Black Church Scholar of the Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry at HIU

Working within the newly established the Howard Thurman Center for Justice and Transformational Ministry (HTC) at Hartford International University, this candidate will be grounded in the commitments and spirit of Howard Thurman, dedicated to social justice for all people across boundaries, and reflect the mission of the HTC. HIU and HTC are interested in a scholar who reflects the art of activism and applied theology in the life of the Black Church, an awareness of Black historical trauma, including its ongoing social, economic, and psychological effects, and who is committed to charting paths forward with other partner communities. The responsibilities of this position include teaching in the academic graduate programs of HIU, the certificate Black Ministry Program, and the non-degree workshops of the HTC. This Black Church scholar would sit on the faculty of HIU at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, according to their current academic and professional qualifications. They will also work closely with the Director of the HTC and Black Ministries Program to further the work of the HTC at HIU.

Though envisioned as a full-time faculty position, part-time appointments may also be considered for the right candidate. Residency in the Greater Hartford area is required as part of this position’s administrative and teaching duties.

Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is preferred. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at 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 the Rev. Dr. Ben Watts, chair of the search committee, at

Hartford International 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 International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Institution Information

Established in 1834, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace is a 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 International 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 International also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. Hartford International has a diverse population with many international students.


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