Careers in ALEC

Position Description

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication – Strategic Communication; College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), through the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and its College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, seeks applicants to fill a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track professional position in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC) with a focus on Strategic Communication. The position in AESC (open rank) is housed in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC).

The AESC program is based on an experiential learning model and provides students with outstanding professional skills and foundational content knowledge. With access to state of the art communication facilities, students gain practical experience to be successful in today’s fast moving, competitive communication industry. The position will work closely with existing faculty creating a dynamic team focused on communication strategies and theories related to current issues and contributing to instruction in UNL’s agriculture, food and natural resources science literacy initiative.

The individual will address learning outcomes in strategy development for communicating science, media planning strategies, and marketing and multi-media communications.

This position includes a .25 FTE appointment with Nebraska Extension. It is expected that this individual will collaborate with Nebraska Extension professionals, colleagues in IANR Media, and communication staff in academic units within IANR to 1) develop innovative public messaging to disseminate IANR research and best practices resulting from extension team efforts and 2) create unit-specific strategic communication plans for IANR academic units and Research and Extension Centers.

To be considered, candidates must have earned a doctorate or must have completed all requirements toward a doctoral degree except the dissertation (ABD) Ph. D. in Agricultural Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Agricultural Education or closely related field.

To view the complete job details and make application for the position:

  1. Go to  and search for requisition number F_180161
  2. Click on “Apply to this job.”
  3. Complete the application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications are ongoing and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

For more information please contact Dr. Lloyd Bell at The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Current Openings

10/2/2018 - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication – Strategic Communication; College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources