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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 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.

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.

Link to Part-Time Positions

 

Open Full-Time Positions

Biology Economics and Business English
Kinesiology Mathematics Old Testament

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.

 

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.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ray Rosentrater at rosentr@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2016 and will continue until the 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.