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Assistant Professor of Communication – Critical Rhetoric

The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Communication
Omaha, Nebraska
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Start date
Oct 12, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Communication seeks an outstanding tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in critical rhetoric with a secondary area such as intercultural communication or identity and difference to advance the School’s commitment to prepare students for careers in a diverse and civically engaged environment. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2024. This tenure-track position will teach undergraduate courses such as Rhetorical Criticism, Communication and Social Protest, Persuasion and Social Influence, Argumentation and Debate, Gender and Communication, Media and Politics, Intercultural Communication and Power, Intergroup Dialogue, as well as classes related to the applicant’s interests. This position may also teach graduate courses in our Master of Arts program such as Foundations of Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Communication and Social Movements, Communication, Identity and Diversity, and/or Popular Culture, Mass Media and Visual Rhetoric. Colleagues are also expected to teach core courses such as Public Speaking, Exploring Communication Studies, and Introduction to Communication Theory.


Located within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM), the School of Communication emphasizes collaborative and entrepreneurial relationships with undergraduate and graduate students. The School has creative leadership, transparent communication, and a collegial faculty and staff. Typically, tenure track faculty members teach three courses per semester including re-assigned time for research/creative activity.

UNO is a doctoral granting urban and metropolitan midtown campus located in a growing and vibrant Midwestern city. Omaha is frequently listed among the best mid-size cities for quality of life. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and also actively engages with the community in myriad ways.

The University and School of Communication has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among the 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.

Applicants must apply online at: Please include a cover letter, CV (including contact information for three academic references), teaching philosophy statement, research statement and a statement indicating how you work with diverse student populations. Review of materials will begin November 20, 2023 and will continue until position is filled.

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