Professor of Religion
Part-Time Professor of Religion
Pepperdine University is a US-based university located in Malibu, California. The University has numerous satellite campuses in several locations in southern California and Washington DC. In addition, Pepperdine has six permanent international campuses located in London, Heidelberg, Lausanne, Florence, Buenos Aires and Shanghai. Our comprehensive degree programs are recognized as among the best in higher education.
Pepperdine is founded in the Churches of Christ tradition, which has served as the University’s spiritual foundation for more than 75 years. Students choose Pepperdine for the possibilities that a faith-based university committed to academic excellence and Christian values provides. Higher learning is aligned with a higher purpose. By integrating service, worship, and social responsibility with rigorous academic study, we create a community that nurtures heart, soul, strength, and mind.
This opening for a Professor of Religion is based at our international program in London. The London program provides fall, spring and summer semesters. There are approximately 44 students in the program each semester. These students are typically sophomores coming from the main campus to participate in a living/learning community. Students reside in Pepperdine’s London facility where they take classes selected from a liberal arts curriculum. The mission of the London program is to provide a life-changing international experience designed for intellectual, personal, social and spiritual transformation. The program has a full-time director and assistant director and approximately 6-8 part-time faculty staff.
Job Description: The individual will teach four undergraduate courses per year. These courses will be chosen by the program director of the London program and the courses will be selected from the list of courses of the Religion Division and/or other academic divisions of Seaver College, depending upon approval by the divisions. The courses will include literary, historical and theological study of the New Testament writings and the study of ways Christianity has shaped aspects of culture such as art, literature, music, medicine, law, etc.
In addition to the four courses, the individual will teach a one-unit course each semester designed to assist American students with the challenges of living abroad and developing skills of intercultural understanding.
Finally, as mentioned above, Pepperdine was founded in the Churches of Christ tradition and thus seeks to integrate Christian faith and academic study. The individual is expected to have a background in pastoral care and provide administrative and pastoral oversight and supervision of a weekly convocation service and assist the Seaver faculty-in-residence with weekly House Church services.
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.
Annual Salary: £31,000 - £33,000 commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications: PhD in Religion. At least 2 years of full-time, university teaching experience. At least 2 years of providing pastoral care to college students. Must have strong knowledge of the culture and heritage of the Churches of Christ, the affiliated denomination of Pepperdine University.
Closing Date for Application: June 14, 2018 .
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.
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