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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (Nov. 1). 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Theatre

    Visiting Assistant Professor: Artist/Scholar in Theatre and/or Performance Studies
    Williams College Theatre Department seeks an Artist/Scholar for a one-year visiting appointment beginning July 1, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.