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 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. 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. 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.

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.

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 University's Christian mission and the mission of Seaver College

Openings by Division

Business Administration Division 

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

The business administration division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at, Pepperdine University is seeking an assistant professor of organizational behavior. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in organizational behavior or a related field. While organizational behavior will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach occasionally in other management areas such as human resource management is preferred. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the degree before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2019. Documented research interest in management 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 ranks 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 a diverse student body of approximately 3,200 students. More information is available at our website www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/51417. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Contact:

Dr. Ben Postlethwaite (ben.postlethwaite@pepperdine.edu])
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237 

Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Service Leadership

The business administration division of Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University is seeking an assistant professor of nonprofit management and service leadership to teach our capstone service leadership project course as well as courses in our nonprofit management minor. More information about the service leadership course can be found at https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/business/opportunities/service/. The nonprofit management minor is described at https://www.nonprofitleadershipcollaborative.org/nonprofit-management-minor.html.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in management, nonprofit management, or a related field. While the main teaching assignment will be the service leadership course, the ability to teach in other management areas such as nonprofit management, and occasionally in organizational behavior or human resource management is preferred. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the degree before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2019. Documented research interest in management, with a focus on nonprofit management or service leadership 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 ranks 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 a diverse student body of approximately 3,200 students. More information is available at our website www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/52555. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Contact:

Dr. Regan Schaffer (regan.schaffer@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Business Administration Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4237

 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  

Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of Physiology/Exercise Physiology

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of Physiology/Exercise Physiology in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in physiology or exercise physiology, by July 2018 are desired; however, candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in physiology/exercise physiology will be considered. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewable for subsequent academic years. Further, the Sports Medicine program anticipates open tenure-track position(s) in the 2019-2020 academic year, for which, visiting faculty with an earned doctoral degree will be encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in physiology. A well-equipped physiology and exercise physiology laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in sports medicine, biology, chemistry, and nutrition. Candidates will be supported in using the laboratory facilities to engage undergraduate students in research in physiology and kinesiology.

Outstanding candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the University's Christian mission 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 at apply.interfolio.com/51787. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Cooker Storm (cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu)
Associate Professor, Sports Medicine
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Religion and Philosophy Division 

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 Social Science Division

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Social Science Division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Sociology to begin Fall 2019. We seek candidates with research and teaching experience in more than one of the following areas: criminology, culture, gender, and globalization. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, university teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and a commitment to excellent teaching in a Christian liberal arts environment. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and who are committed to supporting an inclusive educational environment.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/52546. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Rebecca Kim (rebecca.y.kim@pepperdine.edu).
Chair of the Sociology Search Committee
Social Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263