Assistant Professor of English, Romanticism


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Assistant Professor of English, Romanticism
Full Time

Assistant Professor of English, Romanticism
Williams College: Massachusetts: English

Location: Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267
Open Date: Aug 23, 2023
Deadline: Oct 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Romanticism, Tenure Track

The English Department at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Romanticism, to begin Fall 2024. We welcome applications from scholars whose work engages with colonialism, as well as with other comparative and transnational formations. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: race; class; gender and sexuality; literature and global revolution; poetry and poetics; aesthetics and politics; landscape and ecology; the history of science; the relationship between Romanticism and critical theory. Teaching responsibilities include a 2-2 workload with a Winter Study term every other January. Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of introductory courses, as well as courses in their area of specialization.

Williams is an institution that places a high value on undergraduate teaching; consequently, we seek applicants who can demonstrate in their supporting materials a capacity for excellent teaching and a commitment to working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The English Department has demonstrated a commitment 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.

Candidates should have their Ph.D. or dissertation completed by the beginning of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio ( and should include:

  • a cover letter;

  • CV;

  • a 1-2 pp. statement describing your research;

  • a 1-2 pp. statement describing your teaching and community engagement;

  • a writing sample (up to 25 pp.);

  • three letters of reference.

    Fax and email applications will not be accepted.

Complete applications submitted by October 16, 2023, will receive full consideration.

The search committee plans to conduct Zoom interviews with 10-12 semi-finalists in early January. Campus visits for four finalists will be conducted in February.

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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 College 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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