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.
Westmont College is seeking its founding faculty member for a new engineering major. Candidates must hold a PhD in engineering and have training or significant experience in mechanical engineering. A strong commitment to shaping an engineering curriculum to fit a Christian liberal arts context is essential. Candidates should also have a desire for interdisciplinary collaboration and have a track record of excellent and innovative teaching. This is a tenure-track position.
The faculty member will also serve an administrative role as Director of an Engineering program. While a teaching load of 20-24 units will be required, the first year will involve a lighter teaching load to allow time to refine the engineering curriculum, design new courses, and recruit additional engineering faculty and technical support. Candidates with an active research program are desired; a regular professional presence in engineering could also serve as scholarly activity.
Candidates should complete the Westmont faculty application found here. Nominations and inquiries can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, Associate Dean of the Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of History at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA welcomes applications for a one-year visiting professorship in U.S. History, starting August 2020. Field of specialization open. Teaching responsibilities will include lower-division survey courses and upper-division courses in the successful candidate’s field.
Candidates must have a PhD and teaching experience.
Use this link to access the application. Please direct questions to Dr. Marianne Robins, Professor of History, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for a tenure track position in French, starting August 2019. Candidates must have the ability to teach a second language other than Spanish, with preference given to Arabic. We seek a dynamic and promising teacher and scholar who will invigorate our existing program in innovative ways. Candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to scholarly research, and to department and college service. Applications from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Modern Language faculty teach six 4-unit courses per year (lower and upper-division), advise students, and contribute to departmental growth and development.
Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Mary Docter, chair of Modern Languages, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track post in Experimental Physics or Astronomy. The candidate must have a PhD in physics (postdoctoral experience preferred), a desire and ability to teach undergraduate physics courses, and the capacity to direct undergraduate research. Applications from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged.
Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ken Kihlstrom, chair, Physics Department, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Westmont College is now accepting applications for a tenure-track position that starts in Fall 2020. We seek a quantitative sociologist with a serious commitment to high quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Teaching interests in quantitative research methods and data analyses are required. The position also requires responsibilities for assisting with institutional research. At Westmont, the standard teaching load is 24 credit hours per year (typically, six four-credit courses). This position will require 16 credit hours of teaching (reporting to the chair of the department) with 8 credit hours given to institutional research (reporting to the Provost’s Office).
Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, evidence of scholarship, and teaching experience. Research focus in areas such as economic stratification, environmental sociology, medical sociology, globalization and development, or applied sociology preferred. Experience with applied research, data management, and preparation of reports is desirable. Candidates must support the institution’s mission as a liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant Christian tradition.
Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Patti Hunter, Vice Provost and Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. For preliminary interviews at the 2019 ASA meeting in New York City, applicants are encouraged to apply in advance of the meeting. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. NOTE: Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Biology Department of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, invites applications for a two-year full-time teaching and research position as an Assistant Professor in a vibrant department with inquisitive and talented undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required, and post-doctoral research experience is preferred.
The 24-unit teaching load will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction in General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and/or Molecular Biology. Candidates should be prepared to pursue an active research program that will engage undergraduate students both during the semester as well as in a 10-week summer research experience.
Westmont College expects full-time faculty to support its mission as a Christian liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. The position will be benefits-eligible, and start in late August 2020.
Use this link to access the application. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Amanda Sparkman, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately 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.