Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

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

The Religion and Philosophy division of Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track visiting faculty position in New Testament for the 2021-2022 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed or be at least ABD by August 1, 2021; teaching experience; an active research agenda; and a commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College. The position requires both prior and ongoing active membership in a Church of Christ.  The primary responsibility is teaching multiple sections of the required general education course in the New Testament; teaching one or more sections of the comparable course in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is also possible.

Pepperdine is a Christian University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Seaver College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Pepperdine University, enrolls approximately 3,400 students at its residential campus in Malibu, California. The Religion and Philosophy Division of Seaver College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as three graduate degrees: the Master of Science in ministry, the Master of Divinity, and the Master of Arts in Old Testament, New Testament, church history, or theology.

Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in women and minority candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. 

Application review will begin December 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Additional information about the position and the application process is available at:"> and, to apply now, click [Apply] on this page.

Inquiries may be send to:
Dr. Randall Chesnutt (
Professor of Religion, Chair of the Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway