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Associate Director of Doctoral Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame

September 29, 2010

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame seeks an Associate Director to oversee its growing doctoral programs in peace studies.  The Kroc Institute has established doctoral programs in peace studies in partnership with five departments: history, political science, psychology, sociology, and theology.    The program expects to grow to approximately 25 students.  The program prepares students in research methodologies associated with the disciplines while also fostering interdisciplinary study on the causes of armed conflict, the conditions necessary for peace, and the ingredients for effective peacebuilding.

Working with the Director of Doctoral Studies, the Associate Director will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including recruitment and admissions; curricular development; program policies; student orientation and advising; monitoring student progress; comprehensive exams; student teaching and research assignments; and program reports, publications, and correspondence.  The Associate Director will represent the program in various venues, and will serve as a liaison between the Institute, the graduate school, and five partner departments.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and have expertise and experience in peace studies.  Experience in inter-disciplinary program management is desirable.  Candidates should also have demonstrated excellence in leadership, communication, and teamwork, as well as organizational and administrative skills.  Depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications, the Kroc Institute will explore an appropriate level of teaching and research to complement the primary responsibilities of the position.

The Associate Director of Doctoral Programs is a 12-month (includes summers), untenured faculty position at the Kroc Institute.   The position will be open until filled.  The Kroc Institute will begin reviewing  applications on October 15.

Application should include:

– a letter of application
– curriculum vitae
– 3 letters of reference (at least one of which comments on the candidate’s academic work in peace studies)
– 2 examples of written work

Applications may be sent by email or regular mail to :

Associate Director of Doctoral Studies Search
Attn:  Barbara Lockwood
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
100 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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