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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 24 - March 20, 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.

Accountant (4526P) Controller's Office. Normal Starting Pay: $ 23,401 (Grade 9). F.T.P. Position ends 6-30-97, renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 28.

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 7-4 p.m., holiday, weekend, and on-call hours will be required. Application deadline: March 21.

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

Computer Operations Technician (4533J) Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 28.

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 21.

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.edu/jobpots/241s.html for more information.

Electronic Technician SR (6836J) Center for Transportation Research. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 21.

Executive Secretary (2428M) Food Science and Technology. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

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 Assistant A (Dishwasher) (971S) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8,605 (Grade 1). Nine-month position. F.T.P. Work schedule: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., days vary to include some weekends. Application deadline: March 28.

Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Baker) (585M) Culinary Services-Bake Shop. Normal Starting Pay: $12,543 (Grade 2). F.T.P. Work schedule: 3:30 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, may vary to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: March 21.

Food Operations Director A (6838G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

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 21.

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 21.

Laboratory Specialist (6649S) Physics. Normal Starting Pay: $22,407 (Grade 8). F.T.P., renewed yearly. Application deadline: March 21.

Laboratory Technician (W022091G) University Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). P.T.P. Will average eight hours per week. Every Friday 1-5:30 p.m., every other Thursday 4-7 p.m., weekdays 8:30-5:30 p.m. as needed, during the academic year. Application deadline: March 21.

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 (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.-6 p.m. Previously advertised with different qualifications; do not need to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 21.

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 21.

Office Services Specialist (468D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). F.T.P., Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday, 1-10 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m.-midnight. Previously advertised with different schedule, must reapply to be considered. Application deadline: March 21.

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

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.

Postal Aide (Office Services Aide) (W20318D) Printing Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). P.T.P., 30 hours per week. 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 21.

Program Support Technician (1407S) Arts and Sciences Administration. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

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

Program Support Technician (5433S) Talent Search-Upward Bound. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

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 21.

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 21.

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 21.

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.

Program Support Technician (U6841E) Parking Services. Normal Starting Pay: $17,913 (Grade 6). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Programmer-Analyst (U6840M) Agricultural and Natural Resources Information Systems-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). F.T.P. Application deadline: March 21.

Programmer-Analyst (U6830M) Virginia Cooperative Extension-Agricultural Experiment Station-College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). 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

Department of Computer Science. Instructor. Position is non-tenure-track, beginning August 1997. Candidates should have at least one graduate degree in computer science or a related discipline and be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses. Full-time position on a one-year contract. Application deadline is April 7, 1997. Please send letter of application and vita to Dr. John M. Carroll, Department Head, Computer Science, 660 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106.

Women's Studies Program, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). Director of Women's Studies. Will serve a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for one additional term. The primary responsibility of this academic-year position in CIS is to administer the Women's Studies Program. This requires innovative leadership in interdisciplinary curriculum development, pedagogy, and outreach that will build on the strengths already established for the program and continue to foster collaboration across programs in CIS and across the university. The director will teach one course a semester during the regular academic year. The appointment begins Aug. 15, 1997. The position is open to any current, tenured employee at Virginia Tech with the following minimal qualifications: an advanced degree, experience teaching in women's studies, a demonstrated commitment to feminist research and pedagogy, and a record of activism in support of feminist scholarship. The search committee warmly and explicitly invites nominations, including self nominations, in the form of a letter of interest that outlines strengths, qualifications, and a statement describing vision and goals for CIS and the Women's Studies Program. Nominations should include at least one paragraph that describes the candidate's strengths and qualifications for the position and speculates about what direction that candidate might be expected to lead the program. Submit a letter of interest or nomination(s) by Friday, March 28 to Elizabeth Creamer, 354 Lane Hall (0227). E-mail creamere@vt.edu. Fax, 1-7013.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-track position. Instruction will include participation in didactic instruction in ophthalmology and related disciplines; clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and training of interns, residents, and graduate students. Service will include management of patients and consultation in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, participation in continuing-education programs of the college, and participation in faculty governance activities. Research will include both independent and collaborative creative activity in research missions of the college. Clinical efforts will include instruction and service activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Nonclinical efforts will include classroom teaching, research, continuing education, governance, and professional development. Qualifications: Qualifications include the DVM or equivalent degree. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is preferred. However, candidates eligible for certification examination will also be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The position will be available Aug. 1, 1997, and the starting date will be negotiable. Application: 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. Don Barber, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442. Review of applications will begin May 12, 1997 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Geological Sciences, Fluids Research Laboratory. Postdoctoral Position. The position will be available beginning in March 1997. The position is guaranteed for one year, with a second year dependent on funding availability. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting experimental studies of aqueous electrolyte-volatile systems at elevated temperatures and pressures using the synthetic fluid inclusion technique. Experience with either cold-seal pressure vessels or internally heated pressure vessels is highly desirable. Experience working with fluid inclusions and/or hydrothermal diamond-anvil cells is desired but not required. As part of the responsibilities of this position will be to assist in the preparation of reports and proposals to funding agencies, the successful candidate must document excellent writing skills. Salary will be based on successful applicant's background and experience in experimental physical chemistry. The position has no closing date, but review of applicants began on March 1. Applicants should send a letter outlining their background in experimental physical chemistry, along with a vitae and names of three references to: Dr. R.J. Bodnar, Fluids Research Laboratory, Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0420.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Assistant Director. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, goal-oriented, attentive to detail, well organized, able to manage multiple priorities, and work well under pressure. Additional requirements include: a demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of constituencies and a willingness to work a schedule that includes frequent evenings, weekends, and holidays. A sense of humor is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable speaking before large groups of people. The candidate should have experience in either college admissions or academic counseling. Experience with transfer admissions is preferred. Experience in program planning, organization, and management preferred. Personal computer experience a plus. A master's degree or bachelor's degree with five-plus years experience is required. A valid driver's license is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Starting date: May 1. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 1997 or until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Ms. Susan Bambach, 104 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0202.

Office of Residential and Dining Programs, Residence Education Division. Two Area Coordinators of Residence Education. (Confirmed position) Twelve-month, live-on position with primary responsibilities for direct supervision and leadership of a Greek housing community of 10 houses, 360 residents, and 10 house managers. Eight additional houses currently in design. Serve as primary advisor for the Residence Hall Federation executive board, a nine-member board responsible for providing leadership for 25 hall councils, campus-wide activities, and management of a large operating budget. Supervise one graduate assistant. Other duties include staff selection, training, and evaluation; leadership development; rotating on-call duty and crisis management; serving as a university judicial-hearing officer; providing support and structure for educational programming; and assisting with the overall leadership of a comprehensive student life program. Co-lateral responsibilities may include instruction of the academic credit-bearing Resident Advisor course, new-student-orientation planning, or management of special housing services. Starting date: June 1, 1997. (Anticipated position) Twelve-month, live-on position with primary responsibilities for direct supervision and leadership of 50-60 undergraduate and one to five graduate-assistant residence education staff in an assigned community of 1,600-2,500 resident students, which may include special housing programs such as the Freshman Year Experience. Other duties include advising the Residence Hall Federation hall councils; assisting with the implementation of all staff selection, training, and evaluation; instruction of academic credit-bearing Resident Advisor course; leadership development; rotating on-call duty and crisis management; serving as a university judicial-hearing officer; coordination of an area night-monitor program; providing support and structure for educational programming; and assisting with the overall leadership of a comprehensive student-life program. Co-lateral responsibilities may include summer conference administration, new-student orientation planning, or management of special housing services. Anticipated starting date: July 1, 1997. Qualifications: master's degree in college student affairs or related field and one to three years of full-time professional employment experience. Demonstrated abilities in advising residence-hall associations, supervision of staff, judicial experience, and operations/facilities management. Preference for Greek life experience. Compensation is $21,500 annually, full state employee benefits, flexible meal plan, and furnished apartment with local telephone service. To receive priority consideration, applications must be received by April 7, 1997. Interviewing at ACPA/NASPA; first day interview may be arranged in advance for candidates who submit applications prior to the conference. To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references to: Area Coordinator Search Committee, 109 E. Eggleston Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0428. Phone 1-6204. Fax 1-5041.

