Employment

Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time position as Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs to begin July 1, 2022. The Associate Dean will provide visionary leadership for the Seminary as it prepares learners to be religious leaders; will bring innovative expertise for the enhancement of academic programming; will oversee assessment systems and support accreditation work; will engage and negotiate with the entire student community in all areas of student affairs; will serve as a strategic collaborative leader and general supervisor over administrative activities related to student success and services; motivate, inspire, facilitate, and initiate student success and retention; will provide leadership for creating and maintaining effective practices within Student Services; will coordinate services to students, faculty, staff and community members. 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.

Director of Advancement

The Director of Advancement will support Phillips Theological Seminary’s advancement objectives by sharing the organization’s interests and benefits, identifying new prospects and donors, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. By travel primarily, develop and solicit gifts from new and existing donors; develop and implement strategies for each donor that include ways to increase donor involvement in the work and mission of Phillips Seminary; provide follow-up and steward as is appropriate; identify vital congregations; develop and implement strategies that nurture a relationship with vital congregations; cultivate relationships with congregations toward participation and major gifts. Please review the full job description for a robust description of duties. Interested candidates should apply by submitting their credentials to PTSHiring@ptstulsa.edu and stating Director of Advancment in the subject line of their message.

Online Media Specialist

This position works directly with everything that has to do with Phillips’ social media reputation. From advertisements that go on social media networks, to handling updates to the website, to preparing analytics reports, or maintaining accounts on social media sites, this position is key to the seminary’s online presence. The Online Media Specialist has primary responsibility for representing Phillips Theological Seminary through online platforms. There will be an expectation for this individual to collaborate with leadership and portray Phillips’ services on social media platforms to expand our brand, elevate our image, recruit students, and develop donors. 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.

Special Collections and Archives Librarian

The position reports to the Dean of the Library and Research Services. The individual will ensure the long-term preservation, organization, and access of and to unique, fragile, and obsolete materials, both digital and traditional, within the Phillips Seminary Library holdings; support the learning and research use of the collections by Phillips’ community and publics. After reviewing the complete job description, interested candidates should submit their credentials to scaalibrarian@ptstulsa.edu. Interest will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

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.


Mosaic 2019 Top Inclusive Workplace

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.