Assistant Professor, Williams College

Williams College. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for the position as a regular (tenure-track) assistant professor in sociology beginning July 1, 2018.  The department has a unique interdisciplinary focus [see:] that emphasizes innovative empirically grounded humanistic work, including ethnography, historical comparative sociology, visual methods, discourse analysis and other qualitative traditions. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach a broad range of courses that complement current curricular offerings. Areas of scholarly inquiry are open, with a particular interest in candidates whose research agenda includes: the intersections of work, culture, and the economy; law; education; medical sociology; migration and citizenship; social movements; race and inequality, and/or whose research has a regional or comparative focus on Africa, Latin America or the EU.  The Ph.D. should be in hand by the date of appointment.  The teaching load is four semester courses per year plus a January course every other year.  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 in the department if hired.

Application deadline: September 1, 2017. Early applications (materials received before July 15) will receive consideration for interviews at the ASA meeting in August or, for those who are unable to travel to Montreal, via Skype.  These preliminary interviews are important in the selection of final candidates. For initial application, submit only curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter outlining research and teaching interests. All materials should be addressed to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology and Sociology and must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position:  Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted.  All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available here:

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 (  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.