Alexander P. Lamis Memorial Endowed Chair in US Politics - Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the Alexander P. Lamis Memorial Endowed Chair in U.S. Politics. The successful candidate will be competitive at the level of tenured associate professor (currently either as a tenured associate professor or an untenured professor with commensurate productivity and experience). We are interested in candidates across all U.S. politics subfields and methodological approaches, including but not limited to the politics of race and ethnicity, immigration, and the politics of inequality. A Ph.D. in Political Science is required.

The Lamis Chair has been established with a gift from a generous anonymous donor, to honor our late colleague Alec Lamis (PhD Vanderbilt, JD University of Maryland), a popular undergraduate teacher with interests in U.S. politics, parties and elections, judicial politics, and the politics of the U.S. South. Case Western Reserve University is a private R1 research university where Political Science faculty teach a standard 2-2 load. For more information about Professor Lamis, CWRU and the Department, see the full description ( 

Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement that includes evidence of effective teaching, 5) a publication or writing sample, 6) a diversity statement, and 7) a list of three references.

The one-page diversity statement should explain how one’s research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University.

Candidates should upload all application materials electronically through Interfolio at Consideration of applicants will begin on 01/10/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the Lamis Chair may be sent to Professor Karen Beckwith, Search Committee Chair, at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.