Visiting Assistant Professor in East Asian Politics - Department of Political Science

Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University seeks qualified candidates for a position in East Asian Politics, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) or Visiting Instructor (ABD), for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional one-year periods.  Candidates should have a primary research expertise in comparative politics or international relations, with a regional focus on East Asia, broadly conceived. Applicants should be qualified to teach one or more courses in East Asian politics, including country-specific or thematic courses, and an introductory course in comparative politics or international relations. In addition, candidates should be prepared to offer an interdisciplinary seminar. The conventional teaching load is two courses per semester.  ABD required, PhD preferred. 

Candidates should submit a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a writing sample, and relevant teaching evaluations to:

Ms. Jessica Jurcak

East Asian Politics Search

Department of Political Science

Case Western Reserve University

Mather House 111

Cleveland, OH  44106

Electronic submissions should be sent to Ms. Jessica Jurcak at

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently by each referee, in hard copy, to:

Professor Karen Beckwith

Asian Politics Search Chair

Department of Political Science

Case Western Reserve University

Mather House 223

Cleveland, OH  44106.

Consideration of applications will begin on May 19, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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 for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216.368.8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.