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Visiting Professor in Computer Science Area of Machine Learning

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a visiting professor/visiting scholar position for calendar year 2023 beginning January 1, 2023. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or will receive a Ph.D. by January 1, 2023) in computer science or other related computing discipline. We seek outstanding candidates with core expertise in machine learning to join a vibrant cross-disciplinary scientific community of faculty at Seaver College. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching and research to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community. The newly created data science program invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable position in machine learning starting in January 2023. Applicants must display a strong publication record, as well as excellent teaching skills to prepare the next generation of data scientists.

For this position, candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced computer science courses, and candidates will teach one to two class each semester. Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program that includes undergraduates and engages in research, including interdisciplinary, collaborative research that bridges the boundaries to fields such as chemistry, biology, physics, and sports medicine. Candidates are expected to be able contribute to the development and implementation of the newly established data science minor. Pepperdine has a strong and well-supported program in undergraduate research, and preference will be given to candidates who can actively involve undergraduate students in their research.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu,California. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian mission and values of the University and the mission of Seaver College.  The Department and University are broadly committed to belonging, equity, and inclusion and we especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals.

Please submit all application materials by clicking Apply Now. Application review will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Assistant Director - (Student position - Part-time)

The Assistant Director will provide administrative support to the Executive Director by assuming the following role:

  • Communicates with various parties (students, faculty, staff) on behalf of the Executive Director.
  • Maintain and update an email list for faculty affiliate and fellows.
  • Contribute to the organization of the Human-centered AI Conference.
  • Maintain and update Website (news/publications/events, etc).
  • Schedule meetings and reserve rooms. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Fabien Scalzo - fabien.scalzo@pepperdine.edu.