POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Director
School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is pleased to invite applications for the Director position within CASA's School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT). The School offers baccalaureate degrees in Electronic Systems Technologies, Information Systems Technologies, and Technical Resource Management on-campus and Electronics Management and Fire Science Management off-campus. The Information Systems Technologies is also offered as an online degree completion program. These programs serve approximately 300 students on-campus and 485 students in total. This is a unique opportunity for a person to lead a diverse faculty with varied research interests and backgrounds.

Appointment 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 within the School. The candidate must have administrative experience, academic and practical experience related to one of the majors within the School Information Systems and Applied Technologies.

Preferred Qualifications: Completed doctorate degree in a related technical field, administrative, fiscal distance education experience.

Responsibilities: The College seeks an individual who will provide leadership to a cohesive and productive faculty of 20 full-time and several part-time faculty members. The director must be committed to (1) actively motivate faculty members to conduct research, seek grant opportunities, provide quality classroom instruction, perform service activities, and develop outreach programs; (2) engage in teaching, scholarly research, outreach and professional service activities commensurate with the position of Director; (3) serve-as an effective liaison with the Dean's office and other academic units. Specifically, the Director will perform the following tasks: serve as chief administrative, fiscal, and academic officer of the School; represent the School and its program 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; coordinate distance education curriculum; and engage in other assignments 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 may be found at: http://policies.siu.edu/policies/DepartmentChairs.html.

The College and the University: The College of Applied Sciences and Arts has two master's degrees, 15 baccalaureate degrees, and 2 associate degree programs housed in 4 academic schools, serving approximately 1,800 students on campus and approximately 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 60602-2504.

Application Deadline: September 16, 2013, or until a suitable applicant is found. Applicants should send a letter of interest, current vitae, and contact information of 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.