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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 fixed-term faculty positions that may be available for the 2020-2021 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 (copies are acceptable during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required for selected applicants.)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of scholarly agenda
  • A statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian Mission of Pepperdine University and the mission of Seaver College

Openings by Division

Business Administration Division

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 Communication Division

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 Fine Arts Division

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 Humanities and Teacher Education Division

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 International Studies and Languages

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 Natural Science Division 

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

The Natural Science Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant 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 June 2020. 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. If you are seeking a tenure line faculty appointment as a scholar/educator at a premier Christian University committed to the highest standards, then we encourage you to apply.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in sports medicine, with demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral expertise appropriate for the development of rigorous undergraduate courses and instructional laboratory content. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates will be evaluated for their ability to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine's Christian mission and the mission of Seaver College, as well as to engage Pepperdine's spiritual community as described at pepperdine.edu/spiritual-life/place-of-faith/. Pepperdine University encourages applications from candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and continue until the search is closed. Please submit all application materials at:   apply.interfolio.com/68708

Contact:
Dr. Cooker Storm (cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu)
Sports Medicine Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Seaver College
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine: Biomechanics

The Natural Science Division of 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 2020-2021 academic year. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in kinesiology or an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics. Candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will also be considered.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics and functional anatomy, with 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.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, 30 miles from Los Angeles. Pepperdine's Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3000 students. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine's Christian mission  and the mission of Seaver College, as well as to engage Pepperdine's spiritual community as described at https://www.pepperdine.edu/spiritual-life/place-of-faith/. Pepperdine University encourages applications from candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/71728. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Cooker Storm, Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine
cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu

 Religion and Philosophy Division  

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a non-tenure-track visiting faculty position in Philosophy at the level of assistant professor, beginning in August 2020, for the 2020-2021 academic year. The primary responsibilities for the position include the teaching of logic, ethics, and possibly other philosophy courses. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2020; teaching experience; an active research agenda; and a 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. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,400 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the Master of Science in ministry, the Master of Divinity, and the Master of Arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.

Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates, including women and minority candidates, who can contribute to the ideological diversity and academic excellence of the University and our surrounding community through their teaching, research, and service.

Application review will begin May 15th, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/75721 .

Contact:
Dr. Tomas Bogardus (tomas.bogardus@pepperdine.edu)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

 Social Science Division

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