Pepperdine University (Seaver)

Malibu, California United States


    July 27, 2022
    September 30, 2022

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Advertising

Pepperdine University: Communication Division Location: Malibu, CA


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 Advertising to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate will be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, have a clear research agenda, and be active in a faith community. To be eligible for a tenure-track position, the successful candidate must hold a PhD in Advertising, Mass Communication, Marketing Communication, Communication, Computer Science, or a related field no later than August 1, 2023.

The successful candidate should be able to teach two or more of the following: Introduction to Advertising, AI powered Advertising, Digital Strategy & Analytics in Advertising, Media Planning, Advertising Research, Advertising Campaign Management or Creative Digital Design. Along with possessing knowledge on the principles and foundations of advertising creativity, candidates must demonstrate teaching and research expertise in incorporating the art of persuasion into algorithm-based modern advertising from a computational and data analysis perspective. Candidates should be able to teach relevant theories/concepts and practical implementation of related technologies. Scholars who are keen on conducting research in emerging issues in digital advertising, including but not limited to, algorithms and recommender systems, consumer-centered AI advertising, metaverse/augmented reality, etc., are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professional experience in the industry or scholarly research in the areas of digital analytics, algorithms and optimization, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and computer languages, and ethical issues in data-driven digital advertising would be beneficial. Candidates who aspire to collaborate with other disciplines (e.g, AI@Pepperdine, Computer Science, Business, IMC, PR, Arts,) to enrich advertising curriculum, advise students, oversee internships, improve curriculum, and advance the university, college, division, and programs through service are highly preferred.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 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 mission and 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. Candidates should thoughtfully reflect on the Christian missions of Pepperdine University and Seaver College and address the following areas in their response.

  • A consistent pattern of support for generally accepted Christian values and the mission of Pepperdine University.
  • Active participation in a community of faith.
  • Either current practice or vision for integrating faith and learning in the classroom.

A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Depending on the position, the search committee may request that additional materials accompany the application (e.g., prior teaching evaluations, portfolio of scholarly work, etc.)

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Please submit all application materials by clicking [Apply Now].

For additional information, please contact:
HoYoung Anthony Ahn, PhD ( Chair, Search CommitteeSeaver College, Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4211