Elon University’s School of Communications, Journalism Department, invites applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of journalism, with an expected start in fall 2022. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate courses in the journalism major.
We are seeking innovative teacher-scholars and welcome candidates from a diverse range of journalistic specialties, backgrounds and industry experiences who bring a broadly integrated and interdisciplinary perspective to our field. We are interested in teaching and research expertise in areas such as data, investigative and multimedia journalism. We seek candidates who hold a terminal degree in journalism, mass communications or a related discipline who can demonstrate a significant and sustained research and teaching agenda related to journalism.
Minimum qualifications are a terminal degree (Ph.D. preferred) completed by May 2022 and relevant professional industry experience. The appointee must engage in active research, contribute to the life of the university through service, advise and mentor students, and help advance DEI strategic efforts at the department, school and university levels.
We welcome and encourage applications from members of under-represented groups. We also welcome those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the university's teaching and research mission. We believe that DEI is an essential foundation for excellence.
In addition to journalism courses, the appointee may (according to background and interests) also teach courses in our school’s Communications Core Curriculum, its Interactive Media master’s degree program and the Elon Core Curriculum. An appointee with a strong background in data analysis may also teach courses in our media analytics major.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current CV, a statement explaining their approaches and results in applying DEI principles, and a list of at least three references. Those with 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 portfolios showcasing their professional and scholarly works. The application deadline is October 22, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately following the deadline. To apply for this position or to make inquiries, please email
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 the University web site at
The university enrolls more than 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 15 straight years. Elon is ranked among the top 100 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and tenth for innovation.
Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and it welcomes all applicants. To apply for this position or make inquiries, please send your materials to
Location/Region: Elon, NC (27244)