Faculty Positions

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

American Studies

Associate or Full Professor of Asian American Studies Program, American Studies Program

The American Studies Program at Williams College seeks to make a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Asian American Studies, to start July 1, 2020.  more »


American Studies

Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies, American Studies Program

The American Studies Program at Williams College invites applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment beginning Fall 2020.  more »


American Studies

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, American Studies Program

The American Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Art

Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art

The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire an art historian who specializes in 20th-century European art for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin July 1, 2020.  more »


Art

One-Year Visiting Position in East Asian Art History, Department of Art

The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire an art historian who specializes in East Asian art, able to teach pre-modern to the present, for a one-year visiting assistant professor position, to begin July 1, 2020.   more »


Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Japanese, Department of Asian Studies

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Japanese, beginning in the fall of 2020.  more »


Asian Studies

One-Year Visiting Lecturer Position in Japanese, Department of Asian Studies

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year (leave replacement) visiting position in Japanese language instruction beginning September 2020.  more »


Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation

Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women’s Soccer

Williams College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women’s Soccer.  more »


Biology

Neurobiologist, Two-year Visiting Faculty Position, Department of Biology

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 two-year visiting faculty position, to begin July 2020.  more »


Chemistry

Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the assistant professor level beginning in July 2020.   more »


Chemistry

Consortium for Faculty Development (CFD) Post-doctoral Fellow: Department of Chemistry

The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship.  more »


Classics

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at Williams College invites applications for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Cognitive Science Program

Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science Program

Williams College Program in Cognitive Science invites applications for a two-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning fall 2020.  more »


Economics

Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in development economics, potentially at the senior level, to begin July 1, 2020.  more »


Fellowship – Department of Chemistry

Consortium for Faculty Development (CFD) Post-doctoral Fellow: Department of Chemistry

The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship.  more »


Fellowship – Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies, American Studies Program

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies

The American Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS), beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Fellowship – Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies

The Science & Technology Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (STS), beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Fellowships

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching.  more »


German and Russian

Assistant Professor of Russian, Department of German and Russian

The Department of German & Russian invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Russian (tenure-track) beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


German and Russian

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of German, Department of German and Russian

The Department of German & Russian invites applications for a full-time, one semester position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer of German for the Spring semester 2020.  more »


History

Assistant Professor of African-American History, Department of History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in African-American history (period open), to start July 1, 2020.  more »


History

Assistant Professor of African History, Department of History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in African history, to start July 1, 2020.   more »


Physics

Assistant Professor in Physics, Department of Physics

The Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with teaching duties starting September 2020.  more »


Romance Languages

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages

The Department of Romance Languages at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish, beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Science & Technology Studies

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Science & Technology Studies

The Science & Technology Studies Program at Williams College invites applications for a two-year Mellon post­doctoral fellowship in Science & Technology Studies (STS), beginning July 1, 2020.  more »


Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program (Mystic, CT)

Assistant Professor in Maritime History

Williams College invites applications for an assistant professor based at the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut.  more »


Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program (Mystic, CT)

Assistant Professor in Literature of the Sea

Williams College invites applications for an assistant professor based at the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut.  more »