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Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute (Faculty Position)
University of Notre Dame
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Posted:
June 15, 2013
Location:
South Bend, Indiana
Salary:
Open
Type:
Full-time - Experienced
Category:
Other Staff/Administrative
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may interse...ct with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.The University prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. In addition, the University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.Notre Dame also has a responsibility to advance knowledge in a search for truth through original inquiry and publication. This responsibility engages the faculty and students in all areas of the University, but particularly in graduate and professional education and research. The University is committed to constructive and critical engagement with the whole of human culture.
Job Description
The University of Notre Dame seeks a distinguished scholar and visionary leader to fill the position of Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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 masters in International Peace Studies; and five joint Ph.D. programs in Peace Studies with History, 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 peace building, 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.

Minimum Qualifications
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 Vice President and Associate Provost 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.

Internal Number: 224_58902
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