Phillips Theological Seminary — Director of Supervised Year in Ministry program

Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time staff position in theological field education as Director of the Supervised Year in Ministry program to begin July 1, 2021. Our Field Education program is a core curricular component of the MDiv degree. This position oversees all aspects of the Field Education program, as well as leading the seminary to develop robust curricular and pedagogic models to support the supervision and evaluation of students while they are engaged in contextual field education. This work is essential to theological formation and integration skills necessary for ministry and community leadership. Knowledge of contextual, immersive, experiential, and field-based models of theological inquiry essential. Competency in online teaching and learning is required. Knowledge of ministerial praxis and a commitment to forming theologues for emerging ministries desirable. Doctoral level degree in a practical theology preferred (DMin, ThD, EdD, PhD). Master level degree with exceptional, current/recent ministerial experience will be considered. Familiarity with theories and practices of theological supervision, church leadership, church polity, cultural analysis, and/or community-based learning is expected. Broad professional experience in pastoral leadership, community organizing, and/or other forms of religious leadership are highly desirable. 

Job Competencies: 

Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written, intercultural and interpersonal communication skills. Experience working with persons from diverse social locations and perspectives in relation to matters of culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and theology. Dedicated to the formation of theological students, committed to guiding them to maturity in their faith, their sense of vocation, and their ability to become leaders in a faith community. Most especially, must be committed to helping students integrate what they learn in their coursework with their practice of ministry. Skills working with and supervising the training of Field Education Site Supervisors. Identify, train, and assess Supervised Year in Ministry course instructors. Visits potential and existing community sites to assure the quality of theological field education. 

Application Process: 

Applications from persons committed to theological field education are welcomed. As a seminary committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, persons from racial, ethnic, and other underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work with a variety of Master degree programs (MA(SJ), MAMC, and MDiv). Interested applicants please submit a cover letter detailing relevant professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Phillips is an Equal Opportunity, ecumenical seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. See for position description, employment policies, and more information.