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: 12-02-21
Opportunity:  Part Time - research assistant to digitize and geocode some historical data

Professor Didac Queralt woul dlike to hire a research assistant to help him digitize and geocode some historical data.  

The task is relatively straightforward. I have the data in hand and it is easy to digitize because it has a handy format and it is in English. Once digitized, the data would need to be geocoded using ArcGIS (or similar software) and merged with other existing data.

This task would not take more than 25 hours (likely fewer than that). The RAship would be paid competitively.

This task would have to be completed by the end of the first week of January 2022.

If you are interested, please send an email to didac.queralt@yale.edu.

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Date Posted: 11-23-21
Opportunity:  University of Chicago, NORC, Associate Director in the Methodology and Quantitative Social Sciences (‘Methods’) Department

https://careers.norc.org/en-us/job/497673/associate-director-quant-methods

The position can be based in our Bethesda or Chicago offices. The Associate Director assists the Senior Vice President and Director of the Methods Department in broad range of activities which include strategic planning; business and proposal development; client relations; project and contract administration and oversight; staffing assignments; financial management; professional development of staff; resource planning and recruiting/hiring; and corporate activities. This position is responsible for managing and directing research projects, including providing substantive input and direction on the project, managing the activities of staff, and providing oversight to ensure high quality deliverables.
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Date Posted: 11-18-21
Opportunity:  Penn State, American Politics, Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a non-tenure track position as Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor in Political Science to start Fall 2022, with flexibility. This is a one-year position, with possibility of renewal. We seek scholars of American politics who can offer in-residence and online introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on American legislative and executive branch politics and/or state and local politics and policymaking. Candidates who can offer upper-level courses that fuse substantive material and data analysis and/or a course on policy making and evaluation would be particularly welcomed.
The position requires teaching six courses a year. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment preferred, although qualified applicants at the ABD level will also be considered.

Lecturers/Assistant Teaching Professors participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department, including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research. Salary is competitive and additional money is available for travel and research.

Applications must include a cover letter explaining research and teaching experience; a current CV; syllabi from previously taught courses; samples of scholarly writing; and teaching evaluations (with a key). Candidates should also request three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee at: plscapplications@psu.edu. Reference letters should come from individuals who can address candidates’ teaching and commitment to enhancing diversity. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Candidates invited for virtual campus visits will be expected to give a teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on Department of Political Science, see: https://polisci.la.psu.edu/.
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Date Posted: 11-16-21
Opportunity:  University of Virginia, Department of Politics, Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: February 1, 2022

https://politics.virginia.edu/rising-scholar-postdoctoral-fellowship
 
In consort with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of Politics hopes to provide a departmental home to a Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. We seek a rising scholar:  i.e., candidates who received (or will receive) their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2019, and August 24, 2022. We are open with respect to topic and subfield within political science or public policy. While the postdoctoral fellows will have a primary departmental home, they are welcome to develop another extradepartmental affiliation, if appropriate. We encourage applications from a broad range of perspectives and methodologies.

Please contact Jennifer Lawless, Department Chair, with any questions. jll9jx@virginia.edu
 
An online application and further information are available here: https://graduate.as.virginia.edu/rising-scholars
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Date Posted: 11-15-21
Opportunity:  MIT, Political Science, Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate, Political Science, to join a computational social science research project–LobbyView–with Professor In Song Kim.  Will work with Professor Kim to examine special interest group politics in the U.S., using computational methods.  Responsibilities include analyzing lobbying and campaign donation data; and developing/maintaining a large-scale money in politics SQL database. The team is currently developing novel computational methods for social science research such as community detection and graphical neural network methods to infer political networks, and NLP methods to investigate congressional bill writing and entity disambiguation. The position offers an opportunity to engage in independent research projects according to your research interests/background.

Job Requirements
Required:  Ph.D. (or an anticipated Ph.D. completion by May 2022) in and research experience with computer science, computational social science, political science, or other related field; ability to work independently with general supervision and as part of a team; experience working with remote servers (Linux CLI, AWS); good Python/Git development skills; and familiarity with SQL.

