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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 2016-2017 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
  • 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/)

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 Division

Assistant Professor of Accounting
We seek a candidate who holds an earned doctorate in accounting. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the PhD. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2016. Documented research interest in accounting is required and teaching experience is preferred. Teaching experience in at least a combination of the following fields is sought:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Non-profit/governmental
  • Auditing
  • Ethics

The business program at Pepperdine University, 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. The division offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in accounting, business administration, and international business, and we will initiate a Masters in Science in Accounting in fall 2015. The accounting program has been recognized as one of the top 50 undergraduate accounting programs in the nation by accounting.com. Please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business for more information. 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.

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 and seeks faculty members who have a commitment to Christian higher education. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30290

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

Assistant Professor of Marketing
The Seaver College Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University is seeking an assistant professor in marketing for a tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2016. Candidates should have a PhD. in marketing, or should be expected to complete the requirements for the degree by August 2016. Although the primary teaching responsibility will be in principles of marketing and marketing strategy, the ability to teach other marketing courses is desirable. We seek applicants with an active research agenda and a genuine interest in undergraduate business education.

The business program at Pepperdine University, Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We have approximately 770 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. We offer Bachelor of Science undergraduate academic degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business. For more information, please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business. 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.

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 and seeks faculty members who have a commitment to Christian higher education. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30292

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

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
The Seaver College Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University is seeking an assistant professor in organizational behavior for a tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior. Candidates who do not yet have a PhD. should be expected to complete the requirements for the degree by August 2016. Although the primary teaching responsibility will be in organizational behavior, 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.

The business program at Pepperdine University, 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. We offer Bachelor of Science undergraduate academic degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business. For more information, please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business. 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.

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 and seeks faculty members who have a commitment to Christian higher education. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30289

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

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
The Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Strategic Management beginning August 1, 2016. A PhD in Management, with an emphasis in strategy is required, or the candidate should be expected to complete the requirements for the degree by August 2016. 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.

The business program at Pepperdine University, Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). We have approximately 770 undergraduate students in the Business Administration Division. We offer Bachelor of Science undergraduate academic degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business. For more information, please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business. 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.

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 and seeks faculty members who have a commitment to Christian higher education. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/30291

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

Communication Division

Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication/Public Relations
The Communication Division invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in organizational communication and public relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach several courses within our majors including, but not limited to, Organizational Theory, Training and Development, Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Writing and Media and Public Relations Strategies. The successful candidate will also serve as an academic adviser for students. Documented research interest, teaching experience, and professional experience in public relations are required. Ph.D., or Ed.D is required.

Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of nearly 3400 students situated in Malibu, Calif. Faculty members represent a variety of Christian traditions, as the university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The successful candidate should be able to express a commitment to mission of the university. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.

Application review will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/32241

Contact:
Dr. Michael Murrie (Michael.Murrie@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211

Fine Arts Division

Assistant Professor of Theatre
The Theatre Program at Pepperdine University Seaver College seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure track position, effective 1 August 2016, to teach courses in movement, voice, and classical acting. Other responsibilities include directing one show per year and serving as speech/dialect coach for productions. MFA in Theatre required by time of appointment. Expertise in stage combat and/or improvisation preferred. Professional creative work or research/publication expected for tenure. Professional stage experience and 2 years undergraduate teaching required. Application reviews begin 1 October 2015.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31464

Contact:
Dr. Bradley Griffin (Bradley.Griffin@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Fine Arts Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4462

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
The Studio Art Program at Pepperdine University, Seaver College located in Malibu, California seeks applicants for a full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, effective August 1, 2016, to teach courses in foundations, explorations and practices in the digital arts and art fundamentals. Other responsibilities include student advising, curriculum development and recruitment. MFA with an emphasis in digital arts, new media, or computer-aided art required by time of appointment. Applicants must have an active exhibition history and 2 years undergraduate teaching experience. 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. Application reviews begin February 12, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/32419

Contact:
Dr. Ty Pownall (Ty.Pownall@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Fine Arts Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4462

International Studies and Languages

Assistant Professor of International Studies
Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of International Studies beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. 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, and international business management. Teaching responsibilities include teaching global economics courses and the senior capstone course for the International Management specialization. Other courses in economic development or international management may be developed in light of the applicant's expertise and in consultation with the college. Scholarly promise and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching are essential. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire.

