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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 33 - June 18, 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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Spectrum returns to weekly publication August 27, at which time the employment listing will resume.
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Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HRAREC). Assistant/Associate Professor. Applicants are invited for a 12-month, tenure-track nursery/landscape horticulture plant-pathology position at the HRAREC, one of the 12 Virginia Tech off-campus research and Extension centers. The HRAREC is located in Virginia Beach near Norfolk. The center currently has five faculty members and 10 technical staff members along with laboratory facilities and approximately 50 acres of cultivated land for research. The center also supports a master of science in horticulture degree program. The responsibilities will be 50 percent research, 50 percent Extension. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement an applied research and Extension program to meet the educational and service needs of the nursery and landscape horticulture industries of Virginia, and to participate in the graduate teaching program. There will be opportunities for close collaboration with on- and off-campus faculty members in plant pathology and in a range of related disciplines, including horticulture, entomology, weed science, and economics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in plant pathology or related field with an academic background and/or experience in the etiology of diseases of nursery/landscape plants and in integrated strategies for managing such diseases. Candidates should have experience with appropriate computer applications as well as strong inter-personal communication skills. The successful candidate will hold concurrent appointment as assistant or associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science at the main campus in Blacksburg. There will be opportunities for seminars, lectures, short courses, supervision of graduate students, and development of classroom courses. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications of the applicant. Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references qualified to comment on the candidate's abilities. Completed applications will be considered until August 31 or until the position is filled. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Thomas J. Banko, Chair, Search Committee, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455-3363. Phone: (757) 363-3904; e-mail: tbanko@vt.edu.
Department of Statistics. Assistant Professor. One or two positions subject to final approval. Tenure-track positions, effective Aug. 10, 1999. Ph.D. in statistics with potential for teaching, research, consulting. Preference: statistical computing or biostatistics. Applications accepted until Jan. 4, 1999 or until a suitable candidate is found. Send application, cv, transcripts, three letters of recommendation to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Statistics (0439), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Assistant (or Associate) Professor. In Suffolk. Assistant (or associate) professor of animal science for swine research (tenure track). Starting date is Jan. 1, 1999, or as negotiated. This position has a 75-percent research and 25-percent Extension appointment with emphasis on swine production and management. This individual will be expected to develop a strong research program relevant to modern swine production. Appropriate areas of research may include nutrition and feeding systems, waste-nutrient management, reproduction and breeding management, swine environment and well-being and (or) pork quality. Effective technology transfer from the research program and regular interaction with swine producers and industry is required as a component of the Extension appointment. The successful candidate will oversee operation of a 96-sow farrow-to-finish swine research facility in cooperation with the swine Extension specialist located at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Main-campus department affiliation will be the Animal and Poultry Sciences Department in Blacksburg. Opportunities for collaborative work with campus faculty members are extensive and encouraged. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in animal science with training in swine nutrition, physiology, breeding and genetics, or behavior and management. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to identify important problems in swine production and conduct effective research to address these problems. Prior experience in swine research and production is highly desirable. The individual must be able to compete effectively for external research funding. Effective written and oral communication skills are essential. Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of professional reference sent by the closing date to Dr. Allen F. Harper, Chair, Swine Research Search Committee, Virginia Tech-Tidewater AREC, 6321 Holland Rd., Suffolk, VA 23437. Phone: (757) 657-6450, ext. 106; fax: (757) 657-9333. E-mail: alharper@vt.edu. Closing date for applications is September 1, or until a successful candidate is identified.
