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Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sport Administration, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Sport Management, Sport Administration, Sport Marketing or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education by the date of appointment, which is August 1, 2023. 

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate level in Sport Administration, such as: Sport Event and Facilities Management; Sport Marketing; and Sport Sponsorship and Sales; and other required courses as needed. The successful candidate may be called on to teach a course on Globalization of Sport during the Sport Administration program’s bi-annual July summer session at the Pepperdine University London Campus. The successful candidate will also mentor and advise undergraduate Sport Administration students, oversee the curriculum component of student internships, and participate in the governance and committee work of the department, division and college. 

Documented research interest and teaching experience in the area of Sport Administration are required. Professional experience in the sport industry is strongly preferred. 

A University focused on preparing students for lives of purpose, service and leadership, Seaver College prioritizes exceptional teaching. Candidates must be student-centric and committed to developing the next generation of sport industry leaders. 

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California.  It is affiliated with the churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within Protestant Christianity.  All applicants must have an active commitment to the Christian mission and values of the University and the mission of Seaver College and reflect on their willingness to support the mission in their application materials.  We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences.  

Review of applications will begin October 1, 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:

Alicia Jessop, Esq. (
Chair, Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211



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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