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Lecturer in Strategic Communications

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
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Lecturer in Strategic Communications

The Department of Strategic Communications at Elon University, in North Carolina, invites applications for a lecturer in Strategic Communications to start in Fall 2022. This appointment is a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track position for a highly knowledgeable, connected and creative professional in our field. 

Elon faculty members are teacher-scholar-mentors who place teaching at the forefront of what they do and who also engage in professional productivity and student mentoring.  The lecturer position requires a master’s degree (preferably in communications or a related discipline) and relevant professional experience in media or strategic communications. Previous teaching experience is highly desired. 

A lecturer in the School of Communications at Elon teaches seven courses a year, typically in a 3-1-3 distribution (three classes in the fall semester, one in winter term and three in the spring semester). Lecturers also advise undergraduate student majors and/or student organizations and contribute to the life of the university.

Courses the Strategic Communications Lecturer may teach include but are not limited to: Strategic Writing, Strategic Research Methods, Strategic Campaigns, Public Relations and Civic Responsibility, Advertising and Society, Media Analytics, Public Speaking, and both introductory and capstone mass communication courses. Knowledge of media analytics, digital intelligence, and data-driven decision-making processes is highly valued.

We welcome and encourage applications from members of under-represented groups. We also welcome those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to the university's teaching and research mission. We believe that DEI is an essential foundation for excellence.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter that speaks to their teaching interest and/or experience and goals for teaching. They should also submit a current resume/CV and a list of at least three references. 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. 

Candidates may also submit links to their digital portfolio showcasing their professional and scholarly work. Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected] as a single PDF file including all of the components listed above.

School of Communications

Elon’s nationally accredited School of Communications is home to 1,520 students, representing 20 percent of Elon’s student body, in a 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. To learn more about the School of Communications, visit

Elon University

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 art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit . Elon University enrolls just over 7,000 students – 6,291 undergraduates and 826 graduate students – from 46 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories and 49 countries. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience, and the Institute of International Education has ranked Elon No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. 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 ninth for innovation. In addition, Elon is the leader in the magazine’s “Focus on Student Success” feature, in which Elon is the only college or university ranked in all eight categories of high-impact academic programs, including study abroad, learning communities, first-year experiences, senior capstone and service learning.

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


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Elon University is a dynamic private comprehensive university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. Elon is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh/Durham. Founded by the Christian Church (now the United Church of Christ) in 1889, Elon is situated on a beautiful and historic 575-acre campus.<img alt="elon_university1.jpg" src="" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: right; " typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Elon's 4,992 undergraduate and 636 graduate students come from 43 states, the District of Columbia and 51 other nations. About 28 percent are from North Carolina, with 10 percent from Maryland, 8 percent from Virginia and many students from New England, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.</p> <p>Elon's 343 full-time faculty teach in 50 undergraduate majors. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; and the School of Law. Master's programs are offered in business administration and education, and doctoral programs include physical therapy and law. Elon operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, including a four-week term in January.</p> <p><img alt="elon_university2.jpg" src="" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; " typeof="foaf:Image" />Elon is recognized as a national leader in engaged learning, with top ratings in the National Survey of Student Engagement. U.S.News &amp; World Report named Elon the nation's #1 "school to watch" in its 2009 "America's Best Colleges guide," and Newsweek-Kaplan named Elon the hottest college in the nation for student engagement in its 2006 guide. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level school in the nation. Elon was named one of the top three universities in the nation for community service by the federal government's Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition, 80 percent of students complete internships, one-third of students hold at least one leadership position in the 150 campus organizations and programs, and about 250 students perform undergraduate research with faculty mentors each year.</p> <p>U.S.News &amp; World Report ranks Elon #2 among southern master's-level universities, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges ranks Elon one of 26 "best buy" private universities. The Education Trust recognizes Elon for excellence in freshman retention and outstanding graduation rates. Elon is recognized by Princeton Review for having one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. The wooded grounds have been designated a botanical garden.</p> <p>Elon Phoenix athletics include 16 intercollegiate men's and women's sports in NCAA Division I (I-AA football), and Elon is a member of the Southern Conference. In addition, many students actively participate in 18 intramural and 21 club sports.</p> <p><img alt="elon_university3.jpg" src="" style="float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Elon's core values have remained constant through decades of growth: close relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. Each Tuesday morning, students, faculty and staff gather around Fonville Fountain for refreshments and fellowship during "College Coffee." Weekly chapel services in historic Whitley Auditorium provide an interfaith worship experience. Daily events, spontaneous gatherings and sidewalk conversations are the hallmarks of this friendly and welcoming academic community.</p> <p>Elon University is a member of Project Pericles®, a national organization of colleges and universities committed to make socially responsible and participatory citizenship an essential part of our educational program - in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community.</p>

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