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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry (tenure-track)

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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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 Organic Chemistry for the 2023-2024 academic year beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants who have completed a Ph.D. by August 2023 in organic chemistry or a closely related discipline with research plans in synthetic organic chemistry will be preferentially considered. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research, mentoring of undergraduates, as well as their service to the University, their profession, and our surrounding community.

As teaching is our foremost emphasis at Seaver College, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.  Candidates should have the background and ability to teach organic chemistry courses with an associated laboratory curriculum. Candidates should also have an active and promising scholarly program. Successful candidates will demonstrate an active commitment to the Christian mission and values of the University and the mission of Seaver College.  The Department and University are broadly committed to belonging, equity, and inclusion and we especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals.

Please submit all application materials at: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.


Pepperdine University is a Christian-based, independent university with approximately 7,700 students enrolled in five different colleges. Pepperdine is located in Malibu, California, approximately 30miles northwest of Los Angeles. The chemistry program is in the Natural Science Division, which is part of Seaver College, the undergraduate college with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. These students receive a liberal arts education (BA or BS degrees) in one of eight areas. The Natural Science Division within Seaver College offers degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, and Sports Medicine. Currently, the Natural Science Division has approximately 40 active members of the faculty, six of which are in chemistry. One year visiting professors will be expected to teach 16 units per semester, and will receive health benefits.
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