Seaver College 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: https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/majors-minors/). 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. Review of applications will begin in November 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Dr. Kindy De Long [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Associate Dean of Student and Faculty Development
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
- 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 the applicant 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
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.