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Tenure -Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Pepperdine)

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PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                             



Position Announcement in the Natural Sciences

Tenure -Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or will receive a Ph.D. by June 2020) in computer science or other related computing discipline.  Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research, and their service to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community.

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.  Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced computer science courses. Candidates are expected to be able contribute to the development and implementation of a new data science minor. Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program.  Pepperdine has a strong and well-supported program in undergraduate research, and preference will be given to candidates who can actively involve undergraduate students in their 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 (apply.interfolio.com/68890).   Questions regarding this position should be directed to [email protected] , or by writing to Dr. J. Stanley Warford, Computer Science Search Committee, Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4321. Review of candidates’ files will begin on November 11, 2019, and continue until the search is closed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 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.

For more information

Dr. J. Stanley Warford, Computer Science Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA