Job Announcement: History at Bethel University

Bethel University. Photo used with permission.

Bethel University. Photo used with permission.

Thank-you to Christopher Gehrz, Chair of the History Department at Bethel University, for sharing the following job announcement with the Emerging Scholars Network. As you may remember Christopher Gehrz edited The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (InterVarsity Press, 2014). In spring 2015, Tom had the opportunity to hear Chris present on Does Pietism Offer a ‘Usable Past’ to Churches Today? at Messiah College. Looking forward to connecting with him further on this topic. Stay tuned. . . .

Opening: History Dept, Full-Time Position (Bethel U)

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 2016. Successful candidates must possess: the expertise, vision, and leadership necessary to develop a proposal for 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 Bethel’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 Bethel’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

To begin the application process, visit the position announcement at the Bethel employment page:

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.

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