POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Director
School of Allied Health

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is pleased to invite applications for the Director position of the School of Allied Health (SAH). The School offers associate degree programs in Physical Therapy Assistant and Radiologic Sciences; baccalaureate degree programs in Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Sciences, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, and Health Care Management; and a master degree program in Medical Dosimetry. These programs serve approximately 540 on-campus and 250 off-campus undergraduate students. 

Effective Date: This appointment begins January 1, 2014 or when an acceptable applicant is found. The director appointment is on an 11-month term basis, with a 9-month continuing faculty contract. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent fringe benefit package.

Required Qualifications: The position requires an earned, completed terminal degree, and qualifications for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor. This individual also must provide evidence of quality teaching and service at the university level and a well-established research record reflective of the rank, and grant writing. The candidate must have administrative experience, academic and practical experience related to one of the majors within the School of Allied Health.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate, qualifications for full professor, extensive administrative and fiscal experience and significant grant writing and fundraising success. Familiarity with off-campus and distance education and graduate programming.

Responsibilities: The College seeks an individual who will provide leadership to a cohesive and productive faculty of approximately 25 full-time and 7 part-time instructors in the School as well as part-time instructors in an extensive off-campus program. The Director must be committed to (1) stimulating outstanding teaching, research, and service among faculty; (2) participating in discipline-related research and service; (3) serving as an effective liaison with the faculty, Dean's office and other academic units; and (4) fostering partnerships and goodwill within the professional community. Specifically, the Director will perform the following tasks: serve as chief administrative, fiscal, and academic officer of the School; represent the School and its programs in the College as well as the University and the community at large; coordinate overall teaching, curriculum development, research and service programs to accommodate students, staff, and the interests of the College; coordinate off-campus academic programs; and engage in other assignments such as fundraising and grant writing as determined by the Dean of the College. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. University policy on Chair/Director responsibilities can be found at: http://policies.siu.edu/policies/DepartmentChairs.html.

The College and the University: The College of Applied Sciences and Arts has 15 baccalaureate, three associate degree programs, and two master's degree programs serving approximately 1,800 students on-campus and 700 students off-campus.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale is located in scenic Southern Illinois on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest approximately 100 miles southeast of St. Louis and 350 miles south of Chicago. SIU Carbondale is a comprehensive University with schools of medicine and law and has Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University Extensive status. Please refer to www.siu.edu for more information.

Southern Illinois University is fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The agency can be reached at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2013, or until suitable applicant is found. Applicants should submit a letter of interest; current vitae; and contact information for five references to:

    Andy Wang, Dean
    College of Applied Sciences and Arts
    Mail Code 6604
    1365 Douglas Drive
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Carbondale, IL 62901

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.