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Administrative Employment Opportunities

Associate Dean of International Programs

International Programs of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean. The Associate Dean of International Programs will provide oversight of academic affairs, assessment, evaluations, and international internships. The Associate Dean will assist with training and selection of Seaver Faculty for overseas assignments and will assist overseas Directors and Divisional Deans in the approval, hiring, and development of overseas faculty. The Associate Dean will provide oversight of the IP student registration process, develop and manage the IP summer programs, assist with campus global learning initiatives, and oversee the IP medical insurance program and risk management issues.

International Programs seeks candidates for the position of Associate Dean who are faculty in Seaver College, who have previously served as faculty-in-residence in an international program, are recognized as outstanding educators, and have demonstrated passion for international education. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the Associate Dean, especially within the context of cross-cultural differences. The successful candidate must be able to navigate differences in teaching and learning across nations and embrace the value of experiential learning without compromising academic excellence. The Associate Dean must demonstrate strong support for the Christian mission, especially as it relates to the unique opportunity of spiritual formation within the context of cross-cultural experiences. The position involves periodic travel to the various overseas locations. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of International Programs.

The Associate Dean will serve an initial term of three years and teach one course each academic semester (two courses in the academic year). The Associate Dean will receive a stipend in recognition of his or her service. This is a 12-month appointment and starts August 1, 2017

Nominations are welcome and will be most helpful when addressing how the applicant meets the above description. Applicants are required to submit the following documents as part of the online application process at A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement that:

o addresses the responsibilities of the position
o articulates the applicant's vision for academics, assessment and faculty development in International Programs
o articulates knowledge of how to navigate cross-cultural differences in learning and teaching and the applicant's knowledge of experiential education
o addresses the role of the Christian mission in the context of cross-cultural experiences

Applications and nominations will be accepted until May 22, 2017.

The application review process will be facilitated by a committee composed of the Dean of International Programs (Chair), the Director of International Programs, one representative from the overseas Program Directors, one representative from the Divisional Deans, one representative from the IP Council, the Senior Associate Dean and one IP staff member. The Dean of Seaver College will serve ex officio.

Inquiries about the position and faculty nominations may be directed to:

Dr. Charles Hall (
Chair, Hiring Committee
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA  90263
(310) 506-4532  

Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.