Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Communication at Pepperdine University

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The Communication Division of the Seaver College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Pepperdine University invites applications for a visiting appointment in communication. The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree prior to August 1, 2017, and have experience coaching debate. The Pepperdine team competes in British Parliamentary style debate, but all debate coaching experience will be considered. Responsibilities will include coaching debate and teaching introductory courses in communication theory and research methods, as well as an upper division course in rhetorical theory. The position is open until filled.
Pepperdine University’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California. All applicants must have an active commitment to the Christian mission and heritage of the University and indicate that in their application materials. We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color. 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. 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.  The university abides by all laws of the state of California regarding the extension of benefits to spouses and domestic partners legally registered with the State of California under Assembly Bill 205.
Please submit all application materials at
Contact:  Dr. Sarah Stone Watt (
Chair, Communication Search Committee
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA  90263
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