Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Spirituality


Position Description

Hartford International 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@hartfordinternational.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@hartfordinternational.edu.

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 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 Hartford International  has a diverse population of international students.