Position: Chair—Department of Radio-Television
Rank: Professor or Associate Professor, rank and salary commensurate with credentials.
Effective Date: 1 July 2010, or until filled
Qualifications: Normally candidates possess a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree in communications or related field, although candidates with exceptionally distinguished qualifications for leading a high-performance department will be considered. These qualifications should include as many as possible of the following: record of effective teaching, significant research/creative activity, relevant administrative experience, international recognition.
Duties: The Chair is responsible for the development and coordination of teaching, research, and service programs of the Department. These duties include, but are not limited to: intellectual and creative leadership of the Department; active engagement in teaching and research/creative activity; recruitment, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff; commitment to building a climate of departmental diversity in all aspects; academic program development; representing the Department's programs and faculty to various constituencies; coordinating and enhancing the Department's grant activities, alumni relations, fiscal management and administration.
The Department: The Department of Radio-Television housed in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, offers innovative programs in radio, television, and associated media, and features an interdisciplinary approach to media education that emphasizes both theory and practice in such areas as media studies, electronic media management, electronic journalism, media production, international and comparative media, and political economy of the media. The undergraduate program is annually recognized for its outstanding record of award-winning radio and television productions. The faculty participate actively in the MA, MS, MA/MBA, MFA, and Doctoral programs housed at the College level. The Department is closely associated with the Global Media Research Center and WSIU Public Broadcasting, which operates PBS-affiliated television stations and NPR-affiliated FM stations from the College.
The College: The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts has three academic units, the Departments of Cinema and Photography and Radio-Television and the School of Journalism, as well as WSIU Public Broadcasting and the Global Media Research Center. The College enrolls approximately 1000 undergraduate and 140 graduate students.
The University: SIUC is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, enrolls approximately 21,000 and annually ranks among the top institutions in the nation for producing minority graduates. It is located 90 miles southeast of St. Louis in Carbondale, Illinois, a city of 25,000. The Shawnee National Forest, which is famous for its rugged, hilly terrain and natural beauty, is immediately to the south of campus. Additional information can be found at <http://rtv.siu.edu <http://rtv.siu.edu/> >.
Screening of completed applications will commence October 16, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.
To apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, and names and contact information for three references to:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Radio-Television
Mail Code 6609
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-536-7555; Fax: 618-453-6982
SIUC 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.