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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (JIMES) is actively seeking new members for its faculty in order to advance its goal of providing a dynamic and multi-disciplinary educational experience. Our current open positions are listed below with descriptions of the expectations and duties of that role.

Now Accepting Applications

Gloria M. Goldstein Chair in Jewish History and Thought

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Gloria M. Goldstein Chair in Jewish History and Thought, a tenured position at the rank of Professor, to begin in the fall of 2023. The successful applicant will be jointly appointed in the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (JIMES); and the Department of History.

Candidates should have an outstanding teaching, service, and publication record commensurate with that of an endowed chair and will be committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction, academic service and leadership. A PhD in History (or related fields using historical methods) is required. Preferred areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) Jewish history in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, or the Americas between the 18th and 21st centuries. The research and/or teaching of the ideal candidate will also connect to the Holocaust and/or illuminate its broader significance and consequences.  Duties will include teaching an introduction to Jewish civilization (alternating with other faculty), conducting research, writing for publication, advising undergraduate and graduate students, participating in department governance, and university service.

For more information, and to submit your applicaiton, please visit our Interfolio link here.

Race and Ethnicity in the Middle East

We are seeking an outstanding scholar at the assistant professor level whose research focuses on Race and Ethnicity in the Middle East. The position has been created to broaden both the University’s approach to race and ethnicity, and the department’s scope. We are seeking an excellent scholar who engages race, structural racism, and racial disparities and inequities. The successful candidate will complement the interdisciplinary nature of the department with strong disciplinary (or multi-disciplinary) training, native or near-native fluency in at least one language of the Middle East, passion for teaching, and a commitment to forging alliances within the department, university, and the larger community. Contact Julia Clay at jclay@wustl.edu with any questions or visit the Provost's website for more information on the initiative and a link to apply.