|Vol. 18, No. 9||Oct. 29, 1998|
- #99F037 Chairperson, Plant and Soil Sciences-LIMITED TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE EMPLOYEES. Full-time appointment in teaching, research, extension and administration. REQUIREMENTS: Tenured faculty with a doctorate related to plant and soil sciences. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, extension and/or industry activities. Must have national reputation and an appreciation for scholarship. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Administrative ability is desirable. DUTIES: Provide leadership to education, research and extension programs. Maintain and enhance undergraduate and graduate programs. Provide leadership and vision to department and college. Foster an environment conductive to significant scholarly activity. Promote multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension activities. CONTACT: Send nominations and applications to Conrado M. Gempesaw II, Chairperson of Search Committee, Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717-1303. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and letter of intent. DEADLINE: Dec. 15.
- #99F043 Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Sciences- Tenure-track position, beginning Sept. 1. Seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the area of software engineering and related object-oriented middleware technologies or in the areas of distributed systems, real time systems and related operating systems topics. REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent and committed to excellence in research and teaching. DUTIES: Teach three courses per year. Departmental information can be found at <http://www.cis.udel.edu>. CONTACT: Send a curriculum vitae to B. David Saunders, Chairperson of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Send three to five confidential letters of reference to the above address or e-mail to <email@example.com>. DEADLINE: Jan. 31.
- #99F044 Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, College of Human Resources, Education and Public Policy-Tenure-track position. Start date, Sept. 1. REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate in literacy education and research potential. Teaching experience and background in education. Possess a commitment to teacher education and have strength in research areas such as reading, writing, emergent literacy, middle level literacy, assessment and interventions for the prevention and correction of reading difficulties and literacy achievement of diverse populations. Possible affiliation with the Delaware Center for Teacher Education. DUTIES: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct and supervise research and service obligations. CONTACT: Send letter of application, including a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae, samples of publications and references, to Robert L. Hampel, Interim Director, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2922. Applications received after the closing date may receive consideration if the position is unfilled. DEADLINE: Jan. 15.
- #99F045 Chairperson, Department of Political Science and International Relations-LIMITED TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE EMPLOYEES. Available: Sept. 1. REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated performance in research, teaching and service. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Prior administrative experience desirable. DUTIES: Responsible for the recruitment, development, retention and advancement of a diverse department and contribute to the department's excellence. Cooperate with other units, communicate with external constituencies and provide leadership to the departmental faculty in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate and graduate experience. Manage department budgets and resources. Commitment to teaching, research and service. CONTACT: Nominations are welcome. Submit a current resume and letter of reference to Evelyn Satinoff, Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware. DEADLINE: Dec. 1.
- #99P054 Systems Programmer III (Level 13), Library Computing Systems-The Library maintains an extensive web site at <http://www.lib. udel.edu> providing access to a large number of both local and remote databases. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and minimum of three years' effective experience. Working knowledge of operating systems principles and in-depth professional applications programming experience. Strong C programming skills. Technical experience with UNIX, DOS and Windows. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals in an evolving automated environment. Strong oral and written communication skills. Produce clear concise documentation. Minimum salary, $30,000. CONTACT: Send letter of application, current resume, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Paul Anderson, Assistant Director for Library Administrative Services, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE 19717-5267. DEADLINE: Nov. 16.
- #99P055 Extension Associate III (Level 12), Bioresources Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences (Georgetown, Del.)- REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in agricultural/biological engineering and three years' related experience, master's degree preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated expertise in the use of computers to develop innovative educational programs. A strong commitment to a team-oriented approach to extension and research is essential. DUTIES: Will include vegetable harvest mechanization, precision agriculture, and nutrient management for vegetable crops, irrigation management and extension-based education efforts to assist producers with on-site engineering applications. CONTACT: Send resume, course transcripts and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Ed Kee, University of Delaware Research and Education Center, RD 6 Box 48, Georgetown, DE 19947. DEADLINE: Dec. 15.
- #99P057 Assistant Archivist (Level 13), University Archives- LIMITED TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE EMPLOYEES Effective Dec. 1. REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in history, with training in archive administration; bachelor's degree considered, with archival credentials and prior work experience in either a museum or an archival repository. Knowledge of archival preservation techniques, prior supervisory experience and the ability to work independently required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated expertise in the use of IBM-compatible computers and software programs, such as Word and Access, plus working knowledge of WordPerfect, Excel, Lotus, and R-Base. Ability to lift boxes (at least 45 pounds) and climb ladders. Familiarity with the history of the University of Delaware is preferred. DUTIES: Staff, direct and supervise the department's archival functions; make records appraisal decisions regarding the long-term value of University documents; determine materials that best suit the needs of researchers and University administrators. Provide reference services. Oversee records processing (accessing, arrangement, description and preservation); prepare finding aids. Oversee production of procedural documentation for archives, including procedures for handling and reproducing archival holdings. Direct and monitor student projects, solicit, interview, hire and schedule student workers or other temporary employees for specific projects in consultation with the director. Assist the director in facilitating donations of historical materials to the archives. Prepare reports and correspondence; maintain computer databases. Participate in display and exhibit development. Understand interface between the University's records management program and archival collections. Perform other duties as assigned. CONTACT: Submit resume with cover letter names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Joan Barchi Odell, Assistant University Secretary, University of Delaware, 126 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716. DEADLINE: Nov. 2.
