Washington University in St. Louis seeks a dynamic leader and distinguished scholar of religion and U.S. politics to serve as the Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Established in 2010 by an endowment gift of $30,000,000 from the Danforth Foundation, the purpose of this non-partisan, non-sectarian Center is to provide rigorous education, research, and scholarship on the role of religion in U.S. politics not only to scholars and students but also to local, state, and national audiences. The Center currently houses five senior and two junior faculty.  It offers an undergraduate curriculum, a postdoctoral fellowship program, public programming, academic seminars and conferences, and an on-line journal. Building upon this foundation, we seek a leader who is eager to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to expand the Center’s academic conferences, publications, public-facing programming, and partnerships, both in the St. Louis region and in Washington, D.C.  Information about the Center may be found at its website.