Pepperdine University Seeks Tenure Track Professor of International Studies Specializing in African Studies

The International Studies and Languages Division of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences seeks applications for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of International Studies (with a specialization in African Studies) beginning August 1, 2021. The ability to teach courses in at least two of the following areas is preferred: African politics, African culture and society, ethnicity in Africa, comparative politics, or comparative political economy. A Ph.D. in Political Science, Anthropology, or Sociology is required. Candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates should also have the ability to establish a productive research program. The ability to engage students in their scholarly work would be a plus.

Pepperdine University is a private Christian university overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. Faculty, staff and students partner to support Pepperdine’s Christian Mission. Pepperdine is committed to valuing diversity and inclusion among our students and faculty. Applicants of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please submit all application materials online. Review of candidates’ application materials will begin on November 9th, 2020, and will continue until the search is closed.


Dr. George Carlsen (
Divisional Dean of International Studies and Languages
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263