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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Asian American History

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 21, 2022
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Asian American History

The Department of History at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Asian American history, to begin during the 2023-24 academic year. In exceptional cases, a more advanced appointment may be considered.

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 communities. Information about the department and current curriculum can be found at: . The person hired into this position will also have the opportunity to join existing faculty who teach Asian American topics in other units, at a time when the College is working towards building an Asian American Studies program.


The Department welcomes all methodological approaches and thematic specializations. The candidate should be a dedicated scholar with a Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2023. 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.

Application Instructions

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 30 , 2022. All offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Further information is available at: .

Position begins

2023-2024 academic year

Application deadline

11:59 pm ET on September 30, 2022

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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 website ( ).

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.

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