Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives
The University of Notre Dame seeks a director for its Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), which strives to improve the education of all children, especially those living in communities of low opportunity. Through teaching, research, and outreach, IEI faculty and fellows pursue interdisciplinary collaborations to better understand PK-12 education both in the United States and internationally, with a particular—though not exclusive—focus on Catholic schools.
The director of the IEI reports directly to the University’s provost and provides leadership for all aspects of the institute, including its six component units: the Alliance for Catholic Education; the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity; the Center for STEM Education; the Center for Literacy Education; the Interdisciplinary Minor in Education, Schooling, and Society; and the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child.
The ideal candidate will be an intellectual leader in education or a related field who also has experience in strategic and administrative roles that have required the management of personnel, operations, and finances. He or she should demonstrate both an understanding and passion for Notre Dame’s Catholic character as well as a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, broadly construed. A master’s degree is required; a doctorate or other terminal degree is strongly preferred.