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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 32 - June 4, 1998

Because Spectrum is published every two weeks during the summer, publication of the employment listing is discontinued during this period. For position-availability information, please call the following jobline numbers:
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FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Department of Teaching and Learning. Instructor of Educational Psychology. Temporary position for one year, renewable annually for two additional years. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in educational psychology and at least one of several related areas such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, constructivism, motivational theory, instructional models and processes; and, collaboration with university and public-school colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate preparation programs for school personnel. The teaching load will include three courses per semester, at both on- and off-campus sites. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in educational psychology or closely related field, evidence of successful teaching, and experience with public schools. Anticipated starting date is Aug. 17, 1998. Application review begins June 17 and continue until a candidate is appointed. Send a letter of application, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), a vita, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Dianne Yardley, Educational Psychology Search Committee, College of Human Resources and Education (0317), 101 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5056. Fax: 1-3717.
Tidewater Agricultural Research And Extension Center (TAREC). Director. The professional staff includes nine faculty members (agronomists, soils specialist, entomologist, plant pathologist, weed scientist, and animal scientists) and 20 full-time support staff members. TAREC provides leadership for research and Extension programs to Virginia producers of corn, cotton, peanuts, small grains, soybeans, swine, and vegetables. Extension-agent, industry-personnel, and graduate-student training programs are ongoing. Facilities include numerous research laboratories, greenhouses, and other support buildings, an applied swine research unit, and approximately 250 acres of owned and leased crop-research land, partially irrigated. For more information about TAREC, visit the home page at http://www.vaes.vt.edu/tidewater/index.html. Responsibilities: The director has the responsibility and authority for operation of TAREC and provides leadership for its research and Extension programs. Specific responsibilities include: preparation and management of budgets; recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff members; liaison with college and university administration and faculty members; and promotion of programs with commodity and industry groups and governmental agencies. This individual will also be expected to contribute to the research and/or Extension activities of the center. Qualifications: The director should have earned a Ph.D. in one of the agricultural disciplines. He/she must have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels within the university, industry, and public sectors. Demonstrated administrative experience with personnel and fiscal management is desired. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to applied research, Extension programming, and the long-term sustainability of agriculture. The position is available Jan. 1, 1999. Application deadline is July 15 or until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested persons should send a letter of intent, a complete dossier, and arrange for three letters of reference to arrive by the due date. Send application materials to Dr. A. Swiger, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0402), 104G Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. Nutrient Management Specialist. The position is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position, 75-percent Extension and 25-percent research, at the assistant/associate professor level. The incumbent must possess the ability and motivation to develop a progressive and highly visible Extension and research program in nutrient and soil management related to water-quality issues. The program must be targeted to the public and private sectors and to the agricultural, urban, and environmental communities. Virginia has a diverse natural-resource base, which is used for row-crop agriculture, large-animal and poultry production, recreation, tourism, mining, and forestry. Critical nutrient-management issues, such as nutrient-related water-quality concerns, fertilization, and nutrient-related waste applications, must be addressed. Educational programs will involve cooperation with county Extension faculty members, university faculty members on- and off-campus, commodity representatives, advisory committees, soil and water scientists, and governmental agencies as well as growers, homeowners, and agri-business personnel. The incumbent is expected to interact with agriculturists, land-use planners, developers, and governmental agency personnel dealing with agricultural and urbanization issues. The incumbent will establish a research program in nutrient management and water quality in agricultural and urban environments. The research program must possess the potential to obtain external funding. Opportunities will be available to advise and supervise graduate students, and excellent resources are available for developing distance learning to support this Extension and research program. Written and oral communication skills to reach diverse audiences are required, and excellent computer skills are highly desirable. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in soils, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or a soils-related discipline. Application materials should include a vita, a publication list, a one-page summary of career goals in the context of the position, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three individuals familiar with the applicant's professional qualifications and who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Application review will begin on August 31 and continue until an acceptable applicant is hired. The appointment will be available Jan. 1, 1999. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Dr. Mark Alley, Chair, Nutrient Management Specialist Search Committee, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences (0404), 416 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
Athletic Department. Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. The associate director is among the senior management team and reports to the director of athletics. Specific responsibilities include: Supervision of the sports information director, assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, and director of ticketing services. Will oversee the Hokie Huddler publication and coordinate the department's entire external communicative process. The position will work closely with the university's associate vice president for University Relations, and assist in the development and preparation of budgets for various components of external affairs. There will be other duties as assigned by the director of athletics. Bachelor's degree required; minimum of five year's experience in athletic administration required (desirable in Division I-A). Excellent organization and communication skills required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications begins July 17. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (0502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Athletic Department. Head Men's Tennis Coach. Virginia Tech is accepting applications for the position of head men's tennis coach for a highly competitive Division I program. 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; preparation and maintenance of 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. Review of applications will begin June 17. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (0502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Athletic Department. Director of Ticketing Services. The director will direct, manage, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Virginia Tech Ticket Office. Responsibilities include: Supervision and training of Ticket Office staff; coordination of ticket policies and procedures; development and implementation of a strategic staffing plan; preparation and maintenance of budget. Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of three to five year's experience in a similar environment required (desirable in division I-A). Review of applications begins June 17. Position will remain open until filled by successful candidate. Applicants should forward a resume with names and phone numbers of three references to: Pamela L. Nelson, Coordinator of Human Resources, Jamerson Athletic Center (0502), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Center for Public Administration and Policy. Social Service Child Welfare Project Director. For university-based child welfare project. Direct and manage all aspects of project addressing Title IV-E-SSI and IV-D (child support) for children in foster care. Supervise the staff, provide TA, coordinate with funding agency to ensure project is accurate and on schedule. Master's degree with five years experience in child-welfare services and one-three years management and supervisory experience required. Knowledge of SSI, IV-E, IV-D desirable. Some computer skills including database knowledge necessary. Excellent interpersonal skills, organization, and attention to detail required. Salary in the 40's depending on qualifications. Send resume or completed state application by 6-9-98 to IPPR/Virginia Tech, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Environmental Horticulture Extension Agent. Position FA848 in Albemarle County. This 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 references. Review of applications begins June 19 and continues until the 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. Animal Sciences Extension Agent. Extension agents are lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A master's degree or master's imminent is required. Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent position, 111090, Albemarle County, Animal Science: Requires basic knowledge of animal nutrition, health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing; bio-technology developments; waste management and use; and water quality. 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, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and use volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and administration. Qualifications: Master's degree or imminent in related discipline is required. 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; ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letter of reference. Review of applications begins June 26 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 1-7619. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545. E-mail: barbarag@vt.edu.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H Extension Agent, Youth Development. Extension agents are lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty positions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A master's degree or master's imminent is required. 4-H Extension Agent, 111123, King George County, Youth Development: Manage a non-formal experiential educational program for youth, and adults working with those youth, to further develop life skills necessary as self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 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, field trips and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and use volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and administration. Qualifications: Master's degree or imminent in related discipline is required. 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; ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letter of reference. Review of applications begins June 26 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 1-7619. TDD user: 1-800-828-1120. Fax: 1-5545. E-mail: barbarag@vt.edu.