Dean of the Chapel
Chapel is an important feature of Phillips Theological Seminary’s educational and community life; therefore, the role of the Dean of the Chapel is to support students through their journeys of theological education. The Dean of the Chapel will attend to the spiritual life, faith development, and pastoral care needs of students as they prepare to serve in roles of spiritual and religious leadership. This may include hosting conversations a multiplicity of spiritual and religious traditions as well as exploring and grappling with moral and ethical issues across campus and beyond. The Dean of the Chapel will collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other spiritual care leaders to enrich the spiritual and intellectual life of the campus. Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to PhillipsHR@ptstulsa.edu. Persons of color, women, LGBTQIA+ persons, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Director of Instructional Design
Phillips Theological Seminary is seeking a full-time Director of Instructional Design. This position serves as the primary resource for LMS end-users and the driver for developing excellence in online teaching and learning across the degree and non-degree programs. The director offers faculty regular training to enhance online pedagogies, serves as liaison with IT staff, and reviews of the seminary’s online courses for increased effectiveness. Furthermore, this position oversees the school’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to PhillipsHR@ptstulsa.edu.
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, IT Analyst. This position will work closely with the Technology Director in providing technology support for Faculty and Staff at Phillips Theological Seminary. Support needs will range from managing a ticket queue of desktop support needs to supporting AV technology for 3rd party events. A typical day will involve arriving on location and working through the ticket queue of any pressing needs before shifting to ongoing projects like a desktop refresh or classroom technology rebuild. Work outside of regular business hours will be necessary under special circumstances to complete ongoing projects, provide support for evening classes or support after hours events. Please review the job description for more information. Interested candidates should apply by submitting their credentials to PTSHiring@ptstulsa.edu and stating IT ANALYST in the subject line of their message.
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, as well as a Graduate Certificate. 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.