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[Commlist] Vacancy: Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication,Design at Elon University

Wed Sep 18 05:39:55 GMT 2019

Vacancy: Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication
Design at Elon University

The School of Communications at Elon University invites applications
for a new tenure-track position in Communication Design. We're an
innovative and fast-growing program seeking an outstanding
teacher/scholar with expertise in visual, graphic, and interaction
design. Of particular interest are candidates with experience in
multicultural communication and using analytics to inform design.
Terminal degree required, applications at either Assistant Professor
or Associate Professor rank are welcome, and deadline is October 21.


The School of Communications at Elon University invites applications
for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position focusing
on communication design with an effective start date of August 2020.

We seek an outstanding teacher with a Ph.D. or M.F.A. and professional
experience to join our school’s 67 full-time teacher-scholar-mentors.
Candidates must have previous teaching and professional experience in
design, particularly using analytics to inform design and writing,
multicultural communication, and graphic design with web and mobile
applications. Candidates seeking a tenure track appointment must have
a terminal degree and a track record of peer-reviewed scholarship. The
tenure-track process involves six years at rank, but may be shortened
by up to two years for those with full-time university teaching

Teaching assignments may include courses in visual communication,
writing for visual media, interactive design, web publishing, design
strategies, and elective courses, as well as core courses in the
school and the Elon Core Curriculum. Candidates who have experience
working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the
climate of inclusivity are encouraged to describe their experiences in
their cover letter. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, other
courses assigned could support the school’s other undergraduate
majors, graduate programs and the university core curriculum.


Elon’s nationally accredited School of Communications is home to 1,320
students, representing 20 percent of Elon’s student body, in a new
105,000-square-foot, four-building communications complex in the heart
of campus. Students select from six majors: Cinema & Television Arts,
Communication Design, Journalism, Media Analytics, Sport Management
and Strategic Communications. The School offers a Master of Arts
degree in Interactive Media and, in partnership with the Love School
of Business, a Master of Science in Management degree focused on
Corporate Communications. The school also operates the Imagining the
Internet Center, which explores and provides insights into emerging
network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and
governance, and the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open
Government Coalition. To learn more about the School of
Communications, visit


Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier
student-centered liberal arts university that values strong
relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors.
Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world
needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community
and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the
curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad,
undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic
engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1
master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of
Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News &
World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the
nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success." More
than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon
College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love
School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of
Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law.
Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10
percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is
12:1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre
residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently
recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning.
The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the
Colonial Athletic Association.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through
October 21, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Email a
letter of application, CV, a link to a professional portfolio (and
samples of student work if you already are a teacher), and the names
and contact information for four references to
(commdesignsearch /at/ . Questions about the position may be
directed to Dr. Derek Lackaff ((dlackaff /at/ or Prof. Randy
Piland ((rpiland /at/

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
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