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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: October 11, 2019
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
Start: August 9, 2020
Position:  Scholars-in-Residence for Critical Antisemitism Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford, UK

The ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute is seeking scholars-in-residence for an intensive two-week workshop-based curriculum development program in interdisciplinary critical contemporary antisemitism studies. The program, dedicated to the development of antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline, will be held at Pembroke College, in Oxford, United Kingdom from August 9, 2020 to August 21, 2020.

The program is intended primarily for professors with full-time college or university positions, though exceptional doctoral and post-doctoral students may also be considered. Under the guidance of leading international academics, scholars-in-residence will be required to develop a course syllabus and curriculum in the interdisciplinary study of critical contemporary antisemitism. The course syllabus and curriculum is to be taught at the scholar-in-residence’s home university for course credit, on at least two occasions, upon completion of the program.

Application deadline Monday, February 3, 2020

Several full and partial fellowships will be awarded. Successful applicants may be liable for tuition or processing fees.

Click here for application requirements,

A limited number of openings exist for exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate as special Elie Wiesel - Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars.

Lectures, discussions, and field site visits will provide successful applicants with expertise on many areas dealing with contemporary antisemitism studies.

View video highlights from the 2019 program and The Importance of Creating Critical Antisemitism Studies.

Date Posted: September 12, 2019
Application Deadline:
Start: Summer 2020
Position:  Research Fellow, Stanford Law School (fixed term)

Commitment: Full-time, starting Summer 2020. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Description: Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.
Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:

•    Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
•    Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
•    Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
•    Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
•    Report writing and manuscript preparation

Job qualifications:

•    Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, computer science, statistics, or applied math
•    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field
•    Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
•    Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
•    Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
•    Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
•    Programming experience in R, Python, Stata, SAS, or other languages is strongly preferred
•    Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to apply: There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 14 2019. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 6, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (J-1) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online at Make sure to upload each of the following:

•    Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
•    Current resume
•    Transcript (unofficial version acceptable)
•    Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social science-related
•    Contact information for at least two references, preferably able to speak to academic research skills

Date Posted: September 05, 2019
Application Deadline: Until filled
Position:  Qualitative Coders

Professor Ebonya Washington is looking for graduate students who are experienced qualitative data coders and can commit at least 10 hours per week to coding interviews for a study of minorities’ career trajectories in economics. The work is expected to last about two months. Pay is $20/hour. If interested, please send a cv and cover letter highlighting your coding experience to

Date Posted: July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Until filled
Position:  Project Manager

Location:  Office of the FAS Dean, Yale University

We are looking to fill a project manager position in the office of the FAS Dean at Yale University (see attached).  The job is ideal for a recent PhD who has an interest in learning about academic administration in a friendly, fast-moving, broad-ranging office (the office of the FAS Dean at Yale University) alongside a warm and talented group of colleagues and mentors. We are happy to consider candidates who are looking for a one-year position as they move towards another role within or beyond the academy, as well as candidates who are looking for a multi-year position as part of a long-term career in academic administration. While the position is listed as full-time, we can adjust the responsibilities to accommodate a candidate who has a part-time teaching appointment in the region during one or both semesters. Interested candidates may submit a formal application through the Yale HR Portal, or an informal inquiry through with a cc to

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Yale University

Posted:  July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics
Location: Department of Politics, Brandeis University

The Department of Politics at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time tenure track or tenured position in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.  The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2020.

We are especially, but not solely,  interested in candidates with regional expertise in  Russia, Eastern Europe,  Sub-Saharan Africa, or South Asia and with substantive interest in issues of ethnic politics, conflict and conflict mitigation,  democratization and de-democratization, political economy, political institutions, parties, and/or elections.
Candidates must demonstrate teaching and research excellence.

Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Politics (with courses cross-listed in the International Global Studies program, as appropriate),  graduate student advising, doctoral dissertation supervision,   undergraduate thesis advising, and university and departmental service.

The course load is 2/2.

Candidates applying at the rank of assistant professor should have a PhD in Political Science in hand by August 2020.  Candidates applying at the rank of associate professor should have a proven publication record appropriate to this rank.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings and syllabi and student evaluations where available,  a chapter or article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in faculty scholarship, teaching, and service.  Applicants are encouraged to address these goals in their cover letter or in their teaching and research statement.  These materials can be submitted electronically at:

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 20,  2019.  Questions about the position can be directed to: Eva Bellin (, Chair, Search Committee on Comparative Politics.

This position is subject to budget approval.

At Brandeis we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions.  Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been under represented in higher education.  The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, will build on Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and prepare its students for creative engagement in a pluralistic society.