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.

If you are interested in receiving notifications of opportunities as they come up, please fill out our online form.

Academic Jobs Online Website

American Political Science Association Careers page

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Chronicle Vitae Political Science and International Relations Jobs

Times Higher Education University Jobs Site

Date: 01-06-2023
Opportunity: Open Rank Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University, Department of Political Science
Deadline: January 10, 2023

Northwestern is searching for an Open Rank Professor of Instruction whose research and teaching focuses on Computational Social Science and Research Methods Pedagogy. The full job posting and application portal can be found here. The position is open to candidates currently working in quantitative research methods and instructional design settings both in and beyond the academy. Screening of applications is underway.
For inquiries about the application process, please contact Stephen Monteiro, Business Administrator in the Political Science Department.


Date: 01-05-2023
Opportunity: call for applications for pre-doctoral fellowships, George Washington University, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies
Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS) at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, is pleased to offer residential pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. These fellowships will provide funding to outstanding doctoral students whose dissertations are likely to make significant contributions in the field of international security studies.

Appointments fund one academic year of full-time dissertation research and writing. While in residence, fellows are expected to actively contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute.

Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, history or a related discipline, and should have made substantial progress toward completion of a dissertation relevant to international security studies. Additionally, applicants must pass all qualifying exams and advance to the level of Ph.D. candidacy prior to the start of their appointment.

Applicants should complete the online application form with the following materials included in a single PDF file:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A 5 page double-spaced dissertation prospectus that outlines the question and argument, explains the project’s contribution to the field of international security studies, and describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship year
  • A short writing sample (no longer than 40 pages)

Three confidential letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s scholarly promise and progress toward completion are required. Letter writers should email their recommendations directly to

We have a limited number of funded fellowships available. Please let us know if you wish to be considered for an unfunded Visiting Scholar position in the event that you are not selected for a funded fellowship.

Please email the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at with any questions regarding your application.


Date: 01-05-2023
Opportunity: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Havens Wright Center for Social Justice

In honor of the legacy and impact of our founder, the sociologist, Erik Olin Wright, the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice awards a prize each year for a paper that exemplifies the concerns that animated his work; graduate/professional students in the social sciences, history, or philosophy, and any professional discipline are eligible to submit a paper for consideration. Further details about the prize and the call for papers and information about the Erik Olin Wright Prize can be found on our website.


Date: 12-12-2022
Opportunity: Core Contemporary Civilizations Instructors, Columbia University

Columbia University is looking for instructors for a few of our Core Contemporary Civilizations seminars. People who have taught in Directed Studies would be well-equipped, as would students in Philosophy, Political Theory, or History especially.


Date: 12-12-2022
Opportunity: Harvard SDP Fellowship
Deadline: January 18, 2023

Strategic Data Project Fellowship at Harvard University (January 18, 2023), a two-year opportunity for graduate-level students.

Our next informational webinar is on Monday, December 19th at 4:00pm ET, featuring a current fellow and an alum. Students can register here:


Date: 12-09-2022
Opportunity: Full-Time College Admissions Consultants, Spark Admissions

Spark Admissions is a boutique, Boston-based admissions consulting firm that helps students around the world gain admission to their best-fit colleges. We are currently hiring Full-Time College Admissions Consultants to work with our large base of clients.  Our current posting for this role offers more details:


Date: 12-06-2022
Opportunity: Call for Abstracts
Deadline: January 31, 2023

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is launching its Call for Abstracts for its virtual World Congress. Our subject this year is Global Cooperation in the Era of Disruption.  We welcome abstracts from undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students, as well as from junior scholars from different academic perspectives.  You can find more information here.


Date: 12-05-2022
Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Political Science
Deadline: January 31, 2023

The Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in political methodology to begin Fall 2023. This position is a one-year appointment with the potential for further renewal. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

Completion or near-completion of a Political Science or a closely related field is expected by August 2023. In addition, preferred qualifications include: ability to teach graduate courses in quantitative methodology, commitment to research and teaching in quantitative methods and their application to substantive political science problems, a research focus in one of the major substantive subfields in political science, and the demonstrated ability to publish in highly visible peer-reviewed outlets.

Applicants must apply online to