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 or 2018-2019 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 documents listed below will be required as part of the online application process. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

  • 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. 

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 Organizational Behavior

The business administration division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at 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, 2018. 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 3,300 students. Please visit our website for more information at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business.

Please submit all application materials to: apply.interfolio.com/42906

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

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 Accounting

The business administration division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at 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, 2018. 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
▪ Financial Statement Analysis
▪ 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 3,300 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. Please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business for more information.

Please submit all application materials to: apply.interfolio.com/42954

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 

Assistant Professor of Finance

The business administration division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at 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, 2018. 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 3,300 students. Please visit our website at www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business for more information.

Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/43009

Contact:

Levon Goukasian (levon.goukasian@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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 3,300 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 11th best undergraduate business program in the country. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 students. Please visit our website (www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business) 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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

The business administration division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University is seeking a visiting assistant professor of organizational behavior. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in organizational behavior or a related field, or be ABD by August 1, 2017. Documented research interest in organizational behavior is required. Preference will be given to candidates with practical and teaching experience.

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 11th 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 3,300 students. Please visit our website for more information.  Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who have a commitment to Christian Higher Education and 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/42360.

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

Communication Division  

Assistant Professor in Communication

The Communication Division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in Communication. The successful candidate will teach four or five sections of our foundational general education course "Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis" annually, with occasional opportunities to teach in other specialty areas. An emphasis on innovative teaching is highly desirable, as is skill at assessment. An established research record in rhetoric or a related field is also required. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 when the position officially begins.

Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just approximately 3,300 students situated in Malibu, Calif. All applicants must have an active commitment to the University's Christian mission indicate that in their application materials. (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/seaver-mission/). We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.

Please submit all application materials to: apply.interfolio.com/39200.

Contact:

Dr. Sarah Stone Watt (sarahstonewatt@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Communication Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA90263-4211

Fine Arts Division

Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies and Director of Opera

The Department of Music at Pepperdine University Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks a dynamic faculty member with a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, with excellent teaching and recruiting skills, to serve as Assistante Professor of Vocal Studies and Director of Opera. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2018 (Fall 2018).

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate applied voice to students majoring in music whose primary instrument is voice. The successful candidate may also teach advanced undergraduate courses in the instructor's areas of specialization with consideration for departmental needs. Responsibilities include:

  • Teach undergraduate applied voice, including teaching and coaching vocal performance in scene study, solo, and audition techniques.
  • Conduct, coordinate, and administer the Flora L. Thornton Opera Program
  • Collaborate with faculty on the Heidelberg Summer Music Program
  • Collaborate with faculty to prepare student performers in recitals, stage productions, research projects, etc.
  • Direct the annual opera production
  • Teach allied subjects, such as Latin, English, Italian, German, or French Diction, as assigned
  • Develop curriculum and assess student learning
  • Participate fully in departmental tasks, including meetings, student advising, committee work, etc.
  • Recruit vocal students
  • Teach core and elective music courses as assigned by the Divisional Dean and/or per the candidate's expertise
  • Candidate is expected to maintain a professional profile through guest directing, adjudicating vocal and operatic workshops, festivals, professional conference presentations and/or publications of scholarly work.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications: Tenor, Baritone, or Bass; DMA in vocal performance preferred, or equivalent professional experience and proven artistry as a performer (ABD may also be considered); demonstrated excellence teaching undergraduate applied voice; record of creative activity (performance) and/or scholarship; experience in operatic stage directing preferred; demonstrated potential to develop national standing within the profession; expertise in lyric diction; effective collaborative, organizational, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated commitment to student-centered educational experience; and demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

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 also demonstrate an active commitment to the mission of Seaver College and the Christian values of the University.

The Department of Music is located on the University's Malibu campus. It employs an excellent faculty of eight full-time and approximately 20 part-time members. Degrees in liberal arts include emphases in applied study, music education, and composition. A music minor program and concentrations are also offered. Music majors/minors are approximately 65 in number. The department plays a vital role in the civic, cultural, and commercial life of the community.

The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program at Pepperdine offers a multi-faceted approach to the development of the undergraduate singing. Performance opportunities in fully-staged productions of opera, summer study abroad, and master classes with top professionals in the field are hallmarks of our program. Thornton Opera Program

Music students have the opportunity to study abroad at the University's campus in Heidelberg, Germany, taught by Pepperdine music faculty and guest artists. The Heidelberg Summer Music Program provides opportunities for intensive training of singers and instrumentalists. Studies include chamber music, acting techniques for singers, German language and culture, and general education courses. Educational field trips to European cultural centers like Salzburg, Prague and Vienna enrich the experience.

Please submit all application materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/43270. 

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

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