Job Opportunities

Professor in Twentieth-Century African-American History – Tenure Track

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in twentieth-century African-American history, to start July 1, 2019.  The Department welcomes all areas of specialization, but is especially interested in applications from those whose research interests and/or teaching portfolio encompass the Caribbean or interactions between North America and the Caribbean.  The candidate should be a committed and imaginative scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2019.  The Department also expects the successful candidate to teach a survey of twentieth-century African-American history in addition to more specialized courses, and to participate in teaching the modern U.S. history survey. The History Department has demonstrated success in developing a diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.  Information about the department can be found at:

Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Anne Reinhardt, via Interfolio ( a letter of application which includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; a separate brief description of suggested courses; and three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for receipt of materials is Friday, November 2, 2018.  All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.  Further information is available at:

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 (  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.