Pepperdine University (Seaver)

Malibu, California United States


    October 12, 2020
    November 30, 2020

Pepperdine University
Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication

The Communication Division of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication to begin August 2021.

The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level, a clear research agenda, and be actively involved in a Christian faith community. Candidates must have significant professional experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies as part of IMC campaigns. They must demonstrate expertise in using digital and traditional media channels. In addition to expected teaching and scholarly responsibilities, candidates who seek to advise students, supervise internships, enrich curricula, and advance the university, college, division, and programs through service are especially desired. Documented teaching and research expertise in one or a combination of the following areas is required: Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations. Coursework integrating the three areas is also required.  Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Communication, Marketing or a related field no later than August 1, 2021. Professional experience in the industry including special skills related to digital analytics, social media analytics, videography and/or Web or app design and development is beneficial.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of approximately 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California.  It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within Protestant Christianity.  All applicants must have an active commitment to the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College and reflect on their willingness to support the mission in their application materials.  We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences. 

A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, with a priority deadline of November 30, 2020. Review will continue until the position is filled. 

Sarah Fischbach (
Chair, Integrated Marketing Search Committee
Communication Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Application Instructions 

Applications should include the below documents:

  • cover letter.
  • curriculum vitae, indicating educational record, employment record, achievements, awards, publications, and other relevant information. Please also describe any civic, religious, or charitable interests and activities, and list all current organizational memberships.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work (Copies are acceptable during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required for selected applicants).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, which may focus on your motivation to teach at the university level and your thoughts about what constitutes effective pedagogy.
  • A statement of scholarly agenda, which may focus on your current area of emphasis and plans for professional development.
  • response to the University/Seaver College mission. The University mission states that Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Please comment on your willingness to support the Christian values of the University and the mission of Seaver College and describe your involvement in a local community of faith (i.e., congregation, parish church, etc.), and how your personal faith relates to your teaching, professional life, and/or intellectual life.

Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related.

Additional information about the position and the application process is available on our Faculty Employment Opportunities Site. To apply now, click here.