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Assistant Professor of Bible, Religion and Vocation

Bethel College (North Newton, KS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, teaching position
in Bible, Religion, and Vocation, to begin Fall 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately,
and continue until the position is filled.


Academic Affairs / Bible and Religion


full-time, tenure-track, teaching position

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in facilitating student exploration of and response to
the purposeful summons to the Common Good, community, and discipleship/faith. Teaching
responsibilities will include courses in vocation, Basic Issues of Faith and Life (capstone) and first-year
experience, as well as courses in biblical studies, theology/ethics, faith formation, ministry, and world
religions, depending on departmental needs and faculty strengths. The faculty member will support the
department’s coordination of Convocation.

Additional responsibilities include institutional committee work/service, student recruitment and
retention, academic advising, and service to local congregations and larger church bodies. Faculty
research is encouraged and supported by the college.

Education and/or Experience

A PhD in biblical studies or theology/ethics is preferred. An MDiv, MA (Theology or Christian
Formation), or equivalent master’s degree is required. Ministerial experience is required. Ministerial
credentials preferred. 

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to Anabaptist theology and the
mission of the College is required (membership in an Anabaptist church not required). The ability to
teach and empower students from a diversity of backgrounds and religious commitments (or none),
honoring freely-chosen conviction, is required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The essential functions of the position require:

  • Normal visual acuity
  • Ability to use a keyboard
  • Ability to go up and down steep stairs

Work Environment and Conditions

All the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related functions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. 

Application Information

The College seeks and warmly welcomes a diversity of applications. Please complete the Bethel
College application and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching
statement, statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a minimum of three letters
of reference.

All new employees of Bethel College must be up to date on their Covid vaccinations, as recommended for them, or have an approved exemption.

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Bethel College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, pregnancy, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator). For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator) at or (316) 284-5248 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Both the applicable Bethel College Policy and further information is available online.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.