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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre - Acting and Directing

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Theatre Department in the Fine Arts Division of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a full-time visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin August 1, 2023. Applicants should have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in acting, directing, or another closely related discipline. A minimum of three years of professional experience and teaching experience in acting and/or directing for the stage is preferred. We encourage applications from diverse candidates with a passion for teaching and mentoring our diverse student body.

The successful candidate will have the skills needed to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced acting and directing courses, including Acting 1 for majors and/or non-majors (general education), Directing for the Stage, Acting for the Camera, Introduction to Theatre Research, and a Career Skills/Audition Techniques lab. This position may include reassigned time to direct a mainstage production as part of the Pepperdine Theatre season and opportunities to participate in recruiting both locally and nationally.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine’s Christian mission, as well as to engage Pepperdine's spiritual community. Successful candidates must have a commitment to the Christian Mission and values of the University and the mission of Seaver College

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit all application materials by clicking [Apply on Website] at the top or bottom of this page or visit Seaver Faculty Employment Opportunities for additional information and a link to apply. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. 

For additional information, please contact:

Cathy Thomas-Grant (
Professor of Theatre
Pepperdine University, Seaver College
Fine Arts Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265



Pepperdine University was established in 1937 by Mr. George Pepperdine, a Christian businessman, who stressed the desirability of a complete education built on a Christian value system. The institution is committed to the ideals of the founder. Pepperdine's Seaver College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 3,400 students. Successful candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian mission of the University and the mission of Seaver College. Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Pepperdine is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Engaging in unlawful discrimination or harassment will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists. It is the intent of the University to create and promote a diverse work force consistent with its stated goals and mission. 

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