Visiting Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine, Biomechanics

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

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please also note that there is the potential for a spring 2021 start date. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in kinesiology or an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics. Candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will also be considered.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to teach undergraduate coursework in biomechanics and functional anatomy, with ability to teach in other areas in the program, e.g., human anatomy, introductory statistics and research methods. Candidates are encouraged to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology. Additionally, opportunities for scholarly collaboration exist with faculty in sports medicine, physics, biology, and computer science.

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.

Please submit all application materials by clicking [Apply]. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2020 and continue until the search is closed. 

Any inquiries about this position should be sent to:
Dr. Cooker Storm (
Sports Medicine Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Seaver College
Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263