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Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Interim Associate Dean of International Studies

International Programs seeks nominations and applications for the position of Interim Associate Dean. The interim associate dean of International Programs will provide oversight of academic affairs, assessment, evaluations, and international internships. The interim associate dean will assist with recruitment, training, and selection of Seaver faculty for overseas assignments and will assist overseas directors and divisional deans in the approval, hiring, and development of overseas faculty. The interim associate dean will provide oversight of the IP student registration process, develop and coordinate the IP summer programs, and supervise the IP Manager of Academics & Internships.

International Programs seeks candidates for the position of interim associate dean who hold a full-time faculty appointment at Seaver College, who have previously served as faculty-in-residence in an international program, are recognized as outstanding educators, and have demonstrated passion for international education. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are highly preferred for the appointment, although individuals in a fixed-term or visiting appointment will be considered. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for the interim associate dean, especially within the context of cross-cultural differences. The successful candidate must be able to navigate differences in teaching and learning across nations and embrace the value of experiential learning without compromising academic excellence. The interim associate dean must demonstrate strong support for the Christian mission, especially as it relates to the unique opportunity of spiritual formation within the context of cross-cultural experiences. The position involves periodic travel to various overseas locations. The interim associate dean reports directly to the Dean of International Programs.

The interim associate dean will serve a term of two years and teach one course each academic semester (two courses in the academic year). A search to fill the position in a three-year term will be conducted during the 2023 - 2024 academic year and after the next Dean of International Programs is selected.

In addition to release time, the interim associate dean will receive a stipend in recognition of his or her service.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement that:: 
    • addresses the responsibilities of the position;
    • articulates the applicant’s vision for academics, assessment, and faculty development in International Programs; and
    • addresses the role of the Christian mission in the context of cross-cultural experiences (See: Mission of Pepperdine University and Seaver College Mission )

Application review will begin immediately. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/107749. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.


Dr. Ron Cox
Interim Dean, International Programs
Seaver College, Pepperdine University

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