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:  November 24, 2020
Application Deadline:  January 05, 2021

Position:  University of Montreal Assistant Professor in public administration and public policy

The Department of political science at the University of Montreal seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in public administration and public policy. Starting date is on or after June 1st 2021.

The application deadline is January 5th, 2021. Information on the position and on how to apply can be found at the following link:

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 ( at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.

Date Posted:  November 10, 2020
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2021

Position:  Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University 2021-2022 Fellowships

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its 2021-2022 Fellowships. Every year, CISAC offers approximately fifteen fellowships to predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members who are researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, biosecurity, environmental security and digital security that contain elements of policy-relevance. The fellowships are from nine to twelve months and the application deadline is January 15, 2021

CISAC is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics. The Center is devoted to research, teaching and training the next generation of security specialists, influencing policymaking in international security, and developing a more informed public discussion. The CISAC Fellowship Program is an integral party of this mission.

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Date Posted:  October 28, 2020
Application Deadline:  reviewing on a rolling basis

Position:  AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study Quantitative Research Assistance Position

The AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES), is seeking quantitative research assistance for roughly 10 hours/week from November through March. The research assistant will aid in analysis of a national survey of Americans’ views on health deservingness. Qualified social science doctoral students will be considered for the position. The work will be done remotely.

Tasks will include (1) assisting in the preparation of data for analysis and reporting (e.g., transforming, recoding, merging, restructuring of data), taking appropriate steps to ensure quality; and (2) conducting data analysis using statistical software such as Stata. If the assistant’s contributions extend beyond assigned data analysis tasks, co-authorship opportunities are available.

The successful candidate will assist with methodologically complex tasks that require knowledge of statistical methods, social science conventions, and survey experiments. The individual should have taken multiple graduate-level quantitative analysis courses, including work on experiments, and have previous experience of independently analyzing survey data. Experience with conjoint experiments preferred. Some preference for using Stata for analysis, but open to other programs.

Competitive hourly compensation commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Email a CV and a cover letter that speaks to (1) your interest in ARCHES and (2) your experience with the quantitative analysis responsibilities described above to Abby Fisher Williamson (, Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Trinity College. We seek to fill this position as soon as possible and will examine applications on a rolling basis.

Date Posted:  October 21, 2020
Application Deadline:  December 21, 2021

Position:  Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration - one-year postdoctoral research fellowship

The Penn Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) invites applications, starting October 12, 2020 for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the social sciences (with a possible renewal for a second year).

CSERI is a center initiative supported by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to this post-doctoral fellowship, CSERI hosts visiting scholars and graduate students, organizes workshops initiated by the Center’s Faculty Advisory Council and affiliates, and supports graduate and undergraduate student social science research at Penn.

The 2021-2022 CSERI Postdoctoral Research Fellow will help organize and participate in faculty/graduate student workshops, aid in the evaluation of the progress of graduate students and undergraduates receiving research grants, and collaborate with CSERI faculty affiliates on research projects.
However, the Fellow will largely have the opportunity to pursue their own research and participate more generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. There are no mandatory teaching responsibilities, but the post-doc is expected to be in residence.

The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $53,000 plus relevant fees and individual health insurance.  The position also provides $2,500 in research support, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and underrepresented communities.

Applications are welcome from scholars who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the social sciences in the last two years (not earlier than 2019), or who expect to complete their degree by July 2021.

Skills with statistical analysis, qualitative software, GIS, experimental and other approaches are desirable, but not necessary.

Please submit all required materials through Interfolio:

Documents to be uploaded:

  • Cover Letter
  • Title and Description of Proposed Research – No more than 1,500 words.
  • CV – Indicate experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, experience with qualitative and statistical research software (e.g. R, STATA, ATLAS/TI, Dedoose, etc.). List other fellowships, funding and scholarships received, and all publications.
  • Writing Sample – An article or an excerpt of a book or dissertations chapter (25-page limit).
  • Confidential Letters of Recommendation (two) – Referees should be asked both to comment on your proposed project and to discuss your qualifications and experience as a researcher.

To receive full consideration, applications and letters of recommendation should be received through Interfolio by December 21, 2020.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the submission deadline, and final notifications are expected to go out by February 26, 2021. The starting date for the Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointment is negotiable but should be effective no later than August 15, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact CSERI Director Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., at, or Anne Kalbach, CSERI Administrator, at

Date Posted:  October 19, 2020
Application Deadline:  November 15, 2020
Position:  Hoover Institution - Hoover Fellows A path for early-career scholars

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University seeks outstanding scholars for positions as a Hoover Fellow. The term of the appointment is five years and may be renewed. The position is located at the Hoover Institution, on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, CA.

The academic activities of the Hoover Institution generally fall into the areas of Economic Policy, Politics and Governance, and National Security. During their Fellowship period, Hoover Fellows should publish scholarly articles and books that have implications for public policy. Hoover Fellows are also expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Hoover Institution. There are no teaching or formal administrative responsibilities associated with this position. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

Candidates must have or expect to complete a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, including economics, history, international relations, national security, political science, and public policy by September 1, 2021. Successful applicants will have a proven record of and potential for scholarly excellence.

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter or statement of interest that includes a description of academic background and experience
  • A recent publication and a current working paper or draft book chapter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A future research statement (two pages maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation that focus on the candidate’s research and research potential.

Completed applications must be submitted online at or by November 15, 2020. Please direct questions to Shanna Haag (

The Hoover Institution is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hoover Institution welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to its mission.

Date Posted:  October 15, 2020
Application Deadline:  December 01, 2020
Position:  Research Fellowship Programme,  Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy

ISGAP is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Research Fellowship Programme, in critical contemporary antisemitism studies. Scholars, senior or junior, with a research interest in the interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism, and related fields of racism, gender, nationalism, xenophobia, extremism, and extremist social movements, as well as social and cultural policy, are encouraged to make an application.

Fellowships are tenable globally and will be competitive. Please submit a letter of application outlining your research interests and scholarly background, a CV, and two letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2020. Fellowships will commence on January 21, 2021, and will be tenable for two years.
For further information, and to submit applications, please email with the subject heading: “Research Fellowship Application”

To learn more about ISGAP Research Fellowships click here.