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Organization: Elon University School of Communications
Date Posted: 3/11/2020
Date Needed: 8/15/2020
City: Elon
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

The School of Communications at Elon University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor or lecturer of cinema and television arts and faculty advisor to student-produced entertainment programs. The ideal candidate will have a professional emphasis in television entertainment and associated pre-production and production workflows. Effective start date is August 2020.

We seek an outstanding teacher with entertainment industry experience to join our school’s 67 full-time teacher-scholar-mentors. Candidates must have:

·         an MFA, MA, or MS in Television or Film Production or a related field

·         experience in producing broadcast-quality entertainment programming for network television, cable, over-the-top media services, or a similar entity

·         an understanding of best practices in program development, distribution, and data-driven decision making

·         a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Special consideration will be given to candidates whose background also includes any of the following: hands-on experience with studio and control room technologies, active connections with working professionals in major entertainment markets such as New York and LA, or leadership or programming initiatives specifically designed for increasing opportunities for under-represented groups in the entertainment industry.

The School of Communications is home to a recently renovated state-of-the-art broadcast production facility with two large television production studios and adjacent control rooms, 19 video editing suites, and two audio recording studios.

Candidates seeking a tenure track appointment must have a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) and a track record for producing peer-reviewed scholarship or creative work. The tenure-track process involves six years at rank and can be shortened by up to two years for those with full-time university teaching experience. A lecture track appointment is available for candidates with a master’s degree and significant professional experience.

Teaching assignments could include courses in the cinema and television arts major, such as Producing for the Screen, Entertainment Media, and Television Production; school core courses, such as Creating Multimedia Content and Communications in a Global Age. Other elective courses can be taught and developed along with opportunities for mentoring Cinema and Television Arts BFA thesis projects. Depending on the candidate's qualifications, assigned courses may support the school’s other undergraduate majors, graduate programs, and the university core curriculum. Course release time may be provided to support faculty advising of student produced entertainment programs.


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 undergraduate majors: Cinema & Television Arts, Communication Design, Journalism, Media Analytics, Sport Management and Strategic Communications. The School also offers a Master of Arts degree in Interactive Media and operates the year-round Elon in LA program allowing students to take courses and complete professional internships in the entertainment capital of the world. 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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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.

How to Apply / Contact

Review of applications will begin promptly and continue through March 20, 2020. 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 . Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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