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.

If you are interested in receiving notifications of opportunities as they come up, please fill out our online form.

Academic Jobs Online Website

American Political Science Association Careers page

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Chronicle Vitae Political Science and International Relations Jobs

Times Higher Education University Jobs Site


Date Posted:  July 27, 2021
Position:  Laboratory Manager, Behavioural Research Laboratory, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Applications are invited for the post of Lab Manager of the Behavioural Research Laboratory at Alliance Manchester Business School.  The post is tenable immediately for a period of two years.  The role is an exciting opportunity to run the laboratory and contribute to its future development, becoming part of a range of research projects spanning diverse applications of behavioural science to business and management. The primary responsibilities of the post are to help researchers in AMBS and the wider Faculty of Humanities to run experimental studies and collect behavioural data for world-class research using the new Behavioural Research Laboratory.

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the world’s leading research-led business schools and you will work in the newly remodelled AMBS building in Manchester.  AMBS academics undertake leading-edge research in behavioural decision making and behavioural economics, behavioural strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, organizational behaviour, and management science. As the Lab Manager, you will work with academics across these areas to run innovative, high-quality research studies. Using your background in behavioural science and experimental methods, you will work with researchers on data collection and analysis.  You will manage the daily running of research studies in the lab, including recruiting participants, managing and developing the lab’s hardware and software (including set-up of equipment for studies and developing new technical capabilities for innovative research applications).  You will also collaborate with colleagues on developing the internal and external profile of the lab to build a network of researchers that will facilitate new projects and studies, including potential collaborations with commercial partners.

For further details and to apply please see the job listing: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=20530.

For enquiries about the vacancy please contact Dr Mark Healey, Professor of Strategic Management (mark.healey@manchester.ac.uk).  For general enquiries or enquiries about shortlisting please contact Dr Leo Tarasov, Research Manager (leonid.tarasov@manchester.ac.uk).


Date Posted:  July 27, 2021
Position:  Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) positions (2) in International Relations at the University of Glasgow

One position is an open search. However, we encourage applications from candidates working on contemporary global challenges such as the environment, migration and political violence as well as non-Western perspectives. 

For more information, see here:  https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CHO862/senior-lecturer-in-international-relations-research-and-teaching-track

The second position focuses on international organisations and/or international political economy within any substantive area of Global Governance (e.g., environment, development, human rights, trade, etc.). 

For more information, see here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CHO875/senior-lecturer-in-international-relations

Candidates who can teach quantitative methods are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline for both positions is August 16, 2021.


Date Posted:  July 27, 2021
Position:  Assistant Professor Positions at Vanderbilt University in Comparative Political Behavior and Political Economy of Conflict/Data Science

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Comparative Political Behavior and the Political Economy of Conflict/Data Science. For more information, please see the below links.

Comparative Political Behavior:  The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from outstanding political scientists with a specialization in comparative political behavior for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor.

Political Economy of Conflict/Data Science:  The Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University invites applications from outstanding political scientists specializing in the political economy of conflict for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. The appointment is open with respect to substantive subfield.  This position is part of a broader multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the data sciences.


Date Posted:  June 22, 2021
Position:  Communications Manager, Information Society Project at Yale Law School

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School (ISP) is seeking a Yale graduate student to take on the role of part-time Communications Manager. Responsibilities will include: producing and updating website content for the various ISP projects, including but not limited to matters reported through the website of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic (https://law.yale.edu/mfia), ISP event details, agendas, links, etc. (https://law.yale.edu/isp); drafting press releases, newsletters and funder communications; utilizing the Twitter accounts for ISP various projects to promote scheduled events, workshops and conferences (@yaleisp, @abramsinstitute, @MFIAclinic); managing the ISP YouTube channel by uploading edited event videos in a timely manner (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcBU4Qr8nQsjX6Nt_iGH8qg/videos); and related research.

Ideal candidates should be able to commit on a yearlong basis, from August 1 – June 30 (11 months). The estimated weekly time for this position is 10 hours per week, at the rate of $25.00/hr. Remote work arrangements during University breaks and summer break can be accommodated


Date Posted:  June 22, 2021
Application Deadline: July 19, 2021
Position:  Professional Development Fellowship, The Yale Review

Graduate Student Fellowships at The Yale Review offer Yale University doctoral students the opportunity to join the editorial team of America’s oldest “little magazine.” The Yale Review is a leading literary and intellectual journal currentlyl building on the its legacy by launching a new online-only site (TYR) publishing new content several days a week. The role trains students in skills relevant to magazine publishing and a career in public writing and intellectual journalism, including but not limited to reading submissions, strategizing about reader engagement and social media, writing headlines and doing “home page editing”; writing online pieces/introductions and fact checking; helping conceive of special projects; preparing articles for publication; soliciting and finding art; and other work that goes into making a magazine today. Although the positions are not restricted to those students who wish to pursue an editorial career, student fellows gain in-depth knowledge of and high-level firsthand experience of the professional skills required. They receive training not only from our editor in chief, an author and former editor at Slate, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, but also engage in learning sessions with assorted industry professionals. Recent fellows took part in discussions with editors at The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Slate, as well as leading novelists, poets, and essayists. Students will leave the fellowship with extensive hands-on experience in what it means to work in literary magazines and a concrete sense of what makes for good public writing.

Opportunity Requirements

What follows are not requirements; we are looking most of all for highly curious, engaged, motivated, and detail-oriented candidates. But it would help to have some of the following: a prior interest in magazine publishing or a deep engagement with intellectual journals/literary magazines of the moment; copy editing skills; digital fluency and an interest in thinking about how the internet/podcasts/social media could play a role in The Yale Review’s identity.

Please note that only PhD students in teaching years 1-6 or seventh-year students on funding extensions authorized by their program are eligible to participate, and no student may be assigned to a Professional Development Opportunity more than two consecutive terms.

Please indicate in your letter if you are interested in one or two semesters.

The opportunity is listed here. It’s a little hard to find, but if you click on the “Opportunity Title: XX083: Professional Development Fellow” with 3 openings, you should find it.


Date Posted:  November 11, 2020
Position:  University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security is part of a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

As a part of the joint-initiative, we invite applications for up to six postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Applications can be found here.

The residential fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C. for a 12-month term in line with the 2021-22 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021.

If there are any questions, please contact: Marie Thiveos (mthiveos@ucsd.edu) at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.