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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 visiting faculty positions that may be available for the 2019-2020 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
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of scholarly agenda
  • A statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian Values of the University and the mission of Seaver College

Openings by Division

Business Administration Division 

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 3,400 students. More information is available at our website www.seaver.pepperdine.edu/business.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/52555

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

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks a candidate with an earned doctorate in marketing. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. before the date of appointment, August 1, 2019. A strong candidate who is ABD would be considered. A documented research interest in marketing is required and teaching experience is preferred. The bulk of the teaching assignments will be principles of marketing, but candidates with the ability to teach other marketing classes will be favored.

The business program at Seaver College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. The division's programs are rated as 44th by USNews and World Report. 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, a contract major in finance, and a marketing minor. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students. Please visit our business division website for more information.

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 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 to apply.interfolio.com/61593.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Professor Alice Labban (alice.labban@pepperdine.edu)
Pepperdine University
Seaver College Business Administration Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

The Business Administration Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks a candidate with an earned Ph.D. in organizational behavior, management, or a closely related field for a one-year visiting position. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. before the date of appointment, which begins August 1, 2019. A strong candidate who is ABD would be considered. A documented research interest in organizational behavior is required and teaching experience is preferred. While organizational behavior will be the main teaching assignment, the ability to teach occasionally in another management area is preferred.

The business program at Seaver College is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). USA Today ranked Seaver's business program as the 7th best undergraduate business program in the country. The division's programs are rated as 44th by USNews and World Report. 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, a contract major in finance, and a marketing minor. Degree programs are offered on a full-time, residential basis at the campus in Malibu, California. Seaver College has an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students. Please visit our business division website for more information.

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 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 to apply.interfolio.com/61595.

For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee:
Professor Ben Postlethwaite (ben.postlethwaite@pepperdine.edu)
Pepperdine University
Seaver College Business Administration Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263 

 Communication Division    

Assistant Professor of Media Production

The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Media Production to begin August 2019.

The media production curriculum in the Communication Division guides undergraduate students through artistic and theoretical production methods and practical, skill-based applications of visual storytelling including filmmaking, live television production (both broadcast and digital), and other small format and emerging media forms. Candidates should have knowledge for preparing students for the changing, global world of media storytelling through tools, techniques, and creative and entrepreneurial processes.

Applicants must hold a terminal degree in film, media, or a related field. Ph.D. preferred. The ideal candidate will also possess industry experience in the creative and/or technical aspects of media production as well as university-level teaching experience. Candidates must have the ability to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: production fundamentals, screenwriting, directing, producing, documentary, and cinematography. Outstanding candidates will also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: sound design, editing, visual effects, history of media, and/or the business of media. The ideal candidate will have experience with the latest tools, technologies, and software to teach and advise students in these course areas. In addition to excellent teaching, faculty responsibilities include active involvement in division, college, and university service, academic advisement, mentoring of students, scholarship and creative activity, and professional activity.

Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California. It is affiliated with the churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within Protestant Christianity. Successful applicants must demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College and reflect on their willingness to support the mission in their application materials. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences are encouraged. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/57442.

For additional information, please contact:
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

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 Humanities and Teacher Education Division

Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Clinical Practice

The Humanities and Teacher Education Division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a full-time appointment as a Director of Clinical Practice and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education beginning August 1, 2019. The Teacher Preparation Program at Seaver College is an undergraduate, integrated program in which students pursue their bachelor's degree and teaching credential simultaneously, often finishing both in four years. Our program is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Responsibilities include arranging placements for all students in courses requiring clinical experiences; orienting, equipping, and professionally communicating with Mentor Teachers (MT) and University Field Supervisors (UFS); supervising student teachers and writing up their observations and progress with classroom instruction; overseeing and maintaining UFS, MT, and student teacher paperwork and online records; ensuring alignment with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing clinical practice mandates; writing program assessment documents for the Teacher Preparation and Liberal Arts programs; providing academic advising for students; teaching education courses; supporting our professional development schools; and cultivating strong partnerships with Pepperdine's neighborhood schools. A master's degree is required for this position, and preference will be given to those with recent K-12 teaching experience.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate an active 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio/62156. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Stella Erbes (stella.erbes@pepperdine.edu)
Teacher Preparation Program Undergraduate Coordinator
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4225      

 International Studies and Languages

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 Natural Science Division  

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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 Chemistry for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants, who have completed a Ph.D. in chemistry by August 2019, will be considered. In addition, applicants need to be able to teach broadly in introductory courses such as general and organic chemistry.

The deadline for completed applications is March 22, 2019. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/60643. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Jay Brewster (Jay.Brewster@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Biochemistry for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants, who have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry by August 2019, will be considered. In addition, applicants need to be able to teach broadly across a combination of disciplines including: cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and organic chemistry lab.

The deadline for completed applications is March 22, 2019. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/60610 The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on this date and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact:
Dr. Jay Brewster (Jay.Brewster@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Natural Science Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sports Medicine: Kinesiology

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant/Associate 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 July 2019. As the program is hiring three new tenure-line faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year, 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 of kinesiology. 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/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, human physiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, motor behavior, neuroscience, biostatistics/research methods, health and disease, health and fitness, physical activity epidemiology, or exercise/sports 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.

Applications will be accepted until January 2, 2019 or until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/54939

Contact:

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

Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine: Neuroscience/Motor Behavior

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, with expertise in neuroscience or motor behavior or a related field, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2019.  Candidates with post-doctoral research experience are strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences.  In addition to expertise and the ability to teach in neuroscience or motor behavior or a related field, candidates must have demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in one or more of the following additional areas in exercise science: human anatomy, functional anatomy, exercise psychology, neuromuscular adaptations, biomechanics or biostatistics/research methods. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates are expected to establish a 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, psychology) 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.

Applications will be accepted until January 2, 2019 or until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at apply.interfolio.com/54708

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

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 a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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 July 2019 are desired; however, candidates who have completed an 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 an 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.

Application review will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/55589

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

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 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or will receive a Ph.D. by July 2019) in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, math education, or other related mathematical disciplines. 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.

Please submit all application materials at: http://apply.interfolio.com/58204 . Application review will begin on January 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Contact:
Dr. David Strong - David.Strong@pepperdine.edu
Chair of the Mathematics Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

 Religion and Philosophy Division 

Assistant Professor of Religion: Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture

The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture at the level of assistant professor, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed by August 1, 2019; 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 active membership in a Church of Christ.

Responsibilities include teaching general education courses in Scripture, as well as courses for undergraduate majors and graduate students in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew and/or ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures. Successful candidates will advise undergraduate and graduate students and supervise or assist with master's theses and comprehensive examinations.

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 3,500 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 November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/55192

Contact:
Professor Daniel A. Rodriguez (daniel.rodriguez@pepperdine.edu)
Divisional Dean, Religion and Philosophy Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

 Social Science Division

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

The Social Science Division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position requires teaching eight courses over the academic year, including Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Econometrics, and an upper-division course in the person's area of expertise. Qualifications include: Ph.D. completed (or ABD) in Economics, university teaching experience, and a commitment to quality teaching in a liberal-arts setting.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/60562   Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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