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Tenure -Track Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine (Pepperdine)

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PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                             



Position Announcement in the Natural Sciences

Tenure -Track Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

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 (apply.interfolio.com/68708).   Questions regarding this position should be directed to [email protected], or by writing to Dr. Cooker Storm, Sports Medicine 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. Cooker Storm, Sports Medicine Search Committee
Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA