Full-time Old Testament (Tenure-track/rank open)

Job Summary

Tenure-track position in Old Testament at Bethel Seminary St. Paul. Academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Teach a full-time load (seven 3-semester hour courses or equivalent per academic year).
Teaching assignments include Old Testament content, hermeneutics, exegesis, and Hebrew language, in both in person and online delivery systems. Other faculty assignments include faculty meetings, mentoring of students, and committee work.


  • Candidates should be capable of inspiring teaching, scholarship, effective leadership of Old Testament teaching, and competent management.
  • Candidates should demonstrate ability to engage students actively and to contribute to an intercultural learning community both in a classroom and online.
  • Candidates should be eager to teach Old Testament in a seminary context and to integrate biblical content and exegesis with transformational ministry leadership and spiritual and personal formation.
  • Candidates should have proficiency in communicative teaching of Hebrew or a willingness to develop this proficiency, along with the capacity to develop and implement effective online teaching of Hebrew.
  • Candidates must agree with the Bethel University Affirmation of Faith, and agree with and live by the Covenant for Life Together.


Ideal candidate will have success in instruction of Old Testament content and exegesis, ministry leadership involvement, and relevant intercultural experience.


Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible or closely related field. (Strong candidates who are ABD may be considered.) Ministry or Bible related master’s degree required, MDiv preferred.

Additional Information

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Bethel seeks to recruit, retain, develop, and support a diverse workforce who contributes to our educational and Christ-centered mission. Bethel encourages candidates to apply who can assist the University to develop a faculty that reflects the diversity of people in God’s kingdom through a variety of ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences.

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. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor’s and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.