Bethel University is accepting applications for Adjunct Faculty
to teach in a variety of areas.
While there is no guarantee of employment, each application will
be given careful consideration as to the qualifications of the
applicant compared to the needs of the college and our students at
any given time.
Qualified applications may be retained for future
About Bethel University
The mission of Bethel University, affiliated with the Missionary
Church denomination, is to be a community of learners building
lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and world.
Bethel's liberating academic programs challenge the mind, enlarge
the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.
Launched in 1947, Bethel is urban-situated in the northern
Indiana region hosting 250,000 residents, seven colleges (including
Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of
Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and beautiful riverwalk
developments in South Bend and Mishawaka. Resort venues on Lake
Michigan are 45 minutes away. The university community is composed
of about 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35
states, 90 students born outside the United States, and 225
full-time employees. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests
annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference
services, and many thousands of community members in support of 40
national athletic championships.
Outside organizations recognize Bethel's quality: it is ranked
as a Top Tier Midwestern College for 15 consecutive years by U.S.
News & World Report; ranked No. 7 in the Midwest on the Washington
Monthly "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges" list; No. 1 on Christian
Universities Online 2016 list of "Top 50 Christian Colleges and
Universities Exceeding Expectations." Bethel has also been named to
Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money 2018" list.
Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 64 world areas, and
enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average,
100% job placement rate in Nursing whose program was ranked No. 7
in the United States, a Top 4% finish nationally in competitive
math performance tests, and 100% pass rate every year on the
national performance standard for a unique academic major in
American Sign Language.
Alumni professional achievements include the No. 1 rated School
Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 rated School Principal in
Indiana, a Top 1% pediatric surgeon in North America, the former
Executive Director of the largest Youth for Christ district in the
nation, the Chaplain of former President Barack Obama's childhood
school, the lead in "South Pacific" off Broadway in Chicago, a
laboratory director in sustainable energy, MLB All-Star Team
representatives (Cleveland Indians Justin Masterson; MLB pitcher
for the San Diego Padres Eric Stults), a senior Midwest manager for
Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and among others the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year, Midwest Region, Don Clark.
Faculty accomplishments from Bethel include: an average of more
than 100 scholarly presentations and performances each of the last
five years, reaching every corner of the United States (California,
Oregon, New York, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Texas, etc.) and
across the globe (e.g. Kenya, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, France,
etc.), including elite sites such as Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen,
and Carnegie Hall. Academic disciplines are deepened by Bethel
projects on suffering, shame, the logic of forgiveness, Islam,
mentoring, culture shock, health care among the Amish, eating
disorders, home births, monotone mathematical triangles, top
predator conservation, adolescent readers, capitalism, gene
segregation, Great Lakes fisheries, social-linguistic patterns
among the LGBT deaf, deviance in American political allies,
ecological imagination in American fiction, Russian education,
Latino values and education, theater sound and stage design,
leadership pressure, the ethics of a Library Bill of Rights,
non-violent resistance, simulation learning in Nursing,
Shakespeare, depression in cancer patients, race-based tension, art
exhibits in every medium, choral and instrumental productions of
great variety, and more.
In recent years, Bethel saw the strongest series of financial
ratios in 25 years (as defined by the U.S. Department of
Education), increased admissions visits by 60% and applications by
20%, doubled the number of fully online students and saw surges in
programs like Math-Engineering (+24%), Christian Ministries (+53%),
Biology (+118%), Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy/Sport Management
(+177%), and total Graduate Program increases of +47%. Students of
color moved from 19% to 28% of the total population, with increases
in retention and graduation rates.
Traditional college-age students now rank mentoring as one of
the most prominent traits of the environment, seen in part by a
shift from 5 in 10 to 7 in 10 residential students voluntarily
engaged in small group or one-on-one coaching by faculty-staff, and
through alumni surveys showing very high faith-integration
retention after their Bethel years (e.g. understanding Biblical
texts, feeling equipped for the essential questions of life, strong
critical thinking skills, etc.).
Also during this time, $12M was applied to endowment,
scholarships, and facility upgrades such as Academic Support
Services Center, School of Nursing Simulation Lab, renewal of the
largest lecture hall named for Brian & Paqui Kelly (Notre Dame head
football coach), new entrances for the East campus and Athletic
Park with three additional intramural fields, a new Softball
stadium, and refreshed Weight Room, added a Kindergarten Lab
School, refreshed Art Gallery, Acorn restaurant, Wi-Fi network and
phone systems, and more.
Work culture at Bethel also thrives, now meeting or exceeding
industry average scores on 47 of 55 variables annually tracked by
Best Christian Workplaces, who surveys 15,000 workers in Christian
organizations annually. The employee experience at Bethel now leads
national norms, to a statistically significant difference, in
commitment to excellence, an environment for creativity and
innovation, solving problems through supervision, the habit of
receiving and using input, and demonstrating spiritual gifts
throughout the workplace.
Bethel University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in
employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and
federal laws. In keeping with the mission of the institution,
Bethel University seeks applicants with a strong commitment to the
values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity and who profess a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian
institution, we require faculty and staff to adhere to the
University's Lifestyle Covenant and to enforce a religiously based
statement of responsibilities for all University employees. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel University, as an
educational institution operating under the auspices of the
Missionary Church, reserves the right to prefer employees on the
basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil
Rights Act of 1964 as amended).