African American History Search

Visiting Position in African American History

The Department of History at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year appointment in African American History at the Visiting Assistant Professor level beginning Fall Semester of 2017. The Department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence and liberal arts education.   Included among the four courses (two courses each semester) the successful candidate would be expected to teach are a (one- or two-semester) survey course on African American history, a course on the movements for black freedom and civil rights, and one or two courses of the candidate’s own choosing.

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 in working with diverse student populations.  Information about the department can be found at

Applicants should send the following materials to the department chair, Thomas Kohut, via Interfolio ( a cover letter detailing their teaching interests and experience and their research; a C.V.; a brief description of elective courses they would like to teach; and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on 3 April 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 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.