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.
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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.
Open Full-Time Positions
|Biology||Chemistry||Economics and Business|
|Psychology Lab Coordinator|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Psychology Department of Westmont College invites applications for a position as Laboratory Coordinator with faculty status, to begin August 1, 2017. The position is full-time August through May. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology; laboratory course experience in at least one of the following laboratory courses: cognition, learning, sensation and perception, or the neurosciences.
Responsibilities will include assisting in setting up equipment for laboratory courses, facilitating activities in the courses, assisting in supervising the students during the course, and supporting course instructors. Teaching opportunities in the department may be available for the successful candidate who holds a Master’s degree in psychology and has teaching experience.
Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Steve Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.