Updated JobÂ Announcement: https://blog.emergingscholars.org/2015/10/job-announcement-history-at-bethel-university/. Application is open. The position will now begin Fall 2016.
Bethel University (MN) is seeking to fill a full-time faculty position in the Department of History, as a three-year appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences starting Fall 2015. Successful candidates must possess: the expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to design and implement a new undergraduate major in digital humanities; demonstrated teaching ability in ancient and medieval history; strong commitment to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university; and demonstrated ability to contribute to Bethelâ€™s anti-racism efforts and cross-cultural understanding. Teaching responsibilities amount to seven courses or equivalents per year: courses in digital humanities, ancient and medieval history, and a team-taught course in Bethelâ€™s general education curriculum; coordination of the digital humanities major, including course development, student recruiting, internship supervision, and grant writing. General faculty responsibilities include student advising as well as department and committee assignments.
To learn more about the position, see https://bethelhistory.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/were-hiring-announcing-our-new-ancient-digital-position.
To begin the application process, visit the position announcement at the Bethel employment page: https://www.bethel.edu/employment/openings/postings/2015/march/faculty-history-3year. Priority will be given to applications completed by April 7, 2015.
Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Editor’s note: Thank-you to Christopher Gehrz, PhD,Â Professor and Chair, Department of History, Co-coordinator, Christianity and Western Culture program, for bringingÂ this openingÂ to ESN’s attention. Later in theÂ term,Â I hopeÂ to connect further with Chris. In particular I desire to interview him regardingÂ The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education Forming Whole and Holy PersonsÂ (2014), a publication he edited for InterVarsity Press. If you’re in South Central PA, I encourage you to join me in hearing ChrisÂ present onÂ Does Pietism Offer a â€˜Usable Pastâ€™ to Churches Today?Â at Messiah College (April 30, 7 pm).
As pertinent I encourage members of ESN to prayerfully consider and share not only this position opening, but also . . .
- Assistant/Associate Professor of English and Literature at U. of Northwesternâ€“St.Paul
- Psy.D. program, Full-time, tenure track faculty position at Wheaton College, IL
In the coming months, ESN intends to create aÂ Finding WorkÂ page which will include not only position openings brought to our attention by friends in higher education, but also links to relevantÂ blog posts such as . . .
- Advice to Those Who Would Be Christian Scholars by Nicholas Wolterstorff (Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology Emeritus at Yale University)
- Finding a Postdoc in the Sciences: Nailing the Interview*Â by Kelly Seaton (Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University Human Vaccine Institute), part of Finding a Postdoc series
- What I Wish Iâ€™d Known about Faculty Life seriesÂ byÂ Kevin Birth (Department of Anthropology at Queens College)
- Blessed Are The Successful? by Paul Yandle, Faithful Is Successful series
- Interview on Vocation with Bryan McGraw, Faithful Is Successful series
- Scholar’s Compass: A Devotional for Academics, by Academics
Thank-you to those who have blessed their campus fellowship by sharing such valuable resources by email lists, Facebook Walls, Tweets, websites, etc. Please continue to let me know particular resources/topics which come to your attentionÂ as valuable toÂ post, explore, and/or develop. This process is a significant part of our ministry as a learning community and yes, I really enjoy keeping our Facebook Wall and TweetsÂ active with cutting edgeÂ material 🙂 Great to have you on the team. To God be the glory!
*Finding a Postdoc in the Sciences: Nailing the InterviewÂ isÂ currently the seventhÂ most visited post of the month (#1 Prayers for Chapel Hill)Â and #1 for the history of the blogÂ (#2Â What’s the purpose of a university?). Note: Click here for a list of ESN’sÂ Top Posts.
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!