Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture

The Department of English at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of African American Literature and Culture. Successful candidates will present strong evidence of demonstrated excellence (or potential for excellence, depending on status) in research and teaching and must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Ph.D. in English or a relevant field must be awarded by August 2023.

Special preference will be given to candidates who work in African American poetry (period open from late 18th century to contemporary) to complement our Creative Writing faculty and Emory’s extensive archival holdings at the Stuart A. Rose Library. We are also interested in candidates who work in AfroLatinx Studies, Caribbean Studies, Black theater and/or performance studies, Decolonial Studies, Black feminist/queer/sexuality and trans studies, Black environmental studies/Black ecocriticism, Black disability studies, and/or Black digital humanities/Black media studies.

We ask applicants to submit a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page dissertation or book project abstract, 1-page diversity statement, 1-page teaching statement, 20-25 page writing sample, and three letters of reference. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their research, teaching, and service. Diversity statements should describe candidates’ experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds. Applicants are asked to submit their materials through Interfolio at

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be conducted on Zoom starting mid-December.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to abide by the faculty responsibilities outlined by the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.


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