Preferred:  experience with data-driven social sciences, experience with large-scale data handling, solid knowledge of SQL and relational database modeling, and knowledge of Postgres/NodeJS/GraphQL/React/D3.  Job #20422
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Date Posted: 11-12-21
Opportunity:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor

The Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with appointment beginning July 1, 2022. We seek a scholar doing innovative research in any area of American politics or public policy. We welcome applications from scholars whose work crosses traditional subfield or disciplinary boundaries, who show promise of research excellence and a desire to train and work with a diverse body of students.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please follow this link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/213797

Please include a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and diversity statement. Applicants will be required to identify the names, titles and email addresses of professional references at the time of application (please note that four are required). Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System for instructions. Applicants may also list the email of a Graduate Coordinator who will upload their references instead of the referring faculty.  Departmental contact person is Shannon Eubanks; the department address is Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 3265, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3265 and the web address is http://www.unc.edu/depts/polisci.
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Date Posted: 11-11-21
Opportunity:  Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy, multiple positions

The Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is an interdisciplinary team that works across the federal government to help agencies build and use evidence. They do an extraordinary job of designing and conducting evaluations of existing programs and evidence-based program changes.

The recent call for applications can be found via:  https://oes.gsa.gov/opps/
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Date Posted: 11-11-21
Opportunity:  California State University, Sacramento, Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor
Deadline December 8, 2021

The Department of Political Science at California State University, Sacramento seeks candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology, related field, or J.D. are encouraged to apply. ABD candidates will be considered; if ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2023. We are specifically seeking candidates with a focus on Law and Society. Candidates are also required to have a strong commitment to college teaching, and an ability to teach a range of lower and upper division courses in Political Science, including Constitutional Law and Constitutional Rights and Liberties. Candidates are required to demonstrate potential for scholarly achievement; the department is open to methodological approaches. The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. An applicant can find the full vacancy announcement at, and must apply through, the Sacramento State jobs website at https://csus.peopleadmin.com/. The job posting number is 506155. Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair, Brian DiSarro, at disarrob@csus.edu.
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Date Posted: 11-10-21
Opportunity:  Yale University Office of Institutional Research (OIR), research associate

Yale’s Office of Institutional Research (OIR). Our office is looking for a full-time, permanent research associate to join our team. This position would be a great fit for someone with graduate-level education in the social sciences, statistics, or a related area who is interested in working in an applied research role outside of the tenure track. 

We’re hoping to fill the position as soon as possible, but we have considerable flexibility on timing. If you are interested but wouldn’t be able to start until spring of 2022, please still consider applying.

This is an exciting role, covering a wide range of data types, statistical techniques, and audiences. OIR provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks, and research projects. We operate almost as a think tank or consulting group within the University, helping the University to improve. This position is for a generalist, but a considerable amount of the incumbent’s portfolio will be focused on projects related to supporting University efforts toward increased diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Here is a link to the job posting:  https://bit.ly/YaleCareers-66879BR
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Date Posted: 11-10-21
Opportunity:  Grand Valley State University, Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Grand Valley State University seeks an assistant professor, full time, 9-month, tenure-track, specializing in race and ethnicity, and/or media.

Primarily interested in someone whose research and teaching expertise is on race and ethnicity and/or media in American politics, but we also invite applications from scholars who examine these topics from a comparative perspective that encompasses a focus on the U.S.

Responsibilities: The successful hire will be expected to teach introductory courses in American politics and courses in the area(s) of the faculty member’s specialization such as race, ethnicity and politics; media and politics; or others. Teaching responsibilities would allow the opportunity to develop a new course (or courses) within the faculty member’s area of specialization. Regular faculty responsibilities each semester include teaching 9 credit hours, scholarship, and service. Department faculty are expected to maintain a productive program of scholarship and to participate actively in service.

Employment begins August 6, 2022.
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Date Posted: 11-08-21
Opportunity: America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The America in the World Consortium seeks applications from recent Ph.D. recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applicants will be considered for up to five (5) fellowship positions for up to two (2) years in-residence at one of the three partner institutions:

  • Duke University, American Grand Strategy (AGS) Program.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Clements Center for National Security

Successful applicants will be able to spend the substantial portion of their time working on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at their institution.

