Instructor in Environmental Politics and Political Theory - Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for an instructor in Environmental Politics and Political Theory. This non-tenure track, permanent position requires the successful candidate to teach classes on environmental justice and politics, seminars on U.S. political thought and ideologies, and introductory courses on International Relations and Comparative Politics. Priority will be given to candidates with strong teaching records, at least five years of teaching experience and a background of supporting campus environment-related programs and activities.

The position will start July 1, 2024, and requires a PhD in Political Science. Instructors in the department have a 2-2 teaching load and service responsibilities.    

For more information about CWRU, the department, and Cleveland, see this description.

Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) an approximately one-page teaching statement, 4) a publication or writing sample, 5) an approximately one-page diversity statement, and 6) three letters of recommendation.

The diversity statement should describe how one’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute 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 one’s continued efforts would 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 April 23, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Elliot Posner, Department Chair, at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. 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 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.