Homiletics and Worship Search Announcement


Upon the retirement of Rev. Dr. Richard F. Ward, the Fred B. Craddock Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Homiletics and Worship. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with the theories and practices of the late 20th/ early 21st century homiletical traditions, with consideration being given to those who can also contribute to our emerging Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. PhD or ThD required. Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in both Masters’ and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and on-campus 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 [email protected]. In addition, please include a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy 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.