Employment Opportunities


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: https://apply.interfolio.com/92759

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.



Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative assistance to the Events Program Manager and to Institute faculty and staff who are organizing Institute events. The Kellogg Institute organizes more than 100 widely ranging academic and cultural events throughout the year, including conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, meetings, receptions, and outreach activities. The Administrative Assistant for Events reports directly to the Events Program Manager and supervises the work of a team of 8-10 Student Events Assistants (student workers). Principal duties of the position are event administration and coordination, financial administrative support, and communications for events.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Event Administration/Coordination (50%)

  •  Provides administrative assistance to support Institute staff and faculty in the development, planning, execution, and follow-up for more than 100 academic, outreach, cultural, and other events hosted annually by the Institute
  • Organizes planning meetings with faculty hosts (12-15 per semester) and program staff (weekly throughout the academic year). Takes accurate notes during meetings and distributes them to participants.
  • Develops event timelines, action item checklists, and tracking methods. Follows up to ensure action items are completed and timelines are met. Confirms and communicates with program managers and faculty hosts regarding action items, reservations, catering, etc.
  • Coordinates logistics for events, including but not limited to food/beverage catering orders, facility/room reservations.
  • Researches new vendors, venues, etc., for Institute events.
  • Oversees and coordinates student worker coverage for events, including schedules for event set-up and tear-down for all Institute events. Creates event detail packets to provide instructions for student workers re: event execution. Schedules and supervises student workers on event-related projects.
  • Compiles and enters data in the Institute events database and ensures that event files are up-to-date and in order. Generates reports from events database.
  • Manages inventory of event-related vending and office supplies and places orders, as needed, using BuyND or direct orders with vendors.

Financial administrative support (25%)

  • Works closely with Institute finance team (Staff Accountant and Business Manager) to compile, input, maintain, process, track, and report events-related financial data/information. Ensures timeliness and accuracy of billing, payments, reimbursements and other accounting paperwork processing related to events.
  • Uses ProCard and BuyND for event-related purchasing; maintains purchasing records/receipts; reconciles and submits monthly Procard Statements in a timely manner to Staff Accountant.
  • Serves as a Concur (expense reporting) delegate for the Events Program Manager.
  • Creates and submits expense reports in Concur for external speakers, conference participants, and other Institute guests related to events, which requires direct correspondence with guests (including distinguished and foreign visitors) to gather receipts and other necessary documentation, as well as coordination with Staff Accountant.

Event Communications (20%)

  • Enters data on the KI Events calendar, appropriate Kellogg calendars (staff calendar and website calendar).
  • Sends event announcements and publicity via the KIevents email and/or serves as a delegate to send on behalf of others, using information provided by program managers and faculty hosts. Works with the Communications Team on behalf of KI events to ensure that publicity reaches targeted audiences.
  • Creates electronic and print materials for events (e.g., signage, template posters, invitations, name tags)

General Administrative Support for the Institute (5%) 

  • As part of the Institute’s administrative team, serves as the backup to other administrative staff of the Institute. 
  • Crosstrains in Kellogg admin duties such as FedEx shipping, maintaining and reporting problems with photocopy machines and other equipment, submitting General Services work orders, and otherwise providing administrative support as needed to assure that the Institute runs smoothly and efficiently.

Job posting open from 8/31/2021 - 9/26/2021


Research Program Manager          

The Research Project Manager plays an integral role in developing and executing the research portfolios of the Kellogg Institute, supporting and enriching the range of activities of the Institute’s internally funded research initiatives, and contributing to the overall advancement of the Kellogg Institute’s mission and goals as a premier research institute. The Research Project Manager works closely with Institute directors and leadership on identifying additional areas for research development and advancing key research priorities.

The Project Manager is responsible for various aspects of research project administration, including the management of the Distinguished Research Affiliate Program and the advancement of focal research initiatives of the Institute, including Research Clusters, Policy and Practice Labs, and Working Groups. In the regular management and advancement of these and other Kellogg Institute initiatives, the Project Manager works closely and often in collaboration with a number of Kellogg Institute and University administrators and units, as well as faculty researchers from a wide range of disciplines and fields.

