Fellows Program

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. Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Letter of application.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of reference, including one letter from a minister.
  • Transcripts of all graduate work.
  • A statement articulating the applicant's desire for a career in Christian higher education, especially at an institution affiliated with the Churches of Christ, and describing how they will benefit from serving as a Seaver Faculty Fellow.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • A statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of Pepperdine University

Please submit all application materials to: apply.interfolio.com/45605  

Review of applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Dr. Kendra Killpatrick (kendra.killpatrick@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Recruiting Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263