Job Posting: Gloria 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.

In addition to a cover letter, applications should contain (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a research statement, (3) a teaching statement, (4) names of three references, and (5) two articles/chapter-length writing samples. Please submit your application via Interfolio at

Screening of applications will begin on October 19, 2022.

For questions regarding the position, please email Prof. Martin Jacobs (

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