Assistant Professor of African Studies: Tenure-Track – Emory University

Oxford College of Emory University invites applications from excellent teacher-scholars to fill the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of African Studies in the Division of the Humanities, to begin August 2022. We seek a specialist in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa, whose teaching responsibilities will be three courses per semester, including a first-year seminar in alternate years, survey and topical courses contributing to Oxford’s general education program and the interdisciplinary African Studies major, and an occasional course supporting the French program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across other disciplines whose teaching and research focuses on the African continent.


PhD in hand by the time of appointment, experience in undergraduate teaching, and a promising scholarly research agenda. Preference may be given to candidates able to teach in the French language and culture sequence.


Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (preferably to include student evaluations of teaching), graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at In the cover letter, applicants should describe their interest in working in a liberal arts college with first- and second-year students and should detail how they are prepared to embrace the college’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community through their teaching, scholarship, and other activities. Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Matthew Moyle (

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College, located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus, provides approximately 1000 first-and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women
and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit

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