College launches search for six new faculty

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a search in July 2022 for six additional faculty to join the college beginning in January or August 2023. The new positions will contribute to furthering the college’s strategic vision of being a national leader in experiential education. 

“We are tremendously excited about these hires,” said Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “These new faculty lines will help us build upon our strategic priorities including expanding the Experience Lab, emphasizing and prioritizing research and creative activity across the college and protecting the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy.” 

The college is seeking two faculty in advertising and public relations or sports media and communications, one tenure track assistant professor and one assistant professor of practice. These positions will support students in the college’s largest and fastest growing majors, conduct research and contribute to the future of our curriculum. 

The college is seeking an assistant professor of practice in media production who will help expand the Experience Lab by founding Production House, a student-led video production, photography and web-streaming agency. The successful candidate will also teach courses across our programs and support the development of curriculum that prepares students for future careers in multimedia production. 

Funded by a $4.65 million dollar gift to the college, the college is seeking a tenure track associate/full professor and an assistant/associate/full professor of practice to join the college as Deepe Family Endowed Chairs. The Deepe chairs will oversee our award-winning depth reporting program, where we spend a semester or more working on a single story with high-quality sources, graphics, data and multimedia components. In addition to teaching depth reporting and investigative reporting or data journalism courses, the chairs will also teach in our core curriculum, advise student chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors and travel with students to professional conferences and workshops, regularly publish scholarly or professional articles, contribute to the development of our curriculum and provide service to the college, university and profession.

Finally, the college is seeking a tenure track assistant professor of media law to teach our college-wide required law course, teach in both our undergraduate and graduate programs and regularly publish research in media law. 

All six positions are currently accepting applications with an initial review date of Oct. 1, 2022. For additional information on the positions and to apply, please visit