Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and will lead the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College. The Dean serves as the public voice, developing the reputation of the college on the national and international stages, and within the profession. The Dean reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and will join a very collaborative campus leadership team. For more information, visit


The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is an inclusive community of faculty and staff committed to providing a top-quality hands-on education to emerging professionals in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, public relations and sports media and communications. Programs in the college have been nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications since 1972. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 75 graduate students. The college has 35 full-time faculty members plus a large number of highly qualified part-time faculty from industry. The strength of the college is exemplified by the success of its students and graduates and its numerous professional partnerships. For more information, visit

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the flagship of the University of Nebraska system, a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Academic Alliance, and a land-grant institution, ranked in the top tier of national research universities. Undergraduate and graduate enrollments have increased significantly while enhancing the academic quality and diversity of the student body. Nebraska has achieved significant research growth, nearly tripling research expenditures over the past two decades. The university enjoys strong public support from the citizens of the state and growth in economic development surged with the opening of the new Nebraska Innovation Campus, designed to attract private-sector research partners. Visit


How to Apply: The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those materials received by Sunday, October 13, 2019. Applicants should go to and search positions using requisition number F_190154 click on “Apply to this Job” and complete the form. Submit application materials which should consist of 1) a letter summarizing motivation, relevant leadership experience, and qualifications, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will be contacted only with permission from the candidate.

Questions and nominations can be sent in confidence to:

Katherine Ankerson, Search Chair

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For questions and assistance with the application process, contact Ms. Jelena Gude, Faculty HR Specialist at or by phone at 402-472-3751.

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