Virginia Cooperative Extension. Viticulture Extension Associate. The successful candidate will work directly with Virginia Tech's viticulturist at the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) near Winchester, Va. He/she will be expected to perform primarily an Extension role in delivering comprehensive expertise to new and potential Virginia winegrape growers on issues of vineyard site selection, vineyard design, and routine aspects of vineyard management. Specific duties of the position will include, but not necessarily be limited to the following: provide basic educational information to clients interested in commercial winegrape production using oral, written, and electronic media; meet on-site to advise clients on vineyard site selection, vineyard design, and to diagnose routine vineyard problems; assist with the production and dissemination of written Extension educational materials; provide special project support including maintenance of a world-wide-web site for viticulture information, development of instructional videos for illustration of basic vineyard-management practices, and development of a comprehensive vineyard-economics bulletin; to provide logistical support, facility arrangements, and oral presentations with Extension short courses; and to assist in a limited manner with the viticulture-research program at the Winchester AREC or at cooperating commercial vineyards. Although the position is based at the Winchester AREC, some in-state, overnight travel is anticipated. At minimum, the successful applicant will be self-motivated and hold a B.S. degree in biological sciences or an agricultural discipline (e.g., horticulture), or hold a graduate degree in viticulture. Preference will be given to an individual with a M.S. degree in viticulture, horticulture, or an allied discipline, or to an individual with five or more years experience in commercial viticulture or viticulture research, including graduate research with viticulture exposure. The successful applicant must possess excellent verbal and written skills and be capable of effectively interacting with the public. Computer skills shall include reasonable typing skills and familiarity with Windows 95 work environment. A competitive salary, with insurance coverage and other benefits is provided by the Virginia Winegrowers Advisory Board, and is effective July 1, 1997. Funding is provided annually, with options for renewal based on performance and availability of funds. Apply by May 1, 1997 with a statement of intent, resume, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Tony Wolf, Virginia Tech, 595 Laurel Grove Rd., Winchester, VA 22602. Phone (540) 869-2560. Fax (540) 869-0862. E-mail, vitis@vt.edu.

Office of International Research and Development. Assistant Program Director-Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP). Support the program director of the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP), a research program supported by a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Assist the program director and the principal investigator of IPM CRSP/Director of the Office of International Research and Development in maintaining oversight of international collaborative IPM research, training, and outreach programs to enhance IPM implementation in food production in developing countries. Collaborative partners are eight U.S. universities and institutes and several institutions in eight countries. Duties include proposal writing for AID missions or other agencies, program planning and enhancement, development of memoranda of understanding, active participation in the preparation, production, and dissemination of IPM information, international travel to participating countries and, in general, active participation in the overall program. The position is located at the Office of International Research and Development (OIRD) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. OIRD serves as the management entity (M.E.) of IPM CRSP for Virginia Tech. IPM CRSP M.E. is assisted by a board of directors and a Technical Committee made up of administrators and investigators in the participating institutions and liaison personnel in USAID/Washington. Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in entomology, plant pathology, or weed science with experience in on-farm or IPM research. Experience in the U.S. land-grant university system, USAID programs, international agricultural-research-and development programs, proposal writing, advanced computer skills, and communication ability, and interpersonal skills are selection criteria for candidates. Ability to speak French or Spanish is essential. Terms of employment: Non-tenure track position, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and the availability of grant funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, type of position, and availability of grant funds. Applicants must submit an application letter along with a resume including biographical and professional data; list of publications; examples that demonstrate writing, communications, and management skills; copies of original transcripts; and three letters of reference not later than April 30, 1997, or until the position is filled. The applicant should direct all materials and instruct referees to forward letters of reference to: S.K. De Datta, Director, Office of International Research and Development, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Principal Investigator, IPM CRSP, 1060 Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0334.