of Communications is expanding its faculty in two areas this year:
Communications, assistant or associate professor, tenure-track,
teaching corporate campaigns, public relations and other courses
in the School.
Video Production, assistant professor, tenure-track, teaching a
new digital media course, television production, corporate video
or core courses in the School.
We seek faculty
with a love of teaching, strong professional experience and a Ph.D.
or terminal degree. Elon prefers not to hire faculty who would be
ABD next year. Elon does hire at the associate professor rank if
merited by academic experience; a four-year period is required for
a professor tenured elsewhere to earn tenure at Elon.
teach two courses one semester and three the other, with one course
(or a Study Abroad) in a special January term. Elon has four-hour
courses, with slightly shorter semesters. The "fourth hour"
is designed to be experiential so that students engage in active
learning in the small class settings. Faculty members often teach
our opening course on the role of communication in society and participate
in Elon's General Studies program (for instance, a Communications
professor this year is teaching a course titled Freedom of Expression).
are expected to be intellectually active. By the time of tenure
consideration, they should have a record of scholarship consisting
of published research or juried creative activity in addition to
conference presentations. At Elon, teaching is the first priority,
and scholarship and service (a meaningful presence and contribution
within the university and profession) are of equal secondary importance.
Elon, one of
the nation's most innovative private universities, is situated in
the beautiful Piedmont close to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro
Elon is renowned
for its student engagement, internship programs and international
emphasis. Two-thirds of the 4,400 students come from out-of-state,
primarily the Eastern Seaboard. The School of Communications houses
20 percent of the student body, with 30 faculty and staff and 850
majors in broadcasting, corporate communications, journalism and
film studies. The School is in a new facility with state-of-the-art
TV studios, editing suites and Mac computer labs.
are highly competitive. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged
to apply. EEOE.
Send a letter
of application, vita and a list of three references to Dr. Brad
Hamm, Associate Dean, School of Communications, Campus Box 2850,
Elon University, Elon, NC 27244. Review of applications begins Jan.
31 and continues until the positions are filled. Start date is August