Assistant Professor in Gender and Peace Studies

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


Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.


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).


The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


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 in the Notre Dame faculty handbook


Download the job description and application information.