The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor in the School of Communication. This position will teach Public Speaking and Argumentation and Debate, as well as other courses on an as-needed basis. The candidate will also contribute to the intellectual and professional life of the department and serve on departmental, college and university committees as needed. Teaching load is four courses (12 hours) in both fall and spring semester with potential for summer teaching. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021.
Master’s degree in Communication and a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the collegiate level and evidence of excellence in teaching.
Experience in teaching online is preferred.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus.
Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university.
The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.
This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO. In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.
Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/13125 and submit the following application materials:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Evidence of excellence in teaching (i.e. student evaluations, awards, syllabi development)
- Teaching Statement or Philosophy that demonstrates and highlights an active reflection/engagement of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) within their pedagogy
- Contact information (email and phone) for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)
Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered.
Review of applications will begin on July 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Cameron Logsdon, Search Chair Manager, at email@example.com
The University of Nebraska at Omaha proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.php
The University and College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. 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.