Open Full-Time Faculty Positions

The Department of Biology at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and research position as an assistant professor in a dynamic department with inquisitive, talented, and diverse undergraduate students. An earned PhD at the time of appointment is required, and post-doctoral research experience is preferred.

We seek candidates in either of the following areas of disciplinary specialty: 
(1) plant ecology and evolution, conservation biology, and/or restoration ecology or 
(2) cellular and molecular biology. 

Teaching assignments for (1) could include an introductory biology course, Plant Ecology/Classification, and Conservation Biology; a strong interest in programmatic involvement in our growing interdisciplinary environmental studies program is also desirable. 

Teaching assignments for (2) could include an introductory biology course, Cell Biology, and an upper-division course in an area of disciplinary focus. 

Candidates should be prepared to pursue a robust 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. 

Use this link to access the application. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Steve Julio, sjulio@westmont.edu. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.
 

The Department of Economics and Business at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant rank in Economics and Business to begin in August 2024. Candidates should have an MBA and a PhD or DBA in business from an AACSB-accredited business school. A minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience is preferred. The candidate should have a demonstrated proficiency in teaching and doing research in management and/or marketing in a Christian liberal arts context.

Teaching responsibilities include a lower-division course in management and upper-division courses in marketing and other business electives such as Contemporary Business Issues, Business Strategy, Marketing Research, and Advertising and Brand Promotion. Candidates are also expected to engage in research in the business field and mentor undergraduate research.

Westmont College is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition, seeking faculty with a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. We continually aim to diversify the faculty and strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups within economics and business for this position.

Use this link to access the application. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.  Questions may be addressed to Professor Rick Ifland, chair, Economics and Business Department, at rifland@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in November 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.
 

The Department of Education and Liberal Studies at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in education, to begin August 2024. The position requires a relevant doctorate (PhD or EdD) by time of appointment. Candidates must have a minimum of three years full-time K-12 public school teaching experience, with a strong preference for experience in elementary education. Area of specialization is relatively open, but strengths in literacy, second language acquisition, and/or special education are of particular interest. Experience with accreditation and state and national standards for the profession is a plus.

Candidates must be willing to develop a range of classes in a small student-centered program, and have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and intensively with a small team of departmental colleagues. Normal teaching load includes three four-unit classes or equivalent student teaching supervision per semester. Ability to contribute to the larger mission of a Christian liberal arts institution, to build relationships with local K-12 schools, and to pursue an independent scholarly agenda essential. Applicants with the expertise and experience to actively participate in promoting an environment that celebrates cultural diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.

Use this link to access the application and to submit materials. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.  Questions may be addressed to Dr. Carolyn Mitten, Department of Education, cmitten@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin October 30th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for an Americanist with interests in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. This is a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, to begin August 2024. The position requires expertise in one or more areas in literatures of the Americas, with preferred interest in 20th- and 21st-century writers. Candidates who adopt comparative approaches between nations, or who focus on translations between English and other languages (or vice versa), are especially welcome to apply. 

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. Texts from Latin America and/or the Caribbean should be taught in English translation, although we welcome teaching and research that critiques the work of translation. All colleagues in the English Department regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts (Composition) courses. 

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, American Studies, or another appropriate field by the date of appointment; (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in two of these three areas: (a) U.S. literature (particularly Latinx, Native American, or Asian American literature), (b) Latin American literature, (c) Caribbean Literature; (3) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the college-level teaching of literature as well as composition; (4) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. 

Preferred additional qualifications: (1) interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching; (2) interest in contributing to interdisciplinary minors, such as Global Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, and/or Writing; (3) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s general education requirement in Justice, Reconciliation, and Diversity on Biblical and Theological Grounds; (4) interest in leading off-campus study programs. 

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 you to submit a cover letter and a CV with contact information for three references. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the Christian identity and mission of the college. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Sarah Skripsky, search chair of the English department, at sskripsky@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.
 

The Department of English at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Composition/Rhetoric to begin August 2024. 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 across genres in the English major and Writing minor. All colleagues in the English Department regularly teach introductory Writing for the Liberal Arts (Composition) courses.

Minimum qualifications: (1) an earned PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, or another appropriate field by the date of appointment (or an MFA with significant teaching and publication record); (2) a record of an active research agenda with specialization in composition/rhetoric; (3) a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service.

