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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 2022-2023 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 cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three current letters of reference (an email address for each referral will be requested)
  • Transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application; however, official transcripts will be required for selected applicants).
  • A teaching philosophy statement
  • A statement detailing the candidate's scholarly agenda
  • A thoughtful reflection by the applicant on the University's Christian mission and the mission of Seaver College

Openings by Division

Business Administration Division

Assistant Professor of Management

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 management will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach in other management areas such as organizational behavior, human resource 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, 2022. 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, finance, and international business along with several minors. 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 3,500 students.  US News and World Report ranks Pepperdine University in the top 50 colleges and universities in the country.  Our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial, collaborative, and research active. More information is available at our website www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business. 

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/94794

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 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 Ph.D. in organizational behavior, 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, human resource 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, 2022. 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, finance, and international business along with several minors. 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 3,500 students. US News and World Report ranks Pepperdine University in the top 50 colleges and universities in the country.  Our classes are small (rarely more than 25 students) and our faculty is collegial, collaborative, and research active. More information is available at our website www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business.

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/94801

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 
 

 Communication Division

Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication

The Communication Division of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) to begin August 2022.

The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, a clear research agenda, and be actively involved in a faith community. Candidates must have professional experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies as part of IMC campaigns. They must demonstrate expertise in using digital and traditional media channels. Teaching responsibilities will include beginning and intermediate-level integrated marketing courses, direct and digital marketing, as well as the possibility of additional courses in the candidate’s area of research. In addition to expected teaching and scholarly responsibilities, candidates who seek to advise students, supervise internships, enrich curricula, and advance the university, college, division, and programs through service are especially desired. Documented teaching and research expertise in one or a combination of the following areas is required: Integrated Marketing Communication, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, or Digital Analytics. Candidates should be well-versed in the intersections between these areas.  To be eligible for a tenure-track position, candidates must have an earned doctorate in Communication, Marketing or a related field no later than August 1, 2022. Professional experience in the industry including special skills related to digital analytics, social media analytics, videography and/or Web or App design and development would be beneficial. 

We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences. 

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94882.Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact:
Sarah Fischbach (sarah.fischbach@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Integrated Marketing Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Screen Arts

The Communication Division of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in Screen Arts. Seaver College is a residential Christian liberal arts college of just over 3,500 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach intermediate and advanced production courses, supervise co-curricular student productions, and provide academic leadership in the major. Applicants should have teaching and professional experience in narrative filmmaking and/or TV/Web production, as well as one or more of the following: directing, editing, multi-camera studio production, cinematography, or visual effects. We seek a colleague who understands the role of faith and the liberal arts in training good storytellers with the foundational skills to enter media industries, and who can connect students with opportunities in the industry. Seaver College values innovative teaching, faculty/student mentorship, an established record of peer reviewed research or creative production, and support for the university’s Christian mission and liberal arts tradition. The College is committed to hiring candidates who advance the university’s commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College mission. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in Media, Communication, or a related field must be earned by August 1, 2022 when the position officially begins.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94887. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact:

Dr. David Madden (david.madden@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Screen Arts Search Committee
Assistant Professor of Screen Arts
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Instructor/Professor of Practice in Journalism

The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for an Instructor/Professor of Practice in Journalism. Seaver College is a residential Christian liberal arts college of just over 3,500 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and intermediate courses in news field production, multi-camera studio production, and additional courses in their area of expertise. They will also provide technical guidance to students participating in the co-curricular broadcast news shows. The ideal candidate will have significant professional journalistic experience as a multimedia journalist or a news editor/videographer. Candidates should be able to advance student skills in video storytelling including lighting, shooting and staging interviews with good audio and be adept at teaching video editing. Candidates who are familiar with and able to teach broadcast studio and control room positions and equipment, including operation of a video switcher and audio board, as well as knowledge of newsroom computer systems are preferred. A graduate degree or a minimum of five years of professional experience along with strong visual editing and news production skills are required.

We seek a colleague who understands the role of faith and the liberal arts in training good storytellers with the foundational skills to enter media industries, and who can connect students with opportunities in the industry. Seaver College values innovative teaching, faculty/student mentorship, and support for the university’s Christian mission and liberal arts tradition. The College is committed to hiring candidates who advance the university’s commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College mission.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95594. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Theresa de Los Santos (theresa.m.delossantos@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Fine Arts Division

Assistant Professor of Voice

The Fine Arts Division at Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Voice (Soprano or Mezzo Soprano is preferred) beginning August 1, 2022.

