Modern European History Position

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Modern European history, to begin during the 2025-26 academic year. Candidates should be dedicated scholars with a commitment to undergraduate teaching, with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2025. Applicants whose research focuses on Europe (excluding Russia) in the nineteenth century, with thematic and methodological expertise that complements and extends the strengths of our current faculty, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their field, with the expectation that they regularly teach a survey course in modern European history. The standard teaching load at Williams is four courses each year (2-2) plus a January term course every other year. 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 underrepresented groups whose scholarship and teaching contribute to the breadth and excellence of the Williams academic community. In addition, Williams offers faculty participation in the college’s professional development program First3 and in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program, and support through the newly established Rice Center for Teaching.

Please send the following application materials to the department chair, Jessica Chapman, via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/148532): a letter of application that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and that addresses your ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population; a curriculum vitae; three separate one-paragraph descriptions of proposed courses (please include one survey and two specialized courses; see our current course catalog for examples: https://catalog.williams.edu/hist/); and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for receipt of materials is Friday, September 13, 2024.

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 College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.