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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 38 - August 13, 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
Department Of Accounting and Information Systems. Assistant Professor. Two tenure-track positions starting Aug. 16, 1999. Applicant's primary research and teaching (undergraduate and graduate) interests must be in accounting information systems. Candidates should have completed doctoral requirements by summer 1999 and also be able to present demonstrable prospects for conducting scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15, 1999, or until the positions are filled. Applications and information should be sent to Wayne E. Leininger, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 3007 Pamplin Hall (0101), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. E-mail: laact@vt.edu.
Department of Communication Studies. Assistant/Associate Professors (4). Tenure-track positions, available August, 1999. Two public-relations assistant/associate professors: Teaching and research expertise in public relations; ability to teach among principles, writing, cases, and campaigns required; related content areas such as organizational/corporate communications; fund raising; public-opinion research; computer-mediated communication in public relations; or health, political, or sports/entertainment communication desirable. One information-technologies assistant professor: teaching and research expertise focusing on the history, social impact, policy, and/or theory of information technologies required. Related specialization in mass-media effects desirable. One telecommunications assistant professor: Teaching and research expertise focusing on telecommunications management, economics, and policy required. Related content areas such as telecommunication law and/or history desirable. To be considered at the associate professor level, applicants must have an earned Ph.D., provide evidence of excellent teaching, and demonstrate a strong record of research or professional experience. Ph.D. preferred for applicants at the assistant professor level. Applicants who are ABD will be considered. Information about the Virginia Tech "Minority Faculty Mentoring Program for ABD Fellows" is available at http://www.vt.edu:10021/admin/provost/diversity/ABD.html. Anticipated starting date for all positions: Aug. 1, 1999, pending funding approval. Application letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references should be sent by Dec. 15, 1998 to Dr. James B. Weaver III, Head, Department of Communication Studies (0311), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. The department will be interviewing at the NCA National Convention.
Division of Continuing Education. Associate Director for Program Development. The major responsibility of this position is to work collaboratively with university faculty members in developing continuing-education programs, especially multi-disciplinary, certificate, and those involving various modes of delivery at a distance. Conducts market research studies to identify market and program needs. Other tasks include: use consultative selling with university faculty members and external clients; develop program, service, and financial plans for each program initiated and offered; lead service team; and participate in professional activities. These professional faculty positions are non-tenured and carry the academic rank of instructor. Doctorate required in education or related field. A minimum of three to five years of experience in continuing higher-education development and administration required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Three letters of reference from current and/or previous supervisors are required and should be submitted to Dr. Linda G. Leffel, Director of Program Development, Division of Continuing Education (0364), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications screening begins October 15, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Bertha Camper at 1-9043; e-mail: bjcamper@vt.edu.
College of Engineering. Assistant/Associate Director of Development. The highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the college's fund-raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and other capital purposes from all private sources. Duties will be fulfilled under the direction of and in close cooperation with the college's director of development and the university's central development office. The principal focus of this position will be on individual rated prospects, and major gifts above $25,000, to include: research field visits, cultivation, proposal preparation, solicitation, and stewardship. In the performance of his/her duties, the incumbent will work closely with college and university staff and faculty members, and volunteers. In addition to the primary responsibilities, it is anticipated the incumbent will assist the director, as required, on corporate gift solicitations, as well as provide staff support for a series of donor events. A bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree(s) desirable. A commitment to the role of engineering education and the ability to relate to engineering graduates is preferred. Candidates for this position should demonstrate a successful track record in fund raising, preferably within a university setting. Willingness to travel regionally and nationally on a frequent basis is required. Candidates should demonstrate strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills and be capable of motivating volunteers, as well as donors. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a team member in a complex organization. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of five references to Susan E. Sink, Director of Development for Engineering, 333 Norris Hall (0259), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Applications review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.