Faculty

Williams College has one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in the country.

barrowsThe members of Williams College’s accomplished and diverse faculty are strongly committed to original research and artistic creation and to teaching undergraduates from a rich variety of backgrounds and experiences. They contribute to a vibrant liberal arts environment that values collegial exchange, interdisciplinary work, and pedagogical innovation. The Williams faculty is exceptionally large for a college of its size, producing one of the lowest student / faculty ratios in the country.

In accordance with its stated commitment to building and sustaining an intellectual culture in which all faculty, students and staff can thrive, the college appoints its outstanding scholars, artists, and teachers from broad, inclusive pools of candidates, and supports the work of new and continuing faculty through a range of programs and initiatives.

Open Faculty Positions

  • Art

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in South Asian Art History
    The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire a specialist in the history of South Asian art, able to teach pre-modern to present, to begin in Fall 2017.
  • Art

    One-Year Visiting Artist Position in Film and Video
    The Art Department at Williams College seeks candidates who are actively engaged artists to teach within an undergraduate liberal arts environment for a one-year term beginning in the fall of 2017.
  • Art

    One-Year Visiting Artist Position in Multiples and Distributed Art
    The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire an artist whose work and teaching are both knowledgeable of and expand traditional print media (intaglio, relief, monotyping, lithography. etc.) to teach for a one-year visiting term beginning in the fall of 2017.
  • Art

    One-Year Visiting Artist Position in Performance Art
    The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire a visiting artist whose work and teaching are based in performance to teach for a one-year term beginning in the fall of 2017.
  • Athletics and Physical Education

    Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse
    Williams College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse
  • Biology

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor for an Evolutionary Ecologist
    The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017.
  • Biology

    Tenure-Track Position for a Molecular Geneticist
    The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017.
  • Chemistry

    Two Tenure-Track Positions: Biochemist and Physical/Analytical/Environmental Chemist
    Biochemist and Physical/Analytical/Environmental Chemist The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in July 2017.
  • Classics

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Classics
    The Department of Classics at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Classics beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Computer Science

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science
    The Department of Computer Science at Williams College invites applications for an opening at the Assistant Professor level for the fall of 2017.
  • Dance

    Tenure-Track Position in the History and Theory of Dance (search postposed to 2017-2018)
  • Economics

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Economics
    The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2017
  • Economics

    Visiting Professor in Economics (Spring 2017)
    The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a visiting faculty position for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year, beginning February 1, 2017.
  • English

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English The Williams College Department of English seeks to appoint one or two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors.
  • Environmental Studies

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
    The Program in Environmental Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professor position in environmental studies, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • German

    Visiting Professor in German
    The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a two-year visiting position in German with four courses per year, to begin in the spring semester of 2018.
  • History

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Russian History
    The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-­‐track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Russian history, to start July 1, 2017.
  • History related position (see Political Science & Leadership Studies)

  • Leadership Studies and Political Science

    Open-Rank, Tenure-Line Position in Leadership Studies and Political Science
    The Department of Political Science and the Program in Leadership Studies invite applications for a joint, open-rank position beginning in 2017-2018.
  • Mathematics & Statistics

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two tenure-track positions in mathematics, beginning fall 2017, at the rank of assistant professor (in an exceptional case, a more advanced appointment may be considered).
  • Music

    Visiting Position in Ethnomusicology
    The Department of Music at Williams College announces a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in Ethnomusicology for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • Philosophy

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Philosophy
    The Department of Philosophy at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017.
  • Political Science

    Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Russian/Post-Soviet Politics
    The Department of Political Science at Williams College invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Russian/Post-Soviet Politics, beginning July 1, 2017
  • Political Science

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics
    The Department of Political Science invites applications for an approved, one-year appointment in the 2017-18 academic year, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics.
  • 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 position beginning in 2017-2018.
  • Psychology

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology
    WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a one- to two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Psychology

    Visiting Position in Psychology
    WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Behavioral Neuroscience, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • Russian

    Visiting Professor in Russian
    The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a two-year visiting faculty position in Russian, with four courses per year, with teaching to begin in the fall semester of 2017.
  • Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

    Assistant Professor in Marine Ecology
    The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for an assistant professor to teach marine ecology, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year.
  • Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

    Assistant Professor in Literature of the Oceans
    The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for an assistant professor to teach literature of the oceans, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year.
  • Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Oceanography
    Visiting Assistant Professor in Oceanography The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor to teach oceanography, supervise independent student research, and participate in 3 multi-day field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters.
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Williams College's program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, with four courses per year, to begin in the fall semester of 2017.