Bethel College

Bethel College seeks to hire a highly qualified person at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor, with the possibility of serving as Chair, beginning in August, 2018.

The successful candidate will teach and develop coursework in Sports Management and advise students in Sport Management or Sport Studies majors.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to supervise field-based internships, serve on committees, engage in professional service, and scholarly activities. 

Ideal candidates will demonstrate teaching excellence, interest in strong interaction with students, possess an interest in cooperative programs in Christian Liberal Arts settings and indicate ways they will support the College's commitment to diversity. 

This person will also be able to articulate a vision for a Kinesiology program appropriate for a small Christian college.  Normal faculty duties include twelve hours of undergraduate teaching per semester as well as departmental and professional responsibilities listed above.

Required: Earned doctorate degree in Sport Management or closely related field.  ABD will be considered for non-tenure track instructor position.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, current vita, and a statement of educational philosophy.  Additionally, as a Christian liberal arts institution, Bethel College desires that its faculty possess a vibrant Christian faith and an understanding of how that faith integrates with their discipline.  Therefore, candidates are also asked to submit a brief statement of faith and statement on the integration of faith and learning.  Priority consideration will be given to candidates whose applications are completed by June 1, 2018. 


Institutional Summary

Bethel College, launched in 1947, is an urban-situated, evangelical institution affiliated with the Missionary Church, currently composed of 1,800 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and 10 countries, and 225 full-time employees.  Her city was recently named in the Top 10 College Towns of America, hosting 250,000 residents, five colleges (including Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and Mishawaka's own 3 mile Riverwalk development.  Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away.

Bethel is ranked in the Top 15% nationally by U.S. News & World Report, recognized in the Top 100 nationally for its commitment to character development by the Templeton Guide, and listed in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for regional impact.  Bethel's 18,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 35 world areas, and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average, a #1 ranking for all Colleges in Indiana for excellence of Teacher Education alumni, 100% job placement rate in Nursing, 99% in music education, 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 Sign Language Interpreting.  Bethel hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to her arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many community members in support of her 33 national athletic championships in the NAIA and NCCAA.

Bethel College alumni include the No. 1 voted School Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 voted 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 Barak Obama's childhood school, the lead in "South Pacific" off Broadway, a national leader and lab executive in Nanotechnology and Sustainable Energy, Lynne Hybels spouse and ministry partner of Bill, as founders of Willowcreek Church, MLB All-Star Team representative from the Boston Red Sox Justin Masterson, MLB pitcher for the Atlanta Braves Eric Stults, a senior Midwest manager for Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and more.   

The mission of Bethel College 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.

Bethel launched its GREATer Agenda:  2014-2018 in March 2014.  This represents the first leg of a two-phase journey toward Bethel's 75th Anniversary in the year 2022.  The long-term, grand aspiration is that Bethel become a Top Five most influential Wesleyan college in America.  How?  By becoming GREATer over the next five years.  Why?  For the greater glory of God.  What produces a GREATer Bethel?  The five priorities are:

G grow by 1,000 students (200 traditional, 800 adult/graduate)

R perpetuate conditions for spiritual revival so compelling it spreads across our region

E surprise constituents with creativity and excellence, thus earning an "encore"

A improve campus aesthetics with $25 million in designated projects  and

T testify more broadly to who we are and what God is accomplishing among us


Bethel College 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 College 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 College's Lifestyle Covenant and to enforce a religiously based statement of responsibilities for all College employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel College, 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).

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