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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 35 - July 17, 1997

FACULTY LISTINGS
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Political Science Department. Assistant Professor. Professor of American politics. Position begins August 1998. We are seeking applicants whose primary field is individual political behavior (e.g. public opinion, voting, participation, socialization). Receiving special attention will be applications from individuals who can also teach political parties, interest groups, Congress, and/or research methods. Applicant must have received the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be qualified for both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester. The review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 1997, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae, letters of reference, and one sample of research to Prof. Karen Hult, Chair, American Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0130.
Center For Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). Second Violinist with Audubon Quartet (revised ad). Renewable-term contract outside the tenure track. Obligations include concert performances, classroom lectures/demonstrations, and other university service as a member of the Audubon Quartet. Applicants should be trained, and have experience, in string-quartet performance and must audition with the other members of the quartet. The successful candidate should also have good knowledge of other chamber music literature. An advanced degree in performing arts is required. Appointment will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on prior experience of the successful candidate. Salary is competitive. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a tape of a performance, and names of appropriate references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. However, the search committee will begin reviewing applications starting August 20 and auditions will be held soon after, so all materials should arrive in Blacksburg by August 19, if possible. Address applications to Richard Burian, Chair, Audubon Violinist Search Committee, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227. Questions may be addressed to Burian at rmburian@vt.edu; David Ehrlich, Audubon Quartet, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240; or Tom Shaw at AudubonVC@aol.com.
Art And Art History Department. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position available August 1998. Ph.D. in ancient art and architecture required, with demonstrated university-level accomplishments in teaching, research, and scholarship preferred. Teaching responsibilities are five courses per year, including shared responsibility for a large survey (Ancient to Renaissance), upper-level undergraduate courses in ancient Greek and Roman Art, as well as course contributions to interdisciplinary classical studies and humanities programs. Experience in development and use of Macintosh-based educational technologies desirable. Send letter of application, complete CV, example of scholarly research, sample syllabi, names and phone numbers of at least three references, and SASE to: Art History Search Committee, Art and Art History, 201 Draper Rd., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0103. AIA Conference interview by invitation if application received by Nov. 15, 1997. Review will continue until position filled.
Department of Family and Child Development. Assistant or Associate Professor. In applied gerontology. Faculty affiliate of the Center for Gerontology. Nine-month, tenure-track appointment. Provide leadership in applied gerontology within a department offering programs in life-span human development, family studies, and marriage and family therapy. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in gerontology. Obtain external funding for research, conduct program of applied gerontology research, and publish in scholarly journals. Provide faculty supervision to the campus Adult Day Services program and develop an applied-research program therein. Supervise undergraduate and graduate field-study students. Engage in community outreach activities. Serve on department, center, college, and university committees. Participate actively in professional organizations. Qualifications: Doctorate in gerontology, human development, family studies, social work, or related field; professional experience working with older adults and human-service agencies and organizations; productive research program with evidence of external funding; strong commitment to teaching, research, and outreach activities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 1997, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For more information contact Dr. Rosemary Blieszner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Family and Child Development, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0416; 1-5437; rmb@vt.edu. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of writing, graduate transcripts, and direct three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean, 226 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317.
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center. Clinical Instructor in Equine Surgery. Located in Leesburg. The clinical instructor will be responsible for primary case care on elective and emergency cases. This includes receiving and care of patients, direct client communication, maintaining medical records, and completing primary or back-up emergency duty. The clinical instructor will be active in teaching veterinary students and residents in both clinical and didactic settings. A full range of diagnostic services is available, including standard and xero radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, digital x-ray scanner, arthroscopy, laparoscopy, laser surgery, ultrasonography with doppler, electrocardiography, and a full-service clinical laboratory. The caseload is derived primarily from Virginia and Maryland, and includes horses used for performance, breeding, and pleasure. The large number of breeding farms within the hospital's referral base provides for an excellent opportunity for the surgical correction of diseases of foals, from neonates to weanlings. The construction of a racing facility in Virginia and enhancement of the Charles Town Race Track in West Virginia is anticipated to enhance caseload for both performance-related and breed-related cases. Position requirements include a DVM or equivalent degree and completion of an ACVS-approved residency training program in large animal or equine surgery. Salary is $40,000 per year with benefits. Applicants should send a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and names of three individuals willing to send a letter of reference to: G. Frederick Fregin, VMD, Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, P.O. Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177. Phone (703) 771-6800. Fax (703) 771-6810.
