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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 15 - December 8, 1994

Because of the job freeze now in effect, there are no classified position listings this week. Please see page 1 for details.



Anticipated appointment is expected to be at the level of assistant professor. Date of appointment is expected to be fall 1995. Requirements include interest and expertise in 7-12 level, strong mathematics background, and doctorate in mathematics education. Experience and interest in technology are highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate potential and desire to do quality research, teaching, and service in an area related to mathematics education. Review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 1995, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate should send a letter of application, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), vita, and three letters of reference. Send materials to Harold Mick, Chair, Mathematics Education Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0123.


Tenure-track position (12-month) available July 1, 1995. Assistant professor, 50-percent teaching, 50-percent research, Ph.D. in nutrition or related area required. Dietetics experience highly desirable; expected to support department initiative in human metabolic studies. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in nutrition and health; develop research program capable of attracting outside funding with opportunity to work collaboratively with department health/exercise faculty; direct graduate student research; advise undergraduate students; participate in professional service. Application procedures: send letter, vita, transcripts, summary of research and teaching interests (one-two pages long), and names of three references whom you have requested to forward letters to Dr. Eleanor Schlenker, Head, Dept. of Human Nutrition and Foods, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0430; telephone (703) 231-4672; fax (703) 231-3916; review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 1995, and continue until position is filled.


Four named professorships will be established to provide leadership for program development and delivery related to biotechnology and life sciences; business and management; engineering and physical science; government and nonprofit organizations. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent recognition; a distinguished record as an executive or recognized leader in higher education, government, or business; and successful consulting or record of professional training for organizations/corporations/governmental entities related to the field. A strong record of scholarship in the field is highly desirable. Responsibilities include identifying and working closely with prospective clients; collaborating with existing university faculty to design and deliver custom professional training; providing instruction in areas of professional expertise; and serving as part of the leadership team in developing the mission and programs of COTA and the new Hotel Roanoke Conference Center. Will be home-based on Blacksburg campus. Must be willing to travel. Employment will begin July 1, 1995, although earlier appointments are possible and desirable. The professorships are non-tenure-track, calendar-year positions. The initial appointment will be for up to a three-year period; subsequent reappointments are annual. Willing to consider exceptional faculty members on leave from home institutions, if available for at least one year. Salary and benefits will be competitive. Appointments to named professorships require approval of university committee. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that highlights their area of expertise and teaching interests; a current professional vita; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references to Dr. James J. Buffer Jr., Executive Director of COTA, Provost's Office, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0132; (703) 231-6122 or fax (703) 231-7211. Review of applications will begin immediately; the search will continue until the positions are filled.



Good academic record. Specialization in the areas of sociology, rural sociology, or agriculture or applied economics. Social-science research and excellent computer skills. Interest in and willingness to do international research in the areas of gender dynamics, intra-household resource dynamics, food security and gender-differentiated social and economic impacts on integrated-pest-management interventions and participatory research, and social survey research. The person will work with program director, Women in International Research and Development. Salary as per university graduate-student level. Appointment period begins 12 months starting from Jan. 1, 1995. Send letter of interest and short resume to the attention of Dr. Revathi Balakrishnan, WID/OIRD, 1060 Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0334.


Half-time position for a Virginia Tech faculty member, preferably tenured, with a demonstrated research record in a water-related field. The director's other half-time will be in his/her present position in an academic unit. It is expected that the center will have a full-time associate director. The director, working with the associate director, will be expected to provide leadership and manage the water-related research and information/technology dissemination missions of the center as defined by its three funding agencies, Virginia Tech, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the State of Virginia. The director will enhance and facilitate water-related research by identifying funding opportunities, by establishing expertise networks and working relationships, and by coordinating and encouraging interdisciplinary efforts to prepare proposals for external funding. The director also will award and direct the center-funded research program as a seed-grant program to further opportunities within Virginia Tech and the state for water-resources research. For information/technology dissemination, the director will establish guidelines and priorities for the publication of information that provides constituency groups access to information on center-sponsored research, new technologies, and other activities such as coordination of water-related conferences. The director will set priorities for the center in consultation with the state and on-campus advisory boards. Members of the university community are invited to submit nominations of candidates for this position. Review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 1995, and continue until position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references to Dr. Clifford W. Randall, Chair of the Search Committee, Civil Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0246.