The primary role of this position is applied vocal instruction within a dynamic undergraduate music program.  The position may also include teaching diction, pedagogy, vocal literature, assisting the directors of the annual musical and opera productions, and other areas relating to the candidate's expertise. The successful applicant will be an engaging teacher and artist with excellent training in classical vocal performance and pedagogy.  They will have the ability to work with students of all voice types in classical, operatic, choral, musical theater, and contemporary styles. The successful candidate will have expertise in languages (Italian, German, and French required), performance practice, and current trends in the classical and musical theater industry.  Applicants should hold a doctorate in music and show an active history of working professionally as a classical singer/performer. They also should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy, preferably shown through at least two years of full-time undergraduate teaching experience, not including service as a teaching assistant.

The successful candidate will also show potential to recruit superior students; maintain excellent collaborative working relationships with their colleagues; offer strong service and administrative support for the Music Program and the University; envision new paradigms of arts education in the twenty-first century; and pursue a strong scholarly trajectory.  Strong organizational and management skills are a must.  Demonstrated commitment to the vocal, physical, and mental health of students is also expected.

We seek applicants with diverse creative and intellectual interests who are committed to working with undergraduates in an academically rigorous Christian liberal arts environment. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

Please submit all application materials at:apply.interfolio.com/93954. Application review will begin on October 4 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Professor Louise Lofquist (louise.lofquist@pepperdine.edu )
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Fine Arts Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4462

 Humanities and Teacher Education Division

Endowed Professor-Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is seeking applications for the Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline such as classics, literature, philosophy, religion, history or a related field such as political theory or social theory; a demonstrable commitment to excellent teaching, especially in general education; and an outstanding record of peer-reviewed scholarly publication generally commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor. The Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books will be dedicated to providing direction and vision for Seaver College’s long-standing Great Books program. Additionally, the chair will contribute significantly to strengthening faculty recruitment, retention, and development for Great Books and allied courses. Key responsibilities will include teaching within the Great Books Colloquium, which includes a minor; providing consultation in developing and coordinating curriculum and special projects; and extending the global presence of Pepperdine University through public engagement. The chair will serve as a role model and resource for faculty who teach in the Great Books program both on the Malibu campus and in International Programs. This person will also provide leadership in assessing student learning and working together with faculty colleagues to adapt curriculum to meet changes in learning expectations. 

All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and an active commitment to the university's Christian values 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.

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Effective date of employment is August 1, 2022. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95372.  All inquiries or questions should be directed to paul.begin@pepperdine.edu.

Dr. Paul Begin
Search Committee Chair
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263

Assistant Professor in British Literature

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences English Program seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Early Modern / Shakespeare / pre-1800. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Digital Humanities, Great Books, Social Action and Justice. This is a tenure-track position beginning in August 2022. Strong preference will be granted to applicants with a completed doctoral degree at the time of application; all candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2022. Position responsibilities will include teaching courses primarily in literature and the general education program.

All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and 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/94591. Review of applications begins October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Smith (jennifer.smith@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences English Program seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric with a specialization in Rhetorical Theory. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Global Rhetorics, Writing Studies, Digital Humanities, Social Action and Justice. This is a tenure-track position beginning August 2022. Strong preference will be granted to applicants with a completed doctoral degree at the time of application; all candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2022.

Position responsibilities will include teaching first-year composition and courses in the Writing & Rhetoric major. All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and 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/94587 . Review of applications begins October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Contact:
Dr. Maire Mullins (maire.mullins@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263 

Visiting Assistant Professor of British Literature (Modern / Postmodern)

Pepperdine University’s English Program seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in English literature (Modern / Postmodern). Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Digital Humanities, Great Books, Social Action and Justice. This is a one-year, full-time, visiting faculty position beginning August 2022. Strong preference will be granted to applicants with a completed doctoral degree at the time of application; all candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2022. Position responsibilities will include teaching primarily in literature and the general education program, but could also include writing and composition.

All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95048. Review of applications begins October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

All inquiries or questions should be sent to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. John Peterson (John.Peterson@pepperdine.edu)
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences English Program seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Composition and Rhetoric. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Writing Studies, TESOL, Digital Humanities, Social Action and Justice. This is a one-year, full-time, visiting faculty position beginning August 2022.

Strong preference will be granted to applicants with a completed doctoral degree at the time of application; all candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 1, 2022. Position responsibilities will include teaching courses primarily in introductory writing and the general education program, but could also include upper-division writing.

All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95043. Review of applications begins October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

All inquiries or questions should be sent to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Maire Mullins (maire.mullins@pepperdine.edu).
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

The Humanities and Teacher Education division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University is seeking a full-time faculty appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in Film Studies to begin August 2022. The Film Studies program is interdisciplinary and offers three tracks: critical studies, writing for screen and television, and production.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Film (critical studies), Cinema and Media Studies, English, Creative Writing, or a related discipline. Potential secondary fields include screenwriting, creative writing, production, English, and/or cultural studies. Preference will be given to candidates with degree completion at the time of application with teaching experience and primary training in film (Critical Studies or Film/Television and Media Studies) and secondary training in screenwriting. The candidate should demonstrate competencies to support and teach curriculum in cinema critical studies, including aesthetics, history, and theory. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach diverse content areas, be able to contribute to the scholarship in the field, and be able to support curricular assessment, and other teaching responsibilities and university service. The successful candidate will evidence support for the university's Christian mission, the interdisciplinary nature of the film curriculum, and the ability to contribute to student success. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences who will contribute to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University. 

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/93681. Application review will begin on October 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Contact:
Dr. Joi Carr (joi.carr@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Search Committee
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 International Studies and Languages

Please check back in the future.

 Natural Science Division 

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cellular/Molecular)

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline by August 1, 2022. 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. 

The biology program seeks a faculty member with expertise in the areas of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or molecular biology. 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 ability to establish a productive research program that welcomes undergraduate research students and engages them in scholarly laboratory research. Well-equipped laboratories are available for teaching and undergraduate research in a variety of areas of biology. Scholarly collaboration among biology faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics) is encouraged.

We encourage applications from diverse candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94131

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Javier Monzon (javier.monzon@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of  Organic Chemistry

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. by August 2022 in organic chemistry or a closely related discipline will be considered. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research, mentoring of undergraduates, as well as their service to the university, their profession, 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. Candidates should have the background and ability to teach organic chemistry courses with an associated laboratory curriculum. Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College . We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94955. Application review will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Matthew Joiner (matt.joyner@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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 Mathematics for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022.  Two positions are available.  Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. by August 2022 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, research, mentoring of undergraduates, as well as their service to the university, their profession, 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.  Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced mathematics courses, including courses for business and science majors.

Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College.  We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94996. Application review will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Kevin Iga (Kevin.Iga@pepperdine.edu)
Professor of Mathematics
Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant Professor of Physics

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Physics beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in one of the recognized sub-disciplines of physics by August 1,  2022.

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. Additionally, candidates will be evaluated for their ability to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate research students.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/94982. Application review will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. P

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr.John Mann (john.mann@pepperdine.edu)
Associate Professor of Physics
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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, 2022.  Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. with expertise in at least one of the recognized sub-disciplines of the exercise sciences by August 1, 2022.  If you are seeking a tenure-line faculty appointment as a scholar/educator at a premier Christian university committed to the highest standards of the liberal arts and kinesiology, then we encourage you to apply.

Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences, with demonstrated doctoral/postdoctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, functional anatomy, neuromuscular adaptations to strength training, neuroscience, biostatistics/research methods, health and disease, health and fitness, physical activity epidemiology, or exercise psychology. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates are expected to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students.  Current research interests in the department include human performance in hypoxia, nutritional considerations for elite athletes, and exercise during the perinatal period.  Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research.  Scholarly collaboration among Sports Medicine faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., biology, nutrition, chemistry, physics, etc.) is encouraged.

Successful candidates also 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95004. Application review will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Any inquiries about this position should be directed to: 

Dr. Cooker Storm (cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu)
Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics, by August 1, 2022 are desired; however, candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will be considered.

Candidates must have demonstrated 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.

Successful candidates will 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/95106. Application review will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Any inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Dr. Cooker Storm (cooker.storm@pepperdine.edu)
Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Religion and Philosophy Division

Assistant Professor of Religion (New Testament/Early Christianity)

The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament/Early Christianity at the level of assistant professor. Responsibilities include teaching general education courses in Scripture, as well as courses for undergraduate majors and graduate students in New Testament/Early Christianity, with the ability to teach Biblical Greek.

The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise or assist with master’s theses and comprehensive examinations.  Each applicant should have a Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2022; 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. Women and persons from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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 Religion (Emphases: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Theology, Ministry).

Application review will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/9475

Contact:
Dr. Ronald Cox (ronald.cox@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

Assistant Professor of Economics

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 Economics to begin Fall 2022. We seek candidates who are able to teach undergraduate courses in econometrics and macroeconomics as well as undergraduate upper-division courses in their specialties. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, an active scholarly agenda, and a commitment to teaching excellence 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 to apply.interfolio.com/94553. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact:
Dr. Ron Batchelder (ron.batchelder@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Economics Search Committee
Social Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4372

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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 Political Science to begin Fall 2022. We are open to various areas of expertise within the field of U.S. politics but prefer candidates who are able to teach an introductory course and other classes in U.S. politics that include the politics of racialized minorities, broadly construed. We are open to a wide range of methodologies, including historical, ethnographic, interpretive, and quantitative approaches. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field, an active scholarly agenda, 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 to apply.interfolio.com/94571.  Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Jason Blakely (jason.blakely@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Political Science Search Committee
Social Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4372