Faculty Position in Environment, Climate Change and Peace

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, United States
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The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in climate change, environment and peace studies, based at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (https://kroc.nd.edu/).  Rank is open though preference would be given to junior and mid-career candidates. The disciplinary and regional specialization for the position is open. While the primary appointment is at the Keough School, the successful candidate could also have an affiliation with another School or College at the University of Notre Dame.

We welcome candidates working on one or more of the following themes:

  • conflict resolution as it relates to the environment, natural resources and climate change
  • environmental justice and social transformation
  • violence induced by climate change and environmental degradation

The successful applicant is expected to play a leading role in the Kroc Institute’s plans for developing a research and teaching focus on climate change and environment as they relate to conflict and peace. They would be part of a growing community of scholars within the Keough School (https://keough.nd.edu) working on environmental policy in a global context. We encourage applications from scholars who can engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching, thereby contributing to the integrative mission of the Keough School.  We particularly welcome scholars whose research has direct relevance to the peacebuilding practice and policy.

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a CV. Junior candidates should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference, a statement of research, and a teaching statement, which includes a summary of any teaching evaluations available. All application materials must be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Asher Kaufman
Chair, Environment, Climate Change and Peace Search Committee
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.  The position will close to new applications on October 15, 2020.

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Application Process

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check 

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.  Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.