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.
Our AEJMC-accredited journalism program is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding experiential learning that prepares them for professional success beyond graduation. We teach our students the fundamentals of top-rate journalism and how to adapt those skills to an ever changing media landscape. Our students successfully compete in local and national competitions and regularly place in the top 10 in the Hearst Journalism Awards program.
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 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 vita that includes information on education, experience and qualifications; and a list of three references with complete contact information.
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/noticenondiscrimination.
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.
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.
Internal Number: F_190116
About University of Nebraska- Lincoln
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the “Research Universities (very high research activity)” category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Nebraska was founded on February 15, 1869.
Today, Nebraska is one of the nation’s leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities.