Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Emory University

The Institute of African Studies at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications to begin in August 2022. We are seeking a recent PhD in African Studies from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences.

The postdoctoral fellow will teach three courses in the first year, including Introduction to African Studies. The position is renewable for a second year, during which the course-load will be four courses.


• Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences no earlier than 2017
• Candidates must be able to teach a range of undergraduate-level African Studies classes
• We’re especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and interest in outreach to African students.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, cv, a sample syllabus for a course in African Studies, and the names of two references. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and, in particular, their engagement with African students.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022. To apply for this position, please submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio: Inquiries can be sent to the Director of The Institute of African Studies: Bayo Holsey, [email protected].

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, members of underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.