Asst. Prof. of Contemporary Ireland

27 November 2023. The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Contemporary Ireland, broadly defined. This position will be based in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies ( Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, security studies, diplomacy, Ireland’s international relations, contemporary politics, including electoral politics, social and economic development, peace and reconciliation. Particular preference will be given to candidates whose research agenda or expertise can support, augment, or extend the work of the Keough-Naughton Institute/Royal Irish Academy project ‘Analyzing and Researching Ireland North and South’ (ARINS).

In addition to holding a doctoral degree, competitive candidates for this tenure track position will demonstrate evidence of strong scholarship and teaching. The search is open with respect to discipline. Fields that may be considered include, but are not limited to, political science, economics, international relations, peace studies, history, development studies, sociology, or any other field or discipline that touches on contemporary Ireland. 

The successful candidate is expected to contribute across all dimensions of research, teaching, and service, and to participate fully in the academic life of the Keough School, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and the Clingen Family Center for the Study of Modern Ireland. Responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring students at all levels. The assistant professorship will be based in the Keough School (, which advances integral human development through research, policy and practice, transformative educational programs, and partnerships for global engagement. It promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs.

Application Instructions
The Keough School is committed to fostering a culture of diverse views and approaches to Global Affairs. All applicants whose scholarly pursuits will enhance our ability to fulfill that commitment are encouraged to apply. Questions about the position can be directed to Colin Barr, Professor of Modern Irish History, at All applicants are required to submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement summarizing examples of recent or ongoing research in the above areas of interest, and arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of reference. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is also welcomed. All application materials must be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system:

 The position will close on 27 November 2023 and review of applications will begin at that time.