Assistant Professor of English (Rhetoric and Composition)

Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences English Program seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition. Candidates with additional expertise in at least one of the following areas are strongly preferred: Writing Studies, TESOL, Digital Humanities, Social Action and Justice. This is a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 15, 2023. Review of applications begins October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Position responsibilities will include teaching courses primarily in introductory writing and the general education program, but could also include upper-division writing.

All candidates will have a preference and demonstrated ability for undergraduate teaching, a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines, outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and an active commitment to the University's Christian mission. Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, Pepperdine University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community.

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

Dr. Heather Thomson-Bunn (
Humanities and Teacher Education Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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