The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in medieval European history, to start July 1, 2022. We aim to appoint an assistant professor who will be responsible for teaching the history of Europe, broadly understood, from c. 500-c. 1450. Specialists in all regions of Europe and all methodological approaches are welcome to apply. Applicants should be able to position their research and teaching with respect to the premodern world at large, whether connectively or comparatively. The candidate should be a dedicated scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2022. 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 is home to a diverse faculty, and we have a demonstrated record of supporting colleagues from many different backgrounds.
Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Roger Kittleson, via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/90316): 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 Friday, October 1, 2021.
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 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.