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Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details

The Social Science Division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a fixed-term visiting assistant professor position in Social Work to begin Fall 2024. We seek candidates with experience teaching both introductory and advanced courses in social work and social welfare policy and the ability to develop and maintain close ties with organizations that will provide challenging internships for our students. The ability to teach one or more courses in Psychology or in the College’s Social Action and Justice program is preferred (and should be addressed in application materials) but not required. Qualifications include an MSW or PhD in Social Work or a closely related field, relevant scholarship and/or professional experience, and a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, advising, and internship supervision in a Christian liberal arts environment.

Applicants must have an active commitment to Pepperdine University's Mission Statement and the Mission of Seaver College and provide a thoughtful reflection on their willingness to support the mission in their application materials. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and who are committed to supporting an inclusive educational environment.

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. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please address any inquiries regarding the position to:

Dr. Robert E. Williams, Jr. (
Pepperdine University
Social Science Division, Seaver College
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA  90263



Pepperdine University

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 3,550 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. Pepperdine pursues the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that 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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