Preferred additional qualifications: (1) secondary expertise or experience in TESOL and/or linguistics; or creative writing, digital storytelling, journalism, multimodal composition, professional writing, visual rhetoric, science writing, and/or technical writing; or WAC/WID, writing center administration, and/or writing program administration; (2) interest in contributing to the Ethnic Studies minor, Environmental Studies minor, Film Studies minor, Gender Studies minor, and/or literature courses in the English major; (3) interest in developing courses for Westmont’s general education requirement in Justice, Reconciliation, and Diversity on Biblical and Theological Grounds.

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 you to submit a cover letter and a CV with contact information for three references. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the Christian identity and mission of the college. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Sarah Skripsky, search chair of the English department, at sskripsky@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin in October 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of History at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position in history at the rank of assistant professor in one of the following areas of geographical concentration: African history, Asian history, or Latin American history. With a teaching load of three courses per semester, the successful candidate will teach upper division courses in their field of specialization as well as sections of a general education course on World History since 1350.

Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, advancing a program of scholarly activity, and promoting our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In addition, with a rising share of non-white students in our classrooms, the successful candidate should excel at encouraging and working with students of color.

Use this link to access the application. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Alister Chapman, chair of the Department of History, at chapman@westmont.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of Kinesiology at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track position with an emphasis in, or the ability to teach, the quantitative and qualitative aspects of biomechanics as well as several elective classes in the candidate’s area of specialization at the rank of assistant professor. The kinesiology department strives to provide quality instruction in preparing students for both post-graduate study and meaningful careers. In light of that continuing goal, the department is seeking a proven teacher with a PhD or its equivalent. Proven administrative skills would be a welcome addition for future departmental service.

Westmont College is national liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition. Faculty members are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College and to demonstrate excellence in teaching with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and having an active scholarly participation.

As an EEO employer, Westmont seeks to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its Christian mission. There is a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The diversity of Westmont’s student body is increasing with 30% of this year’s student body self-identifying as students of color. We are seeking candidates with the ability, energy, and interest to teach and mentor all or our students and their diverse backgrounds.

Use this link to access the application which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and 4 brief statements (500-1500 words) related to working in the context of the Westmont College community. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the college. Applicants must also indicate agreement with the Articles of Faith and support for the standards and principles enumerated in the Community Life Statement.

For questions, please contact Dr. Timothy VanHaitsma, kinesiology department chair, at tvanhaitsma@westmont.edu. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.
 

The Westmont Kinesiology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Kinesiology. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. with a specialty in nutrition or a proven ability to teach nutrition and other general kinesiology classes. The Kinesiology Department strives to provide quality instruction in preparing students for both post-graduate study and meaningful careers. In light of that continuing goal, the Department is seeking a proven teacher with a Ph.D., or its equivalent.

Westmont College is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition.  Faculty members are expected to wholeheartedly embrace the mission of the College and to demonstrate excellence in teaching with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and advancing a program of scholarly activity.

Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its Christian mission. There is a strong commitment to build a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The diversity of Westmont’s student body is increasing with 30% of this year’s student body self-identifying as students of color.  We are seeking candidates with the ability, energy and interest to teach and mentor all our students representing diverse backgrounds. 

Use this link to access the application which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and 4 brief statements (500-1500 words) related to working in the context of the Westmont College community. In the cover letter, applicants should indicate specific ways in which they can actively embrace the identity and mission of the College.  Applicants must also indicate agreement with the Articles of Faith and support for the standards and principles enumerated in the Community Life Statement.

For questions, please contact Dr. Timothy VanHaitsma, kinesiology department chair, at tvanhaitsma@westmont.edu. This position is eligible for the college’s generous benefits package including relocation and housing assistance.

Pay Range: $72,617 to $103,698
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of Nursing at Westmont College seeks a collaborative and energetic tenure-track faculty member to serve as professor (open rank) and assistant director of our new Accelerated BSN program.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about the Christian mission of the college, committed to grounding the program in the liberal arts, and excited about teaching and supporting our diverse nursing students. 

