Visiting Assistant Professor (2 positions) - Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions. One (Environmental Politics and Political Theory) 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. The other (Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration) requires the successful candidate to teach seminars on political communication, the politics of race, ethnicity and immigration, political development, U.S. pop culture, and the politics of Europe as well as introductory courses on U.S. politics and comparative politics. Priority will be given to candidates with strong teaching records and at least five years of teaching experience.

Both are one-year positions starting July 1, 2024, have the potential for two one-year renewals and require a PhD in Political Science. The two visiting assistant professors will have 2-2 teaching loads and may have additional responsibilities such as supervising senior projects.    

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 research statement, 4) an approximately one-page teaching statement, 5) a publication or writing sample, 6) an approximately one-page diversity statement, and 7) 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 January 19, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Elliot Posner, Department Chair, at

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve 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 by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.