Pepperdine University is located along the scenic coast of Malibu, CA and within the diverse, metropolitan area of Los Angeles. Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service and leadership. An active Christian commitment and support for the Christian mission of the university are expected. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31700

Contact:
Dr. Robert Lloyd (Robert.Lloyd@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Search Committee
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-7446

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 an tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2016. 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 human physiology and exercise physiology. 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 physiology, genetics, and/or biochemistry. Current research interests in the department include cognitive function and aging, vascular physiology, neural biology and exercise performance, and exercise and pregnancy. Potential for collaboration also exists with faculty in nutrition, biology, and biochemistry. A well-equipped exercise physiology laboratory is available for teaching and research, as are collaborator laboratories within the Natural Science Division.

Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission (see http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/ and http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/christiantradition/). 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.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2015, or until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31523

Contact:
Dr. Rodney Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine
Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2016-2017 academic year. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics, by July 2016 are desired; however, candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will be considered. There will be an opportunity to collaborate on research projects with colleagues in both biomechanics and exercise science.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics, functional anatomy, and human anatomy. Candidates are encouraged to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology. A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration also exists with faculty in physics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to the university's Christian mission (see http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/ and http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/christiantradition/). Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, research and service, can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2015, or until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31525

Contact:
Dr. Rodney Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology for the fall 2016 semester. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in biology by August 2016 will be considered. In addition, applicants need to be able to teach broadly in introductory courses such as animal biology and/or cell/molecular biology as well as an upper division course in their area of specialization.

Located in the diverse metropolitan area of Los Angeles in 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://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/).

The deadline for completed applications is 10 December 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/31527

Contact:
Dr. Rodney Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

 

Visiting Assistant of Mathematics

The Natural Science Division invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or will receive a Ph.D. by June 2016) in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, math education, or other related mathematical disciplines. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching and mentoring of undergraduates. Review of candidates' files will begin on is February 18, 2016 and continue until the search is closed.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, 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 mathematics courses as teaching duties may include pre-calculus, calculus for math and science majors, calculus and finite mathematics for business majors, and statistics.

Located in the diverse metropolitan area of Los Angeles in 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'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 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/33716

Contact:

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

Religion and Philosophy Division

Assistant Professor of Religion
The Religion and Philosophy Division invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament. Responsibilities include teaching general education courses in scripture, as well as courses in New Testament, the Greco-Roman world, and/or early Christianity for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Successful candidates will also advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise or assist with master's theses and comprehensive examinations. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2016; teaching experience; an active research agenda; and a commitment to the Christian mission of the university. The position requires membership in a Church of Christ. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,400 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers bachelor of arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the master of science in ministry, the master of divinity, and the master of arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.

Application review will begin December 17, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33427

Contact:
Prof. Randy Chesnutt (randall.chesnutt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Religion and Philosophy Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

 

Visiting Instructor in Religion
The Religion and Philosophy Division invites applications for a full-time visiting instructor faculty position in Scripture. Responsibilities will be restricted to teaching general education courses in Old Testament and New Testament, and the possibility of one or two courses for undergraduate majors and graduate students. Candidates should have at least completed all course work for a Ph.D. in Old or New Testament. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the Christian mission of the university, and membership in a Church of Christ. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,400 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers bachelor of arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the master of science in ministry, the master of divinity, and the master of arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.

Application review will begin December 10, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33387

Contact:
Prof. Tim Willis (timothy.willis@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean, Religion and Philosophy Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

Social Science Division

Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Social Science Division invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Sociology to begin Fall 2016. We seek candidates with research or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Family, Gender, Education, Globalization, Social Psychology, and Criminology but consideration will be given to any specialization within Sociology. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, university teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and a commitment to excellent teaching in a Christian liberal arts environment. Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/31461

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

 

Visiting Professor of Psychology
The Social Science Division invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Psychology for the 2016/2017 academic year. We seek candidates who are prepared to teach the following courses: Introductory Statistics, Psychological Testing and Assessment and upper-level applied practice courses (such as Counseling Theories and Techniques, Family Therapy, and Child Clinical Psychology). Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology, university teaching experience, and a commitment to excellent teaching in a Christian liberal arts environment.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/32811 

Contact:
Dr. Cindy Miller-Perrin (Cindy.Miller-Perrin@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Social Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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