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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 31 - May 21, 1998

(Editor's note: Spectrum will resume publication of classified positions at the beginning of the fall semester.)
FACULTY LISTING
Instructional Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. Assistant Professor. Appointment is for one year to teach in the exercise science program, beginning Aug. 16, 1998. Seeking a Ph.D. with a graduate academic focus in the applied and clinical aspects of musculo-skeletal exercise physiology. Education and experience needed to teach and supervise MS student-thesis research. Teaching assignment will include an appropriate combination of the following: undergraduate courses in principles of health and fitness programs, exercise physiology, and fitness measurement and evaluation, and M.S. courses in research design and orthopedic testing and musculo-skeletal rehabilitation. Experience in clinical and research activities involving exercise for individuals with chronic disease and/or orthopedic or musculo-skeletal diseases and disorders is desirable. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names of three references whom the candidate has requested to forward letters should be sent to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Search Committee--Exercise Physiology position, College of Human Resources and Education (0317), 101 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions concerning position responsibilities and qualifications should be directed to Eleanor Schlenker, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. Phone: 1-4672. Fax: 1-3916. E-mail: schlenkr@vt.edu.
Psychology Department. Clinic Director of Psychological Services Center. Beginning July 1, 1998. This 12-month faculty appointment (non-tenure-track) is renewable on a biennial basis. The successful applicant will have strong clinical and administrative credentials, and will have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and have completed an APA-accredited internship. Applicants are also expected to have at least two-five years post-doctoral experience and be license-eligible in Virginia. The Psychological Services Center is the primary training, research, and service clinic of Virginia Tech's APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology. As such, it serves as a regional referral, assessment, treatment, and consultation center for southwestern Virginia. The director will be responsible for the daily operation of the clinic, providing supervision, program evaluation, community consultation, and collaboration with faculty and graduate student research. Teaching responsibilities include graduate-level practicum for clinical-psychology graduate students and the potential for graduate courses. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to the scientist-practitioner model of clinical training, strong supervisory and administrative skills, diverse assessment and intervention experience, and the ability to collaborate in active clinical research. Particularly interested in individuals with cognitive-behavioral and/or family systems orientations. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Review of applications began May 8. Send a letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation to the PSC Director Search Committee, Department of Psychology (0436), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Theatre Arts Department. Assistant Professor. One-year appointment, with potential for continuation, to teach primarily in the area of performance with other teaching and production assignments possible depending on training and experience. Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching essential, previous teaching experience is desirable, media experience helpful, MFA or professional experience preferred. The Department of Theatre Arts, a unit of the Virginia Tech School of the Arts, has 120 undergraduate majors, 18 graduate students, a professional faculty of 13, a unique curriculum structure that employs a team-teaching approach to production courses, and mounts an average of 15 productions a year. Appointment to begin Aug. 16, 1998. Selection commensurate with qualifications. Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to P.A. Raun, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Theatre Arts (0141), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
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Office of the Assistant Dean for Engineering Computing, College of Engineering. Research Associate. Plans, designs, implements, and maintains software and hardware networked computing systems supporting the efforts of the college of engineering and the SUCCEED coalition; installs, configures, and troubleshoots new and existing hardware and software systems; provides training to various faculty and staff members participating in college activities; interacts with information-systems specialists at VT and other coalition schools to establish common network and computing-system configurations; conducts research to maintain state-of-the-art technology and procures new equipment. Assembles software and develops installation programs for CD's; maintains site licenses, maintenance, and warranties relative to the coalition program. Needs to have considerable knowledge of PC-based computing systems, of Windows '95 and new OS releases, of TCP/IP networking, and of other client/server computer network systems; experience in managing FTP clients and servers, Netscape clients and servers, Eudora and other networked mail applications, MS Outlook, and MS Office; leadership experience demonstrating the ability to manage a large distributed-computing-system environment; experience troubleshooting and repairing a wide variety of computer hardware and software, and communication-system problems; experience teaching others to use networked systems; strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. The person must be a team participant, willing to perform computing tasks as well as participate in some of the more mundane and physical functions of the office. It is preferable that the candidate have a bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science discipline; knowledge of IBM PCs or compatibles, TCP/IP networking, networked application packages, networked system management. Please send resumes to Joseph Tront, College of Engineering (0111), 360 NEB, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or e-mail resumes to jgtront@vt.edu. Resume review began May 5 and continues until the position is filled.
Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Research Associate. The duties include reference tracking, construction and maintenance of technical library, and literature/patent searches. Technical editing, word processing, graphic-art design and layout for journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and books. Requires mastery of Framemaker, Scientific Word, Powerpoint, Word, LaTex graphic software, and Internet software tools which enhance the ability to produce camera-ready technical documents and graphs. Maintain and update documents necessary for proposal efforts and book contracting. Such documents include software files and programs that create proposals, equipment lists, and vitae of key faculty and staff members. Track payroll and project budgets and expenditures using spreadsheet software. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required. M.S. in a scientific area and experience at the graduate level required. Excellent software skills and technical skills as evidenced by familiarity with technical literature and proposal/graphic artist experience are required. Applicants should send a resume and list of three references to Dr. T.S. Rappaport, MPRG (0356), 432 NEB, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 by May 29.
Athletic department. Associate Athletic Director for Administration. The associate director is among the senior management team and reports to the director of athletics. Specific responsibilities include: supervision of the assistant athletic director for compliance, assistant athletic director for student life, assistant athletic director for academic services, and eight to 10 Olympic sports; departmental athletic event scheduling policy; assists in the development and preparation of sport budgets; other duties as assigned by the director of athletics. Bachelor's degree required; minimum of five years experience in athletic administration required (desirable in Division I-A). Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Review of applications begins May 26, 1998 and continues until position is filled. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Athletic Department. Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs. The associate director is among the senior management team and reports to the director of athletics. Specific responsibilities include: supervision of the coordinator of game operations, departmental maintenance staff, facilities coordinators, coordinator of human resources, and eight to 10 Olympic sports; liaison for director of athletics to all campus offices in conjunction with athletic-department facilities; assist in the development and preparation of sport budgets; other duties as assigned by the director of athletics. Bachelor's degree required; minimum of five years experience in athletic administration required (desirable in Division I-A). Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Review of applications begins May 26 and continues until position is filled. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Athletic Department. Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: organizing and directing all aspects of the program; ability to recruit academically and athletically qualified student athletes; alumni relations and fund raising; prepare and maintain budget; abide by all athletic department and NCAA rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Successful candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Previous intercollegiate coaching experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Review of applications begins May 26 and continues until position is filled. If interested in the position, applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Biochemistry Department. Professor and Head. Search is limited to departmental faculty members only. Responsibilities: The head provides leadership for and administrative oversight of the department's teaching, research, and Extension programs. Specific responsibilities include leadership in establishing agenda and priorities for departmental programs; recruitment, evaluation, and career counseling of the faculty and staff; preparation and management of budgets; development of funding sources; liaison with other departments, college and university administration, governmental agencies, commodity and industry groups, and alumni. The incumbent will be expected to continue to contribute to research, teaching, and/or Extension activities of the department. Qualifications: The head must have an earned Ph.D. in biochemistry or an area closely related to the interests of the department. Candidates should have credentials that merit the rank of professor, to include nationally recognized professional accomplishments in teaching and research. A strong commitment to the professional development of faculty and staff members and students is expected. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels within the university, industry, and public sectors. Experience in fiscal and personnel management is desirable. The position is available for a July 1, 1998 starting date. Applications will be considered through May 29 or until position is filled. Interested persons should send a complete dossier, letter of intent, and at least three letters of reference to Dr. L.A. Swiger, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0402), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent (re-advertisement). Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking applications for the Extension-agent position listed below. Extension agents are lecturer-rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. Family and consumer sciences agent positions will have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Position: FA577, Family and Human Development, Culpeper County: For families with children, aging members, and special-needs families such as those dealing with welfare and court system to achieve improved levels of self-sufficiency, and to provide education for providers of child care, enhancing child care in the community, and the ability of child care providers to earn income. 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 audience, specify program goals and objectives, identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plan; 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. Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Computer/computer software knowledge preferred. To apply, submit a letter of intent, complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters of reference. Application materials will be received until June 5 or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Send to Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension (0437), 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
