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: 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. [More…]


Date Posted: January 23, 2018
Applications Deadline: February 18, 2018

Start Date: March 2018 to July 2019
Position: Research Assistant
Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) invites applications for a research assistant to work on a research project entitled “Expectations and effects of regional independence: A comparison of Catalonia and Scotland”, granted by the Institut d’Estudis de l’Autogovern (IEA) and funded through the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts i de Recerca (AGAUR).
Candidates should be in possession of a master’s degree or equivalent in a field such as economics, statistics, political science or international relations. Experience of Qualtrics or a similar survey software and experience in text analysis and statistical analysis would be highly valued. Fluency in English is essential, and ability to understand written Catalan and Spanish is preferable. [More…]


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. [More…]


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. [More…]


Date Posted: August 31, 2017
Applications Deadline: Until filled.

Start Date: July 01, 2018
Position: Assistant Professor (Global or Post Colonial Legality)
Amherst College, Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global and/or post-colonial legality. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  We seek a colleague who has the scholarly expertise to understand the legal theories, practices, and histories that link disparate areas of the world. We are interested in candidates who conduct research into, for example, the afterlives of colonial legal regimes; or the shifting place and function of sovereignty in a globalizing world; or the ways in which various sorts of rights have been accepted, inflected, translated, and even violently rejected in different legal cultures; or the theory, practice, or history of institutions of global legality (such as the I.C.C., the E.U., the W.T.O., etc.). Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s area of specialization and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary.  The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/42527 a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.


Date Posted: June 10, 2017
Applications Deadline: Open until filled.

Start Date: August, 2017
Position: Research Associate - Lecturer in Politics - Instructor in Politics - more
University of Virginia, Department of Politics
The Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for several positions.  [More…]


Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: Accepting applications until position is filled

Start Date: Sept 01, 2017
Position: Assistant Professor In Political Science (American Government and Politics)
Colby College, Department of Government
The Department of Government at Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach American government and politics, commencing September 1, 2017.  We seek highly qualified candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and who are committed to working with an increasingly diverse student body. With ten faculty members and 180 majors, the department is a thriving community of scholars with broad interests and a strong commitment to deepening our expertise and offerings in the politics of diversity. We are open to sub-fields within the broad field of American government and politics; our preference would be a political behaviorist or social movement scholar who specializes in public policies related to race, ethnicity, income equality, gender, and/or sexuality. The successful applicant will teach at least one section of Introduction to American Government and Politics, one section of an introductory course in multi-methods research, and additional sections in the candidate’s area of expertise, chosen in consultation with the department chair.  The teaching load is 4 courses the first year, 5 courses per year thereafter, with the possibility of a repeat preparation. An interest in developing an advanced course in quantitative methods is also desirable. [More…]


Date Posted: August 26, 2016
Applications Deadline: October 01-2016 until position is filled

Start Date: Fall, 2017
Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International Relations
Lewis and Clarke College, International Affairs Department
The International Affairs Department at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon is excited to announce a new tenure-track faculty position focusing on the Global South [More…]


Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: September 20, 2016 - Review to continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor of Government (Conflict Resolution)
Georgetown University, Department of Government
The Department of Government at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in any field of political science, with a research and teaching profile that will contribute to the department’s highly successful Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution. The Conflict Resolution Program offers an innovative and rigorous curriculum encompassing the core skills and multidisciplinary knowledge needed to pursue diverse careers, both in the U.S. and abroad, related to conflict management and conflict resolution. Applicants should have the ability to field core courses in conflict resolution theory and research methodology. The department also has a particular interest in applicants whose research and teaching speak to conflict processes and their relationship to race/ethnicity, gender, youth, development, or media. A Ph.D. in political science in hand by the time of appointment is required, as is evidence of excellence, or potential for excellence, in research and publication. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The department values new perspectives on the world and is deeply committed to building a more open discipline that seeks excellence wherever it may lie. Applications should be filed using the online system at ttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7687. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Please email all inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Desha Girod (desha.girod@georgetown.edu). For full consideration, applications should aim to arrive before September 20, 2016, but review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [More…]


Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: Begin September 19, 2016, continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor in American Politics
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a search for an Assistant Professor in American Politics, pending budgetary approval. Qualified candidates should have a primary research program that focuses on the study of American political institutions. Priority will be given to candidates whose work bridges two or more institutions (legislative, executive, or judicial), and also have both strong analytical and methodological skills. We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research intersects the study of institutions and issues related to diversity and/or inclusion.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTU4. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. [More…]


Date Posted: August 22, 2016
Applications Deadline: Begin September 19, 2016, continue until position filled

Start Date: NA
Position: Assistant Professor, tenure track, in American Politics
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure- stream position in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval. Qualified candidates will have a research focus on elections and political behavior. We seek candidates whose work is theoretically driven and methodologically sophisticated and that relates to or complements the department’s growing strength in experimental research (regardless of the mode of observation or analysis). We also particularly welcome applications from candidates working on issues pertaining to identity, diversity, or inclusion.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, two or three writing samples, teaching evaluations (if available), and a minimum of three letters of reference; references will receive email notification with instructions about submitting their letters. Please apply electronically at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTU5. Review of applications will begin on September 19, 2016and will continue until the position is filled. [More…]


Date Posted: August 02, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date: July 1, 2017
Position: Tenure track Assistant Professor in the International Political Economy, subfield of International Relations
University of California, Irvine, Political Science Department
The Political Science Department at the University of California, Irvine seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in the International Political Economy subfield of International Relations beginning July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Applicants are required to focus centrally on IPE (rather than Comparative Political Economy) in their research record, publications, teaching, and scholarly training. IPE themes include the role of international economic institutions, international implications of trans-border movements, global impact of economic inequality, transnational dimensions of global food production, international effects of sanctions, and other topics that transcend the internal politics of states to explain international outcomes. Applicants with a variety of methodological approaches will be considered. [More…]


Date Posted: July 29, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date: Spring, 2017
Position: Pre or Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Political Science
Denison University, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Denison University, a highly selective liberal arts college, invites applications for a two-year pre- or post-doctoral Fellowship appointment beginning Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. One-time funding allows the Department of Political Science to offer a unique opportunity for a beginning scholar to gain valuable experience in the classroom with a reduced teaching load. We invite applications from either advanced ABDs or recent degree recipients who specialize in Comparative Politics, with regional expertise in Asia. Advanced ABDs should be at the revision stage or near completion of their dissertations to apply for a pre-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will be asked to teach an introduction to comparative politics of developing areas course and upper division courses in the Fellow’s area of expertise and research.  [More…]


Date Posted: July 29, 2016
Applications Deadline: None

Start Date:
Position: University Assistant (pre doc)
University of Vienna, Department of Government
The Department of Government is looking for a University Assistant (pre doc) with good knowledge of political opinion research and voting behavior research as well as quantitative methods in the Social Sciences.  [More…]


Date Posted:  July 8, 2016
Applications Deadline: Ongoing.

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Position: International Affairs Lecturer
University of New Hampshire-Durham, Center for International Education
The International Affairs Program at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a lecturer in International Affairs starting August 22, 2016. The appointment is for AY 2016-2017; the position will be filled pending programmatic need and is dependent upon funding.
The International Affairs Dual Major and Minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers students from across UNH the opportunity to internationalize their primary major through core courses, language study, an international experience, and a capstone research project.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in hand or is ABD close to completion; research interests in international affairs; disciplinary background in the social sciences; and a commitment to outstanding teaching. The lecturer will teach up to six courses and one unit of service. [More…]


Date Posted: July 7, 2016
Applications Deadline: Continues until position is filled

Start Date: Fall, 2017
Position:Tenure Track International Relations focusing on Global South
Lewis & Clark College, International Affairs Department
Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of International Affairs, beginning in fall 2017. The preferred teaching and research field is in the Global South. Ph.D. in a field central to international relations is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member
of the faculty. [More…]