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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 37 - July 30, 1998

Phone numbers for classified positions.
Office/Clerical: 1-6196
Technical/Research: 1-6160
Service/Trades: 1-6176
Professional/Managers: 1-4649
Information Technology: 1-2233
Persons with hearing impairments may call for TDD information at (540) 231-6258.
PTP = Part-Time Position
FTP = Full-Time Position
FACULTY LISTING
INSTRUCTIONAL
Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research. Director. Half-time position for a tenured Virginia Tech faculty member with a demonstrated research and public-service record in coal/energy and/or resource policy/economics-related fields. The director's other half-time will be in his/her present position in an academic unit. It is expected that the center may have a part-time associate director. The director will be expected to provide leadership and manage the interdisciplinary coal and energy-related research and public-service missions of the center as defined by its legislative mandate and state-wide Advisory Board. The director will enhance and facilitate interdisciplinary coal and energy research and outreach by establishing working relationships with off-campus constituents including relevant state agencies and commissions, federal agencies, and industries), by developing expertise networks, by identifying funding opportunities, and by coordinating and encouraging interdisciplinary efforts to prepare proposals for external funding. Specifically, the director will work closely with relevant state agencies and commissions in helping them address technical, economic, and policy issues relating to coal development, marketing, and use; electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency and renewable energy. For information dissemination, the director will establish guidelines and priorities for the publication and transfer of information to constituency groups. Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations of candidates for this position. Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position, a curriculum vita, and names of three references to Ken Reifsnider, Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs and Chair, VCCER Director Search Committee. Application review begins September 15 and continues until the position is filled.
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences. Assistant or Associate Professor (re-advertisement). This vacancy is a 12-month, tenure-track position with a primary extension appointment in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous Extension and applied-research program to improve the efficiency and profitability of broiler production. Areas may include breeder and incubation management, live production, product quality and safety, and nutrient management. The person will be expected to establish a close and productive working relationship with the poultry industry and related organizations. Implementation of the program will require considerable collaboration with other faculty members in the department and university. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in poultry science or a closely related area is required. Preference will be given to individuals with broiler experience. Candidates must possess strong speaking, writing, computing, and leadership skills to work effectively with the poultry industry, Virginia's number-one agricultural enterprise. Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Position available Jan. 1, 1999. Application deadline is Oct. 15, 1998 or until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and the names of three references with addresses and phone numbers. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Gary L. Minish, Head, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences (0306), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-9157; e-mail: minish@vt.edu.
Department of Marketing. Assistant Professor. Candidates must have completed, or nearly completed, a doctorate in marketing or in a related field, and have the potential to excel in both research and teaching. Anticipated appointment date is Aug. 15, 1999. Search will remain open until position is filled. Applications should be sent to Dr. David Brinberg, Department of Marketing (0236), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-6949.
Schiffert Health Center. Full-time Physician. Eligibility for Virginia license is required. Board certification or eligibility in a primary-care specialty, experience working with young adults, and at least three years primary-care experience are desirable. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. The center has a staff of 10 physicians with on-site lab/x-ray/pharmacy. Submit letters of interest, CV, and three references to Dr. Tom Ryan, Schiffert Health Center, Henderson Hall (0140), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5313. Applications review begins August 1.
Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science. Director. Candidates must be tenured faculty members at Virginia Tech. The director will serve half-time in the center and continue to perform the normal duties associated with a faculty position on a half-time basis. The director will report to the associate provost for Interdisciplinary Programs. The director is responsible for administering programs that facilitate the interdisciplinary education of graduate and undergraduate students in adhesive and sealant science to insure that this critical area of science and technology continues to be developed. This includes programs such as technical reviews, seminars, student-led research discussion groups, and trips with students to professional meetings and the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) conventions. The director administers the ASC/CASS graduate fellowship/assistantship and undergraduate scholarship programs. In addition the director is responsible for encouraging sponsored research in areas of current interest to the adhesive and sealant industries and of current interest to government agencies. The director is required to facilitate the interaction with industry so that opportunities for technology transfer can be provided. This includes an annual on-campus program for industrial representatives, hosting industrial visitors, visits to industry, and participation in ASC conventions and regional seminars. The director works closely with the CASS Steering Committee and the CASS Advisory Board and is a participant on the ASC Long Range Planning Committee. The director is responsible for maintaining a strong, working relationship with the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. and its Education Foundation, which contributes the primary support of the center. The director is also responsible for the industrial affiliate program, which provides about 20% of the center's support. Position available Jan. 1, 1999. Nominations and applications should be sent to Dr. Ken Reifsnider, Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Programs, 306 Burruss Hall, 0244. All nominations and applications should be received by Sept. 30, 1998.