Information and application:  https://www.awconsortium.org/opportunities/awc-post-doctoral-fellowships/
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Date Posted: 11-04-21
Opportunity: University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House postdoctoral fellows

Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s hub for global public policy engagement, is launching its annual call for applications for postdoctoral fellows for the upcoming academic year. We hope that you will share widely in your networks and consider applying if you are eligible! We are accepting applications for the following fellowships:

  • Global Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows: (Dec. 7th deadline) Perry World House is looking for excellent scholars working on global affairs within the following two research themes:
    • Global Order: Our program focused on how shifts in emerging technologies, power, and/or governance will impact the future of the global order.
    • Global Shifts: Our program on how changes related to urbanization, migration, and climate change can influence global affairs.
  • Borders & Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellows: (Dec. 7th deadline) Run by Professor Beth Simmons, the Borders & Boundaries program conducts research on changing borders and border structures around the world.
  • Identity & Conflict Postdoctoral Fellows: (Dec. 20th Deadline) The Penn Identity & Conflict (PIC) Lab, led by Professor Nicholas Sambanis at the Department of Political Science is dedicated to addressing a broad range of critical questions focused on inter-group conflict.

To learn more about these programs and get information to apply, check out our website: https://global.upenn.edu/perryworldhouse/postdoctoral-fellows.
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Date Posted: 11-02-21
Opportunity: Yale Young Global Scholars program.

YYGS is a highly selective academic program designed to provide talented high school students from countries around the world with interdisciplinary insight, global awareness, and the critical skills for becoming the next generation of global citizens. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and supervise participants both in and out of the classroom.

If you are interested in teaching at YYGS, you would develop your own curriculum, gain valuable classroom experience with diverse students from around the world, and mentor students in a variety of different contexts. As a part of this program, you would also develop strong transferable skills in pedagogy, teamwork, and organization.

These are paid, seasonal positions. Full compensation and benefits are outlined in the YYGS Employment Prospectus. To learn more about YYGS and to apply, please visit globalscholars.yale.edu/employment. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as interview invitations and hire offers are extended on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at join.yygs@yale.edu.

RSVP for our upcoming employment info session:  Monday, December 13, 2021 3:00-5:00pm EST (WLH Room 309)

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Date Posted: 11-02-21
Opportunity: Carnegie Mellon University - multiple positions

Carnegie Mellon University working at the intersection of AI/ML and Public Policy is hiring for several positions, including:

  • Post-Doc Researcher
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Senior Data Scientist
  • Senior Software Engineer

All positions are located in Pittsburgh. There will be more to come, so please check out our jobs at datasciencepublicpolicy.org/jobs/.
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Date Posted: 11-04-21
Opportunity: Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University in India, multiple positions

The Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University in India has the following opportunities available:

Position: Rural Livelihoods Policy Manager Employer:
Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University
Location: New Delhi, India

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (1)
Employer: Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University
Location: Delhi, India

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2)
Employer: Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University
Location: Delhi, India

Position: Gender and Governance Research & Policy Manager
Employer: Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR/Krea University
Location: New Delhi, India

Inclusion Economics offers pre- and post-doctoral research fellowships, and internships for Yale undergraduates in data analysis and research communications. Explore the current job openings at Yale, as well as Inclusion Economics India Centre at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) (formerly EPoD India at IFMR and Inclusion Economics Nepal at Governance Lab

https://egc.yale.edu/ie/opportunities
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Date Posted: 10-30-21
Opportunity: Postdoctoral researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in international economics and geopolitics for initially 3 years and up to 6 years. We welcome applications by applied economists and political scientists with a quantitative, empirical focus. Applications should ideally be sent by November 30, as interviews will be conducted in mid-December on the European Job Market for economists. Details here: https://www.ifw-kiel.de/de/institut/karriere-ausbildung/stellenangebote/postdoctoral-researcher-in-international-economics-and-geopolitics.

In case of questions please contact me directly: christoph.trebesch@ifw-kiel.de.
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Date Posted: 10-30-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professors(2), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Division of Social Science

The Division of Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology seeks to fill two Assistant Professor positions in sociology. Exceptional candidates of the ranks of Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. Candidates may work in any of the major areas in sociology, but those who work on cross-disciplinary topics with other social science subjects, and/or who may contribute to the development of computational or quantitative social science in the Division are especially welcome.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in hand by the time of employment. Successful candidates are expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University is an English-speaking research university with international faculty. The Division of Social Science is highly ranked internationally. For more information about the Division, please visit https://sosc.hkust.edu.hk.
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Date Posted: 10-30-21
Opportunity: Tenure-Track Position in Law and Society, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY is hiring a Tenure-Track Position in Law and Society. The area of research focus is open. To apply, candidates should submit materials here.

