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I love the community here at Bethel. We are a 500-member support group. I am going to miss that more than anything.
Elizabeth Shelly ’12

Current Position Openings

Adjunct in Computer Science

Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas) invites applications for an adjunct instructor of Computer Science to begin fall 2017. Required: Master’s Degree in Computer Science or ABD. Preferred: PhD, and commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context and to collaboration with other departments. Desired: Previous college teaching experience, ability to work effectively with a diverse student population, and interest in recruitment and supervision of students. Review of applications begins March 27, and will continue until the position is filled. This position has the possibility for renewal through growth of the department.

Instructional duties will include Intro to Programming,  requiring knowledge of Java, and two intermediate programming classes. The candidate must be able to instruct students in the following areas: Fundamental computer science concepts, algorithms, data structures, designing graphical user interfaces, and designing, implementing, and debugging basic software.

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

Please send an application letter, teaching statement, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and contact information to dkrase@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA.

Director of Forensics

Bethel College seeks a Director of Forensics/Professor of Communication Arts either at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank, to lead a regionally competitive forensics program. Responsibilities include recruitment, program administration, coaching, tournament travel, organizing tournaments on campus, and teaching in the Communication Arts Department. This is a full-time, nine-month position beginning August 2017; renewal contingent on meeting recruitment goals. Review of applications will begin March 27, and continue until the position is filled. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree required, PhD. preferred. Record of successful teaching and coaching of high school and/or college forensics. Experience in forensics recruitment preferred.

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

Bethel College has a long history of success in forensics. Bethel is one of only six colleges and universities in the nation – of any size – to qualify for the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) since the tournament began in 1978.

Please email a cover letter, Bethel College application, vita, teaching/coaching philosophy, transcripts and a minimum of three references to Denise Krase at Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, N. Newton, KS 67117 or via email to dkrase@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA

President

Bethel College seeks candidates for President.

The oldest Mennonite institution of higher learning in North America, Bethel is a residential liberal arts college located in North Newton, Kansas, emphasizing academic excellence and an ethic of service and peace-making grounded in the Anabaptist faith tradition. Our next president should bring rich experience in academia and institutional leadership, together with a strong personal faith, a passion for undergraduate education and a clear vision for how Bethel can adapt and thrive in the coming decades.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Terminal degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Institutional leadership experience
  • Familiarity with Mennonite/Anabaptist faith and culture

Strong candidates will also bring experience and skills in many of the following areas:

  • Classroom teaching
  • Academic research
  • Institutional finance
  • Fund-raising
  • Promoting diversity and equal opportunity
  • Student recruitment
  • Mennonite church ties
  • Intercultural life experience
  • Public presentation

Nominations and letters of application with CV or resume may be submitted to the Bethel College Presidential Search Committee at pressearch@bethelks.edu or through postal mail to Presidential Search Committee Bethel College 300 E. 27th St. North Newton, Kansas 67117. Candidates from a diversity of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Bethel College is an equal opportunity employer.

Head Dance Coach

Bethel College invites applications for a Head Dance Coach reporting to the Vice President of Athletics. This full-time benefit eligible 12-month position is responsible for administration of all phases of a college dance program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting qualified student athletes and the formulation of a performance/competition schedule.
  • Responsibility for the development of procedures and plans to organize and train athletes for successful and safe competition.
  • Fostering cooperative relationships with team members, coaches, staff and other institutions to provide the ideal sports program.
  • Responsibility to adhere to policies and procedures of Bethel College, the KCAC and the NAIA.
  • Promote a clear understand of the NAIA philosophy and the role of athletics in a private, Christian liberal arts setting.
  • Initiate and maintain documentation (both paper and electronic) of all required records and related administrative duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • College experience desirable.
  • Recruiting experience preferred.

A review of applications will begin immediately. The successful candidate must pass a security background check prior to employment. Bethel College is a four-year, private, primarily residential liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. 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. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values personal faith development, peace-making, social justice, cross-cultural learning, and service.

Email cover letter, Bethel College application, resume, transcripts and a minimum of 3 references to: kallshouse@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA

Coordinator of Residence Life

The Coordinator of Residence Life (CRL) provides leadership and management to the residential community in accordance with the mission and policies of Bethel College, including commitment to Bethel’s Christian ethics and spiritual vitality. The CRL develops, maintains, and facilitates programs and initiatives focused on the creation of safe and secure learning environments which foster and support academic success, personal growth, and respect for self, diversity, and community.

The position also has general responsibility for first year student development and transition initiatives and coordinates programs and services to support and enhance Bethel College’s general retention efforts.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • This is a 12-month, live-in position. A Bachelor’s degree and a valid driver’s license are required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have: experience working/living in a residence hall environment; experience working in student activities or student leadership; student or professional supervision and/or advising.
  • Experience working in an on-call duty rotation; managing students in crisis; student conduct administration; managing facilities; advising student organizations; training, selection, and recruiting efforts for student paraprofessionals desired.

WORK HOURS

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Evening and weekend hours are required.
  • This position participates in an on-call emergency response rotation that may require additional hours outside of the standard workweek.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position requires a person with the ability to manage a daily schedule while often working numerous evening hours and being on-call 24 hours a day.
  • The employee may need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • The job may involve exposure to household cleaning materials and use of typical office equipment.
  • Ability to relocate personal residence to the residence hall apartment is required.
  • Use of a computer and some travel is required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • A partially furnished apartment, basic cable, an assigned parking space, access to the Bethel College internet, and full meal plan (when services are offered).
  • Additional Bethel College full-time employee benefits are also included.

To be considered for this position, you must complete an Application of Employment and e-mail the following to Bethany Wentzel, Student Life Office Coordinator at bwentzel@bethelks.edu. EOE/AA

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references (names, addresses, and phone numbers)

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.

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