Non-Discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunity Statement

Hartford Seminary subscribes to the principles and laws of the State of Connecticut and the Federal government pertaining to civil rights and equal opportunity, including Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.  Hartford Seminary policy prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious creed, color, age, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, present or past history of mental health challenges, learning disability or physical disability including, but not limited to, blindness, or veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by an applicable law or regulation in the employment of faculty, staff and students; in the recruitment and admission of students; and in the operation of all Seminary programs, activities and services. Students with disabilities are eligible for accommodations when they are enrolled in courses for graduate credit or in certificate program courses required for the completion of the program certificate. Additionally, the Seminary will not condone acts of violence or harassment reflecting bias or intolerance of any of the above mentioned classes. Evidence of practices that are inconsistent with this policy should be reported to the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@hartsem.edu.

Staff and Faculty

Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

 Position Description:

 Hartford Seminary seeks a faculty member to hold the Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and serve as Coordinator of its Center for Transformative Spirituality. Following in the path of renowned Emerita Professor Miriam Therese Winter and her work of committed spirituality for social justice, the individual should be involved in an area of engaged spirituality as a scholar/activist, committed to areas such as (but not limited to) eco-theology, feminist-womanist spirituality, Eastern spiritual practices, indigenous spiritualities, and the relationship between science and spirituality, for instance. The individual will engage in community outreach and serve as the coordinating link between the Seminary’s Center for Transformative Spirituality, The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford (a partner organization), and the larger Seminary more generally. The candidate may identify with the Buddhist, Muslim,  Christian, or Jewish traditions, or no particular tradition.

This prestigious appointment is open at either the core faculty or faculty associate level, depending on the rank, experience, and stature of the candidate. Though envisioned to be a full-time position, and thus carrying a full teaching load (currently two courses per semester, or four per year, with a potential course release for coordinating center program activities), the position may be negotiated as part-time for the ideal candidate.

Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at ajones@hartsem.edu and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Deena Grant, Chair of the MT Winter Chair in Transformative Spirituality and Leadership Search Committee, at dgrant@hartsem.edu.

Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate, honor, and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.

Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Institution Information:
Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. The Seminary  has a diverse population of international students.


Federal Work Study

To apply for a work study potion you must be enrolled at least half-time and have eligibility for a federal work study grant. To determine your eligibility please contact Danielle LaVine, Registrar and Financial Aid Coordinator at registrar@hartsem.edu

Community Prayer Assistants (2 positions)

The Community Prayer Assistants will work with the Faculty Community Prayer Coordinator and the Student Care and Residential Life Coordinator to plan, organize and implement weekly community prayer during the academic year.

The assistants will develop themes, contact individuals or groups, and provide leadership during community prayer. The individuals should have some skill in navigating zoom for virtual prayer times, and the ability to assist in arranging the in-person community prayer and fellowship time one Wednesday a month.

Community prayer offers the Seminary the opportunity to gather together for spiritual support. The format and focus of the services will change and take the shape of the tradition of the leader each week. Attendees who do not identify with a particular tradition are encouraged to attend and be participant observers as their comfort level allows. All are welcome as participants or guests.

Please reach out to the Registrar regarding your financial aid status and eligibility.

Please contact Dean Grafton at dgrafton@hartsem.edu for further information consideration.

Hours: approximately 5 hours/week

Black Ministries Program IT Assistant

Major Purpose:  The Black Ministries Program, normally held on Saturdays throughout the year, has moved to Synchronous Zoom sessions for the fall semester. The BMP IT Assistant will serve as an IT tech support to assist students and BMP instructors with access to Zoom sessions, including real-time troubleshooting during Zoom sessions on Saturdays. The time commitment would include 5 hours/week and include Saturday mornings. Most support will be provided remotely, via email, phone, or text, but there may be situations where the best resolution will involve a socially-distant but in-person meeting with an individual, to take place at a mutually-convenient time at the Seminary.

Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshooting with students and
  • Tech assistance with computers and mobile
  • One on one tutoring with Zoom

Technical Requirements: The student does not need to have professional experience or training in IT, but should have necessary skills in navigating Zoom, Canvas, Google, and other platforms, to equip fellow students and instructors in simple functions to navigate a live classroom.

Hours/week – 5
Rate of pay/hour – $25
Dates of employment – 1/9/2020 to 5/15/2021

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, and have Federal Work Study eligibility, please contact Dr. David Grafton, dgrafton@hartsem.edu

Community Service and Literacy

Major Purpose: Find a position to fulfill the Literacy and Community Service as required by the Federal Work Study program. Student should work with the Office of Financial Aid to find a suitable off-site placement.

Requirements: Students may find qualifying placements such as working in community service jobs, including: reading tutors for preschool age or elementary school children; mathematics tutors for students enrolled in elementary school through ninth grade; literacy tutors in a family literacy project performing family literacy activities; or emergency preparedness and response.

Hours/week – 5
Rate of pay/hour – $20
Dates of employment – 9/1/2020 to 5/6/2021

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, and have Federal Work Study eligibility, please contact Danielle LaVine, dlavine@hartsem.edu

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