Director, School of Communication

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and its College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) seek a visionary, strategic leader to serve as the next director of the School of Communication.

The School of Communication provides undergraduate and graduate students exceptional and engaged academic experiences, preparing them for careers in communication, journalism, and media and for roles as leaders and ethical citizens in its diverse local and global communities. UNO has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academically rigorous experience to a diverse student body.


Since its inception more than a century ago, UNO has been firmly anchored in its community, forging partnerships with business, government, education, arts, and civic organizations. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha community. At the heart of UNO’s metropolitan university mission is the belief and understanding that success at UNO means success for Omaha, and success for Omaha means success for UNO.


The next director will have the opportunity to build further on the school’s success and develop a compelling vision for its future. The director will be a champion for student, faculty, and staff success while advocating for the school and all its programs. The next director will ensure the school continues to offer innovative curricula, prepare graduates for professional success, and strengthen its connection to Omaha.


The ideal candidate will have either an advanced degree in communication, journalism, or a related discipline; a minimum of five years of professional communications leadership experience; or a combination of education, scholarly achievement, and/or professional accomplishment meritorious of a faculty appointment with tenure in the School of Communication. Read a comprehensive leadership profile.


WittKieffer is assisting UNO in this search. For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a CV or resume and a letter of interest using WittKieffer’s candidate portal by January 18, 2021. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Lucy Leske, Philip Tang, and Melissa Fincher at

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer. The University is committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. It is particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourages women and persons of color to apply for these positions.