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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 35 - July 16, 1998

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FACULTY LISTING
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Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law. Director, Financial Risk Management Center. The department anticipates this opening in fall 1999. Candidates should be committed to the pursuit of high-quality research and teaching excellence. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, three references, and examples of current research. Northern Virginia campus: One position is open for a full professor in finance and director of the Financial Risk Management Center, formerly the Center for the Study of Futures and Options Markets. The applicant must have a distinguished record of scholarly work in finance as well as administrative experience in an academic, corporate, or government environment. The director will be responsible for fund raising and administration of the center and will teach two courses per year in the evening MBA program. Application review begins September 1. Send applications to Professor Don Chance, Department of Finance (0221), Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5061; fax: 1-3155; e-mail: dmc@vt.edu.
Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law. Assistant Professor. The department anticipates this opening in fall 1999. Candidates should be committed to the pursuit of high-quality research and teaching excellence. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, three references, and examples of current research. Blacksburg campus: One position is open for a tenure-track position. Teaching responsibilities will be in corporate finance at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Application review begins September 1. Send applications to Prof. Vijay Singal, Department of Finance (0221), Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5061; fax: 1-3155; e-mail: singal@vt.edu.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS). Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Focus will be on Asian religious traditions and cultures. Position is available August, 1999. Ph.D. by August, 1999 preferred. Publications and evidence of teaching excellence desirable. Experience in interdisciplinary teaching preferred. Letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Search Committee Chair, CIS, 121 Lane Hall (0227), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Include an e-mail address and fax number, if available. Screening begins Oct. 1, 1998.
Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC). Nutrient and Soil Management Specialist. Position has rank of assistant/associate professor. Position is 75-percent research and 25-percent Extension. The incumbent is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program that addresses nutrient and soil-management issues for coastal-plain-soils cropping systems. Important concerns include research on fertilization, expansion of guidelines for application of nutrient sources such as poultry manure and sludge, and research on nutrient-related waste management. Research should support development and validation of best management practices that minimize nutrient movement to ensure high water quality. Extension responsibilities will involve development of educational programs pertaining to the areas mentioned above. Communication and collaboration with university faculty members on and off campus, county Extension faculty members, commodity representatives, soil and water scientists, governmental agencies, growers, environmental groups, aquaculture industry, and agri-business personnel is expected. The incumbent is expected to compete for intramural and extramural funding and to advise and support graduate students. Written and oral communication skills as well as proficient computer skills are necessary. Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in soil science or soils-related discipline. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, most significant reprints, copy of official transcripts, list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of five references, and a concise description of career goals. Applications will be reviewed up to the closing date, Sept. 30, 1998, or until an acceptable candidate is hired. The position will be available immediately. Questions concerning the position and applications should be directed to Dr. Brian A. Nault, Chair, Soil Scientist Search Committee, Eastern Shore AREC, 33446 Research Dr., Painter, VA 23420.
Department of Crop and Soil Environment Sciences. Assistant/Associate Professor of Pedology/Information Systems Technology. The department is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position with a 55-percent teaching, 45-percent research appointment. The successful applicant will develop and conduct an integrated research and teaching program in the application of geographic-information systems (GIS) and in other information technologies for soil mapping, interpretation, and land-use planning in Virginia. He/she will develop and implement a state-wide, GIS-based soils information data base to assist in the analysis and interpretation of information acquired over the past 30 years by the Cooperative Virginia Tech/NRCS Soil Survey/Characterization/Interpretation programs. He/she will have the opportunity to interface with and assist funded-research programs in wetlands identification and mitigation, reclamation of drastically disturbed lands, regional water quality, precision farming, and urban soil interpretation. He/she will teach existing undergraduate courses in (1) soil evaluation and (2) soil survey and taxonomy and will develop a new course(s) in information systems applications to soils. The ideal candidate will have a combination of Ph.D.-level training and experience in soil/landscape systematics, soil cartography, and ArcInfo/ArcView-based GIS development and implementation. A working knowledge of the National Cooperative Soil Survey and Cooperating Agencies is important. College-level teaching experience is highly desirable, and the ability to work effectively within inter-disciplinary scientific teams is essential. A multi-workstation GIS laboratory and support technician are committed to GIS activity in the department. In addition, a campus-wide network to support GIS is in place. Virginia Tech has made a significant commitment through the computer/Internet system to support a "digital technology-friendly" environment. Application materials should include a vita, a publication list, a one-page summary of career goals in the context of this position, and the names, addresses, and phone 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 Oct. 1, 1998 and continue until an acceptable applicant is hired. The appointment will be available Jan. 1, 1999. Inquiries and applications should be directed to Dr. James C. Baker, Chair, Pedology/Information System Technology Search Committee, Dept. of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, 238-C Smyth Hall (0404), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
