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Below is a list of adjunct positions currently available at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. You may click on the position name for more information about a position. Please note that these positions often must be filled quickly, and the deadlines for applying may be short. You may also submit an application not linked to any particular position, and your application will be considered if and when a position comes open in one of your areas of expertise.

When applying, please include a resume/curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Acceptable formats are MS Word and PDF. You are also permitted (but not required) to upload up to 3 other documents. These may include teaching evaluations, publications, or anything else you feel is particularly relevant to your application.

If you have any questions regarding the available positions or the hiring process, please email Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at bjh11@case.edu.

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 of 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.

If you wish to give us a resume without applying to a specific position you can send in your general application

Position Date Posted Apply
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an adjunct professor to teach Law of the Visual Arts, a 2-credit course, in the spring 2019 semester. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2018.

The current course description for Law of the Visual Arts is as follows:
This seminar is concerned with the relationship between the art world and the law. The art world is comprised of numerous players, such as artists, dealers, museums, auction houses, art critics, forgers, thieves, looters, and the American and various foreign governments. This course focuses on the law's relationship with each of these entities and how these entities relate to one another in both a cultural and legal sense. In particular, this course will explore at least three of the following issues: theft and plunder of art (especially from 1933-45); the illicit international art trade; artists' rights such as First Amendment rights, copyright, moral rights, and the resale right; and the role and practice of museums in the art world, including provenance studies, and the museum's relationship with the artist and community. The first class (and some subsequent classes) will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After a lecture by a museum curator, the students will be given a tour of the museum's collection that will focus on works of art that have particular relevance to the intersection of law and art. Prerequisite: Copyright Law.

Essential Functions of the position include the following:
  • Preparing for class (approximately 2 hours of preparation per hour of class time).
  • Teaching all class sessions (approx. 2 hours/week) or making reasonable efforts to find a replacement if class must be cancelled for any reason.
  • Being available to meet or speak by phone with students outside of class time as needed.
  • Before the start of fall classes, creating and delivering to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs a detailed syllabus listing Learning Objectives as well as topics and readings for each class session.
  • Creating an instrument or instruments for assessing students (papers, exams, etc.), including at least one final exam or paper, and timely grading those assessments according to the law school grading policy.
Mandatory qualifications:
  • A J.D. degree from an approved, ABA accredited school
  • Academic and/or practical expertise in the law relating to the visual arts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred qualifications:
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Art History or a related field
  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting, or
  • Other teaching experience, such as guest lectures and CLEs


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