Assistant Professor of English, Romanticism

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.

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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