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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

Position Openings

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

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 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, Review of applications will begin January 3, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA