciences is required. Experience in one or more of the following is desirable: neurotoxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, in-vitro toxicology, immunohistochemistry, ultrastructure. Funding is available for at least two years. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Marion Ehrich, Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442.

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 use 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 use 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), and 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 starting date: upon identification and hiring of appropriate candidate. 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 continue until a successful applicant is found. A more complete description of job tasks and responsibilities is available from Shrader at sshrader@vt.edu.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Research Associate. Piping plover project. Incumbent will be project leader for piping plover research and monitoring projects. Designs and implements behavioral and habitat-use data collection schemes. Supervises technicians in data collection and data entry. Supervises monitoring subcontractors. Analyzes data and writes interim and final reports. Interact with representatives of the sponsoring organization, federal regulators, and local residents. Fieldwork will be in the vicinity of Westhampton, New York, from about March 15-August 15. Data analysis and report writing will take place in Blacksburg. Qualifications: M.S. in wildlife biology or closely related discipline, knowledge of and experience researching piping plover and barrier-island ecology. Experience with piping plover management, PC SAS, and MS Office. Experience working with government regulators on threatened or endangered species issues and writing reports. Familiarity with New York Barrier Islands helpful. Send resume and names, addresses, and e-mails of three references to James D. Fraser, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321. Phone 1-6064. E-mail, fraser@vt.edu.

Public Service Programs. Economic Development Specialist: Community Assistance. Position is a calendar-year faculty position. The successful candidate will research, design, initiate, and implement programs to support community and economic-development initiatives through institutes, seminars, workshops, and one-on-one assistance ensuring that the programs support state, regional, local, and university participant goals. The incumbent will interact with professionals from state and local governments, businesses, industries, and community organizations as well as other economic-development specialists to manage and promote applicable programs. In addition to external programs, the incumbent will be responsible for researching program activities to produce internal reports detailing economic development assistance provided to a state-wide audience. The position reports to the executive director of Public Service Programs and interacts with the faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines of the university. Applicants should send complete resumes including personal data, education, publications, research record, and professional experience together with the names of three references to: Dr. J. Douglas McAlister, Executive Director, Public Service Programs, Virginia Tech, 1080 S. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24061-0162. Fax 1-3896. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

University Academic Advising Center. Academic Advisor. The University Academic Advising Center (UAAC) has openings for two academic advisors. Both position are 12-month, professional faculty appointments. One position is full-time; salary is $26,000. The other position is half-time (though there will be several brief periods of full-time work compensated for by periods of release time each year); salary is $14,350. Anticipated starting date for both positions is May 19, 1997. Responsibilities: Advisors will provide academic advising for undeclared students in the University Academic Advising Center; will provide academic orientation for new students; will assist students in self assessment and in researching and choosing a major; will monitor the academic progress of each student in his/her caseload and initiate appropriate interventions for students in academic difficulty; will assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating orientation, advising, and support services; will teach a course in researching and choosing a major; may lead educational workshops/programs on academic-success strategies; will assist in providing administrative services; and will participate in professional-development activities relative to the mission of the unit. Qualifications: Completed master's degree from an accredited institution; teaching experience (preferably at the college level); excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills; sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences; and experience working with college students and parents are required. Experience in academic advising at the college level, knowledge of student development theory and practice, familiarity with computers, and a willingness to learn new computerized advising systems are preferred. Successful candidates will participate in an extensive training program. Applicants should submit a letter of interest indicating experiences related to the qualifications and responsibilities; a resume including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references; and transcripts of all college work no later than 5 p.m., March 28, 1997. Applications should be addressed to: Chair, Search Committee, University Academic Advising Center, 117 Femoyer Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0154.

Dean of Students. Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities; Project Director for Student Support Services; Counselor for Student Support Services. Three positions available. The coordinator of services for students with disabilities position is a nine-month administrative faculty appointment which is available on Aug. 16, 1997. Reporting to the associate dean of students, this position has the responsibility for facilitating accommodations for students with disabilities, advocating for their needs, and promoting campus-wide awareness on disability issues. The project director for student support services and the counselor for student support services are 12-month positions which will be available Aug. 16, 1997 PENDING GRANT FUNDING. The project director will be responsible for administering a federally funded program that will provide intensive support for selected students with disabilities. Reporting to the associate dean of students, this position will plan, direct, and manage all operations of the Student Support Services grant project in accordance with goals and objectives of the program. The counselor will report to the project director and will provide intensive academic and career services to students with disabilities. Qualifications: Candidates for all three positions are expected to have a master's degree in student development or a related field, two years of practical experience in a postsecondary setting, experience working with students with disabilities, experience interpreting psychoeducational-assessment instruments, and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations. Candidates for the counseling position must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Virginia. Compensation: The expected salary range for each position is: Coordinator of services for students with disabilities (nine-month position)-$20,000-$22,500. Project director for Student Support Services (12-month position)-$32,000-$35,000. Counselor for Student Support Services (12-month position)-$26,500-$30,000. Application process: Send letter of application, resume, and full contact information for three references to Barbara Pendergrass, 107 Brodie Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0255. Screening of applications will begin late March and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. All three positions will be filled from the same applicant pool. Applicants should indicate in their letter of application the position(s) for which they wish to be considered.