Pepperdine University

Assistant Professor of Biology (Cellular/Molecular)

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related discipline by August 1, 2022. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching, research expertise, and service to both Pepperdine and our surrounding community.

The biology program seeks a faculty member with expertise in the areas of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or molecular biology. 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 ability to establish a productive research program that welcomes undergraduate research students and engages them in scholarly laboratory research. Well-equipped laboratories are available for teaching and undergraduate research in a variety of areas of biology. Scholarly collaboration among biology faculty as well as with faculty from other disciplines (e.g., chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics) is encouraged.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine’s Christian mission, as well as to engage Pepperdine’s spiritual community. We encourage applications from diverse candidates who will contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the growth and impact of Pepperdine University.

Please submit all application materials by visiting: A background check is required as a condition of employment.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Dr. Javier Monzon (
Search Committee Chair
Natural Science Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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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Last updated: 2021-10-11