The Law and Society major, housed in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of the City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2022 in Law and Society. The hiring rank is Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. is required, although outstanding ABDs will be considered. The Ph.D. discipline is open, provided candidates are demonstrably grounded in the Law and Society scholarly tradition. We especially welcome candidates who can add to the disciplinary diversity of the current program, which has three full-time sociologists, one full-time geographer, and one full-time anthropologist. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered.

Candidates should provide a letter of application, a CV/resume, and, in one document: 1) a writing sample; 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of their abilities to create an equitable and accessible learning environment for our students; and 3) a portfolio of teaching materials (e.g., evidence of preparedness to teach a diverse student body, sample syllabi and assignments, teaching observation reports, student evaluations). All should be provided electronically through CUNYfirst following the instructions above. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Chair of the Political Science Department, Professor Andrew Sidman at asidman@jjay.cuny.edu.
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Date Posted: 10-30-21
Opportunity:  Multiple positions, University of Houston, Hobby School of Public Affairs

University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs is hiring for multiple open-rank lines.

https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=10200120292

We are seeking candidates with expertise in policy data formulation and analysis, core substantive areas of public policy, and/or philosophy and ethics. The Hobby School is young and quickly growing, and successful candidates will be able to help chart its future.
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Date Posted: 10-27-21
Opportunity:  Multiple positions, Georgia State University, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for multiple positions.

Position 1: Assistant Professor in Identity Politics (open field)

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.  We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the politics of identity broadly defined (including, but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion). We welcome scholars in any subfield of political science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Law, or Political Theory) or closely related discipline.  The successful candidate will join a faculty with existing strengths in race and ethnicity, gender and politics, partisan and identity political polarization, civil conflict, and immigration politics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses on the politics of identity at the undergraduate, M.A., and PhD levels as well as other courses in their area of expertise.

Position 2: Lecturer in Public Law

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Public Law to begin Fall 2022. Lecturers at GSU are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years and Principal Senior Lecturer after ten.

Position 3: Lecturer in American Politics

The Department of Political Science at Georgia State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin Fall 2022. Lecturers at GSU are full-time faculty who are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer after five years and Principal Senior Lecturer after ten.

See job offerings here: https://politicalscience.gsu.edu/about/faculty-hiring/
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Date Posted: 10-23-21
Opportunity:  PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University - The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy

Thanks to the generosity of the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, located within the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, is pleased to announce generous fellowships for incoming SAIS PhD students and visiting Postdoctoral Fellows pursuing scholarly research in historically informed statecraft and strategy. In addition to being part of SAIS, the Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows will join an exciting, international consortium, the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI). The other members of the AJI are the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge, the Centre for Grand Strategy in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London, and the Center for Statecraft and Political Communication at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Incoming Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows will work closely with the faculty and affiliates of the Kissinger Center and will have opportunities to participate in the Center’s activities and the broader intellectual communities of SAIS and JHU. The new scholars will also collaborate with faculty, affiliates, students, and Fellows from the other institutes in the consortium, creating a multi-institutional, multinational intellectual community that spans the Atlantic, and will have publishing opportunities through Engelsberg Ideas.  The program will build and expand upon the Kissinger Center and SAIS’s strengths in diplomatic and military history, strategic studies, security studies, international relations, and economics and international political economy.

SAIS is interdisciplinary and policy-engaged, and its location in Washington, DC, allows scholars easy access to major instruments of government, think tanks, and federally funded research and development centers, as well as important archives. SAIS also has campuses in Bologna (Italy) and Nanjing (China), providing additional opportunities to engage with the scholarly and policy communities in Europe and Asia.

Up to three incoming doctoral students will be awarded a four-year fellowship that includes tuition, health insurance, and a stipend competitive with the top programs in political science, international relations, and history.

Up to three Postdoctoral Fellows will be awarded a two-year fellowship that includes health insurance, research funding, and a stipend competitive with the leading postdoctoral awards.
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Date Posted: 10-23-21
Opportunity:  Director’s Financial Analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Deadline: Janeuary 3, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is recruiting this fall for the Director’s Financial Analyst (DFA) position, and we want to encourage graduating seniors to apply.

This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem-solving skills while helping to make consumer financial markets work for Americans.

All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau. In a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to supervision of market participants.

The DFA program is recruiting for full-time positions that begin in June 2022. 

