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JOBS

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 05 - September 25, 1997

Phone numbers for classified positions.

Office/Clerical: 1-6196

Technical/Research: 1-6160

Service/Trades: 1-6176

Professional/Managers: 1-4649

Persons with hearing impairments may call for TDD information at (540) 231-6258.

CURRENT LISTING

Accountant Senior (1540D) University Development. Normal Starting Pay: $27,966 (Grade 11). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Agricultural Technician B (W022241M) Animal and Poultry Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). FTP for a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Work schedule to include weekends. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Animal Care Technician A (W022155C) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $6.59 (Grade 3). Two PTP's, 30 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Applications Developer (Programmer/Analyst) (6887D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572-$33,421 (Grade 12). Two FTP's, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Open until filled.

Applications Developer (Programmer) (6888D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582-$26,966 (Grade 10). FTP, renewed yearly. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Open until filled.

Athletic Facilities Manager (Student Services Coordinator) (LC081J) Athletics. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). Full-time salaried. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Boiler Operator Assistant (332P) Power Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $14,989 (Grade 4). FTP. Work schedule: midnight-8 a.m. after a brief training period on the 8 a.m.-4 p.m. shift. Some overtime, call-in, or shift changes may be required due to departmental needs. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Computer Systems Engineer (1894F) Computer Science. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). FTP. Position ends 6/30/98. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Director of University Grounds (Buildings and Grounds Director A) (6937P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $33,421 (Grade 13). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Extension Center Assistant A (6679G) Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Food Operations Assistant A (W022189C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). 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. 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 until position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services, 1-5301.

Food Operations Assistant A (Retail Shop Server) (578M) Culinary Services/Food Court. Normal Starting Pay: $11,473 (Grade 1). Two FTP's: nine-month academic-year positions. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Food Operations Assistant A (Server) (2943M) Culinary Services/Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal Starting Pay: $8,432 (Grade 1). FTP. Nine-month academic-year position. Work schedule varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Food Operations Assistant B (Cashier/Hostess) (W022148G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Three PTP's. 30 hours each week, hours vary. (Previously advertised, do not need to reapply to be considered.) Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Cook) (W022161M) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Several FTP's available for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule: Varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Food Operations Assistant B (Food Production Assistant) (582M) Full-time nine-month position Culinary Services, Pizza Hut/Chick-fil-A/Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2). FTP: nine-month position. Schedule varies to include night and week end work. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Food Operations Assistant B (3rd Cook) (392M)-Culinary Services/Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal Starting Pay: $9,407 (Grade 2). Two FTP's. Nine-month academic-year. Work schedule: p.m. shift, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Varies to include nights and weekends. Application deadline: Open until both positions are filled.

Food Operations Assistant B (W022223C) Culinary Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). 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. 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 until positions are filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services, 1-5301.

Food Production Worker A (Food Production Supervisor) (1943M) Culinary Services/Hokie Grill. Normal Starting Pay: $13,711 (Grade 3). Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Two FTP's available. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Food Production Worker B (2nd Cook) (W020684M) Culinary Services/Owens Food Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.59 (Grade 3). Several FTP's available. For a maximum of 1,500 hrs. in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Grants Specialist (4073D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $ 23,401 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Highway Equipment Operator A (1971P) Physical Plant/Grounds. Normal Starting Pay: $14,989 (Grade 4). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Housekeeping Worker (6924M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Starting Pay: $11,473 (Grade 1). FTP. Work schedule: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Housekeeping Worker (W022232G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). Three PTP's available. 30 hours a week, work schedule varies. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Installation and Repair Technician Senior (2020R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP. Renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Laboratory Specialist (1305D) Veterinary Medicine Experiment Station. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Laboratory Specialist Senior (6968M) Plant Pathology and Weed Science. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). FTP. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Laboratory Technician (W022247G) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). Three full-time wage positions. 40 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies. Ending date 5-31-97, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Mechanical Engineer (7022P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). FTP. Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 10.

Office Services Aide (W022195D) Computing Center. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Eight FTP's, schedule varies to include one day position: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., five evening positions: 4 p.m.-midnight and two midnight positions: midnight-8 a.m. (Previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered.) Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Office Services Aide (Switchboard Operator) (W022101R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $6.03 (Grade 2). Three PTP's. 30 hours per week, varied hours to include evening, weekend and holiday work. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Practical Nurse B (W020748G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $9.41 (Grade 7). PTP. Will average 24 hours a week within the following work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with occasional Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Programmer (6784D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). Application deadline: Sept. 26. Secretary Senior (W022076G) VP for Student Affairs. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). PTP. Work schedule: 20 hours per week for four hours per day, Monday-Friday. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Software Systems Analyst (Programmer/Analyst) (6779D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572-$47,730 (Grade 12). FTP, renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Switchboard Operator (Office Services Assistant) (W020821C) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). PTP. Work schedule: 30 hours a week, Monday-Friday for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

Telecommunications Engineer (6966R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $36,535 (Grade 14). FTP: day shift and on-call; some travel--mostly within Virginia; renewed yearly. Application deadline: Sept. 26.

