Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Phillips Theological Seminary is the chief academic officer of the institution and as such holds a critical and unique position in the seminary's governance as it is shared by the board of trustees, the administration, and the faculty. This person also interfaces with primary constituents of the seminary, including the churches and denominations served by students and alumni. Primary responsibilities for this position include directing all academic educational programming of the seminary and developing and leading the faculty and academic staff in ensuring the excellence of degree program curricula and student services.
Director of Instructional Design
The Director of Instructional Design serves as a primary resource and driver for developing excellence in educational delivery across course formats. The director will also serve as liaison with IT staff and lead a regular review of the seminary’s online courses. This position also oversees the school’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
Administrative Assistant to Ministry Training Program (Columbia, MO)
Mission of Position: The Administrative Assistant serves as the coordinator for the Office of the Ministry Training Program in Columbia, MO and shall provide organizational and administrative support to the Director and partner with the Director to enhance the seminary’s communication with, hospitality for, and services to the Ministry Training Program student body.
Faculty Position in Homiletics and Worship
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Homiletics and Worship.
History and Culture
Phillips Theological Seminary is a 110-year-old educational institution that offers theological education dedicated to learning the way of Jesus in order to cultivate vital communities, vital conversations, and the public good. The primary method of fulfilling that mission has been offering master’s level education for clergy candidates. A key challenge is expanding the Seminary’s educational offerings to include a wider range of professional and lay education programs.
The Seminary offers four master’s degrees, one doctoral degree, and several certificate programs. The physical campus is in northeast Tulsa. Students take courses at the Tulsa campus weekly, in weekend and in week-long concentrated courses, and online. Phillips’s 110 students come from 17 states and 17 denominations.
Phillips is a progressive Christian graduate school—meaning we employ critical historical scholarship and spiritually-formed imaginations as we seek to understand what it means to follow Jesus’ way in the world today, emphasizing how Christians should contribute to the common good through working for peace and justice with compassion and intelligence. Some people call the seminary "liberal."
The seminary's non-discrimination statement is broad-ranging and fairly indicates both the seminary's values and the diversity of persons who work and study at the seminary. Read the seminary's non-discrimination statement here.
In 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council, Mosaic, honored Phillips with its highest rating as an employer with an inclusive workplace culture.
Read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.