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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 and 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 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

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 website seaver.pepperdine.edu/business for more information.

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 also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission.  Applicants should submit all materials to: https://apply.interfolio.com/35775

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

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.

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 also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission and Christian tradition.  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 on the Interfolio site, apply.interfolio.com/35816. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

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 at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business for more information.

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 also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission and Christian tradition. 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.

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 also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission and tradition. 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.

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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

The business administration division of Seaver College, Pepperdine University is seeking a visiting assistant professor in finance. Candidates are expected to be advanced to candidacy or have their earned PhD in finance before the date of appointment, which is August 1, 2016. Active research agenda is required and teaching experience is preferred. The business program at Pepperdine University, Seaver College, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); the candidate should be able to meet the requirements for a scholarly academic (SA) at the time of appointment.

The Business Administration Division has approximately 775 undergraduate students. 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.

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/35092

Contact:

Dr. Dean Baim (dean.baim@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean, Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Communication Division

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Fine Arts Division

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International Studies and Languages

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
The International Studies and Languages Division at Pepperdine University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year and beginning August 2016. The candidate should have a record of successful teaching in international relations, international politics, and allied fields. The course load will include a course on international communication and negotiation. Specialization in either Africa or the Middle East is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. degree by August 15, 2016.

Located in the diverse metropolitan area of Los Angeles in southern California, the International Studies and Languages 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 3200 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/. Application review will begin May 20, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/35253

Contact:
Dr. Paul Begin, Divisional Dean (paul.begin@pepperdine.edu)
International Studies and Languages Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
310.506.4866

Natural Science Division

Visiting Assistant Professor 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

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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.

Applicants should apply 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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