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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, all growing out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

Open Positions

Biology Economics and Business    
Kinesiology Mathematics

Biology

The Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in biology at the rank of assistant professor, to begin Fall 2017. An earned Ph.D. in cellular/molecular biology (or related field), along with relevant post-doctoral work, is required.  Preference will be given to candidates in the specific areas of neurobiology, plant/animal developmental biology, or genomic/proteomic studies. Teaching assignments will include an introductory biology course and a course in the applicant’s specialty, and may also include biochemistry and/or molecular biology. Applicants will be expected to establish and maintain a research program involving undergraduate students.

Applicants should send the following: a letter of interest to Dr. Steve Julio, Department of Biology Chair, at sjulio@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 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. 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 economics and business courses.

A minimum of 2 to 3 years of teaching experience is preferred.  The candidate should have a demonstrated proficiency in teaching, a strong commitment to teaching and serving in a Christian liberal arts context, and a record of research in management, marketing or business strategy. Teaching will include both lower division and upper division economics and business courses.

Among the specific courses which are desired to be covered are principles of management, principles of marketing, international marketing, international business policy, and business strategy. The faculty member will also engage in research in the economics and business field, advise economics and business majors and minors, serve on campus-wide committees and task forces, and be a full participant in departmental assessment and planning work.

Applicants should send a letter of interest 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.

Kinesiology

The Kinesiology Department at Westmont College invites applications and nominations for a position at the assistant or associate professor level, with expertise in biomechanics, motor behavior and research to begin August, 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate classroom teaching and research.

Applicants should send the following: a letter of interest to Dr. Gregg Afman, Kinesiology Department, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (afman@westmont.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until position is filled.

Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the rank of assistant professor, effective fall 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a mathematical science. Preferred areas of specialization: statistics or applied mathematics, but exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered.

The standard teaching load is three courses per semester.  We are seeking a candidate with strong teaching skills who is able to teach a broad range of standard undergraduate subjects in mathematics and who will help broaden the statistical and/or applied courses offered by our department.  In particular, we desire a mathematician with a vision for developing interdisciplinary courses in statistics or applied mathematics.  Westmont faculty are expected to have an active professional development program and the ability to involve undergraduate students in research is highly valued.

Applicants should send a letter of interest to Dr. Ray Rosentrater at rosentr@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.