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Assistant Professor - Journalism

Creighton University Omaha, NE

The Department of Department of Computer Science, Design and Journalism is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Journalism.

Creighton University invites applications for an assistant professor in journalism. The tenure-track appointment begins in August 2023 in the Department of Computer Science, Design and Journalism. The candidate must have a terminal degree (doctorate) or be close to finishing their doctoral degree by July 2023.  We seek an individual with the potential to be an excellent teacher-scholar. This faculty member would focus primarily on the news track and would be expected to serve as the faculty adviser for the Creightonian student media, which provides a one-course reduction per year in teaching load (the normal teaching load is three courses per semester).

 The College of Arts and Sciences has initiated a cross-disciplinary faculty hiring initiative, seeking candidates whose line of inquiry in teaching and/or research connects to the theme of “Race and Social Justice.”  Candidates are invited to indicate if they wish to be considered for this additional opportunity. Information about this option can be found at:


How to Apply

Applicants must apply online  at and via email to Dr. Peggy Rupprecht,

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Research statement
  5. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage).
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation should be sent to the email above or mailed to: Dr. Peggy Rupprecht, Department of Computer Science, Design & Journalism, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178.

Candidates who are interested in the option of contributing to the “Race and Social Justice” initiative should also submit a 500- word statement describing how their teaching and/or creative work aligns with the theme.

Review of completed applications will begin October 29th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions submitting your application or materials, please don’t hesitate to contact


About Creighton

Omaha is a diverse community of 850,000 with four Fortune-500 companies, an active sports scene, and a vibrant arts community. Recent Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings recognized Creighton University among the top 20% of institutions in its survey and among the Top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest.

The Journalism program at Creighton is a traditional liberal-arts program, offering a B.A. degree in Journalism with tracks in news, advertising, and public relations. It is housed in the innovative, cross-disciplinary Department of Computer Science, Design & Journalism, which also includes programs in Computer Science and Graphic Design & Film. Class sizes are small (typically 10-22 students) and faculty-student interaction is central to our mission.

Change the world from here

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-yearold Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you. 

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic, EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to our Mission and core values, including gender, ethnic and cultural diversity. Creighton is committed to diversity and inclusion, and, as such, strongly encourages those from a diverse background to apply. 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 


Date Posted December 4, 2022
Date Closes December 4, 2023
Requisition 220728
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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