Department Of Geological Sciences. Assistant Professor. Assistant professor of exploration geophysics. Position is tenure-track appointment. Applicants should have research interests in three-dimensional seismology as applied to petroleum exploration and other targets. The selected candidate is expected to build upon the department's existing ties with industry. Candidates must demonstrate expertise in quantitative applications in the geosciences and participate in both undergraduate and graduate instruction. Qualified candidates will have a strong research record or potential, excellent communication skills, and the ability to interact within our broad geological sciences department. For detailed information about the department, and about other faculty-level positions, applicants are encouraged to visit the department web site at http://www.geol.vt.edu. The department intends to fill this position in 1998. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, names of three references, a statement of anticipated research and teaching interests, along with a short essay explaining where the applicant would like to see him/herself within the geosciences in the 21st century. Applicants should send their application package to Cahit Coruh, Chairman, Department of Geological Sciences, 4044 Derring Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0420. Phone: 1-6894. Fax: 1-3386. E-mail: coruh@vt.edu.
College of Veterinary Medicine. Assistant Professor. Assistant professor of ruminant health. Position is a full-time, tenure-track, Extension faculty position. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent. Food animal practice experience preferred. Diplomate status or eligibility for certification examination in an approved (by the AVMA) specialty board or equivalent is required. Good communication skills are essential. The appointment is primarily an Extension appointment but will include a hospital-service component, as well as instructional and research commitments. The primary focus of this appointment is to develop programs in conjunction with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, particularly in the areas of quality assurance and food safety for veterinarians, producers, and allied industry groups. The instructional duties will be as a member of the Production Management Medicine service while providing service through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to food-animal clients. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the continuing-education programs pertaining to ruminant health. Developing and contributing to research projects is an essential part of this appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. Craig D. Thatcher, Head, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442.
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Alumni Relations. Coordinator of Alumni Chapter. Part-time, based in Richmond. This individual will coordinate alumni chapter activities and assist alumni volunteers in central and eastern Virginia on a 20-hour per week basis. Candidates should possess strong written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Must be willing to travel regionally as needed, be comfortable making group presentations, and have demonstrated ability to train and motivate volunteers. Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree or at least two years of experience in marketing or education preferred. Knowledge of Virginia Tech would be extremely helpful. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Thomas C. Tillar Jr., Vice President for Alumni Relations, Alumni Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0102. Review of applications will begin July 25, 1997, and continue until the position is filled. August is the target month for filling the position.
University Libraries. Principal Cataloger. The principal cataloger supervises the cataloging team and is the master cataloger for Technical Services, interpreting rules, national standards, and local policies and procedures for a distributed cataloging staff. The principal cataloger insures that all cataloging work of the Technical Services Department meets current national standards of quality and practice and that the records within the local on-line catalog conform to official local cataloging policies. The successful candidate establishes goals and priorities; reviews and develops policies and procedures; assumes a leadership role in workflow and project assessment, analysis, and development; and provides training and opportunities for staff development. The principal cataloger coordinates local contributions to cooperative cataloging and bibliographic control programs, including NACO, SACO, and OCLC. Reports to the head of the Technical Services Department. Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution; a minimum of three years professional experience with demonstrated managerial experience in an academic or research library; extensive knowledge of and experience in cataloging including various Western European languages, USMARC bibliographic and authority formats, LC classification, LCSH, AACR2, and authority control in an academic or research library; extensive experience with a major bibliographic utility and an on-line library catalog; knowledge of current trends in cataloging, automation, and technical services; evidence of professional growth, service activities, and contribution to the library profession to meet library faculty criteria for promotion and continued appointment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred: advanced degree; experience in cataloging electronic and WWW resources; experience with national cooperative cataloging programs; experience with electronic spreadsheets and other office software; WWW and HTML experience. Salary: Twelve-month faculty appointment; salary in mid-$30,000; salary/rank commensurate with experience and credentials. Finalists invited for interview must demonstrate communication skills and knowledge of technical services through a presentation to library faculty and staff members and other members of the university community. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to: Cathy Pillow, Personnel Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, P.O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Pillow. Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 1997.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Extension is seeking applications for the Extension agent positions listed below. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Agriculture and natural resource agent positions will have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Agriculture And Natural Resources Extension Agent Position. Environmental Horticulture. Basic knowledge of installation, maintenance, and propagation of turf grass, woody ornamentals, interior plants, vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials; plant pathology, physiology, and weed science; pesticides, integrated pest management, plant diagnostics, and pest identification; soils, water, and nutrient management; environmental issues; economics and marketing; working with volunteers. Position number 111207, in City of Danville.
