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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln you will be part of over 150 years of excellence in higher education. As experts in communication, we engage with some of society’s most urgent contemporary challenges. We are committed to the university’s research, teaching, and service missions and aspirations to transform lives and learning. We aim to advance the discipline of communication studies and promote evidence-based knowledge to the public. Join us in our work!

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Over 150 Years of Excellence

In 2019, the university marked a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond—and began charting a bold future.

Why Communication Studies at Nebraska

Come join a faculty that is collegial, collaborative, driven by excellence, and values synergy across our scholarly emphasis areas in Rhetoric and Public Culture and Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication.

Our faculty

  • are nationally recognized experts in their scholarly areas
  • are deeply invest in teaching and advising graduate and undergraduate students
  • engage in creative, innovative, translational, and boundary-pushing scholarship
  • view the social sciences and humanities as complementary and essential to a full understanding of human communication
  • pursue interdisciplinary research connections
  • serve as leaders across campus and the discipline
  • pride themselves in one of the university’s highest job placements of graduate students in faculty jobs
  • value each other as teachers, scholars, and colleagues

Why Nebraska

Our Big 10, distinguished, land-grant public research university is filled with collaborators and scholars who have come together to build on each other’s strengths and forge a better future.

  • Ranked by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers
  • Member of the Big 10 Conference and Big 10 Academic Alliance
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Small campus feel with global connections

Why Lincoln

Much like its 285,000+ residents, Lincoln is where you'll find a place to call home.

  • Buzzing arts and music scene
  • Bustling startups
  • Plenty of activities to kick your feet up, stay active or network
  • Growing Haymarket area with the world-class Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Great downtown nightlife just one block from campus
  • Top 50 Best Bike City (
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie

What others say about us

Number 1

Happiest City
Men's Health, 2021

Number 3

for First-Time Homebuyers
WalletHub, 2021

Number 3

for Quality of Life
NerdWallet, 2017

Number 7

Overall Financial Wellbeing, 2017

Number 9

for Places to Live, 2019

Open Positions

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

Assistant Professor, Race and Rhetoric Assistant Professor, Health and Well-Being

Check us out here on our website and @unlcommdept on Twitter. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Jody Koenig Kellas
Willa Cather Professor and Chair