Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, situated in Malibu, California, invites applications for tenure-track and visiting faculty positions that may be available for the 2017-2018 academic years. Seaver College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.

Please apply via the links located at the end of each position description.

The below documents will be required as part of the online application process:

  • A letter indicating the position for which the applicant is applying
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Transcripts of all graduate work
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of scholarly agenda
  • A statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission and heritage of the University. 

Pepperdine University was established in 1937 by Mr. George Pepperdine, a Christian businessman, who stressed the desirability of a complete education built on a Christian value system. The institution is committed to the ideals of the founder. Successful candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission and heritage. Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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.

 


Professor-Endowed Chair

Fletcher Jones Chair in Western Culture

Pepperdine University's Seaver College announces the Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline such as Art History, Classics, History, Literature, Philosophy or a related field; a demonstrable commitment to excellent teaching, especially in general education; and an outstanding record of peer-reviewed scholarly publication generally commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor. The Fletcher Jones Chair in Western Culture will be dedicated to increasing students' knowledge of Western culture's history, institutions, and impact on the world's major regions and countries. Additionally the chair will contribute significantly to strengthening faculty recruitment, retention, and development for Humanities courses. Key responsibilities will include teaching large undergraduate lecture classes in the Western Culture program, providing leadership in developing and coordinating curriculum and special projects, and extending the global presence of Pepperdine University through public engagement. The chair will serve as a role model and resource for faculty who teach in the Humanities sequence both on the Malibu campus and in International Programs by coordinating instruction. He/she will also provide leadership in assessing student learning and working together with faculty colleagues to adapt curriculum to meet changes in learning expectations. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; effective date of employment is August 1, 2017.
Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/36453  

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Dr. April Marshall (april.marshall@pepperdine.edu)
Senior Associate Dean
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

Business Administration Division

Assistant Professor of Accounting

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in accounting. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in accounting is required and teaching experience is preferred. Teaching experience in a combination of the following fields is sought:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Cost Analysis and Systems

The business program at Seaver College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division, including 96 accounting majors. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and we have initiated a Masters in Science in Accounting. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. The accounting program has been recognized as one of the top 50 undergraduate accounting programs in the nation by accounting.com. USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our for more information.

Applicants should submit all materials to: https://apply.interfolio.com/35775

Contact:
Marilyn Misch (marilyn.misch@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair, Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in business strategy. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in strategy is required and teaching experience is preferred. While strategy will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach occasionally in another management area or discipline is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website for more information.  Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/35816

Contact:
Professor Connie James (connie.james@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in organizational behavior or a related field. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in organizational behavior is required and teaching experience is preferred. While organizational behavior will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach occasionally in another management area or discipline is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website  for more information.  Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/35861.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Professor Ben Postlethwaite (ben.postlethwaite@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Business Law

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with a terminal degree in law for a tenure-track position in business law. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the JD before the date of appointment, which is August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in law is required and teaching experience is preferred. The expected courses taught would be undergraduate classes in business law and international business. The flexibility to teach occasionally in another field is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website at  for more information.

Applicants should apply at apply.interfolio.com/35896.  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:

Keith Whitney (keith.whitney@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Decision Science

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in a decision science. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in decision sciences is required and teaching experience is preferred. Classes taught will include statistics, operations management, and statistics. The ability to teach occasionally in another discipline is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website for more information.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/35984.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Robert Shearer (robert.shearer@pepperdine.edu).
Chair of the Search Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

Assistant Professor of Finance

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in finance. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in finance is required and teaching experience is preferred. Classes taught will include financial management, financial markets and institutions, investments, international finance, and portfolio management. The ability to teach occasionally in another discipline is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website for more information.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/36056.  

For more information, please contact:
Levon Goukasian (levon.goukasian@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Search Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in marketing. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in marketing is required and teaching experience is preferred. Classes taught will include principles of marketing and international marketing. The ability to teach occasionally other marketing classes is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website for more information.

Please submit all application materials on apply.interfolio.com/35970

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:

Alice Labban (alice.labban@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Search Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Law

The business administration division of Pepperdine University seeks a candidate with a terminal degree in law for a visiting position in business law. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the JD before the date of appointment, which is August 1, 2017. A documented research interest in law is required and teaching experience is preferred. The expected courses taught would be undergraduate classes in business law and international business. The flexibility to teach occasionally in another field is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. We have approximately 775 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. Despite the large number of majors, our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial and collaborative. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and a contract major in finance. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website for more information.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/36030.  

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Keith Whitney (keith.whitney@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Search Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

 Communication Division

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Fine Arts Division

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International Studies and Languages

Associate or Assistant Professor of International Studies and Languages

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an Associate or Assistant Professor in International Studies beginning in August 2017. International Studies, the largest multidisciplinary major in the college, seeks candidates with expertise in at least one of the following areas: political economy, economic development, NGOs, international human rights and humanitarianism, international trade. Regional expertise in Africa, Asia, or Latin America is a plus. Teaching responsibilities will vary depending on the expertise of the candidate but will include global economics. Additional responsibilities will depend on the experience of the candidate but may include providing direction and leadership for the program, coordinating the curriculum and teaching schedule in conjunction with the Divisional Dean, and overseeing the Model United Nations (MUN) team.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit all materials to: apply.interfolio.com/36943

Contact:

Professor Paul Begin (paul.begin@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Search Committee
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Natural Science Division

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2017. Candidates with post-doctoral research experience are strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will contribute to a vibrant curriculum in the exercise sciences. Candidates must have demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more areas of sports medicine, including human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Candidates are expected to establish a research program that involves undergraduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests that involve the interaction of exercise with functional movement, human physiology, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Current research interests in the department include cognitive function and aging, vascular physiology, neural biology and exercise performance, and exercise and pregnancy. Well-equipped biomechanics and physiology laboratories are available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration also exist with faculty in biology, physics, engineering, and computer science.

Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2016 or until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/36199

Any inquiries about this position should be sent to:
Dr. Rodney L. Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean of Natural Science
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Telephone 310-506-4879
Fax 310-506-4785

Assistant Professor of Physics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Physics beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants, who have completed a Ph.D. in experimental physics by July, 2017, are desired; however, exceptional applicants with expertise in other areas of physics, biophysics, or engineering will be considered.

Candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for teaching physics for undergraduates majoring in physics as well as to science and non-science majors. Candidates must be proficient in both written and spoken English and must demonstrate an active commitment to the university's Christian mission and heritage. Located near Los Angeles in southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates capable of contributing through their teaching, research and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2016 or until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/36231

Inquiries about this position should be sent to:
Dr. Rodney L. Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean, Natural Science
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Telephone 310-506-4879
Fax 310-506-4785

Religion and Philosophy Division

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 Social Science Division

Assistant Professor of Economics

The Social Science Division invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Economics to begin Fall 2017. We seek candidates who would be able to teach intermediate macroeconomics and intermediate microeconomics, as well as topical courses in their areas of expertise; we are especially interested in expanding our portfolio of courses to include courses such as environmental economics, health economics, economic growth and development, monetary theory or economics of the family. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, university teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and a commitment to excellent teaching in a Christian liberal arts environment. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials at apply.interfolio.com/35880  

Contact:

Dr. Gary Galles (gary.galles@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Social Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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