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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Employer
Pepperdine University
Location
Malibu, California
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

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 religion for the 2023–24 academic year. Candidates should have completed all Ph.D. coursework, and preferably the dissertation as well, by August 1, 2023. Candidates should demonstrate teaching experience, an active research agenda, and a commitment to the Christian mission of the University and the mission of Seaver College. The position requires active membership in a Church of Christ. The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of required general education courses that introduce students to the Christian faith and Christian scriptures.

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 on November 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. 

Contact:

Dr. Chris Heard, Professor of Religion (christopher.heard@pepperdine.edu)
Chair of the Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4352

 

Company

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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