Assistant Professor of Climate Change, Environment, and Peace Studies

The University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position in climate change, environment, and peace studies, based in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The disciplinary and regional specialization for the position is open. The Keough School is open to the possibility of a joint appointment with a disciplinary department at the University of Notre Dame.

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

  • conflict transformation 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 enhancing the Kroc Institute's research and teaching cluster 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 working on environmental policy in a global context.  The Keough School advances integral human development through research, policy and practice, transformative educational programs, and partnerships for global engagement. It promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs. 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 peacebuilding practice and policy and have a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed venues. A Ph.D. is required prior to the start date.

Application Instructions

All applicants are required to submit a letter of interest/cover letter, a CV, a two-page statement of research, and a two-page teaching statement which includes a summary of any teaching evaluations available, and arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of reference. 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

The position will close on October 31, 2023 and review of applications will begin at that time.

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