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Faculty Fellows Program

Pepperdine University: Seaver College

Location: Malibu, CA 

The Seaver College Faculty Fellows program seeks to advance Pepperdine University's mission by providing one-year fellowships to individuals pursuing careers in Christian higher education and who are active members in congregations 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.

Participants in the Faculty Fellows program 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 will also participate in the college's new faculty orientation, retreat, and mentoring. 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/). Fellows will be expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and contribute to the University through service.

For the academic year beginning Fall 2023, 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.

Please submit all application materials at: apply.interfolio.com/110626

Review of applications will begin in November 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact:
Dr. Kindy De Long (kindy.delong@pepperdine.edu)
Search Committee Chair
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263 

Required Application Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • Three current letters of reference. All letters should be specific to the position and completed within one year prior to the date of submission. The name and email address for each individual providing a letter of recommendation is required when submitting an application.
  • Transcripts of all graduate work (Unofficial copies are acceptable for the application; however, official transcripts may be required for selected applicants.)
  • Teaching statement. The teaching statement should reflect on the candidate’s values, beliefs, and goals regarding the teaching and learning process and any pedagogical practices used or envisioned to achieve these goals. Two to three pages maximum length is requested.
  • Scholarly/Creative agenda. The statement should outline applicants’ short- and long-term objectives and goals for their research and/or creative activities. Candidates should reflect on currently published or presented work(s) as a foundation for the statement. Two to three pages maximum length is requested.
  • Response to Mission. Pepperdine University’s mission statement declares that we are 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. 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. In pursuit of its mission, Pepperdine reserves the right to recruit and hire persons who richly embrace the goals and Christian mission of the University.

    At Seaver College, the undergraduate college of letters, arts, and science at Pepperdine, our faith calls us to uphold the highest standards of academic and scholarly excellence. To achieve this goal, the college’s mission statement affirms that we are a Christian college where each student is a person of infinite dignity and their total development is centered at the heart of our educational enterprise. Arising from our faith, we commit to pursue truth relentlessly in all disciplines, fully confident that it has nothing to fear from investigation.

    Candidates should thoughtfully reflect on the Christian missions of Pepperdine University and Seaver College and address the following areas in their response.

    • A consistent pattern of support for generally accepted Christian values and the mission of Pepperdine University.
    • Active participation in a community of faith.
    • Either current practice or vision for integrating faith and learning in the classroom. 
    • Desire for a career in Christian higher education, especially at an institution affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and how serving as a Seaver Faculty Fellow would benefit you.

A background check is required as a condition of employment.  Depending on the position, the search committee may request that additional materials accompany the application (e.g., prior teaching evaluations, portfolio of scholarly work, etc.) 
 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.