Clinical Professor of Law at Cleveland State University

  • 28 Dec 2021 1:26 PM
    Message # 12220471
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, is seeking to hire a new or experienced Clinical Professor.  The position begins with annual appointments and, upon successful completion of five annual appointments, is followed by a presumptively renewable five-year contract. Clinical faculty may apply for promotion to Senior Clinical Professor three or more years after attaining the first five-year appointment.  Applicants must have professional experience and an academic record that demonstrates the potential for high-quality clinical teaching and civic engagement.  Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply. 

    Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution with nearly 16,000 students, 10 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law welcomes applicants with diverse intellectual and academic viewpoints.   

    Duties: Teaching and supervising students’ work with clients; supervising and teaching in our externship program; service on law school and university committees. As appropriate to the candidate’s interest and the school’s needs, duties may also include teaching other courses.

    Minimum Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited law school, licensed to practice in Ohio or be immediately eligible for temporary certification to practice under Ohio Rule for the Government of the Bar IX and be willing to seek permanent licensure, a minimum of three years practice experience, a distinguished academic record; and evidence of potential for significant teaching ability.

    Preferred Qualifications:  J.D. or equivalent degree with 5 years or more of practice experience, outstanding academic record including law review, judicial clerkship, or other honors, and the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the intellectual and academic diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the university community.   

    Salary Range:  Competitive

    To apply please submit the following: letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a separate statement  explaining 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 an experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to inclusion and mission as an urban serving university.  Preference will be given to applications that are completed by February 1, 2022. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted online at:

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

    Please direct inquiries to Prof. Carole Heyward, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at (216) 687-5508 or

    Hiring 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, 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, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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