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.

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Date Posted:  February 12, 2019
Applications Deadline: March 01, 2019
Start Date: August 01, 2019 or upon agreement
Position: Postdoctoral fellowship in European judicial politics
Location: Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 000 employees and 30 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

The Department of Law is expansive and currently has close to sixty employees. The department is responsible for the law program and individual legal courses, and also participates in several other academic programs. For more detailed information, see our website: here.

The Department of Law is looking for a postdoc to join a multidisciplinary research team. This is a two-year full-time position starting August 1, 2019 or upon agreement. The position consists of 20% teaching and 80% conducting research.

You can find more informaiton ad links ot the application at the Umeå University Position description.


Date Posted:  February 12, 2019
Applications Deadline: June 01, 2019
Start Date: April, 2020
Position: 2020-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The Political Psychology Research Group at Stanford University (directed by Prof. Jon Krosnick) is accepting applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellowship to conduct creative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research exploring public opinion and behavioral issues related to sustainable energy and the environment.

Funding will be provided by the TomKat Center at Stanford.  Annual salary will be $65,000, plus the institutional cost of employee benefits.  The Fellow will be eligible to apply (after acceptance) for a one-time relocation allowance of up to $3,000 (income tax reportable).

Funding is guaranteed for the first year of a two-year award period. Funding for year two is pledged but is not guaranteed.  To be eligible to receive a second year of funding, expected progress must be met, program requirements must be completed, and the faculty sponsor must confirm continued willingness to sponsor/mentor the Fellow for a second year.

Scholars interested in applying for this position should submit an application via email directly to Dr. Krosnick only (krosnick@stanford.edu) before June 1, 2019.  Dr. Krosnick will select one applicant to forward to the TomKat competition, and that person must submit another application directly to TomKat by July 15, 2019.  Awards will be announced by October, 2019.

Applicants who have a PhD at the time of receiving the award should plan to start work at Stanford no later than April, 2020.  For applicants who have not yet completed their PhD at the time the award is announced, arrival at Stanford to begin work should be no later than 6 months after being awarded a PhD.  In unusual cases, exceptions to these requested schedules will be considered.

To apply, please submit:

*           A Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
*           An essay describing research experiences, interests, and goals, as well as long-term career goals (up to 2 pages single spaced)
*           A proposal for a possible research project to be conducted while at Stanford in a way that synchs with the activities of the Political Psychology Research Group.  (1 page single spaced)
*           Two letters of recommendation from scholars who are very familiar with applicant’s research skills and accomplishments.


Date Posted:  January 18, 2019
Applications Deadline: Immediately
Start Date: March, 2019
Position: Multiple PhD Fellowships

Under the auspices of the DST-NRF Flagship on Critical Thought in African Humanities and the SARChI Chair in Visual History and Theory, the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) is pleased to announce the 2019 Fellowship competition for Post-doctoral, PhD, MA and Honours awards. We invite emerging scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences to join a team of scholars and artists who, in conversation and collaboration, continue to contribute significantly to redefining the study of the humanities and social sciences locally and internationally. [Full Program Description]


Date Posted:  December 06, 2018
Applications Deadline: March 01, 2019
Start Date: July 7, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Position: Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (Covers travel, room and board, no additional stipend)

Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Twenty Third summer workshop on analysis of military operations and strategy (SWAMOS) familiarizes the next generation of scholars with military policy issues by providing a grasp of terms of reference,   techniques of analysis, and illustrative cases. The workshop also aims to foster a network of academics with competence to evaluate military policy choices, support policy-relevant academic research and teaching on strategy, and maintain expertise and resources for informed judgment on military issues within the civilian community.  Applicants should be junior faculty or Ph.D. students with some general background in security studies (such as international relations courses) but who have not developed special expertise in military matters. [Full Program Description]