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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.

Because of 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 new building.

Faculty members 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.

A candidate 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.

Elon offers 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.



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