Director, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

The Keough School of Global Affairs seeks a full professor of modern or contemporary Europe to be the Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. The Director will be a scholar who specializes in subjects relevant to the academic mission of the School, including:

  • the historical, political, economic, and cultural dimensions of, and challenges to, European unity;
  • migration, refugee and larger integration issues;
  • Europe as a global site of institutional, organizational and ethical commitments to sustainable development, peace and international human rights.

This search for a modern Europeanist and Director of the Nanovic Institute coincides with the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School of Global Affairs promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs as well as a policy studies program. We seek applicants for the position who can play a creative role of leadership and program-building within the Keough School.

The successful candidate will serve a five-year term as Director of the Nanovic Institute, and will be periodically reviewed, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. To fulfill its mission of exploring the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, and institutions that shape Europe, the Nanovic Institute draws upon dozens of Notre Dame faculty and an international network of scholars who provide a vibrant interdisciplinary center for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty fellows and visiting professors. The position offers an opportunity for a Europeanist who will thrive in this unique interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere.

A joint or concurrent appointment in the appropriate department is possible. The successful candidate will have an outstanding publication, grant writing, and teaching record, an established international reputation, and experience as an administrator.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter containing a description of the candidate’s vision for the Nanovic Institute and its potential role in the Keough School, as well as the names and email addresses of three references who know the applicant’s scholarship and can speak to his/her gifts as a leader and administrator.

Application materials should be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system:

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Scott Appleby
Chair, Search Committee & Marilyn Keough Dean
Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2018.