Mission Statement of Westmont College
Westmont College is an undergraduate, residential, Christian, liberal arts community serving God's kingdom by cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world.
Westmont College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition. Faculty are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the college, relating their faith to their teaching, to their scholarship, to their mentoring, and to their lives. We desire faculty able to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and pedagogy. The college has a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.
With a limited enrollment of 1200 students, the college is selective in admissions and emphasizes excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. The student body is increasing its ethnic diversity with a high rate of retention. The faculty has established six college-wide standards of excellence, including diversity, by which the college reviews its curriculum and assesses student learning. The college encourages students to participate in on-campus programs (e.g., a minor in ethnic or gender studies) and off-campus programs to study in environments that are culturally and ethnically different from their own. Applicants with the expertise and experience to participate actively in these activities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. For more detailed information about the college, visit About Westmont.
How to Apply for Faculty Positions
Applicants should send their application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references (unless otherwise indicated) to the individual department chair, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Full-Time Faculty Application, PDF
Part-Time Faculty Application, PDF
Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics and Business
The Department of Economics and Business at Westmont College is now accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in business finance at the level of assistant or associate professor to begin in fall 2013. Candidates should have an MBA and a PhD or DBA in finance/business from an AACSB-accredited business school. A minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience is preferred. The curriculum integrates economic models and tenets with applied fields of business. Teaching will include both lower-division and upper-division business courses, including courses such as corporate finance, investment management, and quantitative methods in business analysis.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a formal application (http://www.westmont.edu/_offices/provost/documents/faculty_application2012.pdf), and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Edd Noell, Chair, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins September 24, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Westmont College is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.
Westmont College’s Department of Music invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track position in strings (with a specialization in violin, viola or cello) at the assistant or associate professor level to begin in fall, 2013. Responsibilities: Duties include overseeing and coaching instrumental chamber ensembles, orchestral string coaching, supporting the development of the Westmont Orchestra, recruiting, studio teaching on violin, viola or cello (as appropriate for the individual’s expertise), coordinating additional string and instrumental adjunct instructors, and teaching related courses in string pedagogy and repertoire as appropriate. Applicants should hold the terminal degree in the area of study or significant equivalent professional experience. Previous experience at the college level, strong performance skills, and interest in string pedagogy are desired. Westmont is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college in the evangelical Christian tradition, and is accredited by NASM. With an enrollment capped at 1200 students, the College is selective in admissions and stresses excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Faculty are expected to embrace wholeheartedly the mission of the College, relating their faith to their discipline, scholarship and creative work. Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants should send their Westmont Faculty Application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references and a statement of research and teaching interests to Dr. Steve Butler, Chair, Department of Music Westmont College 955 La Paz Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 or email: email@example.com