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Faculty Position in Biomechanics at Pepperdine University

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  • Faculty Position in Biomechanics at Pepperdine University

    Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, located in Malibu, California, invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor of Sports Medicine beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. With successful performance, the appointment is renewable 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/kinesiology will be considered.

    Candidates must have demonstrated ability for teaching undergraduate coursework in biomechanics, functional anatomy, and human anatomy. A well-equipped biomechanics laboratory is available for teaching and research and opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in sports medicine, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Candidates will be supported in using the laboratory facilities to engage undergraduate students in research in biomechanics and kinesiology.

    Outstanding candidates will 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 (optional);
    • 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.

    Application review will begin on March 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
    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.