Recent graduates who will have received an undergraduate degree on or after April 2019 and before June 2022 are eligible to apply. Those interested should apply at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/careers during our live application window on USAJobs

To be notified when the application becomes available, students and alumni can send an email expressing interest to CFPB_DFA_Program@cfpb.gov

We do require that all candidates have completed at least 5 quantitative courses, which can include courses in econometrics, mathematics, statistics, and a variety of other subjects. If an applicant has taken other courses that do not seem quantitative on their faces but did teach or apply quantitative skills, we encourage them to include this information in an optional cover letter when applying.

The Bureau will be hosting hour-long information sessions about the DFA Program and the application process, including a question-and-answer period, conducted over WebEx. These sessions will take place on the following dates:

Session:  Friday, December 10, 2021 (3PM Eastern)
https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e45ac6691261efd0443ad2921331f6063
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Date Posted: 10-23-21
Opportunity:  Tenure-track assistant professor positions in Statistics and Data Science, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, statistics department

The topics of interest to the department intersect with many of the interests of folks subscribed to this list.

The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in Statistics and Data Science (100% for 9 months). Areas of emphasis include statistical methods for assessing fairness and racial justice, data science, computational statistics, biological and health sciences, statistical machine learning, causal inference, and graphical models but all areas of Statistics and Data Science are welcome. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2022. Salary is competitive.

For more information see here: https://stat.illinois.edu/news/2021-09-15/department-statistics-seeks-applicants-assistant-professor-statistics-and-data
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Date Posted: 10-23-21
Opportunity:  Assistant Professor in American politics, Temple University, Department of Political Science

http://apply.interfolio.com/95434 - APSA Job # 9425

The successful candidate must be able to teach an introductory political theory course that serves as a writing intensive requirement for our major and will be expected to do so on a regular basis.  We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on applied topics in American politics such as social movements and American political development, but we are open to other areas of inquiry. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to research.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (very high research activity) located in Philadelphia.  The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded.

Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by the beginning of their appointment.  Please send a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a sample of written or published scholarly work; a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching portfolio (e.g., sample syllabi, student and/or peer evaluations); a diversity statement that addresses the candidate’s past efforts, and future plans, to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, and/or service; graduate school transcript; and three letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/95434
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Date Posted: 10-11-21
Opportunity: Faculty Searches, University of Notre Dame

Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society at the University of Notre Dame is conducting a cluster hire search for faculty in data science and society. This search is separate from the computational social science positions in political science and sociology.

The goal of this search is to hire faculty members who are driven by interdisciplinary and convergent scholarship motivated by societal challenges; novel data science and artificial intelligence methods; and implementation science that translates innovation to societal outcomes. This requires a collection of expertise, a willingness to collaborate across disciplines, and an aspiration to make a translational societal impact. The collective pool of applicants will be evaluated to ensure the diversity of experience and expertise required for interdisciplinary team building is present. Scholars interested in this interdisciplinary interface with a desire to be part of a collegial and collaborative group of faculty colleagues are especially encouraged to apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/94502
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Date Posted: 10-11-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in American Government, University of Nebraska, Department Political Science

The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Political Science. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2022. Candidates seeking to fill the position should have interests in and a demonstrated capacity to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American political institutions. We welcome applications from candidates with a specialization in race and ethnicity. A willingness to teach online courses is also required. The position offers a teaching load of three courses per  semester and a nine-month contract with the possibility to teach in the summer, contingent upon resources. Our new colleague will be expected to build a record of  excellence in teaching, research, and service as required for tenure and promotion.

Apply here: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/13821
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Date Posted: 10-11-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Montanas State University, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Montana State University – Bozeman invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the subfield of international relations. The committee is open to candidates with a background in any substantive area in international relations. The position includes responsibilities related to teaching, scholarship, and service. The baseline teaching expectation is two courses per semester. As increasing diversity in the political science profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in political science are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department of Political Science values different perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.

Read about the opening here: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/26497
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Date Posted: 10-11-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and Policy, University of Texas at Dallas,  School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at the University of Texas at Dallas is seeking applications for a tenure-system assistant professor in Cybersecurity and Policy.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a social science or public policy-related field. The candidate’s research agenda should focus on issues of cybersecurity with an international/cross-national dimension. Research topics of special interest include ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity, regulation across countries, the economics of information security, the interaction of security and privacy considerations, and the politics of developing and administrating cybersecurity policies and programs. Ideal candidates will demonstrate their ability to contribute to existing program strengths in quantitative methods.

