Political Science and Leadership Studies

Open-Rank, Tenure-Line Position in Political Science and Leadership Studies

The Department of Political Science and the Program in Leadership Studies invite applications for a joint, open-rank, tenure-line position beginning in 2017-2018.  The Program in Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary program focused on the phenomenon of leadership within a wide variety of social, cultural, and historical contexts. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses related to theories and facets of leadership as well as other areas of expertise. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to:  activism and social movements, political history and development, religion, gender, political decision-making, and political thought and culture.

Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by September 2017. Please upload a letter detailing current research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article, book chapter, or conference paper), evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/36741. We will begin review of applications on September 15; any application received by October 30 will receive full consideration. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Interested candidates may contact the chairs of the respective units, James McAllister (jmcallis@williams.edu) and Justin Crowe (jec3@williams.edu), with any questions.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.