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research. The director reports to the dean and works closely with the directors of Extension, Academic Programs, and International Programs as an administrative team. The director is a member of the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors and will have administrative advisor assignments in the Regional Research Program. The director is a member of the University Council that administers the Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension. The director will develop a coordinated and comprehensive program of research that will involve all colleges participating in the Experiment Station, as well as a wide array of federal, state, and private agencies and institutions. The director will administer programs and budgets in line with national, regional, and state priorities and the broad mission of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. The director provides leadership to a research program which includes 1) fundamental research in the biological and life sciences, 2) applied, problem-solving research and technology for agricultural production, processing, marketing, and policy, 3) sustainability and protection of natural resources, and 4) benefits to rural communities and the quality of life for families, youth, and the disadvantaged. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated strong research leadership with outstanding professional accomplishments consistent with tenure and the rank of professor in an appropriate academic department. Especially desirable is the ability to foster collaborations across units and disciplines to secure major new resources. The closing date for applying is September 1, or until the position is filled. An application will consist of a cover letter, a vita, and at least three letters of reference. Communication should be directed to Dr. Andy Swiger, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0402), 104 Hutcheson Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-4152; fax: 1-4163. Internet: swiger@vt.edu.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. #111461 in Petersburg. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. The Family and Consumer Sciences agent position 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, 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 decision-makers. The position is 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. 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 are acceptable), and three letters of references. Internal applicants may submit a letter of application, a copy of the most recent faculty report, and three letters of reference. Applications review begins June 12, 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. TTY: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. #111460 in Augusta County. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. The Family and Consumer Sciences agent position will 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: 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 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. Applications review begins June 12, 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. TTY: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent. #111463 in Southampton County, Courtland. Extension agents hold lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty positions. Agriculture and Natural Resource agents will do on-farm demonstrations. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Ability to develop and deliver educational programs in farm business management, marketing, and financial management to farm business managers, agri-businesses, lenders, producers, and Extension agents; respond to requests for management and marketing assistance; provide economic information and assistance to other federal, state, and local agencies. 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 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 a related area 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 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. Applications review begins June 12, 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. TTY: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545.
Department of Recreational Sports. Coordinator for Extramural Sports Clubs. Position is 12-month professional staff position, salaried with full state benefits. The coordinator for extramural sports clubs plans, organizes, and controls the Extramural Sports Federation program. The coordinator will provide comprehensive, well-organized, and satisfying sports activities and competition through the federation. Currently, the federation is comprised of 19 sports clubs. Included within the scope of the federation program are budgeting and account management, supervising field activity and conditions, marketing and promoting sports clubs to the university community, leadership development, and program assessment. Qualifications: Master's degree required or imminent (not later than June 30) in sports administration, recreation, physical education, or related field; one or more years of graduate of professional experience in a recreational sports setting; experience in sports club program administration desired; good interpersonal skills required; and computer experience in an IBM environment desired. Salary is between $24,000-$26,000, commensurate with qualifications. Starting date is July 6. Applications review begins June 17 and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Send a letter of application and current resume including names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Mr. Christopher Wise, Assistant Director for Programs, Recreational Sports (0358), 125E War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-6856; fax: 1-6273.
Alumni Association. Alumni Chapter Coordinator (re-advertisement). Part-time in Richmond. This individual will coordinate alumni chapter activities and assist alumni volunteers in Central and Eastern Virginia on a 25-hour-per-week basis. Candidates should possess strong written, oral, and organizational skills. Must be willing to travel regionally and comfortable making group presentations with demonstrated ability to train and motivate volunteers. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree or at least two years of experience preferred. Knowledge of Virginia Tech extremely helpful. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Thomas C. Tillar, Jr., Vice President for Alumni Relations, Alumni Hall (0102), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 42061. Applications review begins July 1, and continues until position is filled. August is the target month to fill the position.
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. Superintendent of the Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (EVAREC). In Warsaw. Responsibilities: The superintendent has the responsibility and authority for operation of the EVAREC and provides leadership for its research and Extension programs. The appointment is 75-percent research and 25-percent Extension. Specific responsibilities include: preparation and management of budgets; recruitment and evaluation of staff members; liaison with the college administration and faculty; and promotion of programs with local leaders and governmental agencies. The incumbent will be responsible for public relations and visibility of center programs. The superintendent will develop strategic plans for research at the center, discuss monthly work priorities with the center manager, and physically assist with field work during peak periods. Qualifications: The superintendent should have at least a master's degree in crop science or a related area. A bachelor's degree with at least five years' agricultural research experience would also be considered. He/she must have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels within the university, industry, and public sectors. 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. Applications: The position is available immediately. Application deadline is July 31, 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 or requests for information to Dr. Daniel E. Brann, Extension Specialist, Grains, and Chairman, Search Committee, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences Department (0403), 420 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-9800. E-mail: dbrann@vt.edu.
Software Technologies Laboratory (STL). Research Associate. To manage STL's security and administrative activities. STL seeks a person who is able to understand and interpret complex policy and regulations, audit operations to assess compliance, and analyze problems and develop solutions consistent with policy and regulations. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively give briefings, provide training, and compose policy and procedure manuals; strong planning and organizational skills to manage multiple activities; and will be proficient in using computers to develop required manuals, spreadsheets, and databases. Administrative responsibilities will include performing human-resource functions, and supervising the support staff to accomplish such activities as tracking deliverables and equipment, preparing reports and correspondence, and maintaining files. Preference is given to those with experience in government security concepts, principles, and practices, including information, personnel, computer, physical, or operations security. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, be a U.S. citizen, and be able to achieve a satisfactory government background check. Upon hire, the chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete security training at government sites. Overnight travel is required. This position receives an attractive faculty benefits package that includes annual leave, holidays, and sick leave; employer-contributed retirement benefit; and medical, life, and disability insurance. This position is a non-tenure-track, restricted research faculty position, and is funded entirely by research grants or contracts. This position is a renewable annual appointment. Please refer to position G1031 when submitting resume to Software Technologies Laboratory, 1900 Kraft Dr., Suite 105, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Or e-mail resume, in text format, to info@stl.vt.edu. Applications must be received no later than June 26.
College of Human Resources and Education. Academic Advisor. Position is a non-tenure-track, full-time administrative and professional faculty position. Responsibilities include: serving as the college transfer officer; assisting with the summer and fall orientation sessions; developing, updating, and disseminating college advising materials; planning, delivering, and evaluating college activities in support of academically at-risk students; and some teaching responsibilities in HR 1104, Professional Orientation and Perspectives. The position requirements include: excellent inter-personal and group-communication skills; excellent problem-solving skills; experience in working with students who are academically at risk; college teaching or academic advising experience; a master's degree in an academic discipline represented in the College of Human Resources and Education; working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet applications for record keeping, Powerpoint and other electronic communication skills; and the ability to work some nights and weekends for special events. Applications review begins July 1, and continues until position is filled. Anticipated starting date is August 1. Please send letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to Dr. Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean, College of Human Resources and Education (0317), 101 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office. Coordinator of Interpreting and Sensory Loss Services. Recruits and schedules the activities of interpreters, notetakers, and readers to assure that services are available in a timely manner for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired so they may participate in university programs. Promotes university awareness of the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. Interprets academic classes, lectures, student activity events, and other special events as needed. Assists personnel by facilitating the best learning/working environment for students/ employees who are deaf or hard of hearing. Assists Dean of Students Office and Personnel Services to provide support to the university's population who are disabled, particularly those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. Assists in researching and promoting the use of assistive technology. Meets with prospective students and provides administrative support. Performs other duties as requested by the ADA coordinator, and assistant dean of students, Services for Students with Disabilities. Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree highly preferred. Completion of a recognized interpreter training program or equivalent professional training, and experience required. Minimum of two years of interpreting experience required; experience at post-secondary level preferred. Ability to use personal computers and related software; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, show initiative, and balance diverse set of responsibilities. Previous experience in supervision or management preferred. Strong communication skills. Sensitive to the needs of, and commitment to working effectively with, diverse populations. Licenses or certification: RID certification and/or VQAS Level III (or higher) or equivalent as determined by screening committee. Salary range: Administrative/professional faculty position. Salary based on 12-month, full-time position, commensurate with experience and RID certification or equivalent. Full benefits package included. Applications review begins July 7, and continues until position is filled. Anticipated starting date is August 10. Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and reasons for interest in the position, current resume, transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Virginia J. Reilly, EOAA Office (0216), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-7518; TTY: 1-9460; VTRS: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-8510.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office. Interpreter for the Deaf. Provides interpreting services for academic classes, lectures, student-activity events, and other special events as needed. Assists personnel by facilitating the best learning/working environment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Assists in researching and promoting the use of assistive technology. Meets with prospective students and provides administrative support. Performs other duties as requested by the coordinator, ADA coordinator, interpreter coordinator, and assistant dean of students, Services for Students with Disabilities. Minimum requirements: BS degree or completion of a recognized interpreter training program, or equivalent professional experience required. Minimum of two years of interpreting experience preferred; experience at postsecondary level preferred. Ability to use personal computers and related software; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively, show initiative, and balance diverse set of responsibilities. Strong communication skills. Sensitivity to the needs of, and commitment to working effectively with, people from diverse backgrounds. Licenses or certification: RID certification and/or VQAS Level III (or higher) or equivalent as determined by screening committee. Salary range: Administrative/professional faculty position (pending allocation). Salary based on 12-month, full-time position, commensurate with experience and RID certification or equivalent. Full benefits package included. Applications review begins July 7, and continues until position is filled. Anticipated starting date is August 10,. Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and reasons for interest in the position, current resume, transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Virginia J. Reilly, ADA Coordinator, EOAA Office (0216), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-7518; TTY: 1-9460; VTRS: 1-800-828-1120; fax 1-8510.