Hartford Seminary


Coordinator or Director of Online Learning

Posted: 7/2015


To assist in the resource development, support and training of distance education faculty in creating engaging course presentations and expanding the current program.


The Coordinator or Director of Online Learning, either a part-time position (20 hours a week) or a full-time position if qualified to be appointed as a Faculty Associate, will assume the following responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Dean to increase and balance the number of online courses among the three academic degree programs
  • Exploring with the Dean the possibilities of a 100 percent online degree program
  • Reviewing the course evaluations with the Dean to discuss opportunities to increase cohesion among the course offerings and addressing relevant observations provided by the students
  • Working with the Dean on identifying important qualities for online instructors
  • Working with the Dean on the scheduling of online courses

Instructional Design:

  • Assessing the design of the current offerings, in themselves and programmatically, to ensure compatibility with the 2010 and 2012 revised ATS Standards, the 2011 NEASC Standards, and the standards of institutions cooperating with Hartford Seminary
  • Assessing the technologies necessary for implementing an online teaching and learning environment and working with the administration and faculty to ensure they are provided and put in use
  • Assisting new and current faculty in the development of new course offerings within the Blackboard learning management system

Initial Certification in Online Teaching and Learning

  • Working with new and current faculty to strengthen their readiness and motivation to teach online courses
  • Providing certification in online teaching and learning through the Catholic Distance Learning Network to new and current faculty

Continuing Education

  • Offering continuing education for new and current faculty who teach online

Providing ongoing support to new and current faculty during the implementation of an online course


  • Collaboratively engaged in working with others
  • Openness to working in an interfaith environment
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the instructional design of online teaching and learning environments
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the various sound methodologies of online teaching and learning
  • Teaching experience in religious studies preferred.
  • If an applicant is seeking the Faculty associate position, they must have a doctorate (or near completion) in a theological discipline. Please emphasize this intention in the first paragraph of your cover letter.

Deadline for Applications is July 17, 2015
Send a resume and cover letter to hiring@hartsem.edu.


Library Reference Assistant

Posted: 7/2015


To assist with the provision of reference and electronic services for the Hartford Seminary Library.



Provide in-library, phone, and E-mail reference services.


Assist with the discovery, development, and deployment of electronic resources for the Seminary community.


Assist library users in learning to effectively locate, use and assess information sources.


As time allows, assist with routine library activities and special projects.

As is expected of all employees, provide backup support for Seminary’s major events/general activities, as needed.


Solid experience in library reference work and library computer application systems (including online databases, World Wide Web, etc.) preferably in an academic setting. Knowledge of world religions a plus. Ability to work productively and amicably with students, colleagues and patrons a must.


Ability to reach, climb stairs, lift weights of up to 20 lbs and stand for long periods of time.
Send a resume and cover letter to hiring@hartsem.edu.



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