Visiting Assistant Professor in African American History

The Department of History at Williams College invites applications for a two-year visiting appointment in African American history, to start July 1, 2023. We aim to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor who will be responsible for teaching one half of the African American history survey (1619-1865 or 1865-present) and three elective courses per year. Scholars of all chronological, thematic, and methodological emphases are welcome to apply. The candidate should be a dedicated scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2023. The teaching load in the department will be two courses per semester, and faculty have considerable autonomy in developing the curriculum in their field.

Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: The History Department is home to a diverse faculty, and we have a demonstrated record of supporting colleagues from many different backgrounds. We provide visiting faculty with mentoring in teaching, including participation in the college’s professional development program (First3). The college’s vibrant academic community also presents opportunities for collaboration across campus.

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 commitment to working with a student population that is broadly diverse; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. The deadline for receipt of materials is Friday, March 10, 2023. The search committee plans to complete first and second round interviews in time to make an offer by the end of April.

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