Visiting Position in Biomechanics at Pepperdine University


Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine for the 2018-2019 academic year. With successful performance, the appointment may be renewed for subsequent academic years. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or in an equivalent field, with an emphasis in biomechanics, by July 2018 are desired; however, candidates who have completed a M.S. degree and have prior teaching experience in biomechanics and functional anatomy will be considered.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics, functional anatomy, and human anatomy. Candidates are encouraged to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology. A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration exists with faculty in sports medicine, physics and computer science.

Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to the university’s Christian mission (see and Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, research and service, can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

Applicants should submit the following materials at

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a statement of current ideas for research collaboration with both faculty and students
  • 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. For questions, contact:

Dr. Michael Feltner (
Dean, Seaver College & Chair, Recruiting Committee
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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.