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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

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, research/creative activity and service
  • 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

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 in Sports Media and Communication

The position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an assistant professor to join our sports media and communication program starting in August 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in advertising, journalism, communication, sports management or a related field; professional experience in sports information, sports promotion, sports marketing, or a related field; and demonstrated teaching ability at the college level. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has an active and contemporary research agenda with evidence of or potential for external funding. 

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in advertising, journalism, communication, sports management or a related field.

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Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include professional experience in sports information, sports promotion, sports marketing, or a related field; evidence of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching experience; evidence of published scholarly work in relevant peer-reviewed journals; a record of external support for research and/or creative work; and evidence of strong leadership and service contributions to an academic program.

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How to apply

Employment begins in August 2021. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To be considered for the position, click on the “Apply Now.” Complete the form and attach a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, experience and qualifications; and a list of three references with complete contact information. 

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Contact

John Bender
Associate Dean
402-472-3053
jbender1@unl.edu

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Assistant Professor in Advertising and Public Relations (2 positions)

The position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks an assistant professor to join our award-winning advertising and public relations program starting in August 2021. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in advertising, journalism, communication or a related field; professional experience in advertising, public relations, sports promotion, marketing, or a related field; and demonstrated teaching ability at the college level. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has an active and contemporary research agenda with evidence of or potential for external funding. 

Apply Now

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in advertising, journalism, communication or a related field.

Apply Now

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include professional experience in advertising, public relations, sports promotion, marketing, or a related field; evidence of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching experience; evidence of published scholarly work in relevant peer-reviewed journals; a record of external support for research and/or creative work; and evidence of strong leadership and service contributions to an academic program.  

Apply Now

How to apply

Employment begins in August 2021. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To be considered for the position, click on the “Apply Now.” Complete the form and attach a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, experience and qualifications; and a list of three references with complete contact information. 

Apply Now

Contact

John Bender
Associate Dean
402-472-3053
jbender1@unl.edu

Apply Now

Assistant Professor of Practice in Advertising and Public Relations (2 positions)

The position

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is seeking an assistant professor of practice to join our award-winning advertising and public relations program starting in August 2021. The responsibilities of this position will include teaching 6-8 courses per year, related to public relations, advertising, or sports media and communication depending on other assigned duties. 

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree and 5 years of professional experience in advertising, public relations, sports promotion, marketing or a related field.

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Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include 10 years of professional experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. 

Apply Now

How to apply

Employment begins in August 2021. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To be considered for the position, click on the “Apply Now.” Complete the form and attach a letter of application; a detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, experience and qualifications; and a list of three references with complete contact information. 

Apply Now

Contact

John Bender
Associate Dean
402-472-3053
jbender1@unl.edu

Apply Now
Contact John with Questions

John Bender
Associate Dean
402-472-3053
jbender1@unl.edu