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Faculty - Computer Science

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Sunday, July 1, 2018


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, 2018.  As the first full time faculty to be hired in this 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 a 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 topic 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 areas of specialization, 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) 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.  

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