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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 Economics and Business English
Kinesiology Old Testament Psychology Lab Coordinator

Biology

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.

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.

English

The English Department at Westmont College invites applications and nominations for a position in medieval English literature at the assistant professor level, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division literature and writing courses.

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in English, medieval studies, or comparative literature by the date of appointment; (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in medieval literature; (3) demonstrated excellence in the college-level teaching of literature as well as writing. Preferred qualifications: (1) expertise in Anglo-Saxon literature or literary theory; (2) interest in interdisciplinary studies.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Paul Willis at willis@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until 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.

Old Testament

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications and nominations for the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies in Old Testament, effective fall of 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Old Testament.

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

Psychology Laboratory Coordinator

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 access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Steve Rogers at strogers@westmont.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.