Department of English. Instructors. Several instructors are needed to teach up to four first-year composition courses during fall semester. MA or ABD. Send letter, cv, and dossier by July 31 (or until positions are filled) to Linda Anderson, Associate Chair, English Department (0112), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources. #FA759, Stafford County. The successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure-track, professional faculty. Agriculture and natural-resource agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. 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 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. Applications review begins August 7 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; fax: 1-5545; TDD user 1-800-828-1120; e-mail: barbarag@vt.edu.
Colleges of Arts and Sciences/Architecture and Urban Studies. Director of the Cultural Resources Center. The director will provide archaeological and architectural expertise to VDOT, federal, and other state agencies. An MA degree in archaeology or anthropology and five years of teaching, research, or field experience or their equivalents are required. A Ph.D. with 10 years experience desired. Individual should have architecture background and experience in managing federal or state projects. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to Robert P. Schubert, Associate Dean, College of Architecture and Urban Studies (0205), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Pamplin College of Business. Academic Advisor. Position is a full-time, calendar-year professional faculty position. Will serve as advisor to approximately 600 freshmen and sophomores, assist with orientation, represent Pamplin College of Business at recruiting events on and off campus, plan and manage annual spring open house for students offered admission, establish tracking systems and prepare reports, assist with advising center publications. Requires excellent communication, administrative, and public-relations skills; master's degree in relevant field; ability to work some evenings and weekends. Letter of application with resume and two letters of reference should be sent to Ms. Joan E. Moore, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Pamplin College of Business (0209), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Fax: 1-4487; e-mail: jemoore@vt.edu. Applications review begins July 24. Position open August 17.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources (re-advertisement). The successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty. Agriculture and Natural Resource agent positions have area responsibilities in their program specialty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent Agriculture and Natural Resources, 111090, Animal Science, Albemarle County. The position requires basic knowledge of animal nutrition, health, animal care, and reproduction; production and financial management; marketing; biotechnology developments; waste management and utilization; 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 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. To apply, submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Application review begins August 14 and continues until position is filled. Send to Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension (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.
Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC). Research Associate/Lab Manager. The lab manager will ensure smooth lab operations by devising and implementing continuous improvement for lab layout, equipment, and processes; identifying basic equipment and tool requirements; contacting and negotiating with suppliers to acquire needed equipment; and providing general technical support for the center's researchers. Specific duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following: providing advice in project management including comprehensive project flowcharts and task definition; setting schedules and priorities; coordinating research projects; assisting in projecting expenditures according to specific research needs; tracking project status; and serving as a primary interface between the center's staff, researchers, vendors, and various departments at Virginia Tech. Minimum qualifications: BS in engineering, with a minimum of two years experience in the management of power-electronics laboratories. Full-time position, renewed yearly. Continuation of employment is contingent upon the availability of funds. Application deadline is July 31. Interested applicants should submit resume and two letters of reference to Dr. Fred C. Lee, Director, Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC), 657 Whittemore Hall (0111), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-4536; fax: 1-6390; e-mail: fclee@vt.edu.
Department of Biochemistry. Postdoctoral Associate. A post-doctoral position is available for an individual with extensive experience in molecular techniques who wants to investigate cellular and molecular interactions between mosquitoes and malaria parasites. A novel anti-parasite regulatory mechanism mediated through the production of inducible NO has recently been described in my laboratory (PNAS 95:5700-5705) and the department is moving toward characterization of regulation of this pathway and its cellular effects on Plasmodium and other mosquito-borne pathogens. International collaborations and work are possible. This position is funded by NIH and is available October 1. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Shirley Luckhart, Department of Biochemistry, 124 Engel Hall (0308), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. For more information, contact Luckhart at luckhart@vt.edu.