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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry (tenure-track)

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
The salary range is $84,000-91,619 (plus benefits) and may vary based on qualifications & experience
Closing date
Oct 2, 2023

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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 2024-2025 academic year beginning August 1, 2024. Applicants must have completed a PhD by August 1, 2024 in organic chemistry or a closely related discipline, and candidates 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.

Seaver College places the total development of students at the heart of its educational strategy and seeks scholar-educators who demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching, a commitment to establishing a productive research program, and desire to mentor undergraduate students in both teaching and research. 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.

The salary for this appointment will range from $84,000 to $91,619 and reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this faculty appointment. Actual salary may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant, as well as market conditions. In addition to salary, Pepperdine offers a robust suite of employee benefits.

Please submit all application materials at: Application review will begin on October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Any inquiries about this position should be sent to:
Dr. Matt Joyner (
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263



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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