Additional Leadership Opportunities

Faculty members are appointed to support the mission of the college in a range of other positions.

The Director of Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences oversees and develops lectures and symposia on a range of topics with invited speakers especially aimed at fostering intellectual community across the humanities and social sciences, runs the resident fellows program, selects from among proposed faculty reading groups, and oversees the Manuscript Review programs. (3 year term, currently filled through spring 2025; see position description here)

The Faculty Fellow at Williams-Mystic spends a semester in residence at the Mystic Seaport, to enhance understanding of and competencies in interdisciplinary, collaborative, and experiential pedagogies, and to expand intellectual engagement with ocean and coastal studies. (1 semester term, not currently available; see position description here)

The Director Williams-Exeter Programme oversees the admission and matriculation of a group of Williams students for study abroad at Oxford, and manages the residential and academic experience of those students. (2 year term, currently filled through spring 2024; Request for Proposals here)

The Director of the Science Center serves as the spokesperson for the science faculty and the science center to the senior staff and other college offices, and chairs both the science executive committee (SEC) and Divisional research funding committee.

College Marshal is responsible for organizing faculty participation at Fall Convocation and Spring Commencement.

Coordinators of First3 are responsible for the programming specifically for faculty in their first three years at the college, featuring a full-day workshop during new faculty orientation, weekly lunches on a range of topics throughout the academic year, occasional workshops pertaining to pedagogy during the year, as well as occasional “all-faculty” lunches on pedagogy.

Faculty Fellow of Davis Center plays a central role in the mentoring of Bolin Fellows and C3 Postdoctoral Fellows. The Faculty Fellow also fosters and creates connections between academic programming and the Davis Center.

Gaudino Scholar is charged with the task of fostering academic and pedagogical innovations within the curriculum, particularly those that encourage students to take more risks and greater responsibility for their own education, and with stimulating debate about the liberal arts enterprise and the Williams experience itself. (3 year term, currently filled through spring 2023; Request for Proposals here)

W. Ford Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies coordinates the W. Ford Schumann Visiting Professorship in Democratic Studies by recruiting distinguished speakers, promoting cross-departmental collaboration, and planning other activities at Williams to increase the awareness of democracy and civic responsibility.

John Hyde Teaching Fellow encourages and supports versatility in teaching as well as the careful development of courses that promote broad-based learning. The Fellowship is awarded to senior members of the faculty to honor the foundation upon which Williams College is built—a liberal arts teaching college devoted to undergraduate education. (3 year term; Request for Proposals here)



Academic Unit Chairs

Supporting Specific Curricular Initiatives

Director of the Tutorial Program

Director of EDI

Director of Quantitative Studies

Summer programs

Director of the Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Director of the Summer Sciences Program