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EMPLOYMENT

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 09 - October 22, 1998

CLASSIFIED POSITIONS

The employment listing can be found in greater detail on the Personnel Services homepage at http:--www.ps.vt.edu.
For position-availability information, please call the following job line numbers: 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 1-6258.
Tailor (W022159G) Tailor Shop. Normal starting pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Radiologic Technologist (W022238G) Schiffert Health Center. Normal starting pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PT. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Program Support Technician Senior (W022530M) Biochemistry. Normal starting pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PT. Application deadline: OUF.
Program Support Technician Senior (W022294D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PT. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Evenings may be required. 30-40 hours per week. Application deadline: OUF.
Program Support Technician Senior (W022069D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). PT. Application deadline: OUF.
Program Support Technician (W022538M) Animal and Poultry Sciences. Normal starting pay: $8.96 ($9.16. 11-25-98) (Grade 6). PT. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Practical Nurse B (W022001G) Schiffert Health Center. Normal starting pay: $9.79 (Grade 7). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Occasional Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Postal Assistant (W020714D) University Mail Services. Normal starting pay: $7.49 (Grade 4). PT. Application deadline: OUF.
Office Services Specialist (W020877D) Administrative Information Systems-User Services. Normal starting pay: $8.19 (Grade 5). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. some evenings. 30-40 hours per week while classes are in session. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Laboratory Technician (W022247G) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Normal starting pay: $7.49 (Grade 4). FT. Varies. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Housekeeping Worker (W022490H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PT. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Two FT. Application deadline: OUF.
Housekeeping Worker (W020190P) Physical Plant-Housekeeping Services. Normal starting pay: $5.74 ($5.87. 11-25-98) (Grade 1). PT. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Housekeeping Worker (W020574G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal starting pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PT. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Operations Assistant (Server) (W022531G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal starting pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PT. To be determined. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022315H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PT. Application deadline: OUF.
Food Operations Assistant B (W022429G) Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Normal starting pay: $6.27 (Grade 2). PT. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Operations Assistant A (W022314H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $5.74 (Grade 1). PT. Varied. Application deadline: OUF.
Computer Operations Technician Senior (W022484C) Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal starting pay: $10.70 (Grade 8). PT. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Turbine Operator (2220P) Physical Plant-Power Plant. Normal starting pay: $18,628 ($19,048. 11-25-98) (Grade 6). FT. Midnight to 8 a.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Systems Analyst (1165D) Administrative Information Systems-Information Resource Management. Normal starting pay: $41,535 (Grade 15). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (P2002D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $37,995 (Grade 14). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Several FT, PT; some may be restricted in duration by funding. Application deadline: OUF.
Senior Programmer/Analyst (7259D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $18,997.50 (Grade 14). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Senior Programmer Analyst (296D) University Libraries. Normal starting pay: $37,995 (Grade 14). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Programmer/Analyst (P2001D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Several FT, PT; some may be restricted in duration by funding. Application deadline: OUF.
Programmer (Instructional Technologist) (7391M) Entomology. Normal starting pay: $ $26,604 ($27,204. 11-25-98) (Grade 10). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Programmer (P2000D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Several FT, PT; some may be restricted in duration by funding. Application deadline: OUF.
Programmer (6716D) Administrative Information Systems. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Program Support Technician (1064C) Scholarships and Financial Aid. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Program Support Technician (6461D) University Libraries. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Position ends Dec. 31, 2000 may be renewed yearly. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Motor Vehicle Operator A (2862P) Physical Plant-Grounds-Hauling. Normal starting pay: $13,044 ($13,338. 11-25-98) (Grade 2). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Laboratory Specialist Senior (1243T) Geological Sciences. Normal starting pay: $24,337 (Grade 9). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Laboratory Specialist Advanced (6375M) Food Science and Technology. Normal starting pay: $29,083 (Grade 11). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Laboratory Specialist (7375M) Biochemistry. Normal starting pay: $22,262 (Grade 8). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Laboratory Specialist (7390M) Biochemistry. Normal starting pay: $22,262 ($22,763. 11-25-98) (Grade 8). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Installation and Repair Technician Senior (7288D) Video-Broadcast Services. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FT. Varied. Application deadline: OUF.
