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Faculty Position in Practical Theology

Description for Faculty Position in Practical Theology

Phillips Theological Seminary

Beginning July 1, 2018

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 area of Practices of Theological Leadership; 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:

  •  in all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program and Diploma and Certificate programs
  • in two or more of the following areas: Congregational Studies, Pastoral Care, Spirituality, Christian Education, Worship, and Cross-Cultural Studies
  • 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.

Qualifications:

PhD or ThD in the History of Christianity; ABD considered; 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.

To Apply:

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.

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 ptstulsa.edu/employment for more information.

 

Phillips Theological Seminary offers Christian graduate theological education
in service of intelligent, just, and compassionate religious and civic communities. We welcome
students to a safe space for truth-seeking conversations about the Bible, Jesus, and faithful living.
Courses available on campus and online for certificate, diploma, MDiv, MAMC, MASJ, & MTS
programs, and on campus for the DMin program.

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