- #99P058 Communications Specialist (Level 13), Agricultural Communications, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources- REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in journalism or a communication-related field, with a master's degree preferred. At least five years' relevant professional experience. Demonstrated writing and editing competency, including interviewing, profile and feature writing and science writing. Computer word processing ability and World Wide Web familiarity required, with desktop publishing and database management skills. Background in Cooperative Extension and program development desired. Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, work within an established production schedule and be a strong team player. DUTIES: Research, write, edit feature stores and media releases relating to Cooperative Extension, research and teaching programs of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Exercise creativity in using a variety of information delivery techniques, contribute to team projects and be proactive with media relations. Take a leadership role in developing the college's annual plan of work and writing the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) response for the college. CONTACT: Send resume, course transcripts, samples of work and three references to Search Committee Chairperson, Agricultural Communications, 160 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19717-1303. Phone 831-1125. DEADLINE: Nov. 30.
- #99S044 Senior Secretary (S-05), Office of Alumni and University Relations-Minimum, $17,945 per annum. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. with two years' experience in a secretarial position; experience in University environment and business school training preferred. Requires knowledge of office practices and procedures, business English and ability to communicate effectively. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Windows preferred. Attention to detail is essential. Must be able to communicate effectively with alumni and board of trustees members. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass a typing test (45 wpm). DUTIES: Coordinate and attend large special events such as Commencement, Convocation and groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies. Set up on-site meetings, contact vendors to handle event logistics. Draft instructions for events. Track reservations using spreadsheet program. Draft and write letters and correspondence. Oversee records retention. Answer phone, distribute mail and greet visitors. DEADLINE: Nov. 2.
- #99S073 Electronics Technician (T-05), Bartol Research Institute-35 hours per week. Normal working hours are from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a half-hour lunch. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. with the completion of standard technical or trade school courses in electronics, with one to two years' experience. Basic computing knowledge; knowledge of principles of electronics and electronic instruments; construct equipment from written and oral instructions; technical aptitude; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Read and understand electrical and electronic schematics and wiring diagrams. Build circuits using wire wrap techniques and assemble complex printed circuit boards. Familiarity with Windows 95 or Macintosh OS; familiarity with both is desired. DUTIES: Provide technical support to an electronics engineer or a more senior technician working on various experimental physics projects. Work closely with the senior person throughout the hardware development process, from prototype to finished product. Solid understanding of basic electricity and electronics. Completed formal classroom study in the basics of analog and digital circuit analysis. Develop exceptional soldering technique and strive for high standards of craftsmanship in all work. Responsibility for a cosmic ray neutron monitor observatory. The technician will provide the daily maintenance for the Newark observatory and will assist in the annual maintenance of the neutron monitor at Thule, Greenland, and other field locations from time to time. Travel, including foreign travel, may also be required in support of other on-going scientific projects. Order and maintain the supply of components stocked in the laboratory. The individual must be comfortable dealing with vendors primarily through telephone contact. DEADLINE: Nov. 16.
- #99S074, #99S076 Police Officer (V-06) Public Safety-Two positions available. Rotating shift, 40 hours per week. REQUIREMENTS: Associate degree or equivalent credits (minimum 60 credits) with one year of acceptable performance as a security or law enforcement officer; some college work in criminal justice, political science or social sciences preferred. Must have microcomputing skills, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Must be able to be commissioned as a police officer for the University of Delaware and pass a pre-employment drug screening test, as well as a battery of pre-employment tests designed to measure mental, motor and writing skills, as well as physical fitness and agility applicable to law enforcement officers. Comprehensive background investigation, including driving records, financial status and criminal history. Successful completion of mandatory police training in the state of Delaware or equivalent training acceptable to the Delaware Council on Police Training within the first year of employment required. Must be 21 years old. May require commercial driver's license (CDL) with passenger and air-brake endorsements. DUTIES: Respond to and initiate investigation into and report crime or incidents in violation of state law, city code or University rules that impact on the safety of the University community. Take enforcement action and make apprehensions as required. Complete all necessary documentation, including preparation of summonses or warrant, affidavit, report, referral and arrest paperwork. DEADLINE: Nov. 16.
- #99S077, Senior Secretary, (S-05), Employee Services-LIMITED TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE EMPLOYEES. Minimum, $17,945 per annum. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. with two years' experience in a secretarial position; experience in the University environment or business school training. Knowledge of office practices and procedures, business English; ability to communicate effectively, maintain records and prepare reports, or any equivalent combination experience and training. Knowledge of file transfer protocol (FTP) and experience with Netscape mail. Merge documents in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect 6.1. Strong proofreading and grammar skills are essential. Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel preferred. DUTIES: Create Hotline Vacancy Listing and upload files to the web page. Answer multi-telephone lines and respond to routine inquiries. Type memos and employment letters. Code, batch and distribute applications; order supplies; administer typing test; maintain vacation and sick leave record; verify the accuracy of applicant tracking database. Responsible for records retention and file maintenance. Maintain appointment schedule, screen callers, visitors and mail. Assist with budget reconciliation. DEADLINE: Nov. 2.
- #99S078 Executive Secretary (S-06), International Programs and Special Session-Minimum, $19,230 per annum. LIMITED TO UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE EMPLOYEES. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. with four years' increasingly responsible clerical and secretarial experience. Associate degree and University experience preferred. Knowledge of office practices and procedures and of principles and practices of general administration and organization. Communicate effectively, analyze and interpret data, make independent decisions and judgments in keeping with level of position; plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of staff; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Experience with Word, Excel and Access preferred. DUTIES: Handle sensitive reports, correspondence, files and confidential policy-related matters. Supervise office personnel; hire miscellaneous wage employees. Serve as the PRO contact and maintain IPSS employee records. Report directly to the associate provost for IPSS. Serve as contact for the associate provost. Make travel arrangements, process foreign business expense reimbursements. DEADLINE: Nov. 2.
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