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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 2021-2022 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 3,400 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 (email address will be requested)
  • 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 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Cellular / Molecular Biology

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a visiting faculty position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research expertise, and service to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community. This position is open now with the anticipation of a successful candidate joining Pepperdine in August of 2021 or in January of 2022.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Well-equipped laboratories are provided for student instruction.

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 as well as to engage Pepperdine's spiritual community. We encourage applications from diverse candidates who will contribute to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.
Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/materials at: apply.interfolio.com/87083. Review of candidates' files will begin in June 2021 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Jay Brewster (jay.brewster@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean, Natural Science
Pepperdine University, Seaver College Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Religion and Philosophy Division

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 Social Science Division

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