Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

  • Pepperdine University
  • Malibu, CA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sport Administration

Department: Communication Division

Position Type: Faculty

Application Instructions:

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • A letter of application
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • Three current letters of reference. All letters should be specific to the position and completed within one year prior to the date of submission. The name and email address for each individual providing a letter of recommendation is required when submitting an application.
  • Transcripts of all graduate work (Unofficial copies are acceptable for the application; however, official transcripts may be required for selected applicants.)
  • Teaching statement. The teaching statement should reflect on the candidate's values, beliefs, and goals regarding the teaching and learning process and any pedagogical practices used or envisioned to achieve these goals. Two to three pages maximum length is requested.
  • Scholarly/Creative agenda. The statement should outline applicants' short- and long-term objectives and goals for their research and/or creative activities. Candidates should reflect on currently published or presented work(s) as a foundation for the statement. Two to three pages maximum length is requested.
  • Response to Mission. Pepperdine University's mission statement declares that we are a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Religiously affiliated with the churches of Christ, it is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context which celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. In pursuit of its mission, Pepperdine reserves the right to recruit and hire persons who richly embrace the goals and Christian mission of the University.

    At Seaver College, the undergraduate college of letters, arts, and science at Pepperdine, our faith calls us to uphold the highest standards of academic and scholarly excellence. To achieve this goal, the college's mission statement affirms that we are a Christian college where each student is a person of infinite dignity and their total development is centered at the heart of our educational enterprise. Arising from our faith, we commit to pursue truth relentlessly in all disciplines, fully confident that it has nothing to fear from investigation.

    Candidates should thoughtfully reflect on the Christian missions of Pepperdine University and Seaver College and address the following areas in their response.
    • A consistent pattern of support for generally accepted Christian values and the mission of Pepperdine University.
    • Active participation in a community of faith.
    • Either current practice or vision for integrating faith and learning in the classroom. 

A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Depending on the position, the search committee may request that additional materials accompany the application (e.g., prior teaching evaluations, portfolio of scholarly work, etc.)


Pepperdine University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sport Administration, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Sport Management, Sport Administration, Sport Marketing or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education by the date of appointment, which is August 1, 2023. 

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate level in Sport Administration, such as: Sport Event and Facilities Management; Sport Marketing; and Sport Sponsorship and Sales; and other required courses as needed. The successful candidate may be called on to teach a course on Globalization of Sport during the Sport Administration program's bi-annual July summer session at the Pepperdine University London Campus. The successful candidate will also mentor and advise undergraduate Sport Administration students, oversee the curriculum component of student internships, and participate in the governance and committee work of the department, division and college. 

Documented research interest and teaching experience in the area of Sport Administration are required. Professional experience in the sport industry is strongly preferred. 

A University focused on preparing students for lives of purpose, service and leadership, Seaver College prioritizes exceptional teaching. Candidates must be student-centric and committed to developing the next generation of sport industry leaders. 

Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of more than 3,400 students situated in Malibu, California.  It is affiliated with the churches of Christ and the Restoration tradition within Protestant Christianity.  All applicants must have an active commitment to the Christian mission and values of the University and the mission of Seaver College and reflect on their willingness to support the mission in their application materials.  We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences.  

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Please submit all application materials by clicking [Apply Now].

For additional information, please contact:


Alicia Jessop, Esq. (

Chair, Search Committee

Seaver College, Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263-4211

EEO Statement:

Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.

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