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Assistant/Associate Professor in Software Development

Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas) invites applications for a teaching position at the level of assistant/associate professor in software development, beginning August 2022. The search committee seeks evidence of excellence in teaching and in research as well as a commitment to mentoring undergraduate research in a liberal arts setting. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to build and shape a new program in software development, with most courses offered every other year. Along with the core curriculum of general programming courses and software design, the program includes introductory courses in programming languages, operating systems, and database management systems. Preference will be given to candidates who are comfortable with different modes of teaching and learning and are willing to develop and teach some online courses.  Student teaching assistants will be available. The position will also entail working collaboratively with colleagues in mathematics and natural sciences.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


Mathematics and Computer Science


Full-time; salaried exempt

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach courses, advise students, supervise senior seminar projects, and ongoing development of the software development curriculum.
  • Demonstrate experience or a commitment to teaching students from diverse populations
  • Non-teaching duties will include student recruitment visits, retention, academic advising, and participation in committee work.

Education and/or Experience

 A Ph.D. in a relevant field is preferred, but ABD will be considered with 18 or more credit hours in the discipline.

Skills Required

  • Technologically savvy
  • Ability to successfully learn the college's LMS
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, administrators, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks under tight deadlines and stressful situations

Physical Demands

  • Ability to move freely around campus, including use of stairs
  • Dexterity as related to keyboard, telephone, and normal office equipment
  • Normal visual acuity
  • Working in front of a computer monitor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to function well in a standard office setting

Application Information

Please complete a Bethel College application and upload a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, minimum of three reference letters with contact information, a statement of diversity, and a statement of teaching philosophy at  Questions may be directed to Human Resources at

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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.