Environmental Politics and Policy

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
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Job description

The Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position whose research and teaching are focused on environmental politics and policy in an international context. We are looking for a scholar who can anchor and help develop interdisciplinary research around environmental politics generally; specializations might include (but are not limited to) climate change, natural resource use, hydrology, energy, and adaptation. Preference will be given to tenured applicants at the associate level or above, but strong junior applicants will be considered.

Applicants should have a PhD in a social science discipline or in public policy, and should have an interest in collaboration with scholars across disciplines, including environmental scientists and policy experts. Joint or concurrent appointment in the appropriate department is possible. Applicants should have an outstanding publication, grant writing, and teaching record.

This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School of Global Affairs (http://keough.nd.edu) promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, and offers a master’s degree as well as undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree arrives in Fall 2017 and consists of 38 students from 21 different countries. We seek applicants who can play a leadership and program building role within the Keough School; this position will also work closely with scholars affiliated with the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) at Notre Dame.

How to apply

Candidates for a senior position are asked to submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae; candidates at the junior level should arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. Application materials should be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system: https://apply.interfolio.com/43076

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:
Prof. Ted Beatty
Chair, Search Committee & Associate Dean
Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame
ebeatty@nd.edu

Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017, 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 at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.

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