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Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences – Neuroscience/Motor Behavior (Pepperdine University)

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Position Announcement

Assistant Professor in Kinesiology:  Neuroscience/Motor Behavior


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 in Sports Medicine (Kinesiology), with expertise in neuroscience or motor behavior or a related field, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2019.  Candidates with post-doctoral research experience are strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences.  In addition to expertise and the ability to teach in neuroscience or motor behavior or a related field, candidates must have demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in one or more of the following additional areas in exercise science: human anatomy, functional anatomy, exercise psychology, neuromuscular adaptations, biomechanics or biostatistics/research methods. In addition to teaching expectations, candidates are expected to establish a research program that involves undergraduate students. Current research interests in the department include human performance in hypoxia, nutritional considerations for elite athletes, and exercise during the perinatal period.  Well-equipped exercise science laboratories are available for teaching and research. Scholarly collaboration among Sports Medicine faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., biology, psychology) is encouraged.

Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian values of the University (https://www.pepperdine.edu/about/our-story/mission-vision) and the mission of Seaver College (http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/).  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.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a research agenda, 5) a statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of the University, 6) transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required for selected applicants, and 7) three confidential letters of recommendation.  Materials should be submitted to: apply.interfolio.com/54708

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required as a condition of employment.  Any inquiries about this position should be sent to:

Dr. Cooker Storm, Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine; [email protected]


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, Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA

[email protected]