Position Description

The Department of African American Studies, Emory University, Atlanta GA invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the area of African American popular music with a specialization in hip hop music and culture. The teaching load is 2/2.   We are especially interested in candidates whose interests take advantage of Atlanta’s central position in the production of hip hop music and culture. Areas of teaching and research might include, but are not limited to, hip hop genres, DJ culture, social media and activism, and other modes of performative creativity. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.



Candidates must hold a PhD in a supporting field by the time of appointment. The successful applicant is a scholar who can contextualize hip hop in the context of African American history and culture and consider its global impact.


Application Instructions

Applications should include the following: a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a 20 25-page writing sample, and a list of potential courses. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equality and inclusion. In a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due by November 19, 2018. Only applications submitted through Interfolio will be considered. Interviews will begin in December or January of the 2018-19 academic year.


Location: Atlanta, GA



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