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:  August 18, 2020
Application Deadline:  September 25, 2020
Position:  assistant professor tenure-track appointment

The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor in the field of American politics, with a specialty in American political institutions. Candidates should have a promising research agenda focusing on some aspect of political institutions in the United States and be capable of excellent teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses on American political institutions. We are especially interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in quantitative research methods and who are capable of and interested in teaching courses in the department’s methods sequence.

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer with strong academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity.  Women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are particularly encouraged to apply.  Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at

The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and partners with their job search. All applicants should include a CV, letter of interest, one writing sample, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.

All files should be received by September 25, 2020 to receive full consideration. Due to risks associated with travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for this position will be conducted online.

Background Check - This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.  Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at


Date Posted:  August 13, 2020
Application Deadline:  Application reviews begin September 15, 2020
Start:  January 2021 or earlier is preferred
Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join their team, to collaborate on and develop projects broadly related to migration and development. You can find the full listing at the following link:


Date Posted:  July 23, 2020
Application Deadline:  September 30, 2020
Start:  July 1, 2021
Position:  Faculty positions at any level (assistant, associate or full professor, tenured/tenure track)

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) and the University of Toulouse Capitole, France, invite applications from political scientists for Faculty positions at any level (assistant, associate or full professor, tenured/tenure track), in the fields of political economy, comparative politics, and quantitative methods.

We seek candidates with a strong research background in analytical and quantitative political science, and good teaching skills. Candidates should be able to lead research programs drawing on the IAST’s substantial interdisciplinary resources, including particularly though not only the proximity of a strong group in economics at the Toulouse School of Economics.

Research interests close to those already developed at the IAST/ Toulouse School of Economics would be highly appreciated, including: public opinion and public policies, comparative studies of democratic institutions, political economy of development, experimental political science, to cite a few.

All the details are available here:


Date Posted: July 02, 2020
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
Position:  Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study for Junior Researchers  has just opened its 15th call for applications for Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Postdoctoral Fellowships (three to five positions)
We invite researchers in the early stages of their careers who plan to develop and implement an independent research project to apply for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowships are open to researchers from all fields represented at the University of Konstanz. We offer three 2-year positions. Furthermore, one Cluster-Zukunftskolleg Fellowship related to the study of collective behaviour can be funded by the "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" directly. An additional Cluster-Zukunftskolleg Fellowship can be funded by the Cluster of Excellence "Politics of Inequality" for projects investigating the political causes and consequences of inequality.  Calls for applications open now.
Research Fellowships (three positions)
Researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level are welcome to apply for a 5-year Research Fellowship. The fellows build their own academic profile by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. 5-year Research Fellowships are open to researchers from all fields represented at the University of Konstanz.  Calls for applications open now.
Questions can be directed to Anda Lohan via e-mail:

Date Posted:  June 29, 2020
Application Deadline:  August 1, 2020 and continuing until position is filled.
Start:  September 1, 2020
Position:  Postdoc

Daniel Rubenson of Ryerson University in Toronto is looking for a postdoc for the new Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem). The postdoc will be working with me (and other C-Dem affiliated faculty) on research projects mostly around elections, voting, political participation, public opinion and related topics.

This is ideal for those worried about the prospect of an abysmal job market in the fall and prefer to wait it out for 1-3 years as a postdoc. Toronto is great and our group is really dynamic, ambitious and fun. Applications are welcome from social scientists with interests in the above research areas who have *strong* quantitative skills---political science, economics, computational sociology, psychology and statistics are preferred.

Date Posted: June 24, 2020
Start:  September, 2020
Position:  Professional Development Fellow

Graduate Student Fellowships at The Yale Review offer Yale University doctoral students the opportunity to join the editorial team of a literary and intellectual journal as we move into the digital landscape and re-define our identity: the launch of a new website and podcast are planned for the Fall and Spring of 2020. The role trains students in skills relevant to magazine publishing and a career in intellectual journalism, including but not limited to helping conceive of editorial features and rubrics; writing online pieces/introductions and fact checking; helping conceive of special projects that take advantage of the web as a medium; reading and evaluating submissions; assigning art (in the form of photos and illustrations); managing social media and publicity campaigns; copy editing; headline writing; soliciting writers; overseeing undergraduate interns; preparing articles for the web; doing basic day-to-day site maintenance; monitoring traffic analytics to develop growth strategies; and other work that goes into making a magazine today. Although the positions are not restricted to those students who wish to pursue an editorial career, student fellows gain in-depth knowledge of and high-level firsthand experience of the professional skills required. They receive training not only from our editor in chief, an author and former editor at Slate, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, but also engage in learning sessions with assorted industry professionals. Recent fellows took part in discussions with editors at The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Slate. They also took part in regular strategy sessions with a web strategist for The Paris Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, and The London Review of Books and members of one of New York’s leading design firms, Pentagram. Students will leave the fellowship with extensive hands-on experience in what it means to work in literary magazines and a concrete sense of what makes for good public writing.

Opportunity Requirements

What follows are not requirements; we are looking most of all for highly curious, engaged, motivated, and detail-oriented candidates. But it would help to have some of the following: a prior interest in magazine publishing or a deep engagement with intellectual journals/literary magazines of the moment; copy editing skills; digital fluency and an interest in thinking about how the internet/podcasts/social media could play a role in The Yale Review’s identity. Please note that only PhD students in their teaching years or eligible for guaranteed sixth-year teaching may apply for this position, and no student may be assigned to a Professional Development Opportunity more than two terms.

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