University Academic Advisory Center. Associate Director. Full-time, 12-month position with responsibilities in advising, administration, program development, and information technology. Advising: Advises 50 undeclared undergraduate students, provides information about all university degree programs, assists students in self-assessment and in researching and choosing a major, monitors student academic performance, and initiates interventions for students in academic difficulty. Administration/supervision: Assists the director in coordinating the activities of the Advising Center; supervises academic advisors and daily office activities, coordinates faculty-meeting agendas and speakers, and professional development activities; prepares annual advisor performance evaluations and participates in annual advisor evaluation interviews; addresses personnel issues; assists in the selection and training of new advisors; assists in the development of annual budget requests; addresses academic policy issues raised by parents, students, and faculty members; participates in student-recruitment activities; assists in the coordination of the summer orientation program. Represents the unit on university committees. Represents the director in her absence. Program development: Has primary leadership responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing computer-assisted advising programs and strategies for the unit, for planning and supervising the development of web-based programs to support the unit's academic orientation program for new students; for coordinating the development of a web site providing information on all academic programs and support services; for developing and implementing a web-based student recruitment plan, and for developing and implementing a long-range plan for the integrating of technology to support academic advising programs, academic intervention programs, academic orientation programs, and administrative services offered by the unit. Information Technology: Evaluates and implements administrative software for the center; supervises maintenance of database information and develops new database applications to support unit programs; serves as the department's NT administrator (15 Windows 95 clients) and webmaster; conducts computer workshops for faculty advisors; coordinates systems development needs with the Virginia Tech Computing Center and Communications Network Services; reviews and recommends software packages and computer informational materials for the unit. Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an earned master's degree or above; college teaching experience; experience in unit, department, or college administration; demonstrated experience in the supervision and evaluation of faculty and/or professional staff; the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies; strong communication and organizational skills; computer experience to include: Windows 95, Windows NT Server 4.0, web-server software such as Microsoft IIS or Netscape Enterprise Server and MS Office 97 Professional with significant database development experience. Experience in academic advising and higher education administration preferred. Salary is $40,000 per year. A full position description is available upon request. To apply, send a cover letter and resume including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five professional references to: University Academic Advising Center (0154), 117 Femoyer Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 by June 1.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent (re-advertisement). Management, Housing, and Consumer Education (restricted for one year, re-advertised). FA801 Northumberland County--Extension agents hold lecturer-rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty position. Family and Consumer Sciences agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities: Provide educational opportunities for families and individuals to make effective economic decisions, including establishment and use of credit, reduce debt, and plan for financial emergencies. 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, 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: 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. Bachelor's degree in a related field required. Master's degree preferred. To apply, submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate as appropriate; copies are acceptable), and three current letters of reference. Application review begins May 29 and continues until position is filled. Send to: Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension (0437), 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent (re-advertisement). FA647--Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent in Arlington. The position requires a 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. 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. 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. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and three letters of reference. Application review begins May 29 and continues until positions are filled. Send to: Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension (0437), 122 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-5659. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545.
Athletic Department. Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach. Position is full-time, 12 months. Responsibilities include assisting in coaching, recruiting, administration of program, and other duties as assigned by the head coach. Must have the ability to work and communicate with students, alumni, faculty members, and administrators. Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Bachelor's degree required. Experience coaching and/or playing on the collegiate level is preferred. Applications will be reviewed by a search committee beginning July 6 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is Aug.
25, 1998. Please send letter of application, resume, and the telephone numbers of three references to Pamela Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (0502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.