The Department of Strategic Communications at Elon University, in North Carolina, seeks to hire a lecturer in Strategic Communications to start in Fall 2023. This appointment is a full-time, renewable, academic year (9-month) non-tenure track position for a highly knowledgeable and creative professional in our field.
A lecturer in Strategic Communications at Elon teaches seven courses a year, typically in a 3-1-3 distribution (3 classes in the Fall, 1 in Winter term and 3 in the Spring). Classes are held in person, throughout the day, either M-W-F, for 70 minutes, or T-TH, for 100 minutes. Elon also has some M-W afternoon classes, for 100 minutes.
Courses this lecturer might teach include but are not limited to: Strategic Research Methods, Strategic Campaigns, Public Relations and Civic Responsibility, Advertising, Strategic Writing, Public Speaking and both introductory and capstone mass communication courses, as well as courses in the Elon Core Curriculum. A lecturer in Strategic Communications also advises undergraduate student majors and/or student organizations and provides service contributions at the department, school and university levels.
Candidates for this position should have professional experience in strategic communications industries/fields. A master's degree in communication or a related field is required. A Ph.D. is a plus, but not required. Teaching experience is preferred. Knowledge of health communications and/or media analytics, digital intelligence, and data-driven decision-making processes is highly valued, as is knowledge of DEI in strategic communications.
Applicants should apply by submitting a letter of interest with their qualifications, a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and contact information of at least three references to [email protected] . Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by November 14 to be assured of consideration.
Elon is a dynamic private, co- educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu <http://www.elon.edu> .
Through Elon's Boldly Elon strategic plan, the experience of faculty and staff is elevated. The theme Thrive specifically notes that:
We will enable students, faculty, and staff to experience a greater sense of belonging and support by:
Advancing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community Cultivating a culture of health and well-being on a vibrant residential campus Championing Elon's exceptional faculty and staff
Benefits of Working at Elon University
As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally-acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.
Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities.
Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Immediate tuition remission for employees. Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university. Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic. Free use of campus fitness facilities. Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.
Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.
We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one's identity. All our employees' points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.