Overview

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. with expertise in at least one of the recognized subdisciplines of the exercise sciences by June 2020. We have the flexibility to recruit and hire the person who best fits the needs of the program and university and are not constrained by a specific subdiscipline. If you are seeking a tenure line faculty appointment as a scholar/educator at a premier Christian university committed to the highest standards, then we encourage you to apply.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College (https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/seaver-mission/), candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in sports medicine, with demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral expertise appropriate for the development of rigorous undergraduate courses and instructional laboratory content. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates will be evaluated for their ability to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research.

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 3000 students. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine’s Christian mission (https://www.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/mission-vision/), as well as to engage Pepperdine’s spiritual community as described at https://www.pepperdine.edu/spiritual-life/place-of-faith/. Pepperdine University encourages applications from candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Applicants for the position should submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • an application for faculty employment (https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/administration/dean /facultyemployment/);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of their teaching philosophy;
  • a description of their research/scholarly agenda;
  • transcripts of all graduate coursework (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application);
  • three letters of reference; and
  • a statement describing their support of the Christian mission of the University, including their current involvement in a community of faith.

Candidates should apply at (http://apply.interfolio.com/68708). Questions regarding this position should be directed to Cooker.Storm@Pepperdine.edu, or by writing to Dr. Cooker Storm, Sports Medicine Search Committee, Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4321.