4-H Extension Agent Position. 4-H agents manage a non-formal experiential educational program in order for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. Position number FA671, in Culpeper County. 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 audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs 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 plans; recruit and utilize 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 preferred. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate as appropriate; copies acceptable), and three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on July 25, 1997, and continue until positions are filled. Send to Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 105-D Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619, TDD User: 1-800-828-1120, fax: 1-5545.
Executive Vice President's Office. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The director will have full responsibility for the university's intercollegiate athletic programs. Among the director's general duties are advancing a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program; assuring compliance with university, conference, and NCAA policies and regulations; selecting members of the athletic administrative and coaching staff; preparing and administering the annual budget; representing the university as its intercollegiate athletic representative; continuing the advancement of our intercollegiate teams, both men and women; and assisting with intercollegiate athletic development programs. The director must have regard for the values of an academic community and share a commitment to the academic and athletic success of student athletes. A background of demonstrated achievement in intercollegiate athletic administration is desired. Applicant must have a B.S. degree in an appropriate field. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The starting date will be determined with the candidate. Review of applications and nominations will begin August 1 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application and resume to Dr. Raymond D. Smoot Jr., Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Chair, Athletic Director Search Committee, 312 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0142.
Talent Search Program. Counselors (2). One program counselor will be hired on a 12-month appointment. The other program counselor will be hired on a 10-month appointment. Daytime travel in a 13-county area of Southwest Virginia. Recruit, motivate, counsel, and assist middle-and/or high-school students to complete middle and/or high school and enroll in postsecondary institutions. Disseminate information on postsecondary institutions and financial aid. Candidates with a master's degree in counseling, education, social work, student personnel, or a related field and experience working with youth from "at-risk" or disadvantaged backgrounds will be given priority consideration. Knowledge of Southwest Virginia preferred. These positions are federally funded and are, therefore, restricted appointments. Screening of applications will begin July 18; however, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Salary commensurate with experience ($25,000 maximum salary). Send resume and three current letters of reference to Ms. Jimmie Johnson, Director, Upward Bound/Talent Search, Hillcrest Hall (lower level), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0146.
Mobile And Portable Radio Group. Research Associate/Research Assistant or Associate Professor. For software radio project management. This position will serve in a technical leadership role in the area of radio frequency (RF) and digital signal processing (DSP) design within the Mobile and Portable Research Group (MPRG) at Virginia Tech. The primary responsibility of this position will be to serve as lead RF engineer and project manager for a three-year, $1.9-million research project with a goal of developing advanced high-data-rate software radios. This project is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under its Global Mobile Information Systems (GloMo) program. Jeff Reed serves as the principal investigator for this project. This position requires the ability to supervise research and represent the MPRG in the capacity of a faculty member and may be filled at the level of research associate, research assistant professor, or research associate professor, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Specific duties include project management (budget monitoring, specifying goals, determining critical design paths, and maintaining specification and standards), RF and DSP design (design of the software radio architecture, oversight of the design and implementation of the specific RF and DSP components with the radio), student supervision (coordination of a team of eight to 10 M.S. students and Ph.D. students), scholarly reporting and publication (coordinating and preparing reports, making oral presentations, publishing results in refereed journals and conferences), and independent teaching and research. This position requires the ability to lead independent research, as well as a high level of technical competence in the areas of radio engineering and signal processing. It is expected that the successful candidate should have the ability to function as a faculty member. Specific qualifications include a minimum of an M.S. degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field (Ph.D. degree is preferred); significant RF design experience as evidenced by four or more years of industry experience in RF design or by an earned Ph.D. in the field of radio communications; previous DSP design experience as evidenced by industry or academic work; previous project management experience; the ability to conduct and document original research as evidenced by significant publications of scholarly papers and technical reports; the ability to supervise and guide teams of students; superior written and oral communication skills. The position will be renewable on a yearly basis. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and names of three references to Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group, 840 University City Blvd., Suite 1, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0350. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 1997, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Bradley Department Of Electrical Engineering. Research Associate. In computer engineering/configurable computing. Expertise is sought in the areas of configurable computing (FPGA-based computing), VLSI, computer architecture, hardware-software co-design, and wireless communications. The requirements for the position are the following: a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or closely related field; a record of scholarly research and professional development in computer engineering and/or micro-electronics. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research and leading graduate students in the areas mentioned above as part of the Virginia Tech Information Systems Center (VISC) and the Mobile and Portable Radio Group (MPRG). The position will be renewable on a yearly basis. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and names of three references to Dr. Peter M. Athanas, Virginia Tech Information Systems Center (VISC), 340 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 1997, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Virginia Tech is Virginia's land-grant university offering degrees through the Ph.D. The department offers ABET-accredited bachelor of science in computer engineering and bachelor of science in electrical engineering degrees, the master of science in electrical engineering degree, including a computer-engineering option, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Kathy Atkins in the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech at 1-4136 (Virginia Telecommunications Relay Service number: 1-800-828-1129) by the application deadline.
Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group and Information Systems. Research Associate. To serve as technical editor. The position is full-time. Primary job duties include editing technical papers, reports, theses, and dissertations and working with the authors, assisting both U.S. and international students in writing practices and principles, tracking references, constructing and maintaining a technical library, and maintaining and updating documents related to proposal efforts and book constructing. The position requires the ability to conduct in-depth literature searches, to track references and to develop software solutions for publishing, graphics work, and web authoring. The position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, education beyond the B.S. degree, training as a researcher at the graduate level, extensive knowledge of grammatical concepts, and excellent software skills and graphic design experience, with preference given for experience in writing instruction. Candidates should submit a resume and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Peter Athanas, EE Department, 340 Whittemore Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 1997, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Public Service Programs. Economic Development Specialist: Technology. Calendar-year faculty position. The successful candidate will research, initiate, design, implement, and manage technologies to be used by government and industry to promote economic development including industrial development, travel and tourism, international and domestic development, small-business development, and entrepreneurship. The incumbent will assist in the dissemination of emerging technologies to state, regional, and local governments, will work with other economic-development professionals, and supervise project teams composed of public/private partnerships. The specialist will provide technical, network, and Internet assistance to faculty and staff members within Public Service Programs and must have an extensive background in multimedia development and programming, database programming, and application development for Internet, intranet, and stand-alone operations. The specialist will be responsible for providing hardware, software, and user assistance to the Public Service Programs staff, and must be capable of initiating and maintaining web, mail, and local area network servers. The incumbent must have four to six years programming and development experience with data systems and data-management technologies and methods, a minimum of four years experience in interactive-media design and production, and considerable experience managing interdisciplinary project teams. A minimum of five years experience administering a multi-platform facility and experience in proposal development for interdisciplinary technology projects is required. Four to six years experience creating and maintaining local area networks and two or more years experience with operation and management of Internet mail and web servers is critical. Also, experience in higher-education programs and continuing education is preferred. A master's degree in a technology-related field is required. The position reports to the executive director of Public Service Programs and interacts with faculty and staff members and students from all disciplines of the university. Applicants should send a complete resume including personal data, education, publications, research record, and professional experience with the names of three references to: Dr. J. Douglas McAlister, Executive Director, Public Service Programs, 1080 S. Main St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0162. Fax: 1-3896. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidate is found.
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Related Corporations of Virginia Tech. Senior Internal Auditor. The Related Corporations of Virginia Tech invite applications for the position of senior internal auditor. The university is assisted by 10 corporations chartered to support the fulfillment of its instructional, research, and public-service missions. These corporations are Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. and its three subsidiaries; Virginia Tech Services Inc.; Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. and its subsidiary; Virginia Tech Alumni Association; Virginia Tech Athletic Fund Inc.; and Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Inc. These corporations seek an experienced, versatile, and creative audit professional to plan and conduct audits and related projects under the supervision of the corporate audit manager. Responsibilities will include identifying audit issues impacting the corporations; designing, performing, and documenting audit procedures; evaluating internal controls for both manual and computer systems; drafting and presenting audit findings and recommendations; and communicating effectively in written and oral communication with the corporate audit manager and corporate personnel. The position requires a BS/BA/BBA in business, accounting, or a computer-related field or equivalent experience and a minimum of three years of progressively more responsible experience in auditing or public accounting. Preference may be given for a candidate with achievement of or progress toward CPA or CIA certification. Excellent communication skills are essential. Familiarity with mainframe and personal computers, as well as experience in internal auditing, educational institutions, or government contracting will be a plus. Please send resume, with three references, to Fred E. Phillips, Corporate Audit Manager, 2100 Ramble Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0456. Applications will be accepted through July 25, 1997, or until the position is filled. This is not a state position, so a state application is not required.