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University of Notre Dame
  • Position Number: 2212064
  • Location: Notre Dame, IN
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Humanities

ISLA Research Development Program Director

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a ISLA Research Development Program Director.

Applications will be accepted until 4/30/2021.

ISLA's mission is to support and promote the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters. The Research Development Program Director is specifically responsible for developing and maintaining programs that support faculty and student research.

  • Organizes and supervises internal grant programs and provides assistance with the development and preparation of external grant applications.

  • Provides both one-on-one and group-based services that assist faculty members in preparing and winning grants. This includes identifying and targeting specific grant opportunities, developing appropriate research teams, preparing competitive proposals, coordinating cost-sharing, and interpreting sponsor feedback.

  • Provides direct grant-writing assistance through critiques of draft proposals; coordinates grant-writing workshops that promote strong writing skills, strategies, and grantsmanship; and assists with various aspects of grant-proposal preparation.

  • Contributes to the College's effort to improve the international reputation of the faculty by leading efforts to identify opportunities for external honorific recognition/awards and, were applicable, facilitating nomination processes.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with program officers and managers at grant agencies and foundations, as well as with partners within Notre Dame, including the Office of Research, Office of Foundation Relations, and a variety of institutes, centers, and departments.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A Ph.D. in an arts, humanities, or social science discipline

    3 years of experience developing, writing, evaluating, and/or managing successful research fellowships and grants.

    Familiarity with the range of agencies that support scholarship in the liberal arts (e.g., NSF, NEH, ACLS, Mellon, Guggenheim, residential fellowships)

    An intellectually active mind combined with an energetic, positive, and self-starting attitude.

    The ability to clearly and publicly articulate the value of scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Notre Dame.

    The ability to work independently on multiple activities while remaining flexible so as to continually reprioritize activities in response to changing circumstances.

    Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills.

    Strong written and oral communication skills, including strong listening skills.

    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively both independently and in a collaborative environment.

    Consistent mindset of helping others reach their goals.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

    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

    Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    Please apply online at to Job # S21294. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit 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.

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