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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Native American Studies

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time position in Native American Studies, to begin July 1, 2018.  more »


Anthropology/Sociology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for the position as a regular (tenure-track) assistant professor in sociology beginning July 1, 2018.   more »


Arabic Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Arabic Studies

The Arabic Studies program at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning July 2018.  more »


Art

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Asian Art

The Art Department at Williams College seeks to hire a specialist in the history of Asian art, able to teach pre-modern to present, and with a strong grounding in methodological perspectives, to begin in Fall 2018.  more »


Art

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Studio Art - Multiples and Distributed Art

The Williams College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track position in multiples and distributed art, beginning fall 2018, at the rank of assistant professor (a more senior appointment is also possible).  more »


Asian Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in the Fall of 2018.  more »


Astronomy

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Astronomy

Williams College invites applications for an Astronomy tenure-track faculty position, joint in the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Physics, beginning July 2018.   more »


Astronomy

Lecturer in Astronomy and Observatory Supervisor

Williams College invites applications for a position as Lecturer in Astronomy (0.5-time) and Observatory Supervisor (0.5-time), joint in the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Physics, beginning July 2018.  more »


Biology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor as a Biochemist / Cell or Molecular Biologist

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 2018.  more »


Classics

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Classics

The Department of Classics at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position with an emphasis on Greek drama.  more »


Computer Science

Visiting Faculty Positions in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Williams College invites applications for two one-year visiting faculty positions beginning in the fall of 2018.  more »


Dance

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Dance

The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Dance History and Theory beginning fall 2018.  more »


Economics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Macroeconomics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in macroeconomics, beginning July 1, 2018.   more »


Economics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Economics, Fields Open

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2018.  more »


Economics

Visiting Assistant Professor Positions in Economics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for visiting faculty positions for the 2018-19 academic year, beginning July 1, 2018.  more »


Fellowships – see http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/graduate-fellowships-2/

For current FELLOWSHIPS, see http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/graduate-fellowships-2/

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships (Nov. 15). Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships – One two-year joint postdoctoral fellowship in Africana Studies and Environmental Studies (EXTENDED JAN 15, 2018). One two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Spanish, specializing in Mexican literature and culture (Dec. 1). Other Fellowships – One predoctoral/postdoctoral fellowship in Afro-Latinidades in the U.S. (Dec. 15). One two-year postdoctoral fellowship in maritime history at Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program, Mystic, CT (Nov. 1).   more »


Geosciences

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geosciences

The Geosciences Department at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the broad field of climate science, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2018.  more »


German/Russian

Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian

The Department of German and Russian at Williams College seeks to fill a one-year visiting faculty position in Russian, with four courses per year, with teaching to begin in the fall semester of 2018.  more »


History

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Native American and Early North American History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the history of indigenous peoples in North America during the pre-contact, colonial, and revolutionary periods, to start July 1, 2018.  more »


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, 2018.  more »


Mathematics/Statistics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Statistics

The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics, beginning fall 2018, at the rank of assistant professor (a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances).  more »


Music

Visiting Assistant Professor in Composition and Music Theory

The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-year visiting appointment in Composition and Music Theory for the academic year 2018-19  more »


Music

Visiting Assistant Professor in Music History and Literature

The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-semester visiting appointment in Music History and Literature for Spring 2019, with expertise in music from 1750 to 1900.  more »


Music

Visiting Assistant Professor in Choral/Vocal Performance.

The Department of Music at Williams College announces a one-semester visiting appointment in Choral/Vocal Performance for Spring 2019.   more »


Physics

Visiting Assistant Professor in Physics

We invite applications for a one-year, full-time visiting position at the assistant professor level, starting fall semester 2018, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral research experience is preferred.   more »


Political Science

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Political Science

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level assistant professor position in international relations, beginning in Fall 2018, with a specialty in international security issues.  more »


Psychology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Psychology

Williams College Department of Psychology seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Behavioral Neuroscience, beginning July 1, 2018.   more »


Psychology

Visiting Assistant Professor Positions in Psychology

WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for two one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions in Social Psychology, beginning July 1, 2018.   more »


Psychology

Visiting Position in Behavioral Neuroscience

WILLIAMS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Behavioral Neuroscience, beginning July 1, 2018.  more »


Romance Languages

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Area of Mexican Literature and Culture

The Department of Romance Languages at Williams College is currently accepting applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of Mexican literature and culture beginning July 1, 2018.   more »


Romance Languages

Visiting Assistant Professor in Spanish Language and Pedagogy

The Department of Romance Languages at Williams College invites applications for a visiting three-year (renewable) position teaching Spanish language at all levels in a dynamic liberal arts program, beginning September 2018.   more »


Romance Languages

Visiting Assistant Professor in French

The Romance Languages Department at Williams College seeks to appoint a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of French, beginning July 1, 2018, with the possibility of extending the term for a second year.  more »


Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program (Mystic, CT)

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 (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year.   more »


Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program (Mystic, CT) Deadline Extended

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Maritime History

The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow to teach maritime history, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (an offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters per year.  more »