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Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Office: (805) 565-6007
Fax: (805) 565-7006
provost@westmont.edu

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.

About Westmont

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. 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 college sponsors domestic and international programs that allow students to study in environments that are culturally and ethnically different from their own. Applicants with the expertise and experience to participate 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

Open Positions

Chemistry Computer Science Economics & Business Kinesiology
Mathematics Psychology  

 

CHEMISTRY:  Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a genuine desire to teach chemistry at the undergraduate level, to direct undergraduate research, and to pursue extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience preferred.

As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this faith tradition. Applications from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.

Program Description: The Chemistry Department at Westmont College combines a rigorous academic program with the advantage of close faculty student interaction. We feature small classes, academic rigor, diverse degree tracks, modern facilities, a focus on undergraduate research, and an emphasis on the integration of science with Christian faith. Our students are routinely admitted to top graduate and professional programs.

Our laboratories are well equipped with high-quality instrumentation including 400 MHz NMR, FTIR, GC, GC/mass spec, HPLC, anda solvent purificationsystem.

Application Materials: Submit a CV, a description of research plans, three letters of recommendation, and the full-time faculty application to Dr. Michael Everest, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (meverest@westmont.edu).

Review of applications begins in September and will continue until the position is filled.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level.  We seek a new faculty member with a Ph.D. in computer science who demonstrates professional and personal interests that extend beyond computer science, to include a commitment to life-long learning in the liberal arts and an ability to cultivate such learning in undergraduate students.  As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this faith tradition.  The diversity of Westmont's student body is increasing, with 29% of this year's student body self-identifying as students of color; the department is committed to broadening the participation of students of color and women in computer science.  Thus we seek candidates with knowledge of the unique experiences of these students and an ability to teach and mentor students of diverse backgrounds.

The ideal candidate:

1. is serious about following Jesus;

2. wants to impact the lives of students;

3. has a vision for using her or his PhD in computer science in service of #1;

4. sees computer science as central to the liberal arts;

5. has a research agenda that includes opportunities for undergraduate students to participate;

6. thinks and solves problems creatively.

The Computer Science program at Westmont grows out of the assumption that a solid theoretical understanding provides the necessary basis for elegantly and efficiently solving problems – whether in research or development. With this pedagogical perspective in mind, the new faculty member will have opportunities to make significant contributions to the content and structure of the program.

Applicants should send the following: a letter of application, a CV, names of three references, and a Faculty Employment Application with accompanying Personal Statements (see http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to Patti Hunter, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, or to phunter@westmont.edu.  The cover letter should explicitly address the applicant's interest in and experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications begins October 1.  Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.

 

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS: Macroeconomics

The Economics and Business Department at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Macroeconomics with a start date of August 2015. Assistant Professor level is preferred, though all ranks will be considered. A Ph.D. should be completed by August, 2015. The department is seeking a collegial individual who is a competent, dedicated teacher and a productive scholar. The successful candidate will be broadly educated in economics and related fields and will be able to teach a broad array of courses based on need and interest. Responsibilities include teaching three courses each semester, developing one’s own scholarship, supervising and advising students, and being actively involved in the life of the students, the department and the college. Strength in macroeconomics and related subfields including international economics is acceptable. Westmont is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition whose faculty are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the college and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students, and active scholarly participation. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. It has a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014; review of applications will continue until position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience and interests and teaching and other supporting documents (e.g. list of graduate courses completed, evidence of teaching competence, vita, publications) as well as the formal Westmont College application (see http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to: Search Committee, Economics & Business Department, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099 or rifland@westmont.edu.

 

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS: Business/Management

The Economics and Business Department is now accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in business at the level of assistant or associate professor to begin August 2015. Candidates should at minimum have an MBA in business/management from an AACSB-accredited business school. A Ph.D. in business/management and a minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience is preferred. Our liberal arts curriculum integrates economic models and tenets, with applied fields of business. Teaching will include both lower-division and upper-division business courses, with the opportunity to develop upper-division elective courses in a specific research area such as management, accounting, marketing, business strategy, and/or international business. Westmont is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition whose faculty are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the college and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students, and active scholarly participation. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. It has a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2014; review of applications will continue until position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience and interests and teaching and other supporting documents (e.g. list of graduate courses completed, evidence of teaching competence, vita, publications) as well as the formal Westmont College application (see http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to: Search Committee, Economics & Business Department, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099 or rifland@westmont.edu.

 

KINESIOLOGY: Assistant or Associate Professor

The Kinesiology Department at Westmont College invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level, with specializations in nutrition, public and global health to begin in August, 2015. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research in the above fields. Westmont College is a selective, nationally ranked, Christian liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition whose faculty is expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the college and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students, and active scholarly participation. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. It has a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The diversity of Westmont’s student body is increasing, with 29% of this year’s student body self-identifying as students of color. Thus, we seek candidates with an ability to teach and mentor students of diverse backgrounds.

Applicants should send the following: a letter of application, CV, names of three references, and a Faculty Employment Application with accompanying Personal Statements (see http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to Christine Milner, Chair, Kinesiology Department, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (or email:milner@westmont.edu). Review of applications will begin in December, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

 

MATHEMATICS: Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, effective fall 2015. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or a mathematical science. Selected applicants will be interviewed at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio. Applicants should send the following: a letter of application, a CV, names of three references, and a Faculty Employment Application with accompanying Personal Statements (see http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to Dr. Patti Hunter, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (or email: phunter@westmont.edu). Review of applications will begin in November 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty who are committed to undergraduate teaching, to a program of scholarly activity, and to the mission of liberal arts education, all growing out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. The diversity of Westmont's student body is increasing, with 30% of this year's student body self-identifying as students of color; the department is committed to broadening the participation of students of color and women in mathematics. Thus we seek candidates with knowledge of the unique experiences of these students and an ability to teach and mentor students of diverse backgrounds. Westmont is an EO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.

 

PSYCHOLOGY: Assistant Professor

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in neuroscience or biological psychology with a start date of August 2015. Assistant professor rank is preferred, but all ranks will be considered. Ph.D. should be completed by August 2015. The department is seeking a collegial individual who is a competent, dedicated teacher and a productive scholar. The successful candidate will be broadly educated in psychology and related fields and able to teach behavioral neuroscience with a laboratory, sensation and perception with a laboratory, and introductory psychology; the ability to teach the history and systems of psychology is preferred, and others based on need and interest. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, developing one's own scholarship, supervising student research, conducting research that involves students collaboratively, and being involved in the life of the department and institution. Strength in any area of neuroscience. physiological psychology, or related field acceptable; candidates with specialization in cultural and ethnic studies and related areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Experimental, behavioral research is preferred. Laboratory space and support available. Westmont is a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition whose faculty are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the college and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students, and active scholarly participation. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. It has a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter describing research and teaching experience and interests, vita, three letters of reference, and application (http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/provost/faculty_application.pdf) to Dr. Steve Rogers, chair, Department of Psychology, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, California 93108) or via email: psychology@westmont.edu.