Russian/Eastern European/Eurasian History Position

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Russian/Eastern European/Eurasian history, to begin during the 2024-25 academic year. Candidates should be dedicated scholars with Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2024. All thematic and methodological approaches and chronological specializations are welcome. We are looking for a colleague who will teach Russian and Soviet surveys as well as courses in their area of focus. 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:

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 our 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, Roger Kittleson, via Interfolio ( a letter of application that 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, September 15.

All offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Further information is available at:

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