Assistant or Associate Professor in Journalism

Two Assistant or Associate Professors in Journalism Join Us at Nebraska

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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln you will be part of 150 years of excellence in higher education and 125 years of leadership in journalism. Our distinguished, land-grant public research university is filled with collaborators and scholars who have come together to build on each other’s strengths and forge a better future. As a Big 10 University, we’re committed to our mission to provide access and serve Nebraska. We earn it every day and dig deep to change the world. Ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers, we have a small campus feel with global connections. Join us.

150 Years of Excellence

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

125 Years of Success

College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Why CoJMC

For 125 years, our students have hit the ground running from day one and we encourage our faculty to do the same. We are a community built off of hands-on experiences and passion.

  • Only collegiate winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Grand Prize
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and research
  • Member of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Why Nebraska

Our Big 10, distinguished, land-grant public research university is filled with collaborators and scholars who have come together to build on each other’s strengths and forge a better future.

  • Ranked by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers
  • Small campus feel with global connections
  • Member of the Big 10 Conference and Big 10 Academic Alliance
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Why Lincoln

Much like its 270,000 residents, Lincoln is where you'll find a place to call home.

  • Buzzing arts and music scene
  • Bustling startups
  • Plenty of activities to kick your feet up, stay active or network
  • Growing Haymarket area with the world-class Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Eighth Best City in the Nation (SmartAsset's Best Cities of 2016)
  • Great downtown nightlife just one block from campus
  • Top 50 Best Bike City of 2016 (Bicycling.com)
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie

What others say about us

Number 3

for Quality of Life
NerdWallet, 2017

Number 9

for Places to Live
Livability.com, 2019

Number 7

Overall Financial Wellbeing
Gallup.com, 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor in Journalism (2 positions)

The positions

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks a highly-motivated assistant or associate professor, depending on qualifications, to join our award-winning journalism faculty starting in January or August 2020, depending on availability. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in journalism, produce nationally-recognized research or creative activity and contribute service to the college, the university and the journalism profession. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree and 10 years of professional experience in digital or multimedia journalism or a related field. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has significant experience in digital-first journalism, a proven track record of professional achievement, teaching experience and who will continually help re-invent our curriculum as an ongoing part of their own commitment to continued professional work and development.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in journalism, mass communications or a related field at the associate level. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field will be considered at the assistant level. Ten years of professional experience in journalism with an emphasis in digital-first or multimedia journalism or a related field; hands-on experience using multimedia storytelling tools; evidence of successful teaching; a defined research or creative activity agenda; and demonstrated leadership skills are also required.

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Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in journalism, mass communications or a related field; 15 or more years of professional experience with an emphasis in digital or multimedia journalism or a related field; technical expertise in one or more of the following: computer-assisted reporting, DSLRs, audio equipment, mobile video, other multimedia storytelling tools or Adobe Creative Cloud; evidence of successful teaching at the college level; online teaching experience; evidence of published scholarly work or creative activity; and experience in a leadership position.

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How to apply

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our vision of excellence in teaching and research and creative activity. Employment begins in August 2020. Review of applications will begin September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or search is closed. To be considered for the position, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190116. Complete the information form and attach a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vitae that includes information on education, experience and qualifications; and a list of three references with complete contact information.

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As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Contact Mary Kay with Questions

Mary Kay Quinlan
Associate Dean
402-472-2557
mquinlan2@unl.edu