Note: On July 1, 2013, Scott Appleby will step down after 13 years as director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He will remain on the faculty and devote his time to research and teaching on religion, conflict and peacebuilding. The search is now underway for a distinguished scholar and visionary leader to fill this position.
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 master's in international peace studies; and five joint Ph.D. programs in peace studies with wistory, 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 peacebuilding, 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 Associate Provost and Vice President 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Notre Dame is open to and enriched by the presence of diverse scholars. As such, we welcome and encourage applications and nominations from women and minorities. The University of Notre Dame is an AA/EOE.
Applicants should send a CV, letter of interest, and the names of three referees to:
Kroc Institute Director Search Committee
Notre Dame International
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The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556