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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 09 - October 23, 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
Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022262D) Computer Purchasing. Normal Starting Pay: $10.29 (Grade 8). PTP, 30 hours per week, schedule to be arranged. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
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 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 (Dishwasher) (W022254G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). Five PTP's. Approximately 30 hours a week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include some evenings and weekends. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
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 until positions are filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process are requested to call Personnel Services, 1-5301.
Food Operations Manager A (Assistant Manager Trainee) (2117M) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Center. Normal Starting Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Hours vary to include night and weekend work. Position limited by training period and will end 6-30-99, may be extended. Application deadline: Nov. 14.
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 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule varies to include night and weekend work. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Housekeeping Worker (W020214G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $5.52 (Grade 1). PTP. Work schedule: One to two days per week and on call when others are out; additional hours for special cleaning projects. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Housekeeping Worker Senior (2745M) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal Stating Pay: $13,711 (Grade 3). FTP. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Installation and Repair Technician Senior (2020R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Installation and Repair Technician (W022166F) Mathematics. Normal Salary Range: $10.29-$15.03 per hour (Grade 8). PTP, 20 hours per week. Work schedule: Flexible hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Position ends May 8, 1998, but may be extended. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Laboratory Mechanic B (W022234R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $8.61 per hour (Grade 6). PTP, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work hours generally 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Two positions available. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (6968M) Plant Pathology and Weed Science. Normal Starting Pay: $23,401 (Grade 9). Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Laboratory Technician (W022261M) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). PTP, 20 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Mechanical Engineer (7022P) Physical Plant. Normal Starting Pay: $30,572 (Grade 12). FTP. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
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. Position previously advertised, it is not necessary to reapply to be considered. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
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.
Office Services Assistant (2284F) Foreign Languages and Literatures. Normal Starting Pay: $7,495 (Grade 4). PTP, 20 hours per week; work schedule 1-5 p.m. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Office Services Assistant (W022258G) Student Health Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). PTP. Will average 8-10 hours a week; will work as needed between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Office Services Assistant (W022260C) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). PTP, work schedule: 2 p.m., Monday-Friday weekends and holidays, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Office Services Specialist (6978P) Bursar's Office-Accounts Receivable. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Position renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Office Services Specialist (6979J) College of Engineering. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Office Services Specialist (786R) Communications Network Services. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). Work schedule: Principally 4 p.m.-midnight, some rotating shift required. Position ends 6-30-98 renewed yearly. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Office Services Specialist (Conference Registration Specialist) (W022255G) Program Development-Continuing Education. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). PTP. Work schedule flexible. Will work approximately 30 hours a week, may be more during peak periods, for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Office Services Specialist (13F) University Registrar. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Office Services Specialist (W022259C) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Normal Starting Pay: $7.88 (Grade 5). Application deadline: Oct. 24.
Programmer (6784D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP., renewed yearly. Some independent on-site evening and weekend work will be required. Application deadline: Open until filled.

Programmer (6656D) University Libraries. Normal Starting Pay: $25,582 (Grade 10). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
Secretary Senior (6313M) Animal and Poultry Sciences. Normal Starting Pay: $16,386 (Grade 5). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 24.
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: Open until filled.
Television Systems Technician (642R) Communications Network Services. Normal Stating Pay: $21,407 (Grade 8). FTP. Renewed annually. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Vehicle Service Attendant (1939E) Airport. Normal Starting Pay: $13,711 (Grade 3). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
The following positions are available to current university employees only.
Office Services Assistant (UW020860E) Parking Services. Normal Starting Pay: $7.21 (Grade 4). PTP. Approximately 30 hours per week for a maximum of 1,500 hours in a 365-day period. Work schedule: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Some overtime work may be required. Application deadline: Oct. 24. Position previously advertised, do not need to reapply to be considered.
Program Support Technician Sr (U6977M) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Information Systems. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7). FTP. Application deadline: Oct. 31.
Program Support Technician Sr (U6758E) Personnel Services. Normal Starting Pay: $19,582 (Grade 7 ). FTP. Application deadline: Open until filled.
FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Division of Engineering Fundamentals. Assistant Professors (Two). Tenure-track, academic-year (nine-month) positions at the assistant-professor levels beginning August 1998. Duties are devoted primarily to advising freshman engineering students and developing and teaching courses in basic engineering subjects, to include engineering problem solving, computer applications/programming, engineering design, and engineering/computer graphics. Some summer teaching and/or advising may be available. Graduate degree in engineering and a strong command of the English language required. Previous industrial and/or teaching/advising experience, especially freshman courses, at the university level preferred. Review of applications will begin Feb. 16, 1998, and information must be received by that date in order to receive full consideration. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information on the division can be obtained at: www.ef.vt.edu. Send resumes plus name, address, and phone number of three references to Dr. Hayden Griffin, Director, Division of Engineering Fundamentals, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0218; e-mail: griffin@vt.edu.
Department of Music. Assistant Professor. To serve as director of jazz studies. Tenure-track position starts fall 1998. Applicants will be expected to conduct the Jazz Band and to teach undergraduate courses in jazz improvisation, arranging, and performance. Serious consideration will be given to applicants interested in a broad spectrum of jazz areas and methodological approaches. MM or MA minimum. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is chosen and will be reviewed beginning Oct. 1, 1997. Position is subject to final administration approval. Send letter of application with curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recordings of representative performances, and sample scores of arrangements or original works to Professor Kent A. Holliday, Director of Jazz Studies Search Committee, Department of Music, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240. E-mail: Kent.Holliday@vt.edu.
Department of Small-Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-track position in small-animal surgery. Responsibilities: Instruction will include participation in didactic instruction in small-animal surgery 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 scholarship in research missions of the college. Clinical efforts include both instruction and service activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Nonclinical efforts include classroom teaching, research, continuing education, governance, and professional development. Responsibilities will include both soft tissue and neurosurgery but with an emphasis on soft-tissue surgery. Qualifications: Qualifications include the DVM or equivalent degree and specialty training in small-animal surgery. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons is preferred. However, candidates eligible for certification examination will also be considered. Capabilities in soft tissue and neurosurgery are needed. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The position will be available July 1, 1998 and the starting date will be negotiable. Review of applications will begin Jan. 1, 1998 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. 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.
Department of Small-Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professor. Tenure-track position in small-animal internal medicine. Responsibilities: Instruction will include participation in didactic instruction in small-animal medicine 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 scholarship in research missions of the college. Clinical efforts include both instruction and service activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Non-clinical efforts include classroom teaching, research, continuing education, governance, and professional development. Responsibilities will include general small-animal medicine. An interest or expertise in a medical focus area/subspecialty is desirable. Qualifications: Qualifications include the DVM or equivalent degree and specialty training in small animal internal medicine. Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) is preferred. However, candidates eligible for certification examination will also be considered. Interest or expertise in a medical focus area/subspecialty is desirable. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The position will be available July 1, 1998 and the starting date will be negotiable. Review of applications will begin Jan. 1, 1998 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. 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.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Assistant Professor of German. Tenure-track position. Ph.D. in hand. Generalist. Required expertise: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, publication record, interdisciplinary approach to the integration of German language and culture with European-area studies, cinema studies, business German, CAI, general linguistics. Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in 20th-century literature. Superior command of German and English. Desirable: Supervision of extracurricular activities. Salary commensurate with experience. Letter and complete dossier, including CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 24061-0225. Review of application will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. Phone inquiries welcome during the day at 1-5361.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Assistant Professor of French. Tenure-track position. Begins August 1998. Ph.D. in hand. Required expertise: Demonstrated excellence in teaching, publication record. Generalist with emphasis in 19th- and 20th-century French studies. Interdisciplinary approach to area studies preferred. Experience or interest in Francophone studies, culture and civilization, business French, K-12 outreach, CAI. Also desired: Interest in directing summer program in Paris and extracurricular activities. Letter and complete dossier, including CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Phone inquiries welcome during the day at 1-5361.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-track position. Begins August 1998. Ph.D. in hand by August 1998. Generalist in Hispanic language, culture, and literature. Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, superior command of Spanish and English, preparation in area studies, ability to teach Hispanic civ/culture in Spanish and English, experience with CAI, evidence of scholarly potential, willingness to assist with students extracurricular activities. Preference may be granted to candidates with expertise in the teaching of translation, poetry, and US Hispanic culture and literature. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Letter and complete dossier, including CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0255. Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Phone inquiries welcome during the day at 1-5361.
