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 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 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. 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

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 3,200 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 3,200 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.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
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 over 3,400 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.

For additional information, please 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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Production/Design

The Fine Arts Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a one year full-time visiting faculty appointment, with the possibility of reappointment based on successful performance, to begin August 1st, 2017. This appointment
requires an M.F.A. in Theatrical Design with expertise in stage lighting and production management. The successful candidate will teach courses in lighting design, stage management and rendering techniques, and depending upon expertise, courses in advanced stagecraft and/or drafting (hand & vectorworks). S/he will design lights for two shows out of a five-show season. The successful candidate will also be responsible for recruiting and mentoring undergraduate production/design majors. S/he will work collaboratively with the Technical Director, ATD, and Costume Designer to supervise student crews, load ins/strikes, and performances. Initial Submission materials should include: Letter of introduction, C.V., digital portfolio, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for confidential letters of recommendation, and a statement in support of the University's Christian mission. Applicant review begins immediately.

Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California. All applicants must have an active commitment to the Christian mission and heritage of the University and indicate that in their application materials. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/41409

Contact:
Cathy Thomas-Grant (cathy.thomas-grant@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Theatre Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211 

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