Assistant Professor of Law Visiting

Cleveland State University   Cleveland , OH   Full-time     Legal
Posted on March 3, 2023
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Cleveland State University
Assistant Professor of Law – Visiting


Job Summary:
The Cleveland State University College of Law invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Law position for the 2023-2024 academic year starting on August 14, 2023 with a particular focus on the areas of business, transactional and commercial law. Duties will include teaching, scholarly research and writing, and ordinary committee service. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. from an ABA-accredited law school, Ph.D or equivalent degree with a distinguished academic record by July 1, 2023.
  • Evidence of potential for significant scholarly achievement and teaching ability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree with a specialization in business, transactional or commercial law or related subjects;
  • Outstanding academic record, including law review, judicial clerkship, a record of scholarly research and publication, and experience teaching online courses; and
  • The ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Applicant 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 April 21, 2023. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Brian Ray,

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Reference Letter from 3 references
  • Optional – License/Certificate
  • Optional – Unofficial transcript

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

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.

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.