Administrative Employment Opportunities - Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Administrative Employment Opportunities

Associate Dean for Curriculum and General Education

Seaver College seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Curriculum and General Education. The appointment will commence May 1, 2018. The associate dean's primary responsibilities are providing administrative leadership and management of the college's academic curriculum and General Education program. The associate dean will chair the Seaver Academic Council and serve as a member of the University Academic Council. The associate dean also supports the curricular assessment process and oversees development of the course catalog. The associate dean directs the academic integrity appeal process and serves on several college committees. As a member of the college's administrative leadership group, the associate dean will facilitate the activities of the Dean's Office and accept other duties as assigned.

Outstanding candidates for the position of associate dean will hold tenure within the College, have evidence of successful scholarly activity, and be recognized as an outstanding educator. Exceptional candidates will have a passion for student learning, a commitment to shared governance and partnership with faculty, a fidelity to the liberal arts, an attunement to the needs of students and the expectations of faculty, and a strong moral and ethical reputation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the associate dean, as is the ability to engage conflict, generate professional dialogue, and accomplish creative consensus that promotes academic excellence. A keen understanding of the Christian mission and the university and college strategic plans will enable the associate dean to ensure that curricular programs are aligned with institutional commitments. Demonstrated abilities to advance diversity and inclusion, build community, engage multiple stakeholders, and engender support for initiatives spanning multiple programs and areas of the College are greatly valued in the associate dean. Experience teaching in the General Education program is preferred.

The associate dean will serve an initial term of three years and teach one course each academic semester (two courses in the academic year). The associate dean will receive a stipend in recognition of his or her service.

Nominations to the committee are welcome, but not required. When provided, nominations are most helpful when addressing how the applicant meets the above description. Applicants will submit the following documents as part of the online application process at apply.interfolio.com/46588.

• A letter of application.
• A curriculum vitae.
• A statement that:

o addresses the responsibilities of the position;
o articulates the applicant's vision for the areas of academic curriculum and general education; and
o addresses the role of the Christian mission in the life of the college, and specifically as it relates to the academic curriculum and the integration of faith and learning. (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/)

Applications and nominations will be accepted until November 27, 2017. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. 

If you have questions about the search process, please contact the chair of the search committee, Michael Feltner (michael.feltner@pepperdine.edu).


Director, London Program

International Programs of Seaver College seeks applicants for Director of the London Program. This position provides overall administrative leadership and management of the program. The primary mission of the London Program is to provide students with a life-changing international experience designed for intellectual, social, personal, and spiritual transformation.

 Duties

  • Directs the academic and curricular programming including recruitment, hiring, orientation and support of the faculty.
  • Works closely with the IP Malibu office, divisional deans and the IP Associate Dean to plan course offerings, hire adjunct faculty, coordinate internships and assist with curricular assessment.
  • Works closely with Seaver College Visiting Faculty family in establishing their role as "house parents" and assists them in giving leadership to House Church and involving them in the life of the student community.
  • Manages the budget, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of the local staff and provides oversight and management of the physical facilities.
  • Plans and coordinates international travel and local field trips including leadership and annual participation in two Educational Field Trips outside of Great Britain.
  • Leads all student development activities including spiritual growth, community bonding, mentoring, mediating disputes, securing counseling resources, student accessibility services and parent inquiries.
  • Supports all Global Fellows and RAs through mentorship and leadership development.
  • Provides spiritual leadership by modeling a personal commitment to Christian values and by creating a program environment that encourages spiritual development and opportunities for spiritual growth.
  • Engages students with the local community by developing opportunities and programs that incentivize interaction with local citizens, especially through the planning and conducting of an annual Listening Summit.
  • Coordinates with the Law School regarding shared usage of the facility and assistance with budgetary matters.
  • Teaches one course per year with the option to teach a second course, if desirable.
  • Regularly corresponds with the IP Dean, IP Associate Director and IP Director in Malibu. The London Director reports directly to the IP Dean.

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Required to have a Master's degree; PhD preferred.
  • Required to have 3 years of experience working with college students; preference for 3 years experience working with study abroad college students.
  • Required to have at least 2 years of managerial experience; preference for at least 2 year experience managing a study abroad program.
  • Required to have spent at least 1 year living in a foreign country.
  • Required to have knowledge of British culture and experience living in a large, metropolitan city; preference for extensive knowledge of London and having lived for at least 1 year in the UK.
  • Must have an engaging personality, work well with people and have a passion for working with college students, especially in helping them develop a global perspective.
  • Must be a committed Christian who cares about the spiritual growth of college students in the context of an international experience.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must have experience with use of Google Apps; preference for experience with website design and social media.

The position starts July 1, 2018. Position is contingent upon the employee's ability to secure a valid work visa in the UK.

To apply for this position, please go to Pepperdine's job posting site at http://jobs.pepperdine.edu/cw/en/job/497165/director-london-program

Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2017.

The application review process will be facilitated by a committee composed of the Dean of International Programs (Chair), the IP Associate Dean, the IP Director in Malibu, one overseas IP Director, one representative from the Seaver Dean's office, one IP Council member, one at-large faculty from Seaver College, one representative from university operations.


Divisional Dean, Fine Arts

Seaver College seeks applications for the position of Divisional Dean, Fine Arts. The divisional dean leads and manages the Seaver College Fine Arts Division to ensure that all academic and co-curricular programs are delivered, reviewed, and assessed successfully. The dean serves as the supervisor of divisional faculty and is involved in all faculty hiring and review processes, including step advancement, promotion, five-year, and annual reviews for all full-time faculty. The dean also hires, supervises, and evaluates all divisional staff and adjunct faculty. Student recruitment, administering of student scholarships, and fundraising are among the additional responsibilities of the dean. The dean serves as a member of the Seaver Academic Council, Seaver College Cabinet, and divisional committees. He or she also may serve on other institutional or college committees as appropriate.

Seaver College seeks candidates for the position of divisional dean who hold a full-time faculty appointment within the college, evidence significant scholarly activity, and are recognized as outstanding educators. A successful candidate for divisional dean should possess the following qualifications, professional skills, and characteristics.

• A passion for students and for student learning and development.
• A dedication to understand and support all divisional faculty, staff and programs.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to productively engage colleagues in difficult discussions while affirming constructive professional relationships.
• Exceptional communication skills to engage internal and external audiences, advocate for divisional support, and articulate the needs of the college and university.
• The ability to direct governance processes that ensure equity and comply with institutional policy.
• An attunement to the needs of the students and expectations of the faculty.
• An understanding of the roles and needs of divisional staff.
• Commitments to the liberal arts, the fine arts, and the art, art history, music, and theatre programs.
• A strong moral and ethical reputation consistent with the Christian mission of the college.
• Demonstrated abilities to plan strategically, engage diversity and inclusivity, and build community.
• Experience managing a budget and implementing sound financial management practices are preferred.

Beginning on August 1, 2018, the divisional dean will serve an initial term of four years and teach one course each academic semester (two courses in the academic year). The dean will receive a stipend in recognition of his or her service.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents as part of the online application process at apply.interfolio.com/47048

• A letter of application.
• A curriculum vitae.
• A statement that:

  • addresses the responsibilities of the position;
  • articulates the applicant's vision for the Fine Arts Division and how it aligns with both the university and college strategic plans; and
  • addresses the role of the Christian mission in the life of the division, and specifically as it relates to the responsibilities of the position. (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/).

Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2017. A background check is required as a condition of employment.If you have questions about the search process, please contact the chair of the search committee, Michael Feltner (michael.feltner@pepperdine.edu).


 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.