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 2015-2016 academic year. 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
  • Official 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 of the University (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/)

Application reviews will begin November 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. 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.



Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
The Business Administration Division invites applications for a tenure-track position in Strategic Management to begin August 1, 2015. A Ph.D. in Management or a closely related discipline is required. Although the primary teaching responsibility will be in strategic management, the ability to teach other management courses is desirable. We seek applicants with an active research agenda and a genuine interest in undergraduate business education. Candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the University's Christian mission. The Business Administration Division is especially interested in applicants capable of contributing through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/26087.

Contact:
Dr. Ben Postlethwaite (Ben.Postlethwaite@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
The Business Administration Division invites applications for a visiting position in Accounting to begin August 1, 2015. We seek a candidate who holds an earned doctorate in accounting or a related discipline at the effective date of employment, August 1, 2015. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. before the date of appointment. The successful candidate will show evidence of excellent teaching in financial and intermediate accounting, as well as a contribution to scholarly research. Candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the University's Christian mission. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/26503.

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

Communication

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
The Communication Division invites applications for one-year Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in communication. An M.A. degree in Communication or similar field is mandatory, while a Ph.D. is preferred. Responsibilities may include teaching courses primarily in rhetoric and persuasion, communication theory, communication research and intercultural communication. The candidate should also be experienced in debate and able to lead or co-lead Pepperdine's British Parliamentary and/or NDT/CEDA debate squad. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the University's Christian mission (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/seaver-mission/). The Communication Division is especially interested in applicants capable of contributing through their teaching, scholarship, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/28756.

Contact:

Dr. Sarah Stone Watt (Sarah.StoneWatt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211

Fine Arts

Assistant Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Art History
The Art History Department at Pepperdine University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Art History. Teaching will include core-curriculum, large-lecture, and interdisciplinary humanities courses. Candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the University's Christian mission. The Fine Arts Division is especially interested in applicants capable of contributing through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. The deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2014.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/26502.

Contact:
Professor Cynthia Colburn (Cynthia.Colburn@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Coordinator of Art History Program, Fine Arts Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263-4225

International Studies and Languages


Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature

Pepperdine University's Division of International Studies and Languages, Asian Studies Program, invites applications for a visiting lecturer or professor appointment in Chinese Language and Literature, for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a one-year appointment, with possible renewal.
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching six courses, two courses in the fall semester and four in the spring semester. The two fall semester courses are Advanced Chinese Language and Modern Chinese Literature (in English). In the spring semester, the course load consists of two course sections of elementary (first-year) Chinese language; one course of intermediate Chinese language; and one course in Advanced Chinese. The actual course load is determined by the division chairperson and may vary depending on enrollment and departmental needs.

Qualifications for the position are: near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and in English; Ph.D. in Chinese Language/ Literature preferred, though applicants with an M.A. will be considered; and prior successful undergraduate teaching experience.

A complete application will include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of the University (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/seaver-mission/default.htm), official transcripts of all graduate work, and three letters of reference.

Review of applicants will begin February 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/28617

Contact:
Dr. Tom Reilly (Thomas.Reilly@pepperdine.edu)
Coordinator of Asian Studies
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-7446

Natural Science Division

Assistant Professor of Biology
Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biology for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or will receive a Ph.D. by June 2015) in a biological discipline. The specific area of biology is open, but emphasis will be placed on behavioral biology, ecology (chemical, microbial, community, population), and organismic biology. In addition, individuals with skills that allow for cross-disciplinary collaboration (e.g. chemistry, mathematics, biostatistics) are encouraged to apply. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, mentoring and research, as well as their service to the university, their profession and our surrounding community. Please submit applications by February 15, 2015.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/), candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced biology courses, including courses for science and non-science majors. Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program. Pepperdine has a strong and well supported program in undergraduate research, and preference will be given to candidates who can actively involve students in their research.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, 30 miles from Los Angeles. Pepperdine's Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3000 students. Faculty, staff and students strive to sustain Pepperdine's mission (http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/mission-statement.htm), as well as to promote Pepperdine's Christian heritage as described at http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/christiantradition/.

Applicants should submit all materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/26927.

Contact:
Dr. Rodney Honeycutt (Rodney.Honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Chemistry for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants, who have completed a Ph.D. in chemistry by August 2015, will be considered. In addition, applicants need to be able to teach broadly in introductory courses such as general and organic chemistry.

Located in the diverse metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and Southern California, the Natural Science Division of Pepperdine University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. Pepperdine University is a Christian University and successful candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to support the university's Christian mission (see http://www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/mission.htm).

The deadline for completed applications is May 1, 2015. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on this date, and interviews will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/29202

Contact:
Dr. Joseph Fritsch (Joseph.Fritsch@pepperdine.edu)
Program Coordinator
Chemistry Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a visiting professor position in Physics to begin August 1, 2015. We desire applicants who will have completed a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field before the employment date. Candidates should have a preference for and demonstrated ability in teaching physics to undergraduate science and non-science majors and must be proficiency in both written and spoken English. Candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the university's Christian mission. For more information on this mission, visit http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/. Pepperdine is especially interested in candidates capable of contributing through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

The deadline for completed applications is June 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin at that time and continue until the position is filled. We will not consider incomplete applications.


Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/29529

Contact:
Dr. Ken Henisey (ken.henisey@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

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