This position is also responsible for the development (often in collaboration and/or consultation with others) of grant proposals, proposals to potential donors, and other documents that facilitate the growth of the Institute’s research portfolio. The Project Manager works independently, reporting to and receiving direction from the Executive Director, as well as general and supportive direction from the Institute’s directors and faculty; collaborates directly with faculty principal investigators (PIs) and research team members; and may co-author select chapters or articles for publication. Presentation of results and travel to research meetings may also be required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Management (65%):
Administer the Research Clusters, Policy and Practice Labs, and Working Groups Programs: (40%)

  • Act as the principal institutional interface and point of contact to project principal investigators (PIs) of the Institute’s funded research initiatives and members of Research Cluster, Policy and Practice Lab, and Working Group research teams, including student assistants.
  • Assist with the preparation of initial proposals for funded initiatives and continuing identification of new research opportunities, outputs, outcomes, and goals during life of initiatives.
  • Assist clusters, labs, and working groups with identifying support needs and with obtaining staff and research assistant support, as needed.
  • Coordinate annual best practices meetings for PIs of the Institute’s funded research initiatives.
  • Administer annual cycles of research programming and events, in collaboration with the Events Program Manager, and mindful of emerging opportunities from this programming.
  • Facilitate research collaboration with the Kellogg research community, as well as the broader University community, as needed.
  • Administer the annual cycle of program development and reporting of outcomes and outputs for each of the Institute’s funded research initiatives.
  • Identify and coordinate collaboration and other opportunities with the Institute’s Visiting Fellows and Distinguished Research Affiliates programs.
  • Coordinate and maintain program records.
  • Draft progress reviews and other relevant documentation.
  • Assume other research management duties as opportunities and needs emerge.

Manage and Execute the Distinguished Research Affiliates (DRA) Program (25%)

  • Serve as the principal institutional interface to potential, current, and former DRAs as well as to institutional officers and administrators at their home institutions, as needed.
  • Administer the annual DRA selection process.
  • Identify timing and aims of individual DRA visits, incorporating strategic concerns, Institute and University calendars, and opportunities with interlocutors.
  • Draft statement of work and initial arrangements of contract for each DRA.
  • Coordinate DRA integration with Kellogg Institute research, in consultation with the Director and Executive Director.
  • Facilitate collaboration with Kellogg faculty and identify opportunities during DRA appointment.
  • Determine and facilitate DRA visit itineraries.
  • Initiate on-campus meetings with DRA interlocutors and collaborators and communicate the content and aims of the meetings to Institute leadership, communications team, and others, as needed.C126

Research Development (25%):

  • Identity new internal and external research opportunities, including grant and contract opportunities with external organizations (including foundations, corporations, the Catholic Church and other appropriately aligned faith-based organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Facilitate communication with Kellogg faculty, the research community and other ND offices/departments, including units where potential program and funding collaboration may be possible.
  • Prepare meeting summaries and briefings.
  • Coordinate with Kellogg Institute staff support (Communications Team, Events Team, Grants and Gifts Project Manager, etc.).
  • Prepare documentation and briefings on research development and new projects for a range of audiences, including Institute leadership, members of the Advisory Board, Key collaborators, and external foundations and potential donors.
  • Contribute to the drafting of Institute proposals at various levels and for submission to a range of programs, including internal collaborative projects, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), and external grants and contracts.
  • Collect and synthesize stakeholder input regularly and periodically.

Strategic Development (10%):

  • Work with the Director, Executive Director, and Institute leadership to identify and to advance the Institute’s strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as point of contact to principal investigators of funded research initiatives for the introduction of opportunities and new ideas and the achievement of program and initiative goals.
  • Develop ongoing assessment of strategic impact of the Institute’s funded research initiatives, including the development of metrics, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Communicate developments and significant results to the Institute’s Communications Team and other stakeholders on campus or externally.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of post-graduate studies or advanced certification beyond bachelor’s.  Master’s degree and/or Ph.D. preferred.
3-4 years of experience in the following:

  • Strong organizational skills and a high degree of independence and initiative; must be flexible, creative, and able to excel within a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to develop and follow research methodology and protocol.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with program officers, partner organizations, faculty, and other university researchers and personnel.
  • Familiarity with Catholic social teaching and integral human development and experience implementing academic research program incorporating normative values.
  • Applicable international experience, both research-related and in international development practice, and inter-cultural competence.
  • Affinity with Notre Dame mission, vision, and values.
  • Experience developing successful grant proposals and administering grants.
  • Experience planning and facilitating academic conferences related to research.

Job posting open from 8/17/2021 - 9/26/2021



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