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  • Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine - 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 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a related field by July 2017. Candidates with post-doctoral research experience are strongly preferred.

    Successful candidates will contribute to a vibrant curriculum in the exercise sciences. Candidates must have demonstrated doctoral/post-doctoral preparation for teaching undergraduate coursework in two or more areas of sports medicine, including human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Candidates are expected to establish a research program that involves undergraduate students. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests that involve the interaction of exercise with functional movement, human physiology, exercise physiology, and kinesiology. Current research interests in the department include cognitive function and aging, vascular physiology, neural biology and exercise performance, and exercise and pregnancy. Well-equipped biomechanics and physiology laboratories are available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration also exist with faculty in biology, physics, engineering, and computer science.

    Successful candidates also must demonstrate an active commitment to Pepperdine’s
    Christian mission (see and 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
    • 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 December 9, 2016, or until the position is filled.

    Any inquiries about this position should be sent to: Dr. Rodney L. Honeycutt, Divisional Dean of Natural Science; telephone number – 310-506-4879; fax 310-506-4785; email –

    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.