Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Gender and Peace Studies, Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Gender and Peace Studies, based at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The position will begin in August 2019; Ph.D. degree is required at the time of hire.

The disciplinary specialization for the position is open. Depending on the profile and interests of the successful candidate, the position could have an affiliation with another School or College at the University of Notre Dame.

The Keough School (, of which the Kroc Institute ( ) is an integral part, is particularly interested in scholars who engage in questions of gender and intersectionality as they relate to challenges to peace and prospects for justice and social transformation. The successful applicant is expected to play a leading role in the Kroc Institute’s plans for developing a research and teaching focus on gender, intersectional enquiries, and peace theory and practice, as well as teach in the curricular programs of the Keough School.

The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research in global affairs and encourages applications from scholars who engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and who work on the nexus between theory and practice.

The Kroc Institute is a leading center for the study of strategies for sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict. Kroc Institute faculty conduct research on the conditions for peace, including the role of peace processes and the causes of war (from local and regional armed conflicts to large-scale international conflicts), as well as genocide, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict, structural and cultural violence, and violations of human rights. The Kroc Institute offers an undergraduate program in peace studies, a Master’s concentration in peace studies as part of the Keough School’s Master in Global Affairs, and joint Ph.D. programs in Peace Studies with the Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology.

All applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a C.V., and should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference.  Application materials should be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system: Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Asher Kaufman

John M. Regan Jr. Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Chair, Gender and Peace Studies Search Committee

Keough School of Global Affairs

University of Notre Dame

Author: Fannie Bialek

Fannie Bialek is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

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