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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

About Westmont

Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty invested in undergraduate teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of liberal arts education, whose work grows out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.  The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

Westmont requires that all full-time faculty indicate full agreement with the Articles of Faith and support the standards enumerated in the statement on Community Life. Applicants will be asked to submit three brief (500 to 1500 words) statements describing their journey as a follower of Christ, their philosophy of Christian liberal arts education, and their view of the relationship between their faith and their professional/scholarly work.  

Westmont College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, religion, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

Mission Statement

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.

For more detailed information about the college, visit About Westmont.  

How to Apply for Faculty Positions

See the descriptions of open positions below for specific information about how to apply.

Department chairs: if you need an application for an open position created, please contact the administrative assistant in the provost's office.

Link to Part-Time Positions

 

Open Full-Time Positions

Biology Chemistry   Economics and Business
 

Biology

One-Year Visiting Position

The Biology Department of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, invites applications for a one-year (late August 2017 through early May 2018), full-time teaching position in a vibrant department with inquisitive and talented undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.  Teaching assignments will consist of both classroom and laboratory instruction, including:  Microbiology lecture with laboratory and Biochemistry laboratory (Fall semester); Introductory biology lecture and Genetics laboratory (Spring semester).  The position will be benefits-eligible. 

Use this link to access the application. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Steve Julio, at sjulio@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-Track Position

The Biology Department invites individuals enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and research to apply for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2017. Hallmarks of Westmont’s Biology Department include innovation in classroom teaching (including dynamic lab and field experiences in cellular/molecular biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology), a commitment to robust faculty/student collaborative research, and dedication to the academic, social, and spiritual development of our students. A Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field) along with relevant post-doctoral work is required. Although we are open to other specialties, we are particularly interested in expertise in either neurobiology, plant/animal developmental biology, or genomic/proteomic studies. The successful candidate will have teaching assignments that include a course in his/her specialty, introductory biology, biochemistry labs, and potentially molecular biology and/or microbiology. She/he will also be expected to establish and maintain a research program involving undergraduates.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Steve Julio, chair, Biology Department, at sjulio@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chemistry

One-Year Visiting Position

The Department of Chemistry seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Teaching duties include Physical Chemistry, general education chemistry, and either General Chemistry Laboratory or Organic Chemistry Laboratory, depending, in part, on the background of the successful candidate.  A master’s degree in chemistry or closely related field is required with a doctoral degree strongly preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael Everest at meverest@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Economics and Business

The Department of Economics and Business invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in Economics and Business to begin in August 2017, with expertise in management, marketing, strategy or other business-related fields. The preferred candidate will have an MBA and a PhD or DBA in business from an AACSB-accredited business school. Teaching will include both lower division and upper division business courses.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Professor Rick Ifland, Economics and Business Department Chair, at rifland@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.