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Bethel people are passionate – about academics, music, forensics, sports, work, art, worship, service, conversation. Everyone here is passionate about something, usually several things.
Allison Boehm, ’09

Current Position Openings

Administrative Assistant in Alumni Relations/Institutional Research

Bethel College is looking for applicants to fill a three-quarter time position. The thirty-hour a week position includes twenty hours as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Alumni Relations and ten hours in Institutional Research.

The candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, extensive experience in Word and Excel, comfort using social media, proven accuracy in data entry and reporting, affinity for complex database management, interest in event planning, familiarity with Bethel constituency. The position will be paid on an hourly basis. A few evening and weekend hours will be required for Alumni events. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Submit cover letter, Bethel College application, resume and three professional references with email and phone contacts to Brad Kohlman, Director of Alumni Relations, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, Kansas 67117, alumni@bethelks.edu. Detailed job descriptions available. Bethel College is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer.

Web Developer

Bethel College seeks an organized, self-directed candidate to serve as Web Developer, reporting to the Vice President for Marketing and Communications. This full-time position will design, code and modify the Bethel College family of internal and external websites, including content, layout and function, per client’s specifications. This includes:

  • using imagination and originality to develop and proactively manage visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation, which function across platforms and uphold the Bethel brand;
  • developing and managing applications/forms to collect data and their associated databases, daily scripts and reporting tools according to accepted standards;
  • integrating and administrating various back-end systems and databases, maintaining related servers and services as appropriate;
  • employing SEO and assessing analytics to optimize success of institutional websites; and ,
  • applying expertise to proactively identify issues, offer creative solutions and inform decisions on how best to address many interesting technical problems.

Interested candidates should have a thorough understanding and hands-on experience writing code in a variety of web applications and programming languages (such as HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, jQuery and API’s) required. Ability to discern appropriate content for the intended audience in accordance with Bethel mission and values necessary, along with excellent interpersonal skills to work as a team member, interacting and communicating effectively with campus clients and colleagues.

Candidates for employment are subject to a background check and may be subject to a drug screen. This, like all positions at Bethel College, serves at the pleasure of the Bethel College president. If interested, please send a Bethel College employment application, cover letter, resume, references and links to portfolio to: Lori Livengood, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117 or via e-mail llivengood@bethelks.edu. Review of applications begins January 5. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE/AA.

Systems Analyst

Bethel College invites applications for the position of Systems Analyst reporting to the Director of IMS. This full-time position will develop, manage, and maintain various daily scripts, maintain CX-based (Jenzabar) reporting tools, develop solutions to integrate various systems, upgrade servers as needed, support the on-line learning system, and assist writing programs as needed. This is a service and support position requiring a significant amount of contact with the campus community. Ability to work with other departments is essential. The position will require troubleshooting and repair of programs and technology. An inquisitive mind is essential.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology-related field or related experience. Requires expertise in HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, and JAVA. Knowledge of BASH, PERL, and PYTHON helpful. Candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills to work as a team member, interacting and communicating effectively with campus clients and colleagues.

Candidates for employment are subject to a background check and may be subject to a drug screen. This, like all positions at Bethel College, serves at the pleasure of the Bethel College president. If interested, please send Bethel College employment application, cover letter, resume, and three references to: Rus Rogers, Director of IMS, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117 or via e-mail to rrogers@bethelks.edu. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE/AA.

Full-time, tenure-track appointment in Literary Studies/English

Bethel College (Kansas) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Literary Studies/English, to begin August 2017. Review of applications will begin November 14, semi-finalists interviewed by telephone in December, and finalists invited to campus interviews in February 2017. We seek a candidate committed to teaching a range of introductory and advanced courses, including first-year seminar and freshman composition, general education literature classes, and advanced courses in creative writing and in an area of specialization in American or British literature. The successful candidate must demonstrate proven excellence in teaching, a firm commitment to liberal arts education, support for the Bethel College mission, and an ability to interact effectively with a range of culturally diverse students. The successful candidate should have a particular area of expertise and scholarly interest that complements the current faculty, but the candidate’s specialization is secondary to the primary importance of a commitment to teach creative writing and a range of courses.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in English or related field required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, Bethel College application and contact information including email addresses for three references to Denise Krase, Office of Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via email to dkrase@bethelks.edu.

Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential, liberal arts college. It is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel College educates leaders through faith and learning, building its programs on seven central values: discipleship, scholarship, service, integrity, community, peace and social justice, and diversity. Distinctive elements of a Bethel education include requirements in cross-cultural learning and religion and an emphasis on undergraduate research, internships and study abroad. Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Instructor of Music in Piano

Bethel College seeks applications for a part-time faculty position in Music to begin August 2017. Candidates should possess expertise in teaching applied piano, serving as staff accompanist, and teaching class piano. The position may include classroom teaching in a related area, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs.

Qualifications for position:

A master’s degree in music is required with an emphasis in Piano and/or Collaborative Piano. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of successful teaching at the college-level (other teaching experiences will be considered). Strong communication skills should be demonstrated along with the ability to work collegially with other faculty in the Department of Music and within the college.

Bethel College is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Majors and concentrations include traditional liberal arts and science fields, and pre-professional and accredited professional programs (nursing, social work, and teacher education). The student body of 500 students is approximately two-thirds residential and traditional age and one-third non-residential and non-traditional. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values the pursuit of critical inquiry, peace-making, social justice, and cross-cultural learning and service.

Application information

The applicant should submit a letter of intent, Bethel College Employment Application, transcripts, curriculum vita with three references, YouTube or similar electronic links to videos of rehearsals and performance, to Denise Krase, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at dkrase@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE

Psychology Instructor

Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas) invites applications for a one-year appointment as instructor, with the option for conversion to a tenure track position in social or developmental psychology, beginning August 2017. The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and in research as well as a commitment to mentoring undergraduate research in a liberal arts setting. Teaching responsibilities include courses in introductory, social, and developmental psychology, and related areas. In addition, candidates should have experience with online teaching and possess the ability to provide leadership in assisting others with developing online courses. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred, but an ABD will be considered. Non-teaching duties will include student recruitment visits, retention, academic advising, and participation in committee work.

Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values the pursuit of authentic faith, critical inquiry, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, an application, and three letters of reference with contact information including e-mail address to: Denise Krase, Office for Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via e-mail, dkrase@bethelks.edu. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA