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Washington University in St. Louis School of Arts and Sciences



1 Brookings Drive St. Louis 63130 United States



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About us

Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

Arts & Sciences is the heart of Washington University in St. Louis and comprises the core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. In addition to departments of international renown, our programs and research centers provide a platform for faculty and student collaboration across traditional academic subject areas, creating novel transdisciplinary studies and solutions. Our mission is to advance innovative research that reaches a broad public and fosters new discoveries; and to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, preparing students for civic responsibility, work, and life through impactful collaborations with the St. Louis community and across the world.

A new and transformative strategic plan

Our bold 10-year plan envisions a school that will rise in prominence to serve as a global model for a school of arts and sciences.

  • An expanded faculty, diverse and inclusive, with even more robust research opportunities that push the boundaries of the possible.
  • Multiple departments and programs ranked in the top ten within the next ten years. 
  • Educational practices that engage far more environments of learning, connecting students with experiences throughout the city and world that build on a powerful foundation of disciplinary and transdisciplinary studies.
  • Innovative liberal arts programs that address questions of life design and emphasize multiple literacies, asking students what it means to live a good life as engaged citizens throughout the world.
  • Graduate students drawn from across the globe because of the innovative research, scholarship, and high-impact creative practices we are developing.

We have a strong foundation on which to build and extraordinary resources to engage. We will leverage those resources to build a top institution devoted to bringing people together from across the world to discover new knowledge, explore the universe, and serve the public good. The decade of Arts & Sciences at WashU has begun.

Working at WashU

Washington University in St. Louis prides itself on being a place where people matter, and serious work is done. We are a community of individuals inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems. Our faculty and staff work within an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives, collaboration, and innovation, important ideals of liberal arts education. We welcome applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. It is our policy to employ and advance in employment all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, and status as a parent.

Visit https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/job-openings to learn more about joining the WashU Arts & Sciences team.

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