University of Notre Dame — Professor of Development Policy

Professor of Development Policy

Location: Notre Dame, IN
Open Date: Feb 10, 2023

Description:The University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs invites applicants for a full, tenured policy professorship focused in the area of development. The ideal candidate would have a strong research agenda focused on poverty and inequality, preferably linked to climate change and environmental policy in the context of low- and middle-income countries. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to climate-induced migration, climate adaptation, just energy transitions, climate-resilient agriculture systems, equitable natural resource management, climate financing, and resource mobilization. For an accomplished senior candidate, an endowed chair would be considered.

Competitive candidates for this professorship will have a strong scholarly track record with evidence of high-quality research as well as substantial policy engagement in global and national discussions on development. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of national and international prominence in their academic field and among development policymakers and practitioners. Scholars with direct experience working in development policy with international organizations, governments or non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply. The search is open with respect to discipline and may include demography, economics, geography, political science, public policy, sociology or related fields.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a capacity for cutting-edge research at the nexus of poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental justice. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in the Keough School in these areas across all dimensions of research, teaching, and service.

The 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.


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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

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