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Faculty Position - Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

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The University of Notre Dame ( seeks a distinguished scholar and visionary leader to fill the position of Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is a leading center for the study of strategies for sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict. Kroc Institute faculty conduct research on peaceful reconciliation and the conditions for peace in relation to the threat or actuality of war, genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, and violations of human rights. Scholars focus on not only large-scale international conflicts but also hundreds of local and regional armed conflicts of all sizes. Emphasis is given to the interaction between the theory and practice of peace building. The Kroc Institute offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study: an undergraduate major and minor in Peace Studies; a masters in International Peace Studies; and five joint Ph.D. programs in Peace Studies with History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Theology.

The University of Notre Dame, a leading Catholic university and ranked one of the top 20 institutions of higher learning in the United States, looks to the Kroc Institute to foster dialogue among Catholic, other religious, and secular traditions to strengthen the capacity for peace building, while sharing the University's teaching and research excellence with the world. The Institute promotes conversation on Catholicism's rich tradition of social thought and teaching on war and peace, ethics and use of force, the relationship of international law to state conduct, and the connection between justice and peace.

The Kroc Institute was inspired by the vision of the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, and philanthropist Joan B. Kroc of a world free from the threat of nuclear holocaust. During his 35 years as president of Notre Dame, Father Hesburgh was a leading international voice for civil and human rights and the end to violent conflict throughout the world. Joan Kroc was deeply committed to world peace and her generous gift to the University supported the founding of the Institute, which currently has an endowment in excess of one hundred million dollars.

The Director should have a record of scholarly excellence in one or more areas related to the Institute's agenda. The disciplinary specialization is open. Candidates need to be able to encourage collaboration among faculty from many fields and to build support for diverse teaching and research programs. As the public representative of the Institute, the Director should be conversant with the University's Catholic tradition.

The Institute is a University-wide, cross-disciplinary academic unit, and is a key component of the University's internationalization plan. The Director reports to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization and must build accountable, creative, and energetic relationships with a spectrum of stakeholders. Principal among these are Institute faculty, faculty fellows from a wide variety of academic departments, visiting research fellows from the US and abroad, graduate and undergraduate students, Institute staff members, an advisory council, and the policy community.

Candidates must have a record of scholarly achievement that warrants appointment as a tenured full professor in an academic department at Notre Dame.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus.

See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world-class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is literally something for everyone here -

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicants should send a CV, letter of interest, and the names of three references to:

Kroc Institute Director Search Committee
Notre Dame International
105 Main Building
The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity ( in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.