Bethel College

The Kinesiology Department at Bethel College is accepting applicants for Adjuncts to teach online, hybrid and/or face-to-face classes.

Teaching positions will be in the undergraduate programs of Exercise Science, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Sport Management.

We are also seeking candidates for our new 100% online Masters in Sport Administration and Compliance (pending approval) to teach courses in the following areas:


  • Physical Education
  • Fitness activity classes
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength training
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Sport Management
  • Athletic event and facility management
  • Sport law and risk management
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Intercollegiate athletics compliance (NCAA and/or NAIA)
  • Sport Governance
  • Other courses


Teaching responsibilities will begin in August of 2019.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess and advanced degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Management or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience with online or face to face delivery teaching in the areas of Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Management or a related area.

The Master of Arts in Sport Administration is a new program pending approval to begin in August of 2019 with a focus on intercollegiate athletics compliance.

Appointments will be made on a semester-to-semester basis. Reappointment for subsequent semesters is dependent on performance and department needs. The use of an adjunct pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying.



  • Teach assigned course(s)
  • Prepare a syllabus consistent with the course and department learning objectives.
  • Cover departmentally agreed upon content for the course.
  • Provide effective class leadership and conduct all courses as scheduled.
  • Provide timely grading feedback to students.
  • Assuring and improving student learning through assessment


Required qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Management or a closely related field with 18 graduate hours in the field of instruction.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Bethel College.


Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D., Ed.D. , or advanced degree.
  • Two years of online or face-to-face teaching experience at the university level.
  • Significant and current experience in the area of Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Management, or Physical Education is highly desirable.


Required application materials:

  • CV or resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Statement of Christian faith, including personal faith history and vision for integrating faith and learning.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all universities from which degrees were received. (Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire)
  • Contact information for three references or 3 letters of recommendation.


With Questions about these positions, please contact:

Enzley Mitchell IV, Ph.D., Kinesiology Department Chair

(574) 807-7227


About Bethel College

Bethel College, is a four-year Christian college of the arts and sciences. Affiliated with the Missionary Church, the college is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, an organization of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world, whose mission is to advance the cause of Christ-center higher education. Offering more than 50 areas of study, Bethel is currently composed of 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 29 states and 15 countries, and 250 full-time professionals dedicated to serving its students. Located in Mishawaka, Indiana, the intimate campus is close to a wide range of employment, service and recreational opportunities.

Bethel hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to its arts productions, 20,000 annually in conference services, and many community members in support of its 18 intercollegiate sports teams that have earned 35 national athletic championships in the NAIA and NCCAA.


Our Mission

Bethel College, is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service. Read more about our beliefs.



Following comprehensive review and vetting with all College stakeholders, a clear strategic path and plan of action has been launched. Dubbed "GRO," the initiative not only sets clear goals and milestones, it also reflects the College's unwavering commitment to provide the pathway and resources to achieve success. 

Under GRO we declare:

"G" game on. We will add to our 35 National Championships by enrolling an additional 195 student-athletes during the next three years

"R" robust recruiting. We will add an additional 150-300 traditional non-athlete students during the next five years

"O" online burst. We will grow our online programs by 500 students during the next four years. 

We will meet our goals through a steadfast commitment to our Christian beliefs and mission, exemplary leadership and execution, and through our relationships with community, alumni, donors and third-party partnerships. Bethel College has committed to multiple internal reviews and decisive investment with partner companies. The table is set for the next Vice President of Enrollment Management to lead us to unparalleled enrollment and persistence success.       


Bethel College Alumni

Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 64 world areas, and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average, 100 percent job placement rate in nursing and music education, top 4 percent finish nationally in competitive math performance tests, and 100 percent pass rate every year on the national performance standard for a unique academic major in Sign Language Interpreting.

Bethel College alumni include the No. 1 voted School Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 voted School Principal in Indiana, a top 1 percent 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, two All-Star pitchers (Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres), a senior Midwest manager for Blue Cross / Blue Shield and many others.


National Recognition

Christian Universities Online: Christian Universities Online ranked Bethel No. 1 in the nation on the list of "50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations."

U.S. News and World Report: Ranked Bethel a top tier college for 14 consecutive years.

Colleges of Distinction: For the sixth year in a row, Bethel has been named a College of Distinction. We are one of nine Indiana colleges to be recognized, and one of 59 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction.

Washington Monthly: Washington Monthly ranked Bethel College No. 2 of 364 colleges in the Midwest on its 2017 list of the "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges." The "Best Bang for the Buck" list rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.


Mishawaka, Indiana

Mishawaka, Indiana, is a growing commercial city in Northern Indiana, located next to South Bend. Mishawaka, the Princess City, lies nestled along the meandering path of the St. Joseph River. Population growth, business expansion and record-breaking new construction tell us that people want to live, work, raise their families and retire in Mishawaka. Community pride is an essential part of life in the Princess City. The quality of life that generates this community pride comes from many sources.

Mishawaka ranks as the 17th largest city in the state of Indiana surpassing the cities of Kokomo and Columbus. Unlike many communities, Mishawaka has consistently grown in population, capital investment and assessed value for several years.

Construction and growth are not all that make a city great, of course. Not only is Mishawaka home to Bethel College, but it is also home to AM General's Hummer Plant, a beautiful system of parks and a myriad of cultural opportunities.

The greater metropolitan area includes 250,000 residents, five colleges (including the University of Notre Dame), the second largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and Mishawaka's own renovated, 3-mile Riverwalk development. Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away.


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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