The Seaver College Faculty Fellows program seeks to advance Pepperdine University's mission by providing one-year fellowships to individuals seeking a career in Christian higher education and who are active members in a congregation affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
Pepperdine University is a Christian University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values. Located on the University's 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Seaver College is home to the University's residential undergraduate program. Seaver College enjoys a national and international reputation for the quality of its programs. The College's faculty are deeply committed to student-development, teaching, and scholarship and share a common devotion to Christian moral and ethical values. It is the purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.
Part of Pepperdine's distinction is the way it values its diverse faculty, staff and student body, as well as its specific affiliation with Churches of Christ. In order to affirm its heritage, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including special consideration for qualified individuals who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.
In this program, fellows will develop as Christian educators by participating in the college's academic life including programming provided by the university's Center for Faith and Learning and the college's Center for Teaching Excellence. Fellows also will be assigned a faculty mentor and participate in the college's new faculty orientation and retreat programs. Fellows will teach two courses each semester and one summer-session course in an academic area of the college (see http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/majors-minors/default.htm). Fellows will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and contribute to the university through service.
Applications will be accepted from individuals who have completed a doctoral (or terminal) degree in the past three years, or who have completed all course requirements and are in the dissertation phase of their doctoral studies.
Information regarding applying to the program for the 2018-2019 academic year will be posted on this site in September 2017.