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Arts & Sciences

The mission of Arts & Sciences 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.

Arts & Sciences is the heart of Washington University 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 the traditional academic subject areas, creating new interdisciplinary studies.

Employee Benefits

Washington University is committed to providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Employees and their families have access to benefits and resources, such as health care coverage, employee wellness program, tuition assistance and help in establishing your financial future.

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Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan

A Transformative Decade: Convergence, Creativity, Community


  • 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 here from across the globe because of the innovative research, scholarship, and high-impact creative practices we are developing.

This is our moment. We are ready.

In Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, we have a strong foundation on which to build and extraordinary resources to engage. And over the next ten years, 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. 

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Working at Wash U

Washington University 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. Supporting individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise is critically important to our success, and to the ideals of a 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.

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Explore St. Louis

Just minutes from WashU, you’ll find Forest Park, Cortex Innovation District, shopping and dining in the Delmar Loop and historic Central West End. There are more free, world-class attractions in St. Louis than any place in the nation outside of Washington, D.C., including the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, Grant's Farm, and the Missouri History Museum.


The Gateway Arch


St. Louis is a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Today, engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals here are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors.

Learn about living and working in St. Louis