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Phillips Theological Seminary searches for homiletics, worship faculty

Faculty Position in Homiletics and Worship: Phillips Theological Seminary

Beginning July 1, 2020

Phillips Theological Seminary Mission Statement:

The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals, congregations, and communities acting with God to transform the world.

Purpose of Position:

The person who fills this position will contribute to the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary by teaching in the fields of Homiletics and Worship; by engaging in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in one’s own areas of specialization; and by participating in shared governance of the institution and service to the broader community.

Teaching Responsibilities:

This person will be responsible for teaching:

  • all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program (courses and projects), Diploma, and Certificate programs
  • in the field of Homiletics and Worship, introductory courses, as well as upper-level electives
  • in on-campus modes (13-week schedule, intensive weeks or one or two weekends) and online
  • in participating with faculty in strengthening our instructional design across all of these modes


PhD or ThD in Homiletics; rank open.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive for faculty among peer institutions (i.e., free-standing ATS member schools that grant master’s and professional doctoral degrees in the U.S.) and commensurate with experience in teaching in higher education. A full range of benefits is offered including health insurance for the faculty member, a 14% contribution to a retirement fund, generous funding to support research, travel and teaching online, and research sabbaticals.

Homiletics and Worship Search Announcement

Upon the retirement of Rev. Dr. Richard F. Ward, the Fred B. Craddock Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Homiletics and Worship. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with the theories and practices of the late 20th/ early 21st century homiletical traditions, with consideration being given to those who can also contribute to our emerging Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. PhD or ThD required. Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in both Masters’ and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and on-campus formats.

Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact
information of at least three references to tammye.jurena@ptstulsa.edu. In addition, please include a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy that addresses how students in your classes might translate critical insights from those classes to congregational life and a variety of other public settings. The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is
Filled. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019.

Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff, and student community. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply. See www.ptstulsa.edu/employment for position description, employment policies, and more information.