Senior Scholar of Global Religion and Director of the Ansari Institute

The Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a senior faculty position in the study of global religion, with a focus on how the world’s religions contribute to integral human development, broadly understood to encompass peacebuilding, human rights, health care, education and other social goods. The successful candidate will also serve as the inaugural director of the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.

The mission of the Ansari Institute is to engage the world’s religions in collaborative efforts to reduce poverty, mediate conflict, build peace, promote human rights and in other ways advance integral human development. Reflecting the values of Notre Dame as a leading faith-based university, the Ansari Institute is dedicated to research and scholarship that will inform public education about religions’ roles in human development and shape critical, constructive engagement with religious actors.

The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs.

Applicants may come from any related discipline, and should have an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation. Joint or concurrent appointments in the appropriate departments are possible. Successful candidates for this position should have terminal degrees in their fields. This tenure line position is open as to rank. We expect to hire at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are seeking scholars interested in playing a leading role in shaping the initial trajectory of the Keough School and establishing it as a significant new initiative in global affairs.

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a CV and apply via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:
Scott Appleby
Chair, Ansari Institute Search Committee
Marilyn Keough Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame