Elon is a dynamic
private university renowned for its small classes, engaged students,
advanced technology, international focus and one of the nation's
most beautiful campuses.
Elon is located
near Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro. The School of
Communications - home to 20 percent of Elon's 4,800 students - has
30 full-time faculty members in journalism, broadcast and new media,
cinema and corporate communications.
growth, we have added a dozen new faculty positions in the past
three years. Teaching is our first priority at Elon, with equal
secondary importance given to service and scholarship or creative
activity. The School's faculty is highly collegial and enthusiastic,
and the School operates with state-of-the-art technology in a modern
typically teach two courses one semester and three the other, with
one course (or study abroad) in a special January term. At
Elon, faculty members regularly teach in the General Studies program.
with an MFA or PhD is eligible for tenure-track; a candidate with
a master's degree is eligible for lecturer-track.
We seek faculty
with a love of teaching, strong professional experience, a collegial
spirit, a commitment to university and professional service and
the ability to meaningfully engage in scholarship or creative activity.
tenure-track and continuing positions for those with a Ph.D. or
MFA, and permanent lecturer positions for those with substantial
professional experience and a master's degree. Elon prefers not
to hire faculty who would be ABD when the appointment begins. 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.
Elon has 4-credit-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. Elon has five class sizes - 15 for seminars,
18 for lab courses, 25 for other skills courses, 33 for conceptual
courses at the junior/senior level and 37 for conceptual courses
at the freshman/sophomore level.
At Elon, faculty
members regularly participate in the General Studies program. In
lieu of a Communications course, this may mean teaching a core university
course - The Global Experience; teaching special electives or in
the Honors program; or participating in the university's Study Abroad
program. School of Communications faculty members regularly teach
specialty travel-abroad courses; previous courses have included
Studies in London, a comprehensive tour of Western Europe, a World
War I tour and an Australian film tour.
The School of Communications is in the process of seeking ACEJMC
accreditation in 2005-06.
As a private
university, Elon offers highly competitive salaries. To enrich education
through diversity, Elon particularly encourages minority candidates
to apply for its open positions.