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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, advertising and public relations, broadcasting, and now, sports media and communication. 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

Our students do from day one and we encourage our faculty to do the same. We are a national leader in experiential learning and home to the Experience Lab. Our mission is grounded in hard work, collaborative problem solving and the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy, which gives us a unique responsibility to serve the needs of a diverse society.

We have

  • Experimental classes
  • Award-winning programs
  • Over 13,000 square feet dedicated to agency experiences
  • New three-set studio and newsroom
  • New sports media lab
  • Passion and drive to shape the future of media

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
  • Member of the Big 10 Conference and Big 10 Academic Alliance
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Small campus feel with global connections

Why Lincoln

Much like its 285,000+ 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
  • Great downtown nightlife just one block from campus
  • Top 50 Best Bike City (Bicycling.com)
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie

What others say about us

Number 1

Happiest City
Men's Health, 2021

Number 3

for First-Time Homebuyers
WalletHub, 2021

Number 3

for Quality of Life
NerdWallet, 2017

Number 7

Overall Financial Wellbeing
Gallup.com, 2017

Number 9

for Places to Live
Livability.com, 2019

Open Positions

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.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Advertising and Public Relations or Sports Media and Communication

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations or sports media and communication to join our award-winning program starting in August 2023. The responsibilities of this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising and public relations or sports media and communication, contributing to the development of our curriculum, providing service to the college, university and profession and other assigned duties.

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Qualifications The successful candidate will have a master's degree in advertising and public relations, integrated media communications, mass communications or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include expertise in esports, sports promotion or digital graphics.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Assistant Professor Advertising and Public Relations or Sports Media and Communication

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an assistant professor in advertising and public relations or sports media and communication to join our award-winning program starting in August 2023. The responsibilities of this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising and public relations and/or sports media and communication, contributing the development of our curriculum, conducting and publishing research regularly, providing service to the college, university and profession and other assigned duties.

Get Notified

Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. and professional experience in advertising and public relations, integrated media communications, mass communications or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include expertise in esports, sports promotion or digital graphics.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Assistant Professor of Practice in Media Production

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an assistant professor of practice in media production to join our award-winning program starting in January 2023. The responsibilities of this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in media production, coordinating a student-run photo, video production and live streaming agency, contributing to the development of our curriculum, providing service to the college, university and profession and other assigned duties.

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Qualifications The successful candidate will have a master's degree in broadcasting, advertising and public relations, journalism, mass communications or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include expertise in video production.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Depth Reporting (Investigative or Data Journalism)

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an open-rank professor in depth reporting, with expertise in investigative journalism or data journalism, to join our award-winning program as a Deepe Family Endowed Chair starting in August 2023. Funded by a $4.65 million dollar gift to the college, 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 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, provide service to the college, university and profession and other assigned duties.

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Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in journalism, mass communications or a closely related field or a master's degree and 10 years of professional journalism experience. Preferred qualifications include professional expertise in data journalism or investigative reporting and experience covering stories in diverse communities.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice in Depth Reporting (Investigative or Data Journalism)

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an open-rank professor of practice in depth reporting, with expertise in investigative journalism or data journalism, to join our award-winning program as a Deepe Family Endowed Chair starting in August 2023. Funded by a $4.65 million dollar gift to the college, 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 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, contribute to the development of our curriculum, provide service to the college, university and profession and other assigned duties.

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Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or a closely related field and professional expertise in data journalism or investigative reporting. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in journalism, mass communications or a closely related field and experience covering stories in diverse communities.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Assistant Professor in Media Law

The Position The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an assistant professor in media law to join our award-winning program starting in August 2023. Responsibilities of the position include teaching the college’s media law course, a core requirement for every student across our programs, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, contributing to the development of curriculum, conducting and publishing research regularly, providing service to the college, university and profession and other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications Minimum qualifications include a a J.D. and/or Ph.D. Preferred qualifications include experience as a publisher, executive editor or general manager.
How to Apply

This position is pending formal approval. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when our positions open for applications. 

Contact Haley with Questions

Haley Hamel
Director of Business & Operations
402-472-3341
haley@unl.edu