Open Rank, Tenure Track Positions in American Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University, St. Louis

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for one or more open rank, tenure track positions in American religion and politics. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of fields and disciplines including, but not limited to, African and African-American Studies; Anthropology, Asian American Studies; Hispanic Studies; History; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Law; Literature; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Security Studies; Sociology; Theology; and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies.

Areas of specialization, including disciplinary approach, chronological focus, and religious traditions studied, are open. Candidates should possess a substantial profile of scholarly publication on religion and politics in the United States with a focus on an area that significantly augments existing faculty strengths. Candidates should also have a record of effective teaching in a diverse campus community. A PhD, received no later than July 1, 2022, is required. Duties for the position will include undergraduate teaching, conducting and publishing research, and participating in Center governance and wider university service. We particularly welcome candidates with a demonstrated interest in writing for broader audiences and engaging the public beyond the university. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. To apply, send a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, to our Interfolio listing at A list of three references should also be submitted, along with a scholarly writing sample. The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as March 15, 2022, and will continue doing so until the search is complete. For more information, see