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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

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

 

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

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

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

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 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 two or more of human anatomy, 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 and human mechanics. Current research interests in the department include cognitive function and aging, vascular physiology, neural biology and exercise performance, and exercise and pregnancy. A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration also exist with faculty in physics, engineering, and computer science.

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.

Applicants should submit all materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/34213

Applications will be accepted until March 25, 2016 or until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Rodney Honeycutt (rodney.honeycutt@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean of Natural Science
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 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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