Graduate Employment Resources

The Graduate Employment Postings lists job opportunities and searches that are currently in the Political Science Fields.  The following positions are listed by date of posting. These brief descriptions are followed by one or more links, leading to the full employment search description and when available, the university or employer posting the search.

The most extensive listing of jobs in political science is APSA’s eJobs. Interdisciplinary positions are often advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Date Posted: September 30, 2016
Applications Deadline: Open until filled.

Start Date: Academic Year 2017-2018
Position: Assistant Professor with specialties in any subfield of American politics
Lafayette College, Department of Government and Law
The Department of Government and Law at Lafayette College is conducting a search for a tenure-track position in American politics at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The Department will consider candidates with specialties in any subfield of American politics, except public law and public policy. Candidates should be prepared to teach an introductory course in American Politics, courses concerning national political institutions and/or processes, and advanced courses in their areas of expertise. The Department welcomes candidates with additional expertise in the politics of race, ethnicity, and citizenship.  [More…]

Date Posted: September 29, 2016
Applications Deadline: Open until filled.

Start Date: August 23, 2017
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations
University of Connecticut, Political Science Department
The Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut is seeking to hire an assistant or associate professor in the area of international relations, with a research and teaching focus in political violence as broadly construed. We are interested in scholars working in the areas of traditional and emerging threats to peace.  [More…]

Date Posted: September 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: Open until filled.

Start Date: August, 2017
Position: Research Associate
University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. The position is offered for one year starting in August 2017, with an expected salary of $62,000 plus benefits. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Batten faculty member, Craig Volden, on research related to the Legislative Effectiveness Project.  [More…]

Date Posted: September 14, 2016
Applications Deadline:

Start Date: July 01, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (Comparative Politics)
Cornell University, Department of Government
The Department of Government at Cornell University welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor. The position is open with respect to subfield specialization. A PhD is required no later than July 1, 2017.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation, as well as teaching evaluations and materials if available. We will begin to review applications starting September 15, 2016, and will continue until the search is complete. Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. The Department of Government, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.  [More…]

Date Posted: September 14, 2016
Applications Deadline: October 15, 2016

Start Date: January, 2017 or September, 2017
Position: Three full time faculty positions in Political Science
Universidad de los Andes, School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science
The Political Science Department, School of Social Sciences at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, invites applications for three full-time faculty positions, beginning in January 2017 or July 2017, in the area of International Relations (2) or Political Theory (1).  [More…]

Date Posted: September 14, 2016
Applications Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Start Date: July 1, 2016
Position: Postdoctoral Associate in the History of Representative Institutions for a one-year period
Yale University, History Department, Center for the Study of Representative Institutions
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, in conjunction with the Jack Miller Center, seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in the History of Representative Institutions for a one-year period beginning July 1, 2016 (AY2016-17). Areas of specialization include any aspect of the theory and practice of representative government in Britain or America between the British Revolutions of the seventeenth century and the American Civil War.  [More…]

Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: September 22, 2016

Start Date: Sept 01, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor In Political Science
London School of Economics, Department of Government
The Department of Government at the LSE is looking to recruit a career-track Assistant Professor in Political Science with an emphasis on candidates whose research explores questions of political inequality, identity and representation with respect to gender and/or race.  [More…]

Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: September 22, 2016

Start Date: Sept 01, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor In Political Science and Public Policy
London School of Economics, Department of Government
The Department of Government at the LSE are looking to recruit a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy. Candidates should have a strong research and teaching interest in comparative public policy, public administration/management and/or executive politics. [More…]

Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled

Start Date: Sept 01, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor In Political Science (American Government and Politics)
Colby College, Department of Government
The Department of Government at Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach American government and politics, commencing September 1, 2017.  We seek highly qualified candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and who are committed to working with an increasingly diverse student body. With ten faculty members and 180 majors, the department is a thriving community of scholars with broad interests and a strong commitment to deepening our expertise and offerings in the politics of diversity. We are open to sub-fields within the broad field of American government and politics; our preference would be a political behaviorist or social movement scholar who specializes in public policies related to race, ethnicity, income equality, gender, and/or sexuality. The successful applicant will teach at least one section of Introduction to American Government and Politics, one section of an introductory course in multi-methods research, and additional sections in the candidate’s area of expertise, chosen in consultation with the department chair.  The teaching load is 4 courses the first year, 5 courses per year thereafter, with the possibility of a repeat preparation. An interest in developing an advanced course in quantitative methods is also desirable. [More…]

Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: October 01-2016 until position is filled

Start Date: Fall, 2017
Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International Relations
Lewis and Clarke College, International Affairs Department
The International Affairs Department at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon is excited to announce a new tenure-track faculty position focusing on the Global South [More…]

Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: September 20, 2016 - Review to continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor of Government (Conflict Resolution)
Georgetown University, Department of Government
The Department of Government at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in any field of political science, with a research and teaching profile that will contribute to the department’s highly successful Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution. The Conflict Resolution Program offers an innovative and rigorous curriculum encompassing the core skills and multidisciplinary knowledge needed to pursue diverse careers, both in the U.S. and abroad, related to conflict management and conflict resolution. Applicants should have the ability to field core courses in conflict resolution theory and research methodology. The department also has a particular interest in applicants whose research and teaching speak to conflict processes and their relationship to race/ethnicity, gender, youth, development, or media. A Ph.D. in political science in hand by the time of appointment is required, as is evidence of excellence, or potential for excellence, in research and publication. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The department values new perspectives on the world and is deeply committed to building a more open discipline that seeks excellence wherever it may lie. Applications should be filed using the online system at ttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7687. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Please email all inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Desha Girod (desha.girod@georgetown.edu). For full consideration, applications should aim to arrive before September 20, 2016, but review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [More…]

Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: Begin September 19, 2016, continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor in American Politics
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor in American Politics, pending budgetary approval. Qualified candidates should have a primary research program that focuses on the study of American political institutions. Priority will be given to candidates whose work bridges two or more institutions (legislative, executive, or judicial), and also have both strong analytical and methodological skills. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research intersects the study of institutions and issues related to diversity and/or inclusion.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTU4. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. [More…]

Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: Begin September 19, 2016, continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor, tenure track, in American Politics
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure- stream position in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Qualified candidates will have a research focus on elections and political behavior. We seek candidates whose work is theoretically driven and methodologically sophisticated and that relates to or complements the department’s growing strength in experimental research (regardless of the mode of observation or analysis). We also particularly welcome applications from candidates working on issues pertaining to identity, diversity, or inclusion.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTU5. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016and will continue until the position is filled. [More…]

Date Posted: August 02, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date: July 1, 2017
Position: Tenure track Assistant Professor in the International Political Economy, subfield of International Relations
University of California, Irvine, Political Science Department
The Political Science Department at the University of California, Irvine seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in the International Political Economy subfield of International Relations beginning July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to focus centrally on IPE (rather than Comparative Political Economy) in their research record, publications, teaching, and scholarly training. IPE themes include the role of international economic institutions, international implications of trans-border movements, global impact of economic inequality, transnational dimensions of global food production, international effects of sanctions, and other topics that transcend the internal politics of states to explain international outcomes. Applicants with a variety of methodological approaches will be considered. [More…]

Date Posted: July 29, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date: Spring, 2017
Position: Pre or Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Political Science
Denison University, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Denison University, a highly selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a two-year pre- or post-doctoral Fellowship appointment beginning Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. One-time funding allows the Department of Political Science to offer a unique opportunity for a beginning scholar to gain valuable experience in the classroom with a reduced teaching load. We invite applications from either advanced ABDs or recent degree recipients who specialize in Comparative Politics, with regional expertise in Asia. Advanced ABDs should be at the revision stage or near completion of their dissertations to apply for a pre-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will be asked to teach an introduction to comparative politics of developing areas course and upper division courses in the Fellow’s area of expertise and research.  [More…]

Date Posted: July 29, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date:
Position: University Assistant (pre doc)
University of Vienna, Department of Government
The Department of Government is looking for a University Assistant (pre doc) with good knowledge of political opinion research and voting behavior research as well as quantitative methods in the Social Sciences.  [More…]

Date Posted: July 15, 2016
Applications Deadline: October 15, 2016

Start Date: Not stated.
Position: Assistant Professor of International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Tenure Track
Trinity College, The International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Programs
The International Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Programs at Trinity College announce a joint tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for an innovative scholar of transnationalism whose work focuses on gender and sexuality, is informed by feminist and queer theory, and is rigorously interdisciplinary in its approach to the world. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on peoples, institutions, discourses, and practices outside North America and Europe.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in his/her specialty as well as core courses in both programs, including an introductory course in gender and sexuality studies with a transnational focus and an upper level course in feminist and queer theory.  INTS and WMGS are interdisciplinary programs, and we welcome applicants from any discipline. [More…]

Date Posted:  July 8, 2016
Applications Deadline: Ongoing.

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Position: International Affairs Lecturer
University of New Hampshire-Durham, Center for International Education
The International Affairs Program at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a lecturer in International Affairs starting August 22, 2016. The appointment is for AY 2016-2017; the position will be filled pending programmatic need and is dependent upon funding.
The International Affairs Dual Major and Minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers students from across UNH the opportunity to internationalize their primary major through core courses, language study, an international experience, and a capstone research project.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand or is ABD close to completion; research interests in international affairs; disciplinary background in the social sciences; and a commitment to outstanding teaching. The lecturer will teach up to six courses and one unit of service. [More…]
 

Date Posted: July 7, 2016
Applications Deadline: Continues until position is filled

Start Date: Fall, 2017
Position:Tenure Track International Relations focusing on Global South
Lewis & Clark College, International Affairs Department
Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of International Affairs, beginning in fall 2017. The preferred teaching and research field is in the Global South. Ph.D. in a field central to international relations is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member
of the faculty. [More…]

Date posted: 05-19-16
Applications Deadline: October 3, 2016

Start Date: Fall, 2017
Position: Two openings as Assistant Professor, American Politics
Colgate University, Political Science Department
The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for two appointments in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2017. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire.  The department seeks candidates whose research and interests center on one or more of the following subjects: elections, public opinion and voting behavior; parties and interest groups; state politics and federalism; bureaucracy and policy implementation; political psychology; urban and local politics; political communication, gender and politics, and environmental politics. [More…]


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