Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

University of Notre Dame - Keough School of Global Affairs

The University of Notre Dame's 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.

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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.

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The full policy can be viewed at


The university 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).

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