Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 25, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank in Communication Studies. Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of approximately 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California.

The successful candidate will teach courses in communication ethics, mixed research methods, conflict and negotiation, and intercultural or interpersonal communication, as well as additional courses in their area of research in the Communication Studies program. We seek a colleague who will contribute to the student's whole person, and particularly their awareness of the interconnectedness between self, others, and calling; understanding of communication systems to foster justice; skills for analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting messages; ability to communicate competently across differences and contexts; and their ability to engage in ethical dialogue.

Support for the University's Christian mission, liberal arts programs, and emphasis on innovative teaching is essential. The College is committed to hiring candidates who advance the university's commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should reflect on their active participation in a community of faith when describing their response to the Seaver College mission. An established record of strong research is highly desirable. Experience with institutional assessment and curriculum development is preferable. A Ph.D. in communication is required; the successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. by August 1, 2021 when the position officially begins.

Additional information on the application process is available at or to apply now, please click [Apply].  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, with a priority deadline of November 30, 2020. Review will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position or application process please, contact:
Dr. Lauren Amaro (
Chair, Communication Studies Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211