Bethany Jobs

Engineering Faculty

Job Status 
Job Type 
Job Department 
Application Deadline 
Friday, April 12, 2019
Job Start Date 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Job Description 

Do you have a passion for serving motivated men and women in their pursuit to obtaining a degree in the engineering field? Do you possess an interest in bringing industry experience to the college classroom in order to help students better understand the needs and expectations of engineers? Do you have a desire to mentor students in their lives of Christian service? Are you looking for a position to impact the next generation of problem-solvers, yet also offers a strong work/life balance? If so, Bethany Lutheran College may be the place for 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 Engineering department beginning July 1, 2019. As the department chair of this program, you will play a key role in the way the Engineering program takes shape for 21st century learners. This person will have the autonomy to shape the curriculum to meet the needs of industry, identify and select additional instructors along with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, as well as develop and engage in meaningful internship opportunities for students in this growing program. A curriculum has been approved and is in place for this program which aligns to and supports all of Bethany’s mission and goals for our students. You will be provided the opportunity to guide and shape students in this exciting and growing program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or related Engineering field required; doctorate degree is preferred; ABD considered with a plan in place to complete the terminal degree.
  • Passion for teaching, advising and mentoring students.
  • Experience with mechanical or biomedical engineering topics, including Statics and Dynamics, Solid and/or Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Circuits and Computer Aided Engineering.
  • Active church membership in Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) or Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran 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:
Bethany Lutheran College – Human Resources Office
Academic Search Committee – Engineering
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001; or via scanned email to

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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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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