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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

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 management. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in management or a related field such as Industrial-Organizational Psychology and demonstrate a genuine interest in teaching undergraduate students in an institution committed to the liberal arts. While organizational behavior will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach in other management areas such as strategic management and entrepreneurship is strongly preferred. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the degree before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2021. A 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). 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.  As a premier Christian liberal arts college, Seaver College has a diverse student body of approximately 3,400 students.  US News and World Report ranks both Pepperdine University and our undergraduate business program as the 50th best in the country.  College Factual ranks our business administration and our international business degree programs as 7th and 5th best in the country, respectively.  Our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial, collaborative, and research active. More information about the Business Administration Division is available on our website seaver.pepperdine.edu/business

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/77766

Contact:
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

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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 Mathematics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. by August 2021 in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, math education, or other related mathematical disciplines will be considered. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching and mentoring of undergraduates.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.  Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of mathematics courses as teaching duties may include pre-calculus, calculus for math and science majors, calculus and finite mathematics for business majors, and statistics. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College .

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com Application review will begin on March 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. If you have an interest in applying after March 12 and the position is listed as open, please submit an application.

Contact:
Dr. David Strong (david.strong@pepperdine.edu)
Professor of Mathematics 

Assistant Professor of Biology

Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 1, 2021. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (completed. by June 2021) in eco-physiology, marine biology, physiology, 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, and service to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community.

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 teaching and research. Candidates should expect to establish an independent, productive research program with undergraduate students and engage them in scholarly research. Our location provides easy access to many coastal habitats including rocky intertidal, sandy beach, kelp forest, estuarine, and riparian field sites. Scholarly collaboration among biology faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines is encouraged.

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 3,400 students. 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 through their teaching, research, and service to the excellence of the University and our surrounding community and service to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/79416. Review of candidates' files will begin on November 21, 2020, and continue until the search is closed.

Contact:
Dr. Jay Brewster (Jay.Brewster@Pepperdine.edu )
Chair of the Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

Assistant Professor of Physics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August, 2021. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in one of the recognized sub-disciplines of physics by July 2021. 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 physics, with demonstrated expertise appropriate for the development of program content. Candidates will be evaluated for their ability to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate research students. Pepperdine University provides access to laboratory spaces for both teaching and scholarly research.

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 3,400 students. 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 through their teaching, research, and service to the excellence of the University and our surrounding community and service to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/79417. Review of candidates' files will begin on November 21, 2020, and continue until the search is closed.

Contact:
Dr. Jay Brewster (Jay.Brewster@Pepperdine.edu )
Chair of the Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321 

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

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 beginning August 1, 2021. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. with expertise in at least one of the recognized sub-disciplines of the exercise sciences by July 2021. 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, 30 miles from Los Angeles. Pepperdine's Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3,400 students. 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 through their teaching, research, and service to the excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/79432 Review of candidates' files will begin on November 21, 2020, and continue until the search is closed.

Contact:
Dr. Cooker Storm ( Cooker.Storm@Pepperdine.edu
Chair of the Sports Medicine Search Committee)
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321 

Visiting Assistant Professor 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 beginning August 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please also note that there is the potential for a spring 2021 start date. 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 the ability to teach 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. 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 3,400 students. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine's Christian mission (https://www.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/mission-vision/), as well as to engage Pepperdine's spiritual community. We encourage applications from diverse candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/79438 . Review of candidates' files will begin on November 21, 2020, and continue until the search is closed.

Contact:
Dr. Cooker Storm ( Cooker.Storm@Pepperdine.edu
Chair of the Sports Medicine Search Committee)
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4321

 Religion and Philosophy Division

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track visiting faculty position in New Testament for the 2021-2022 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or be at least ABD by August 1, 2021; teaching experience; an active research agenda; and a commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. The position requires both prior and ongoing active membership in a Church of Christ. The primary responsibility is teaching multiple sections of the required general education course in the New Testament; teaching one or more sections of the comparable course in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is also possible.

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 women and minority candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Application review will begin December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/79616

Contact:
Dr. Randall Chesnutt (Randall.Chesnutt@pepperdine.edu)
Professor of Religion, Chair of the Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

 Social Science Division

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