Hartford Seminary Opens Search for Dean/Vice President

Hartford Seminary is pleased to announce a new position at the Seminary: Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration. A national search has been launched with a start date goal of Jan. 1, 2020.

The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton has served as the Seminary’s Interim Academic Dean since July 1, 2018. He worked with President Joel Lohr to develop the new position, one that accurately reflects the position duties and the changing needs of both graduate theological education nationally and those unique to the Seminary. It was mutually agreed that recruiting a new leader will help guide the institution into the next decade, fostering leadership diversity and facilitating strategic growth. President Lohr extends his utmost thanks to Dr. Grafton for his exceptional, dedicated service and is grateful that he will continue to play a crucial leadership role at the Seminary as a Director of the historic MacDonald Center.

The Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration (DVP) is, after the President, the most senior administrator in the Seminary. Reporting directly to the President and serving as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team, the DVP will play a significant role as a collaborative, inspirational leader and strategic partner in shaping the future of Hartford Seminary and leading its operations and administration.

A good candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. and an academic record to warrant the position of full professor at an accredited graduate school or university, along with at least three years of senior leadership and administration experience. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in Modern Jewish Studies or Islamic Studies are especially encouraged to apply, given institutional needs.

Hartford Seminary is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its activities and hiring, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a complete job description, visit this link.


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