Tenure-Track Position in Exercise Science and Fitness at Pepperdine University


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 beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2018. Candidates with post-doctoral research experience are strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will actively contribute to a rigorous curriculum in the exercise sciences. Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more of the following areas: human anatomy, health fitness, neuromuscular adaptations to exercise, and research methods. Candidates are expected to establish a research program that involves undergraduate students. Current research interests in the department include vascular physiology, exercise and women’s health, cognitive function and aging, and neural biology and exercise performance. Well-equipped biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior laboratories are available for teaching and research. Scholarly collaboration among sports medicine faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., biology, physics, computer science) is encouraged and supported.

Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine’s Christian mission (see http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/ and http://www.pepperdine.edu/about/pepperdine/christiantradition/). 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 the following materials at: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/administration/dean/facultyemployment/default.htm:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a research/scholarly agenda;
  • a statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of the University;
  • transcripts of all graduate coursework (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application); and,
  • three letters of reference.


Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2017 or until the position is filled.


Any inquiries about this position should be sent to: Dr. Jeff Jasperse, Program Coordinator for Sports Medicine:


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.