Office of the Provost Open Positions
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.
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 Full-Time Positions
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure track position in Computer Science. We seek a faculty member with a PhD in computer science who demonstrates professional and personal interests that extend beyond computer science, to include a commitment to life-long learning in the liberal arts and an ability to cultivate such learning in undergraduate students. As a college rooted in the worldwide, evangelical Protestant Christian tradition, we are seeking candidates personally committed to this heritage. Applicants should also share our commitment to greater inclusion of underrepresented groups in a field that sorely needs such diversity.
The ideal candidate:
0. is serious about following Jesus, and wants to impact the lives of students
1. has a vision for using her or his PhD in computer science in service of #0
2. sees computer science as central to the liberal arts
3. has a research agenda that includes opportunities for undergraduate students to participate
4. solves problems creatively and enjoys thinking outside the box
The computer science program at Westmont reflects our assumption that a solid theoretical understanding provides the necessary basis for elegantly and efficiently solving problems – whether in research or development. With this pedagogical perspective in mind, the new faculty member will have opportunities to make significant contributions to the content and structure of the program.
The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in English with specialization in Composition/Rhetoric and/or Creative Writing to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/3 load (24 units per year), which will include upper- and lower-division writing courses in the English major and Writing minor. All English colleagues regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts courses. A load reduction may be given for a candidate with the ability to support colleagues teaching writing-intensive courses across the college (WAC/WID) or to train colleagues adopting new digital tools or pedagogies.
Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in English or another appropriate field by the date of appointment (or an MFA with significant publication and teaching record); (2) a record of professional activity in composition/rhetoric, creative writing, journalism, and/or professional writing; (3) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service.
Preferred additional qualifications: (1) secondary expertise or experience in digital humanities; digital tools or pedagogies; spiritual writing; or WAC/WID administration, faculty development, or program review; (2) interest in contributing to the Ethnic Studies minor, Environmental Studies minor, Film Studies minor, Gender Studies minor, or literature offerings in the English major.
Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In keeping with that mission and its vision of the Kingdom of God, the college is committed to building and supporting a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body. Benefits include a faculty housing program.
Use this link to access the preliminary application, which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and brief response to a question about working in the context of the Westmont Community. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, chair of the English Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Old Testament, effective Fall of 2022. Applicants with a completed Ph.D. in Old Testament will be considered.
The successful candidate must have experience teaching elementary Hebrew grammar and Introduction to Old Testament, preferably at the undergraduate level. A record of excellence in teaching a diverse student body and expertise in supporting student learning are required for this position.
Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty who are committed to undergraduate teaching, to a program of scholarly activity, and to the mission of liberal arts education, all growing out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Faculty members annually sign a statement of faith and endorse a statement on living in community. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Helen Rhee, chair of Religious Studies, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
If you are interested in a part-time teaching positions not posted here, please contact the chair of the appropriate academic department. A list of department chairs can be found here. Contact information can be found here.
If you need an application for an open position created, please contact the executive assistant in the provost's office.