The University of Texas at Dallas and was recently ranked 39th among the 100 best universities in the world under 50 years old by Times Higher Education magazine. UT Dallas is one of the youngest universities to achieve the Carnegie Commission’s highest research classification of “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity.”

Apply Here: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/16876
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Date Posted: 10-10-21
Opportunity: Assistant professor position in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of Arkansas, Political Science Department

Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor position in public administration and public policy to start in August 2022. This individual will serve as a core faculty member for its Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies (M.P.A.) program.

The successful candidate should be able to teach some core M.P.A. courses (e.g., Human Resource Management, Public Budgeting and Finance, Organizational Behavior, Nonprofit Management, Policy Analysis, and Community Development) as well as related undergraduate courses. The department’s teaching load is two courses per semester, a total of four courses per year. The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate potential to contribute to high quality scholarship in their area of specialization as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring that support diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices. For more details, please see the job ad here:

https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Assistant-Professor-of-Public-Administration-and-Public-Policy_R0006412.
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Date Posted: 10-10-21
Opportunity: Assistant professor (tenure track), School of Public Policy, Duke University

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is hiring in international policy at the assistant professor (tenure track) level.

We are defining international policy fairly broadly; but security studies is absolutely one of the areas from which we hope to receive applications.

The job posting is: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19958.
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Date Posted: 09-27-21
Opportunity:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, George Mason University, Environmental Policy & Politics

George Mason University’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) in the College of Science is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy & Politics beginning in August 2022.

George Mason University, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, offering easy access to the scientific and political resources of the nation’s capital. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position will strengthen departmental expertise on domestic U.S. environmental policy and politics in relationship to one or more of the following focal areas: water and watersheds, planetary health, conservation, climate change and energy, and environmental justice. Candidates with strong research and teaching capacity in quantitative methodologies, such as data analytics, agent-based modeling, and social network analysis, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong extramurally funded research program and provide mentorship to students in the department’s undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. This position aligns with ESP’s focus on boundary-spanning and co-production of knowledge across science, policy, and society. As such, the candidate is expected to contribute to George Mason University’s commitment to transdisciplinary research. We especially encourage submissions from researchers who have experience engaging local, state, or federal policy systems to support and bring about changes that improve environmental or sustainability outcomes. The expected teaching responsibility for this position is two courses per semester. Service activities within ESP and the College of Science are expected.

Preference will be given to candidates who express an interest in expanding collaborative efforts such as the growing partnership between ESP and the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, partnering with the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE), furthering the department’s own initiatives in conservation and sustainability, and building new partnerships to develop transdisciplinary projects.
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Date Posted: 09-23-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methods, Department of Methodology, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Based in the Department of Methodology at LSE, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities. The post holder will teach both introductory and advanced courses in quantitative research methodology to postgraduate students across the full range of social science disciplines. They will conduct research that makes outstanding contributions to substantive and methodological questions in the social sciences and will have an active interest in the development and application of innovative quantitative research methods.

Candidates should have completed, or be close to completing a PhD and have research expertise in a core social science discipline and/or in the development and application of quantitative research methodology. They should have a developing track record of internationally excellent publications. They should have the ability to teach a range of quantitative research methods to multi-disciplinary groups of students.

Application information can be found here:  https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/4774/0/311748/15539/assistant-professor-in-quantitative-research-methods
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Date Posted: 09-23-21
Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Methodology, The London School of Economics and Political Science

The Department of Methodology at LSE is a leading centre for research and education in social science research methods. The Department has a thriving research culture, with its members advancing research in core social science disciplines as well as in methodological innovation and development. It leads the provision of research methods education to students across the range of disciplines at LSE. The Department is recruiting an Associate Professor in Computational Social Science and an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methods.

Based in Department of Methodology, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities. The post holder will teach both introductory and advanced courses in computational social science research methodology to multi-disciplinary groups of postgraduate and undergraduate students of social sciences. They will publish research that makes outstanding contributions to substantive research and methodological development in the social sciences and take a leading role in the development of teaching and research in data science in the Department.

Candidates should hold a PhD and have extensive expertise in the application of computational methods in the social sciences. Candidates should be internationally recognized with a track record of outstanding publications and teaching computational methods at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Candidates should also demonstrate leadership experience and be prepared to play an active role in the management and leadership of the Department. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to engage in collaborative research with other members of the Department, and with related research centres and disciplines in the School.

Application Information can be found here:  https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/6793/0/262414/15539/assistant-professor-in-computational-social-science