Interim Chair (Associate/Full Professor)
Department of Cinema and Photography
SIU Carbondale

POSITION: Interim Chair, Department of Cinema & Photography

RANK: Full or Associate Professor

APPOINTMENT DATE: January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014 with possible renewal.

SALARY: 10% monthly salary increase. Chairs in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts are on 11 months appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must possess a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in cinema, photography, media studies, media arts or related field and must be a tenured Professor or Associate Professor in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Record of effective teaching and significant research/creative activity are required, and relevant academic administrative experience preferred.

DUTIES: The Interim Chair is responsible for the development and coordination of the teaching, research, and service programs of the Department. The Interim Chair reports to the Dean/Interim Dean and is a member of the Management Council of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. These duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Intellectual and creative leadership of the Department;
  2. Active engagement in teaching and research/creative activity;
  3. Recruitment, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff;
  4. Mentoring and guiding faculty through the tenure and promotion process;
  5. Commitment to building respect for diversity and a climate of collaboration in all aspects of the Department;
  6. Academic program development;
  7. Representing the Department's programs and faculty to various constituencies;
  8. Supporting and enhancing the Department's grant activities;
  9. Maintain and continue to improve Alumni relations;
  10. Fiscal management and administration.
  11. Collaborating with the MCMA integrated graduate programs.
  12. Additional duties and information available in applicable SIU Carbondale policies. Many of these duties may be accessed at http://policies.siu.edu/personnel_policies/index.html and http://policies.siu.edu/policies/departmentchairs.html.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2013, or until filled.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Cinema and Photography offers courses in the history, theory, criticism, and production of cinema, photography, and media arts. Our educational orientation embodies a holistic understanding of media based in the fine arts and humanities. We are committed to graduating critical, original, and socially responsible artists and scholars who, as global citizens, can imagine and produce alternatives in media theory and practice. The Department has 12 full-time faculty with approximately 230 undergraduate majors and participates in the Masters, MFA, and Doctoral programs housed at the College level. Additional information can be found at: http://mcma.siu.edu/cp/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of application, vita, and names and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Dafna Lemish, Professor and Interim Dean
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts — Mail Code: 6606
1100 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Inquiries can also be addressed to Interim Dean Lemish at: dafnalemish@siu.edu

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a
diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and
will receive consideration.