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Phillips Theological Seminary searches for pastoral care faculty

Faculty Position in Pastoral Care: 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 seminary students in the Master’s and DMin programs to provide skillful pastoral care to individuals across the life cycle, to families of diverse configurations, and to communities and institutions (with particular attention to congregational contexts);
  • Engaging in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in Pastoral Care, Pastoral Theology, or closely related disciplines;
  • Teaching in one of the following secondary areas: CPE; Spiritual Practices; Chaplaincy; Ethics; Leadership; Global, Indigenous, and Postcolonial Christianities; Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter; Trauma Theology; or Peace and Conflict Studies;
  • Participating in shared governance of the institution and service to the broader community.

Teaching Responsibilities

This person will be responsible for:

  • Teaching in all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program and Diploma and Certificate programs;
  • Teaching in at least one of the following secondary areas: Spiritual Practices, Methodist Studies, Ethics, Leadership, Global Christianities, or Worship;
  • Teaching in all of Phillips’ on-campus modes of course delivery (13-week schedule, intensive week-long courses, and one- or two-weekend courses) as well as online;
  • Participating with faculty in strengthening our instructional design across all of these modes.

Qualifications:

PhD or ThD in Pastoral Care, Pastoral Theology, or a closely related field, plus the ability to teach in one of the secondary areas mentioned above. ABD considered; rank open. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to our Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply.

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.

Pastoral Care

Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Pastoral Care. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. PhD or ThD preferred; ABD considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach seminary students to provide skillful pastoral care to individuals across the life cycle, to families of diverse configurations, and to communities and institutions (with particular attention to congregational contexts). In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to scholarship in pastoral care and/or pastoral theology or a closely related field, and will be able to teach in one of the following secondary areas: CPE; Spiritual Practices; Chaplaincy; Ethics; Leadership; Global, Indigenous, and Postcolonial Christianities; Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter; Trauma Theology; or Peace and Conflict Studies. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to our emerging Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Responsibilities will include teaching in both the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and oncampus 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 and experience 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.