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The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications to fill a full-time special professional (regular, non-tenure track) faculty position as Associate Director for Research for the Contending Modernities project. Contending Modernities is a major interdisciplinary research, education, and peacebuilding initiative designed to advance understanding of the ways in which religious and secular forces interact in the modern world, focusing in its first phase on Muslim, Catholic, and secular communities and discourses. For more information on the project, see

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent and demonstrate strong organizational and academic research skills. Scholarly expertise in contemporary Islam and Islamic societies, including proficiency in at least one Muslim-majority language, is preferred, although applicants with expertise in other relevant subject areas and traditions will be seriously considered. Further preference will be given to candidates who possess a broad understanding of the dynamics of religion and society in the modern world and have facility in working across the boundaries of religious and secular traditions. The candidate must beable to maintain an active research profile while helping coordinate daily logistics of the project, in addition to teaching a reduced load in her or his area of specialization. Salary, benefits, and rank willbe commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and relevant publications to Barbara Lockwood at E-mail submissions are preferred, but hard copies may be sent to 100 Hesburgh Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and minorities.

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