Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies


The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs seeks a full professor to be the Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The Kellogg Institute promotes rigorous interdisciplinary, policy- and practice-relevant research on critical global challenges, with a particular focus on democracy and human development in Latin America and Africa.

The Kellogg Institute includes more than 120 Notre Dame faculty fellows from 21 disciplines and has welcomed over 400 visiting scholars from more than 40 nations and 200 institutions since 1983. It is the home to numerous interdisciplinary research initiatives, including policy and practice labs, research clusters, working groups, and the Ford Program for Human Development Studies and Solidarity. The Institute invests over $200,000 annually in doctoral fellowships, grants, and professionalization. It also includes a vibrant, competitive undergraduate program that supports international research experiences for undergraduate students, which has enabled more than 40 of its students to win NSF, Rhodes, Gilman, Truman, Fulbright and other national awards and fellowships. The Director’s position offers an opportunity for a scholar who will thrive in this unique interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere.

As director of a research institute at the core of the Keough School, the successful candidate will be a key member of the School’s executive leadership team and play a creative leadership and program-building role within the Keough School. The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and sponsors undergraduate and doctoral programs as well as a policy studies program. In keeping with Notre Dame’s mission as a leading Catholic research university committed to engaging questions of value, ethics and faith in a pluralistic global context, the Keough School seeks to advance integral human development, a holistic and inclusive vision of human flourishing.                 

From its founding the Kellogg Institute has been led by distinguished scholars who have maintained their influential research and publication projects while leading the talented administrative team overseeing the Institute’s many vital research, visiting fellow, and curricular programs. That tradition will continue with the new director, who will have the opportunity and support to develop these programs further while taking the Kellogg Institute to its next level of growth and influence.

Specifically, we seek a dynamic intellectual leader and scholar who specializes in one or more of the subjects relevant to the academic mission of the Institute and the School. These include the historical, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of democracy and/or development in Latin America and/or Africa.

Notwithstanding its signature strength in the social sciences, the Kellogg Institute welcomes applications from scholars from any appropriate discipline, who have the intellectual breadth to foster excellence in a truly interdisciplinary and international institute. The successful candidate will also have an outstanding publication, grant writing, and teaching record, an established international reputation, experience as an administrator and experience in engaging policy or practice communities.

Notre Dame is committed to enhancing the racial, gender and international diversity of the University community; the new Kellogg Director will be expected to prioritize the goal of diversifying further the profile of the Institute’s faculty, staff and students. Women and candidates from underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate, who will serve a five-year term as Director of the Kellogg Institute, will be periodically reviewed, with the possibility of renewal for a second term. The successful candidate will be a tenured faculty member of the Keough School; a joint or concurrent appointment in the appropriate disciplinary department is possible.

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.


Application Instructions

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter containing a description of the candidate’s vision for the Kellogg Institute and its 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 the candidate’s gifts as a leader and administrator. All application materials should be submitted through the Notre Dame online application system:

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

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021.


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