Assistant Professor of Biology

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 1, 2021. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (completed. by June 2021) in eco-physiology, marine biology, physiology, or a related discipline. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research, and service to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community. 

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Well-equipped laboratories are provided for teaching and research. Candidates should expect to establish an independent, productive research program with undergraduate students and engage them in scholarly research. Our location provides easy access to many coastal habitats including rocky intertidal, sandy beach, kelp forest, estuarine, and riparian field sites. Scholarly collaboration among biology faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines is encouraged.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, 30 miles from Los Angeles.  Pepperdine’s Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3,400 students. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine’s Christian mission, as well as to engage Pepperdine’s spiritual community. We encourage applications from diverse candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the excellence of the University and our surrounding community.and service to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.

Additional information about Seaver College and the application process is available at:, and to apply now, click [Apply] at the top or bottom of this page. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Review of candidates' files will begin on November 21, 2020, and continue until the search is closed. 

Questions regarding this position should be directed to, or Dr. Jay Brewster, Divisional Dean of Natural Science, Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4321.