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Assistant Professor (2 positions)

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Competitive salary
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Job Summary:
The Cleveland State University College of Law invites applications for two (2) full-time Assistant Professor of Law positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Law School is open to candidates with expertise in any area of the law, and with an interest in teaching torts, contracts, criminal law, legislation and regulation, constitutional law, and/or evidence.

CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

Duties would begin on August 12, 2024. Duties will include teaching, scholarly research and writing, working with academic centers, and ordinary committee service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D., PhD or equivalent degree with a distinguished academic record. Appropriate terminal degree completed by July 1, 2024. Persons who are ABD will be hired at the rank of Instructor;
  • Evidence of potential for significant scholarly achievement and teaching ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • D., PhD or equivalent degree with outstanding academic record, including law review, judicial clerkship, significant practical experience;
  • Excellent record of scholarly research, including funded research, and publication;
  • Experience and/or interest in developing or teaching online courses and programs;
  • Track record and/or passion for teaching in areas of principal curricular needs: torts, contracts, criminal law, legislation and regulation, constitutional law, and/or evidence;
  • Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the intellectual and academic diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the university community.

Application Instructions:
Applications will only be accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by December 20th. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Jonathan Witmer-Rich at (216) 687-2535 or

List of documents applicant is required to submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Research Plan – statement describing scholarly research agenda
  • Reference Letter from 3 references – provide the name and contact information for 3 references. References will be contacted via automated email to upload a letter of support.
  • Optional – License/Certificate

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Note: The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.

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