The Assistant Program Director, along with the Program Director, is responsible and accountable for the coordination, direction, fiscal planning, and all activities involved in developing, implementing, and managing the nursing program.  They will have supervisory responsibility over all faculty (full and part-time) and should have extensive knowledge of the best practices in nursing education coupled with a creative spirit to encourage innovation in pedagogy.

Carrying a 0.5 teaching load (teaching load is 24units/year/three semesters), they will teach in their areas of expertise and certification. A complete list of responsibilities can be found here.  The Board of Registered Nursing and California Code of Regulation guides the minimum qualification verification process and guidelines can be found here. The Assistant Director will be approved by the California BRN prior to hiring. 

Use this link to access the application.  Questions can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Faculty, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, at mcmahon@westmont.edu.  The position will remain open until filled. 

Pay Range: $105,810 to $140,424
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of Nursing at Westmont College seeks a collaborative and energetic tenure-track faculty member to serve as professor (open rank) with expertise in Medical/Surgical and Geriatric content in our new Accelerated BSN program.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about the Christian mission of the college, committed to grounding the program in the liberal arts, and excited about teaching and supporting our diverse nursing students.  A complete list of responsibilities can be found here.

The nursing department at Westmont College is supported by a collaborative and cohesive group of professional nurses and staff.  Faculty have responsibility and accountability for the nursing program.  Faculty will demonstrate a significant degree of excellence in teaching effectiveness with evidence of excellence verified through student surveys, course and clinical outcomes and pass rates on the NCLEX.  A Faculty Handbook includes policies and procedures faculty will abide by in the administration of the program.  All faculty will be approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing prior to their hire. 

This position offers a competitive academic salary and benefits including faculty housing assistance.

Use this link to access the application.  Questions can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Faculty, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, at mcmahon@westmont.edu.  Only complete applications will be considered.  The position will remain open until filled. 

Pay Range: $105,810 to $140,424
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of Nursing at Westmont College seeks a collaborative and energetic tenure-track faculty member to serve as professor (open rank) with expertise in Obstetrics or multiple content areas including obstetrics in our new Accelerated BSN program.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about the Christian mission of the college, committed to grounding the program in the liberal arts, and excited about teaching and supporting our diverse nursing students.  A complete list of responsibilities can be found here.

The nursing department at Westmont College is supported by a collaborative and cohesive group of professional nurses and staff. Faculty have responsibility and accountability for the nursing program. Faculty will demonstrate a significant degree of excellence in teaching effectiveness with evidence of excellence verified through student surveys, course and clinical outcomes and pass rates on the NCLEX. A Faculty Handbook includes policies and procedures faculty will abide by in the administration of the program. All faculty will be approved by the CA BRN prior to their hire. 

This position offers a competitive academic salary and benefits including faculty housing assistance.

Use this link to access the application.  Questions can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Faculty, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, at mcmahon@westmont.edu.  Only complete applications will be considered.  The position will remain open until filled. 

Pay Range: $105,810 to $140,424
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

The Department of Nursing at Westmont College seeks a collaborative and energetic tenure-track faculty member to serve as professor (open rank) with expertise in Pediatrics or multiple content areas including pediatrics in our new Accelerated BSN program.  Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about the Christian mission of the college, committed to grounding the program in the liberal arts, and excited about teaching and supporting our diverse nursing students.  A complete list of responsibilities can be found here.

The nursing department at Westmont College is supported by a collaborative and cohesive group of professional nurses and staff. Faculty have responsibility and accountability for the nursing program. Faculty will demonstrate a significant degree of excellence in teaching effectiveness with evidence of excellence verified through student surveys, course and clinical outcomes and pass rates on the NCLEX. A Faculty Handbook includes policies and procedures faculty will abide by in the administration of the program. All faculty will be approved by the CA BRN prior to their hire. 

This position offers a competitive academic salary and benefits including faculty housing assistance.

Use this link to access the application.  Questions can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Faculty, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, at mcmahon@westmont.edu.  Only complete applications will be considered.  The position will remain open until filled. 

Pay Range: $105,810 to $140,424
The pay range posted for this job opening reflects what Westmont College reasonably expects to pay for this position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, education, training, skill level, rank, and market conditions.

Part-Time Positions

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.

Department Chairs

If you need an application for an open position created, please contact the executive assistant in the provost's office.