Williams College, Assistant Professor African-American History, Deadline: October 15, 2019

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.  The department is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio address African-American history from diasporic, transnational, relational, or comparative perspectives.  Possible fields include political economy, urban studies, environmental studies, and science and technology.  The candidate should be a committed scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2020.  The teaching load in the department is 2-2 plus a January-term course every other year, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their fields.  Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: https://history.williams.edu.  The History Department has demonstrated success in developing a diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from historically under-represented groups and those whose scholarship and/or teaching contribute to the breadth and excellence of our academic communities.

Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66643: a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses); and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for receipt of materials is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students.  Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu).  Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.