The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level assistant professor position in American politics, specializing in race and politics, beginning in 2016-17. The Department especially welcomes candidates with additional expertise in related fields, such as urban politics, media and politics, interest groups, religion, social movements, public policy, or comparative race and ethnicity. In exceptional circumstances, a senior appointment is possible. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired.


Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand by September 2016. Please send a letter detailing current research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 40 pages (one chapter or one article), evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation to: #30846...... Applications are due on October 1. Williams College is a coeducational 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 ( 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.


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

Ms. Nancy Bellows 
24 Hopkins Hall Dr
Williamstown MA, 01267