The following position is available to current university employees only.

Associate Director (Audit Manager Senior) (U2144J) Internal Audit. Starting Pay: $47,730 (Grade 17). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

OFF CAMPUS POSITIONS

Applicants interested in these positions should visit Personnel Services to Animal Care Tech B (0542). Normal Starting Pay: 18,729 (Grade 5). Position location: Loudoun. Apply to: Betty Tucker, MDS Equine Medical Center, P.O. Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177-1938. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Executive Secretary (6304). Normal Starting Pay: 17,913 (Grade 6). Position location: Fauquier. Apply to: Mary McFerren, Northern District Extension Office, P.O. Box 701, Warrenton, VA 20188-0701. Application deadline: Oct. 3.

Office Services Specialist (3340). Normal Starting Pay: 19,582 (Grade 5). Position location: Manassas. Apply to: Barbara Angelotti, 9408 Prince William Street, Manassas, VA 20110. Application deadline: Sept. 30.

Program Support Technician Senior (6969). Normal Starting Pay: 19,582 (Grade 7). Position location: Pittsylvania County. Apply to: Sharon Diggs, Agriculture Service Center, P.O. Box 398, Chatham, VA 24531-0398. Application deadline: Oct. 10.

FACULTY LISTING

Instructional Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Assistant/Associate Professor (re-advertisement). Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong teaching and research focus in subject matter relevant to the hospitality industry. Emphasis in the area of services management is desired. An earned doctorate in hospitality and tourism management or other relevant subject area is required. Experience in the hospitality/tourism industry is essential. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, research and publication, guiding masters and doctoral students' research, participating on committees and involvement with service to the people of the State of Virginia. As one of the top graduate programs in hospitality, Virginia Tech provides an outstanding environment for conducting research and participating in collaborative publishing endeavors. Earliest starting date for the position is Jan. 15, 1998. Send a letter of application, vita, and the names of three references to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean, 226 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0317. Phone: 1-5056. Fax: 1-3717. Application deadline is October 15 or until position is filled.

Department of Psychology. Assistant Professor Tenure-track appointment available beginning August 1998. A Ph.D. with specialization in industrial/organizational psychology is desired. Quality of research and the ability to develop a productive research program is more important than research area. The Department of Psychology is committed to scholarship and research, as well as teaching excellence and the successful candidate will reflect these commitments. It has 25 full-time faculty members and offers Ph.D. programs in industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology (APA-approved), and psychological sciences. Applicants should submit a letter of application, academic vita, selected reprints/preprints, and three letters of reference to Chair, I/O Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0436. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position as an assistant professor beginning August 1998. Applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in land-use and environmental law and legal foundations of planning practice. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to teach in one or more of the following areas of specialization: community participation, conflict resolution, comparative land use law/policy, real-estate development, environmental policy, or planning theory. A Ph.D. and/or J.D. is required. Applications with only a J.D. must present evidence of scholarly and teaching qualifications and must have significant experience as a planning practitioner. For Ph.D. applicants, professional experience in land-use planning or planning law is desirable. Application review will begin on Dec. 1, 1997 and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to John Browder, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, 201 Architecture Annex, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0113.

Department of Communication Studies. Broadcast/Instructional Technology Positions. The department anticipates two non-tenure track positions in broadcasting and instructional technology beginning August 1998. Each position requires a master's degree or significant professional experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Position 1. Broadcast journalism instructor to teach electronic news gathering and courses from among: broadcast writing, television production, broadcast management and visual media. May develop course work for broadcast sequence. Position 2. Instructional-technology manager to coordinate student use of department's television studio and provide support for instructional computing. Responsibilities include supervision of student use of equipment and oversight of purchasing and maintenance plan for instructional technology. Qualifications include knowledge of broadcast equipment and facilities, knowledge of linear and digital video editing, and competence in instructional and network computing. Ability to teach television production desirable. Letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references should be sent by Dec. 1, 1997 to Chair, Broadcast Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0311. More information about the department, university, and surrounding region is available at http:www.comm.vt.edu.

Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Positions at All Levels. Positions are available at the main campus in Blacksburg and at the Northern Virginia Graduate Center in Falls Church. All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or closely related field and be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to the development of expansion of sponsored research. Areas of expertise being sought include: software engineering, networks, microelectronic materials and devices, and wireless communications. Faculty members will have outstanding opportunities to develop highly visible research programs. Candidates for the rank of assistant professor should have a strong potential for both teaching and research. Candidates for the ranks of associate or full professor should have strong potential for both teaching and research. Candidates for the ranks of associate or full professor should have distinguished records in research and a strong interest in educational programs. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of at least three references by Dec. 31, 1997 to Dr. W.L. Stutzman, Chair, Research Committee, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111. Phone: 1-6834. Please identify your specific field of expertise. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31, 1997 or until suitable candidates are selected.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Senior Research Scientist (re-advertisement). This position is in direct support to the technology and facilities manager of the MSE Department at Virginia Tech. It encompasses the management, operation, and routine maintenance of the electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and related sample preparation and support facilities which are located in the Instrumentation Cost Reimbursement Center of the department. It also involves the training and supervision of student and faculty users of this sophisticated research equipment, and the collaboration with faculty members in teaching laboratory courses in MSE. In addition, the responsibilities of this position involve the direct interaction with research groups in other departments and research centers in the university, as well as with Virginia industry. We are seeking, in particular, candidates with at least a master's degree in materials science and engineering, or a closely related discipline. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, experience in managing sophisticated research instrumentation facilities, and familiarity with the training and supervision of students, both undergraduate and graduate. Experience in laboratory instruction in materials science and engineering will be considered as an additional attractive qualification for the successful candidate. Candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience with engineered materials, a basic understanding of their microstructure/property relationships, and an ability to correlate these features with materials processing techniques. Primary duties for this position include: 1. Supervising, in collaboration with the faculty, research, and development projects, which use the instrumentation facilities, on the synthesis, processing, fabrication, and characterization of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. 2. Develop and maintain, in collaboration with MSE's technology manager, cooperative interactions with other research groups on campus, as well as with companies and research groups throughout Virginia and beyond. 3. Preparation of written reports to companies and research groups on materials characterizations and analyses which have been performed. 4. Provision, on a timely basis each month, to the MSE's fiscal officer an account of all users, user accounts, and equipment usage. 5. Maintenance and operation of microanalytical instrumentation, e.g., scanning transmission (STEM), environmental scanning (ESEM), and high-resolution transmission (HRTEM) microscopes, x-ray diffractometers, scanning acoustic microscope (SAM), jet polisher, ion miller, ultra/cryo microtomy, and photographic facilities. 6. Training of undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty members, who will be using the research instrumentation, and provide them with continued guidance and support of their research efforts. The MSE Department seeks to fill the position as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please send a letter of application, current resume, and names of three references who can be contacted to Dr. Carlos T. A. Suchicital, Search Committee Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 213 Holden Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0237.

Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. Department Head. The department has the nation's largest minerals-related program comprised of eight full-time faculty members, with an enrollment of 125 undergraduate and about 30 graduate students. Presently, the department has six primary areas of specialization at the graduate level: (1) coal preparation, (2) environment, (3) mineral processing, (4) rock mechanics and ground control, (5) systems simulations, and (6) ventilation. Candidates for department head should have achieved distinction in university teaching and research and a record of demonstrated scholarship and administrative ability. Professional qualifications, education, and experience should be consistent with the requirements for appointment to the rank of full professor in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. Applications should include current resumes along with the names, affiliations, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Send applications and nominations to Dr. Christopher Haycocks, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0239. Deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 1997. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 1998 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department of Chemical Engineering. Department Head (re-advertisement). Candidates for department head should have achieved distinction in university teaching and research and a record of demonstrated scholarship and administrative ability. Professional qualifications, education, and experience should be consistent with the requirements for appointment to the rank of full professor. Applications should include a current resume along with the names, affiliations, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Send applications and nominations to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0211. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Communications Network Services. Assistant Director for Telecommunications Planning. Investigates new service offerings. Develops business case and implementation plans for deployment of new telecommunications services. Performs long-range planning for university-wide communications systems resulting in development of basic design strategies, specific hardware/software development services, and identification of cost/benefits. Manages large-scale projects that may cross vendor, state agency, local government, and educational-agency lines. Researches impact of telecommunications regulations, tariffs, and court decisions to ensure compliance and to maximize opportunities presented by new regulatory environment. Negotiates with vendors to provide new and/or enhanced services with terms and conditions favorable to the university and to ensure prompt resolution of any billing of service problems. Serves on team responsible for high-level planning and implementation of system enhancements. Coordinates departmental responses to requests for information needed by university administration and state government. Develops newsletters, educational publicity, and marketing materials. Qualifications: Degree in a related field and extensive telecommunications experience preferably with LEC and/or interexchange carrier. Recent experience with ATM and other leading-edge technologies. Familiarity with telecommunications regulations and tariffs. High-level marketing and customer-relations experience. Strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. This is a non-tenure track administrative faculty position, which is subject to yearly renewal based on performance and availability of funds. Questions concerning job duties may be directed to Doris Stock, 1-5127. Salary is commensurate with knowledge and experience. Review of resumes will begin October 1. Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Dan Joyce, Communications Network Services, 1700 Pratt Dr., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0506. Fax: 1-3928 or email dgjoyce@vt.edu.