Bethany Jobs

Computer Science Faculty

Job Status 
Job Type 
Job Department 
Application Deadline 
Monday, April 15, 2019
Job Start Date 
Monday, July 1, 2019

 We live in a world of data. However, unpacking and making sense of all of that data can be cumbersome. Are you the kind of person that can share this process with highly motivated young men and women in a nurturing, Christian environment? Can you provide the tools and expertise to make the next generation equipped to serve in more and more complex ways? If so, then we want to talk with you!

Bethany Lutheran College, a Christian liberal arts college owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month faculty position in the computer science department beginning July 1, 2019.

This is an extremely exciting position. As the first full time faculty to be hired in the Computer Science program, you will play a critical role defining how the study of computing at Bethany develops and engages across the liberal arts. A curriculum has been developed and approved by the faculty and the Board of Regents. Your task is to grow a program that embraces and supports all of Bethany’s mission and goals for our students. You have the opportunity to prepare them for life in a digital world through your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship.

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science (or closely related field) required; doctorate degree is preferred; ABD considered with a plan in place to complete the terminal degree.
  • Passion for teaching.
  • Experience in instructional course design in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with current and advanced topics in computer science. Examples include algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, or bioinformatics.
  • Active church membership in Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) or Wisconsin Evangelical Synod (WELS)

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience and background; comprehensive benefit program. 

Application process:


  • Candidates should submit a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and area of specialization, resume/curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of church membership and faith in the context of a Lutheran liberal arts college,
  • Statement of teaching philosophy,
  • Two current letters of professional recommendation with contact information,
  • A letter of recommendation from the pastor of the applicant’s church, and
  • Academic transcripts (may be unofficial; if an employment offer is made, certified transcripts for all college-level education will be required).

Send Information to:

Academic Search Committee – Computer Science
Bethany Lutheran College, Human Resources Office
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
or via scanned e-mail to

Conditions of Employment:  The College requires that a criminal background check be conducted on all new employees to safeguard the campus community for students and employees.

The College:  Bethany Lutheran College is a dynamic, growing institution that offers a values-based Christian education that aims to produce well-educated and spiritually grounded students.  Our graduates are prepared to be leaders in their chosen vocations and in their communities and churches.  Bethany has an outstanding faculty that focuses solely on the undergraduate student.  Whether it is an academic, personal or spiritual concern, the Bethany faculty is committed to educating the whole student.  

Employment Disclaimers and Notices

Non-Discrimination Policy

Bethany Lutheran College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, age, national origin, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, citizenship, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, or other categories protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and financial aid programs. As permitted by law, Bethany has the right to exercise discretion in employment to employ persons who share and are committed to the Biblical tenets of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the values and mission of the College.  Bethany has the right to exercise discretion in regards to education, employment, housing or use of facilities, and other school-administered programs which is consistent with the Biblical tenets of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the values and mission of the College. The College adheres to the requirements of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA policy of 1990.

Background Check

Bethany Lutheran College, Inc. requires all new employee hires to be subject to a criminal background check as a condition of employment. The check includes a review of any pending arrests.

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Other Notices

Bethany Lutheran College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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