Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a full-time, visiting assistant professor position to begin in January 2023 and extend through at least December 2024. We are seeking candidates who have expertise in quantitative methods with interest in age, aging, or life course. Secondary specializations open. Quantitative expertise can include techniques for analysis of cohort/panel studies or demography.  

Courses to be taught include introductory statistics, multivariate statistics, and a seminar contributing to the department’s Age and Life Course concentration. Formal mentorship in teaching and course development is available. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal.

Case Western Reserve University offers students the quality and class size of a strong liberal arts college within one of the nation’s major research universities. The teaching load for this position is 2/2.

Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or a related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates: (1) with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly promise and (2) commitment to working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2022 and will continue until the search is concluded. 

Applicants should submit applications via Interfolio ( and include (1) a cover letter that addresses how their program of research and their teaching qualifications align with this position, (2) a diversity statement that explains how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform their past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service) with further details available on the application webpage, and (3) a CV. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via the application website by November 1st, 2022. Other correspondence may be sent to Jessica Kelley (, Chair, Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7124.   

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 & 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 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.