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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 2019-2020 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.

Potential Candidates

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. Pepperdine's Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3000 students. Successful candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. 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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. 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 which 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. It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse work force consistent with its stated goals and mission.

Required Application Documents

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 Values of the University and the mission of Seaver College

Openings by Division

Business Administration Division 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in marketing. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. before the date of appointment, August 1, 2019. A strong candidate who is ABD would be considered. A documented research interest in marketing is required and teaching experience is preferred. The bulk of the teaching assignments will be principles of marketing, but candidates with the ability to teach other marketing classes will be favored.

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. The division's programs are rated as 44th by USNews and World Report. 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, a contract major in finance, and a marketing minor. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students. Please visit our business division 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 the Christian Values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. 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 to apply.interfolio.com/61593.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Professor Alice Labban (alice.labban@pepperdine.edu)
Pepperdine University
Seaver College Business Administration Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263 

 Communication Division 

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 Fine Arts Division

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 Humanities and Teacher Education Division

Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Clinical Practice

The Humanities and Teacher Education Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a full-time appointment as a Director of Clinical Practice and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education beginning August 1, 2019. The Teacher Preparation Program at Seaver College is an undergraduate, integrated program in which students pursue their bachelor's degree and teaching credential simultaneously, often finishing both in four years. Our program 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.

Responsibilities include arranging placements for all students in courses requiring clinical experiences; orienting, equipping, and professionally communicating with Mentor Teachers (MT) and University Field Supervisors (UFS); supervising student teachers and writing up their observations and progress with classroom instruction; overseeing and maintaining UFS, MT, and student teacher paperwork and online records; ensuring alignment with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing clinical practice mandates; writing program assessment documents for the Teacher Preparation and Liberal Arts programs; providing academic advising for students; teaching education courses; supporting our professional development schools; and cultivating strong partnerships with Pepperdine's neighborhood schools. A master's degree is required for this position, and preference will be given to those with recent K-12 teaching experience.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio/62156. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials on or before May 31, 2019. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Stella Erbes (stella.erbes@pepperdine.edu)
Teacher Preparation Program Undergraduate Coordinator
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4225      

 International Studies and Languages

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 Natural Science Division 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Medicine: Kinesiology

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Medicine. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. with expertise in at least one of the recognized subdisciplines of the exercise sciences by July 2019. As the program is hiring three new tenure-line faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year, we have the flexibility to recruit and hire the person who best fits the needs of the program and university and are not constrained by a specific subdiscipline of kinesiology. If you are seeking a tenure line faculty appointment as a scholar/educator at a premier Christian university committed to the highest standards of the liberal arts and kinesiology, then we encourage you to apply.

Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences, with demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, motor behavior, neuroscience, biostatistics/research methods, health and disease, health and fitness, physical activity epidemiology, or exercise/sports psychology. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates are expected to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. Current research interests in the department include human performance in hypoxia, nutritional considerations for elite athletes, and exercise during the perinatal period. Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research. Scholarly collaboration among Sports Medicine faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., biology, nutrition, chemistry, physics, etc.) is encouraged.

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

Applications will be accepted until January 2, 2019 or until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/54939

Contact:

Dr. Cooker Storm (cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu)
Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine
Pepperdine University, Seaver College
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine: Biomechanics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2019-2020 academic year. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics, by August 2019 are desired; however, candidates who are ABD or have completed an M.S. degree are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics and functional anatomy, with an ability to teach in other areas in the program, e.g., human anatomy, introductory statistics and research methods. Candidates are encouraged to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology. A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research. Additionally, opportunities for scholarly collaboration exist with faculty in sports medicine, physics, biology, and computer science.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications upon receipt and continue to accept and consider applications until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at:  apply.interfolio.com/55589

Contact:
Dr. Michael Feltner (michael.feltner@pepperdine.edu)
Dean, Seaver College
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263 

 Religion and Philosophy Division 

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 Social Science Division

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