Econ Faculty Jobs at Williams

Assistant, Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Economics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions in macroeconomics, potentially at the senior level, to begin July 1, 2023. One of the positions is open to any subfield within macroeconomics. For the other position, we are particularly seeking candidates whose work relates to macroeconomic stabilization in emerging and developing economies. Candidates for the second position should be interested in playing an active role at Williams’ Center for Development Economics, which offers an M.A. in Policy Economics for economists from low and middle-income countries who have some practical policy experience. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their scholarship, teaching and service; and we especially encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in the field. Candidates should have a Ph.D., or all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, completed by September 2023.

We are a department of active scholars and currently have 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. 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.

The deadline for application and supporting materials is November 15, 2022. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/110421. Email, fax, or paper applications cannot be accepted. All applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a recent research paper, and evidence of successful teaching. The cover letter should speak to the applicant’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants at the assistant professor level should ensure that three letters of reference are submitted on their behalf. References for applicants at the associate and full professor levels will be requested at the semi-finalist stage. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Jon Bakija, Chair, Department of Economics.

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


Visiting Assistant, Visiting Associate, or Visiting Professor of Economics

The Williams College Economics Department invites applications for two visiting faculty positions for the 2023-24 academic year, beginning July 1, 2023. Teaching responsibilities will consist of two sections of microeconomics or macroeconomics, at either the introductory or intermediate level, in one semester; and two electives to be determined in the other semester. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential. Additionally, we seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their scholarship, teaching and/or service; and we especially encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in the field. Candidates should have a Ph.D, or all requirements for the Ph.D. degree completed by July 1, 2023, and we welcome applicants who have recently retired or are on leave from other institutions.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching experience and effectiveness and a description of how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; 2) a  curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) either two letters of recommendation that address teaching, or the names and contact information for two teaching references (we will only contact those references for candidates who advance to the finalist stage of the search). The suggested deadline for applications is January 15, 2023, but we will review applications on a rolling basis as they come in, and will continue to accept applications after that date until the position is filled.. All materials should be submitted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/110856.  Email, fax, or paper applications cannot be accepted. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Jon Bakija, Chair, Department of Economics, via email and (413) 597-2325.

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 (http://www.williams.edu). 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.


Economics Bolin Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Economics

The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging graduate students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and pursue careers in college teaching. These fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course as a faculty member. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.

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. The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, and currently has 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. In addition to our undergraduate program, we operate and staff the Center for Development Economics, which offers an MA in Policy Economics. 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.

Contact: We are happy to answer questions about this Fellowship. Please contact Jon Bakija, Chair, Department of Economics.

Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from groups underrepresented in academia and/or in a particular field of scholarship, who show exceptional promise as scholars, who have an interest in and capacity for teaching students from groups that have been underrepresented in higher education, and who are pursuing a career in higher education in the United States. Eligible applicants include all U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card); individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program; Indigenous individuals exercising rights associated with the Jay Treaty of 1794; individuals granted Temporary Protected Status; asylees; and refugees. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.

Terms: The annual stipend for the position is $55,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.

Candidates should apply via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/111284) after September 1, 2022 and before 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2022 with: a cover letter with a description of your research and teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you will advance the goals of the fellowship in furthering diversity in U.S. higher education; a full curriculum vitae; two confidential letters of recommendation; a writing sample (e.g. a research paper or a dissertation prospectus) and a timetable for completion of the degree.