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: May 30, 2018
Applications Deadline: July 8, 2018

Start Date: Fall, 2018
Position: Research Fellowships (5)

The Europa-Kolleg Hamburg and the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation currently offer up to five visiting research fellowships for late doctoral students and (early) post-doctoral researchers. [Full Position Advertisement, PDF]


Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins May 31, 2018 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: October 1, 2018
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2)
University of Barcelona, School of Economics, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPErG)

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to two post-doctoral fellowships on comparative politics linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States. [Full Position Advertisement]


Date Posted: April 09, 2018
Applications Deadline: May 31, 2018

Start Date: September, 2018
Position: Postdoctoral Research Position
University of Zurich Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Position (“Oberassistenz”) in the research group of the chair of public policy held by Professor Fabrizio Gilardi (www.fabriziogilardi.org). The position will also be affiliated with the newly created Digital Democracy Lab.
Candidates should have demonstrated expertise and an active interest in computational social science, preferably with a focus on text analysis and machine learning, with a substantive focus on the implications of digital technology for politics and public policy.
The Department offers excellent research support and is committed to advancing young scholars’ careers. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to pursue his or her own  research agenda and produce scholarship with the potential for publication in top journals. Moreover, he or she will teach a year-long research seminar on a topic relevant for public policy closely linked to his or her research agenda.
A two-year commitment is requested; renewal up to six years is contingent on research productivity, teaching quality, and continued substantive fit. Language of instruction is English or German. Ph.D. should be in hand by Summer 2019 at the latest.  
Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, brief proposal for a postdoctoral project (1-3 pages), teaching evaluations (if available), and the contact details of two references to Professor Fabrizio Gilardi (gilardi@ipz.uzh.ch), who can also be contacted for informal inquiries.
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Date Posted: January 23, 2018
Applications Deadline: May 31, 2018

Start Date: September, 2018
Position: Antall József Knowledge Centre fellowship position
Antall József Knowledge Centre Brussels Office

As the director of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that our institution is offering a new fellowship position at its Brussels Office for American Students interested in EU affairs, beginning in September 2018.
For application instructions and a more detailed description of the fellowship, please see the attached document. Should you have any questions regarding the fellowship or our institution in general, please contact Zsolt Pálmai from AJKC’s
Transatlantic Relations Office at palmai.zsolt@ajtk.hu.
Since its opening in 2015, AJKC’s Brussels Office has organised, among others, 10 major conferences focusing on a wide range of topics, including terrorism, migration, Central and Eastern European affairs, international security and defence, Transatlantic relations, the Visegrad Cooperation, and narratives of European integration.
The office has developed a working relationship with the biggest Brussels-based think tanks, including the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the European Policy Centre, CEPS, the Royal Egmont Institute or the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, as well as organizations such the office of the PSC Ambassador and NATO.
The Brussels Office is playing a crucial role in realising the objectives of the Hungarian V4 Presidency in the EU capital by cooperating with the Permanent Representation and the Embassy of Hungary and the other members of the V4 Cooperation.
We look forward to receiving applications from your students, and appreciate any assistance in calling students’ attention to the fellowship via mailing lists, bulletin boards, etc. [Full Position Advertisement]


Date Posted: October 20, 2017
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins December 04, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: August 10, 2018
Position: Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory (tenure track)
Virginia Tech, Department of Political Science, ASPECT interdisciplinary doctoral program

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory with an emphasis on human security governance and sub-specializations in critical social theory, the critical, theoretical, gendered, and race-based dimensions of human governance/security, and qualitative methodologies in   the social sciences. Evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated experience in teaching are required. Ability and desire to mentor/advise graduate students in interdisciplinary and theory-­‐driven ASPECT doctoral program are essential. ASPECT and the Department of Political Science encourage applications from a diverse pool of applicants. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and there will be occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings. This position will begin August 10, 2018. Earned doctorate in political science or closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10,
2018. [Full Position Advertisement]


Date Posted: October 20, 2017
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins December 04, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: August 10, 2018
Position: Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory (tenure track)
Virginia Tech, Department of Political Science, ASPECT interdisciplinary doctoral program

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Postcolonial Theory and Global Governance/Globalization Theory with an emphasis on human security and sub-specializations in critical gender or race perspectives, the governance/management of displaced populations, urban/rural dynamics, and qualitative methodologies. Evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated experience in teaching are required. Ability and desire to mentor/advise graduate students in interdisciplinary and theory-driven ASPECT doctoral program are essential. ASPECT and the Department of Political Science encourage applications from a diverse pool of applicants. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and there will be occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings. This position will begin August 10, 2018. Earned doctorate in political science or closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2018. [Full Position Advertisement]