Assistant Professor of Communication, Pepperdine University

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The Communication Division at the Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in Communication.  The successful candidate will teach four or five sections of our foundational general education course “Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis” annually, with occasional opportunities to teach in other specialty areas. An emphasis on innovative teaching is highly desirable, as is skill at assessment.  An established research record in rhetoric or a related field is also required.  The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 when the position officially begins.
Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3,400 students situated in Malibu, Calif. All applicants must have an active commitment to the University’s Christian mission and heritage and indicate that in their application materials. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color.
Please submit application materials to: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Ken Waters (
Chair, Communication Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4211

Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. 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 who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.

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