Housekeeping Worker Senior (2743H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FT. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Housekeeping Worker (7263M) Recreational Sports. Normal starting pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). FT. Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Housekeeping Worker (7262M) Recreational Sports. Normal starting pay: $$11,932 ($12,201. 11-25-98) (Grade 1). PT. 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Housekeeping Worker (1447H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $ 11,932 (Grade 1). FT. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Three FT. Application deadline: OUF.
Housekeeping Supervisor Senior (2702H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FT. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Production Worker B (1st Cook) (613H) Residential and Dining Programs-Shultz Dining Centerhultz. Normal starting pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Food Production Worker B (747H) Residential and Dining Programs-Southgate Bake Shop. Normal starting pay: $17,041 (Grade 5). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Operations Assistant (3rd Cook) (551H) Residential and Dining Programs-Shultz Dining Hall. Normal starting pay: $13,044 (Grade 2). FT. Nights and weekends. Application deadline: October 30
Food Operations Assistant B-Shop Leader (404H) Residential and Dining Programs-Cochrane Dining Center. Normal starting pay: $13,044 (Grade 2). Nine FT. Nights and weekends. Application deadline: October 30
Food Operations Assistant B-Server (375H) Residential and Dining Programs-Dietrick Dining Center. Normal starting pay: $11,932 (Grade 1). FT. p.m. shift, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nights and weekends. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Food Operations Assistant B-pre-prep Assistant (2928H) Residential and Dining Programs-Southgate. Normal starting pay: $13,044 (Grade 2). FT. Early morning and weekend hours. Application deadline: October 30
Fiscal Technician (6753J) College of Engineering. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Fiscal Technician (2821T) College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Normal starting pay: $9,314 (Grade 6). PT. TBD Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Fiscal Assistant (6580P) Student Accounts. Normal starting pay: $17,041 ($17,424. 11-25-98) (Grade 5). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Executive Secretary (1854J) Budget and Financial Planning. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Executive Secretary (450J) Mechanical Engineering. Normal starting pay: $18,628 (Grade 6). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Position available December 1. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Executive Chef (Food Operations Manager B) (1781H) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Executive Chef (Food Operations Manager B) (1781H) Culinary Services-Dietrick Dining Hall. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Enrollment Services Coordinator (6883G) Office of International Programs. Normal starting pay: $26,604 (Grade 10). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Renewed yearlyApplication deadline: Oct. 23.
Development Associate for Student Calling Program (Public Relations Assistant Specialist) (1450D) University Development. Normal starting pay: $22,763 (Grade 8). FT. Monday-Thursday 1:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Auditor Senior/Internal (2146J) Internal Audit. Normal starting pay: $29,083 (Grade 11). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Audit Manager Senior/Internal (2144J) Internal Audit. Normal starting pay: $49,637 (Grade 17). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Analytical Chemist Senior (7260T) Chemistry. Normal starting pay: $31,794 (Grade 12). FT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Application deadline: OUF.
Food Production Worker A (U752H) Residential and Dining Programs. Normal starting pay: $14,259 (Grade 3). FT. Includes nights and weekends. Application deadline: OUF. University only.
Off-Campus

Animal Care Technician A (Barns and Grooms Assistant) (6548M) Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center-College of Veterinary Medicine. Normal starting pay: $16,298 (Grade 3). FT. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Apply to: Betty Tucker, MDS EMC, P.O. Box 1938, Leesburg, VA 20177 Application deadline: Oct. 23.
Secretary Senior (6285M) Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William. Normal starting pay: $20,364 ($20,823. 11-25-98) (Grade 5). PT. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Apply to Marilyn Grizzard, Unit Coordinator 8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105 Manassas, VA 20109. Application deadline: Oct. 23.
FACULTY POSITIONS

INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position commencing fall semester, 1999. It is anticipated that the position will be filled at the assistant-professor level. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in mining engineering or a related field and demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of funded research and graduate study in collaboration with other faculty members in the department and with other departments across campus. Applications for this position will be reviewed beginning Dec. 15, 1998 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter summarizing qualifications plus a resume and the names of three references to Ertugrul Topuz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering (0239), 100 Holden Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Computer Science. Assistant/Associate Professor. To join the faculty in August, 1999. Individuals with expertise in the following areas (to complement our existing strengths) are sought: 1) networks (Blacksburg Electronic Village, an established community network test-bed; Internet technology Innovation Center; world center for wireless communications); 2) information storage and retrieval/database (world leader in electronic theses and dissertations); 3) user interface software (Center for HCI, established HCI program); 4) software engineering (planned specialized MS program); 5) visualization (virtual environments research, including a CAVE); 6) high-performance computing (Paragon, SP/2, Origin; ICASE, NASA Langley, NCSA affiliations). Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a one-two page statement of research plans and goals and have at least three letters of reference sent to Faculty Search, Department of Computer Science (0106), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Candidates review begins Jan. 15, 1999 and continues until positions are filled. For more information see http://www.cs.vt.edu.
Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Assistant/Associate Professors (three). The department seeks to fill up to three tenure-track positions in August 1999 at the assistant or associate professor levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in planning, public policy, or related fields, and demonstrate achievement or potential for excellence. The department welcomes expertise in one or more of four areas: (1) environmental planning and policy, (2) international development, (3) collaborative processes (partnership building, participatory planning and policy making), and (4) information technologies as they relate to urban planning and public policy. Professional experience is highly desirable. Application review begins Dec. 1, 1998 and continue until the positions are filled. Direct an application letter that specifies area of interest and expertise, including a curriculum vitae and a list of four references, to John Randolph, Head, Urban Affairs and Planning (0113), 201 Architecture Annex, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-6971; fax: 1-3367; e-mail: energy@vt.edu.
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. Assistant/Associate Professor. Assistant/Associate professor in human-companion animal interaction. The primary role of the position will be in companion-animal Cooperative Extension and research with involvement in teaching programs of the college. This can include a broad range of topics such as the human-animal bond, pet-facilitated therapy, grief counseling, physiologic responses to pet interaction, public health, societal responsibilities, and animal-welfare issues. Service will include Cooperative Extension activities to educate and inform the public and to provide liaison with governmental, humane, specialty, and lay organizations; oversight of a grief-counseling hot-line; consultation in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and participation in continuing-education programs and in faculty governance activities. Research will include creative scholarship in research missions of the college with a focus in any of those areas described above. Collaborative potential exists within the university (Department of Psychology) as well as with the medical schools of Virginia. Teaching can include participation in didactic instruction in a variety of didactic courses; clinical instruction in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and participation in training of post-DVM students of the department. Qualifications include specialty training, or demonstrated experience and expertise, in the relationship between companion animals and human health. DVM degree is preferred but not required. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the starting date will be negotiable. Applications should include a letter stating career goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references and should be sent to Don Barber, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (0442), Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins Jan. 11, 1999 and continues until a successful candidate is identified.
Department of Mathematics. Visiting Assistant Professor. Position is anticipated for the 1999-00 academic year with a possibility for a one-year renewal, if funding permits. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. in mathematics or equivalent AFTER May, 1993 and are expected to have a strong record or demonstrated potential in research and teaching. Preference will be given to those who can work closely with a faculty member in her/his research area. The teaching load for the first year will be two courses the first semester and one course the second. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, together with four letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching skills), to John Rossi, Postdoctoral Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics (0123), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins Jan. 25, 1999 and continues until the position is filled.
Department of Sociology. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, entry-level position begins August, 1999. Demonstrated teaching and research expertise is required in one or both doctoral areas: social inequality or work and technology. A Ph.D. in sociology is required at the time of appointment. Affiliation with an allied program (e.g., Women's or Black Studies, Science and Technology) is possible. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching; pursuing a vigorous research program; seeking external funding; and engaging in service/outreach activities. Letter of interest, CV, names of three references, and any supporting material should be sent to John N. Edwards, Chair, Department of Sociology (0137), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061; e-mail: soc@vt.edu. Please include a return e-mail address, if available. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 1998 and will continue until the position is filled.
Division of Engineering Fundamentals. Assistant Professors (three). The division seeks applications for tenure-track academic-year (nine-month) positions at the assistant-professor level beginning August, 1999. The Engineering Fundamentals Division is the home department of all entering engineering freshmen. Duties are devoted primarily to advising freshman engineering students and developing and teaching courses in basic engineering subjects, to include engineering problem solving, computer applications/programming, engineering design, and engineering/computer graphics. Some summer teaching and/or advising may be available. Graduate degree in engineering and a strong command of the English language required. Previous industrial and/or teaching/advising experience, especially freshman courses, at the university level preferred. Applications review begins Jan. 15, 1999, and information must be received by that date to receive full consideration. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information on the division can be obtained at www.ef.vt.edu. Send resumes plus names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Hayden Griffin, Director, Division of Engineering Fundamentals (0218), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. E-mail: griffin@vt.edu.
Hospitality and Tourism Management. Instructor. Part-time position, non-tenure track, 12-month. Applicants should have at least five years of managerial-level industry experience and be able to demonstrate teaching ability in subject matter relevant to the hospitality industry. An emphasis in the areas of food-service management, facility design, and/or catering is desirable. A master's degree is required with one degree earned in the area of hospitality and tourism management or related area. Primary duties include teaching at the undergraduate level, advising students, and participating on committees at a level commensurate with a half-time position. Earliest starting date for the position is Jan. 10, 1999. Salary range is $12-15,000. Send a letter of application, vita, and names of three references to Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean (0317), 103 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 1-5056; fax: 1-3717. Application deadline is November 15, or until the position is filled.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Spanish. Pending approval, possibly two positions. Beginning fall 1999. This is a nine-month position, renewable for the next academic year pending successful performance, department need, and funding. ABD or Ph.D. Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate language, culture, and civ courses. Experience with CAI. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Minimum proficiency (ACTFL scale): Spanish, superior; English, advanced. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Letter and complete dossier, including CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures (0225), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins December 1 and continues until position is filled. Daytime phone inquiries welcome at 1-5361. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA employer and hires only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of French. Pending approval, possibly two positions. Beginning fall 1999. ABD or Ph.D. Ability to teach all levels of French language as well as French literature survey, and culture and civilization. Native or near-native ability in French. Interest/experience in the application and integration of CAI. Willingness to direct extracurricular activities. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas are also highly desirable: proficiency-related instruction, business French, francophone literature, applied linguistics. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Letter and complete dossier, including CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures (0225), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins December 1 and continues until position is filled. Daytime phone inquiries welcome at 1-5361.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Assistant Professor of Spanish. Tenure-track, pending approval. Beginning fall, 1999. Ph.D. in hand by Aug. 15, 1999. Strengths in linguistics, translation, and advanced grammar. Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses. Experience with CAI and interest in outreach work with K-12 schools. Demonstrated excellence in teaching; scholarly potential. Desired proficiency (ACTFL scale): Spanish, superior; English, advanced. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Letter and complete dossier, including a CV, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent to Judith Shrum, Chair, Foreign Languages and Literatures (0225), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins December 1 and continues until position is filled. Daytime phone inquiries welcome at 1-5361.
Department of Family and Child Development. Extension/Research Specialist of Family Development/Community Programs. Position is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Location: Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church. Starting date at the latest is March 1, 1999. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in family and child development or related area. Experience in youth development, research, and teaching. Proven ability to communicate in a variety of settings, both orally and by written media. Responsibilities: 1) Develop a research agenda that focuses on protective factors and resiliency concepts that promote the healthy development and functioning of youth. 2) Disseminate research findings through professional journals, Extension publications, and professional meetings to enhance the youth-development knowledge base. 3) Develop educational curriculum that can be used by Extension agents in their programming to youth, adults, parents, and youth professionals on topics related to the research agenda. 4) Design and deliver regular staff-development opportunities for Extension agents and other professionals. 5) Collaborate with other departmental faculty members in designing educational programs that address family life issues. 6) Evaluate youth-development/prevention programming efforts to determine the effectiveness of delivery methodologies and impacts. 7) Assist departmental faculty members with educational programming efforts. Applications review begins November 15 and continues until position is filled. To apply: Send letter of application, vita, transcripts from highest degree, and three letters of reference to Dianne Yardley, Associate Dean, College of Human Resources and Education (0317), 101 War Memorial Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. For more information, contact Sandra Stith, Search Committee chair at (703) 538-8462; e-mail: sstith@vt.edu; or visit the web site: http://www.chre.vt.edu/~/fcd.
Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Associate or Full Professor. Tenure-track faculty position in the Environmental Science and Engineering Program. A Ph.D. degree is required. The position will be filled at the associate or full-professor level. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests combine theoretical and experimental activities in engineered natural water aquatic systems or applied limnology. However, applicants from other areas will be considered. The successful candidate should be willing to work with faculty members with expertise in aquatic chemistry, microbial processes, water and air quality, surface and sub-surface hydrology, systems analysis, and water resources. The individual selected will be expected to contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, to develop a strong research program, and to supervise both masters' and doctoral students. Applications review begins Dec. 15, 1998 and continues until position is filled. To apply, send a resume, a description of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references to John T. Novak, Search Committee Chair, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (0246), Room 419 New Engineering Building, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Assistant/Associate Professor. Tenure-track, available July 1, 1999. Position is one calendar year. The appointee will develop an independent and extramurally funded research program in the fields of tissue reconstruction and engineering, e.g., in angiogenesis, bone healing, nerve growth, etc. Expertise in the cellular regulation of receptor-ligand interactions as related to growth factors is desirable. The appointee will emphasize cross-disciplinary, sponsored research with bio-engineering faculty members under the auspices of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Institute. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the instructional programs of the college as appropriate. Applicants must have the Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. In addition, the DVM, MD, or equivalent medical degree is preferred. Review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 1999, but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Send a letter of application, description of research goals, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Ludeman Eng, Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (0442), College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. Assistant Professor. Assistant professor of molecular immunology. Tenure-track position, calendar-year appointment available July 1, 1999. The appointee will develop an independent and extramurally funded research program in the molecular biology of the secretory immune system, with emphasis on mechanisms of modulation by cytokines and other molecules. The appointee will also be expected to collaborate with other faculty members in an on-going program of vaccine research and development, to include the Pharmaceutical Engineering Institute, where research into transgenic animals and plants is being conducted. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the instructional programs of the college as appropriate. Applicants must have the Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience. In addition, DVM, MD, or equivalent medical degree is preferred. Applications review begins Feb. 1, 1999, but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Send a letter of application, description of research goals, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Ludeman Eng, Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (0442), College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, assistant professor in plant biotechnology. Position is a twelve-month position. The successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program using molecular, cellular, and bio-chemical approaches to solve problems in applied plant bio-technology. Target areas for research include applications of transgenic plant technologies to bio-production of pharmaceutical and industrial compounds, edible vaccines, nutritional enhancement, metabolic engineering, disease and pest resistance, and abiotic stress resistance. The incumbent will maintain strong collaborations with other faculty members in the department as well as in the Fralin Biotechnology Center of Virginia Tech. An ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrated ability to design and conduct publishable research in plant biotechnology is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to interact with on-going research programs at the interface between agriculture and human/animal health. The incumbent will teach applied bio-technology and participate in a team-taught graduate-level topics course in molecular cell biology and bio-technology in their area of expertise. Excellent communication skills and willingness to interact with existing multi-disciplinary programs are essential. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or other related disciplines with postdoctoral experience in plant molecular biology and/or bio-technology. Applications will be accepted by Jan. 15, 1999 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent directly to the co-chairs of the search committee: Carole Cramer or Elizabeth Grabau, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science (0346), Fralin Biotechnology Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: (540) 231-6757 (Cramer) or (540) 231-9597 (Grabau). E-mail ccramer@ vt.edu or egrabau@vt.edu.
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Department of Biochemistry. Postdoctoral Associate (re-advertisement). 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 inducibleNO 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 November 1. Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Shirley Luckhart, Department of Biochemistry (0308), 124 Engel Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. For more information contact Luckhart at Luckhart@vt.edu.
Office of the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs (VPMA). Assistant to the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs. The individual will assist the vice president in the administration of daily operations, project management, and long-range planning and analytical functions. This assignment will include assistance with correspondence, special projects, and reports; development of presentation materials; and other duties as assigned. The incumbent will also represent the VPMA as requested at on- and off-campus meetings and will interact on behalf of the VPMA with administrators, faculty and staff members, students, and other constituents of the office. The assistant will work collaboratively with staff members in this and other university offices to accomplish the mission of the VPMA. Qualifications: A master's degree in a relevant field and at least three years' experience in higher education is required. The successful candidate will have superior written and verbal communication skills and well-developed interpersonal, organization, and analytical skills. Ability to value diversity and to effectively interact with diverse populations is essential. Knowledge of Virginia Tech administrative process and computer systems is also essential. Position is open to current employees of Virginia Tech. Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three references to Benjamin Dixon, Vice President for Multicultural Affairs (0176), 332 Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 by Friday, Nov. 6. Salary is in the range of $40,000.