Engaged Diversity

Board of Trustees Commitment to Engaged Diversity

The Board of Trustees of Phillips Theological Seminary believes that the Reign of God as announced by Jesus Christ is open to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic class. This theological belief is the basis of the seminary’s non-discrimination statement, and it is also the basis for the seminary’s efforts to embrace and engage diverse persons in service of the mission of God, and specifically in service of the mission entrusted to this seminary. The Board of Trustees is committed to recruiting, educating, and engaging trustees, faculty, staff, and students with the range and depth of gifts, skills, and perspectives to move Phillips to become more of the community God calls the seminary to be. To this end, the Board will actively recruit a pool of candidates that reflects the diversity necessary for the ongoing work of the seminary, as well as to resource new strategic directions the Board may choose.

Seminary’s Non-Discrimination Statement

Phillips Theological Seminary accords equal rights and privileges to all members of the Seminary community. In the administration of its policies and procedures related to admissions, financial aid, academic programs, and hiring, the Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Seminary’s Commitment to Disability Access

Phillips Theological Seminary is committed to providing equal access to its programs of graduate professional education for all qualified students with learning, physical, medical, or psychological disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Accordingly, the seminary aims to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability to ensure their access and participation in Seminary programs.

For more information on Disability, please see Academic Resources/Disability

Seminary’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Phillips Theological Seminary is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with small, minority-owned, women-owned, diversity based, disability-owned, disadvantaged, veteran owned and local business enterprises. The Supplier Diversity Policy is the seminary’s initiative to create opportunity for suppliers to market their products to the seminary and to encourage Phillips Theological Seminary to offer opportunities to such suppliers.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s diversity business council, Mosaic, has honored Phillips repeatedly with its highest rating as an employer with an inclusive workplace culture.

Director of Advancement

Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time position Director of Advancement, effective immediately. The Director of Advancement will support Phillips Theological Seminary's advancement objectives by sharing the seminary's interests and beliefs, through identifying new prospects and donors, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 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 PTSHiring@ptstulsa.edu - stating Director of Advancement in the subject line.

Special Collections and Archives Librarian

The position reports to the Dean of the Library and Research Services. The individual ensures 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; acquires archival materials in the subject specialty of racialized trauma in Oklahoma and the surrounding area for theological considerations; supports 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.

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.