Department of Small-Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professors (Two). Two tenure-track positions in dermatology. Responsibilities: Instruction will include participation in didactic instruction in dermatology 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 scholarship in research missions of the college. Clinical efforts include both instruction and service activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Nonclinical efforts include classroom teaching, research, continuing education, governance, and professional development. Qualifications: Qualifications include the DVM or equivalent degree and specialty training in veterinary dermatology. Diplomate status in the American college of Veterinary Dermatology 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 candidates. The positions will be available July 1, 1998 and the starting dates will be negotiable. Review of applications will begin Jan. 1, 1998 and will continue until successful candidates are identified. 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.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Opportunity Development Specialist. This position shares the responsibility for recruiting faculty members, particularly previously underrepresented faculty members, for conducting on-site reviews to ensure the implementation of the Virginia Cooperative Extension diversity and civil-rights compliance programs; for counseling with employees and volunteers who may have a concern about diversity or possible discrimination; for conducting training on conflict resolution, diversity, the ADA, sexual harassment; for analyzing planning and reporting data to ensure that the needs of a broad range of audiences are met. The professional lecturer, non-tenure-track faculty position reports to the Extension state leader for personnel and benefits and is located on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Requirements: A minimum of a master's degree in a related field is required. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills. Must use sensitivity and compassion to work effectively with a broad range of individuals. Must have strong analytical and investigative skills. Must be skilled in the use of computer technology. Must have experience in appropriate fields. Knowledge of the Extension system helpful. Review of applications will begin on November 7 and continue until position is filled. Contact: Carolyn Sowers, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0437. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619.
Center for transportation research. Research Scientist. Center anticipates hiring a human-factors research scientist. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human factors or related field; three to five years of experience, with increasing responsibility, conducting human-factors research in transportation; a strong background in statistical analysis and research design; strong writing skills; and a record of successful proposal writing. This position is grant-funded for one year and is renewable annually based upon the availability of funding, successful performance, and the need for services. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Tracey Schroeder, Assistant Director, Center for Transportation Research, 1700 Kraft Dr., Suite 2000, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0536. Phone 1-3285. Review of applications will begin 10-27-97; position is available Jan. 1, 1998.
OTHER
Communication Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Center, College of Human Resources and Education. The College of Human Resources and Education is seeking an individual to work as a team member to deliver technical assistance to educators, speech pathologists, and administrators in the area of communication for persons with disabilities, birth through 22 years in 34 school divisions in southwest Virginia. The position requires specific emphasis on augmentative communication. Job responsibilities include coordination and delivery of individual and classroom consultations in educational settings and writing detailed consultative reports; coordination and delivery of regional training activities; dissemination of information and resources; and management, training, and loan of augmentative communication technology. The job demands strong problem solving, team building, and collaboration skills; close interaction with the center's technology specialist; ability to communicate with teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and community-service personnel; and sensitivity to the unique needs of the school divisions served by the project. This position is currently part-time, (75 percent, 11 months). The communication coordinator will report to the project directors. Overnight travel may be required. Requirements: master's degree in speech pathology; certificate of clinical competence in speech pathology; experience in working with students with severe disabilities; demonstrated knowledge in the areas of augmentative communication including augmentative communication technology; general communication development, language development; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to management a variety of tasks with varying intensities and priorities; ability to travel. Salary range: $24,000-27,000 (75 percent, 11 months) commensurate with education and experience. Availability: Nov. 10, 1997 to June 30, 1998. Extended appointment contingent on performance and continuation of funding. Application deadline: October 24 or until filled. Send letter of application, vita, and three letters of reference to Dr. Patricia Bickley, College of Human Resources and Education, 222 Lane Hall, VPI&SU.