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Office of the Athletic Fund. Development Manager. The development manager will coordinate fund-raising activities as they pertain to athletics in assigned geographical territories. The development manager will also have staff assignments to subsidiary organizations maintained through the Athletic Fund Office. Specific activities will include, but not be limited to: staff local volunteer support organizations (Hokie Club); organize new area Hokie Clubs where needed; recruit, train, and motivate volunteers for the purpose of generating annual support; assist in identifying major gift prospects for Intercollegiate Athletics; cultivate and solicit major gift prospects; and staff liaison to committees of the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund. Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree(s) preferred. Knowledge of Virginia Tech and its athletic program is extremely helpful. Experience in fund raising or related experience directly transferable to the position is desirable. Ability to function independently while working as part of a team, along with strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to travel extensively. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Lucius M. Merritt Jr., Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics, P.O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA 24062. Application review begins immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Department of University Unions and Student Activities. Coordinator of Student Organization Finance and Programs. Position is a 12-month professional faculty position within the Student Activities area in the Department of University Unions and Student Activities (UUSA). The coordinator is the university's principal administrator for allocation of over $800,00 in student-activity fees and for management of student-organization-fund accounting. The coordinator supervises one classified employee. The coordinator creates and implements educational and training programs for student-organization advisers, and creates and implements workshops and conferences for students in developmental areas and on topics of concern to students. The coordinator is responsible for the Student Activities assessment efforts and is a member of the UUSA Assessment Committee. Qualifications: This position requires a minimum of a master's degree in college student personnel or a related area, and two-to-three years full-time experience. Candidates must have some finance and accounting experience, be computer literate, and have excellent interpersonal and writing skills. Experience in group facilitation and programming as well as an understanding of student development theories and practice is required. The salary range for this position is $25,000-27,500 depending on qualifications and experience. Projected starting date is Sept. 1, 1998. Application review begins on July 27, and continues until a successful candidate is identified. To apply, send an application letter and a current resume including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references to Alicia Cohen, Search Committee Chair, UUSA, 225 Squires Student Center (0138), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5725; fax: 1-5430.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agents. Successful candidates will be lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent; 4-H Youth Development--FA824 Goochland County; FA654 Hanover County; FA600 Warren: 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. 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. Master's degree required or imminent; one or more degrees in related discipline preferred. 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 education programs in a related area preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Application review begins July 31, and continues until the position is filled. Send to Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall (0437), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619; TDD user: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent (re-advertisement). Successful candidates will be lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty. Family and Consumer Science agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent, Family and Consumer Sciences; Management, Housing and Consumer Education--111460, Augusta County: 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 administration. Master's degree required or imminent; one or more degrees in related discipline preferred. 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 in a related area preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Application review begins July 31, and continues until positions are filled. Send to Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall (0437), 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.
Fiber and Electro-Optics Research Center. Research Associate. Duties include: business analysis of emerging technologies and markets in areas related to control system instrumentation, optical displays and data storage, structural materials, and other areas; interacting with sponsors in these and other areas to determine best combined technical and business approaches; writing agreements and proposals in cooperation with other staff members and with industrial and government business partners. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree in business preferred. Previous business experience in closely related technical areas required. Continuation of the position is contingent upon the availability of funding. Applications will be accepted until July 10, or until a suitable candidate is selected. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and list of three references to Dr. R.O. Claus, The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 340 Whittemore (0111), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Area Specialist--Burley Tobacco and High-Value Specialty Crops. Position is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SWVAREC) in Glade Spring. Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the occupant of the position will be to develop a comprehensive Extension program on burley-tobacco production and management for growers and industry personnel and conduct applied research related to burley-tobacco production and profitability. A secondary responsibility is to develop Extension and applied-research programs on high-value specialty crops as part of an effort to complement traditional farm enterprises in southwest Virginia. Qualifications: Master of science degree in agronomy or closely related disciplines. Farm background and experience in tobacco production desired. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (orally, written, and electronically) and ability to effectively cooperate with co-workers. The successful candidate must also have a strong commitment to Extension programming, applied research, and the long-term sustainability of agriculture. Applications: The position is available immediately. Application deadline is August 17 or until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested persons should send a letter of intent, a complete academic transcript, a complete dossier, and names of three references to Dr. James L. Jones, Director, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Rt. 3, Box 60, Blackstone, VA 23824. Phone: (804) 292-5331; fax (804) 292-5623; e-mail: sparec@vt.edu.