Moment to See, Courage to Act

New initiative invites faculty to “think big” about Notre Dame’s aspirations as an academic community

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Provost Marie Lynn Miranda

The University of Notre Dame seeks to be a preeminent research university with a distinctive Catholic character and an unsurpassed commitment to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate education, aims that provide the foundation for its academic mission.

As the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, Marie Lynn Miranda is Notre Dame’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the stewardship of this mission, serving as the principal representative of the academy to both internal and external constituencies and leading strategic academic initiatives on behalf of the University. Working with the associate provosts, the vice president for research, the deans, the University librarian, and other academic leaders, she seeks to cultivate a learning community that challenges and engages students, inspires leading research and scholarship, and appreciates all intellectual inquiry as a pursuit of truth.

Provost Miranda’s Spring 2021 Schedule of Open Office Hours

Academic Community

  • Research, Graduate Studies, and Postdoctoral Training

    Research, Graduate Studies, and Postdoctoral Training

    Since its earliest days, the University has been guided by a bold vision for scholarship and discovery.

  • Undergraduate Education

    Undergraduate Education

    Dedication to the undergraduate student is and always will be at the core of Notre Dame’s academic mission.

  • Catholic Character

    Catholic Character

    Notre Dame's Catholic identity is one of its greatest assets, thanks in no small part to the dialogue it inspires.

  • Diversity


    The University thrives as a scholarly community precisely because it embraces the individual perspectives of faculty and students.

Faculty Positions

For open faculty positions, please visit the Faculty Positions website.

Faculty Positions website

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position, you can find more listings on the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars website.

Office for Postdoctoral Scholars

Reporting Units

  • College of Arts and Letters

    College of Arts and Letters

    The oldest and largest college at Notre Dame, Arts and Letters is home to 20 departments that span three divisions—the arts, humanities, and social sciences—and include the University’s flagship programs in theology and philosophy.

  • Mendoza College of Business

    Mendoza College of Business

    Highly visible both nationally and internationally, Mendoza is particularly noted for its commitment to ethics, challenging students to “grow the good in business” through programs in areas such as accountancy, analytics, finance, information technology, management, and marketing.

  • College of Engineering

    College of Engineering

    When Notre Dame founded an engineering college in 1873, it became the first American Catholic university to do so. In addition to its educational mission, the college pursues transformational research in areas such as energy, bioengineering, environmental science, and national security.

  • College of Science

    College of Science

    Scholarship in the University’s College of Science is devoted to fostering advancements that address the world’s most enduring problems, giving rise to everything from institutes for global health and cancer research to an environmental change initiative.

  • The Law School

    The Law School

    The Notre Dame Law School opened its doors in 1869, making it the oldest Catholic law school in the country. Its work bridges centuries of Catholic intellectual and moral tradition, the historic methods and principles of the common law, and the realities of the contemporary legal environment.

  • School of Architecture

    School of Architecture

    As it did in law and engineering, Notre Dame became the nation’s first Catholic university to establish an architecture program (1898). Today’s School of Architecture, which emphasizes traditional and classical design, is a leader in the modern green movement.

  • Keough School of Global Affairs

    Keough School of Global Affairs

    Having opened its doors to students in August 2017, the Keough School of Global Affairs was the first new college or school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. It prepares students for effective and ethically grounded leadership in government, the private sector, and global civil society.

  • The Graduate School

    The Graduate School

    While advanced degrees in architecture, business, and law are administered separately by their respective units, The Graduate School articulates broad policies and procedures for the post-baccalaureate programs in engineering, the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.

  • Institutes and Centers

    Institutes and Centers

    In addition to eight colleges and schools and 35 academic departments, Notre Dame faculty animate the activities of approximately 50 University institutes and centers.

  • Libraries


    Most of the major libraries and collections on campus fall under the auspices of the Hesburgh Libraries system, which contains more than 3.3 million volumes and some 3 million microform units.

  • Research


    Consonant with the vision that Notre Dame be a preeminent research university distinguished by its Catholic character, significant resources have been dedicated to advancing faculty research, scholarship, and creative expression.

  • IDEA Center

    IDEA Center

    Standing for Innovation, De-Risking, and Enterprise Acceleration, the IDEA Center is the fundamental resource for all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Notre Dame International

    Notre Dame International

    Notre Dame can be considered a truly international university thanks to the composition of its faculty and student body, the scope of its research agenda, and its commitment to study abroad, which consistently yields one of the highest undergraduate participation rates among peer institutions.