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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Times Higher Education University Jobs Site

2024-02-28
Opportunity:  RA positions
Deadline: March 20, 2024

Susan Rose-Ackerman, Professor of Law and Political Science, Emeritus, is interested in filing two RA positions on corruption-related topics, one short term and the other extending over part of the summer, each for up to 10 hours per week.

The first is to start in early March and extend to the end of April is to provide research help for a paper on the risk of corruption in contracts signed with multi-national corporations (MNCs) seeking business in countries with a high risk of corruption. It deals, in particular, with the obligations of MNCs to avoid such deals. Susan has completed a basic draft but needs some help to locate contemporary citations to scholarly literature and as well as reports on recent instances of grand corruption. Thus, this is a commitment of only 4-5 weeks.

The second is to help Professor Rose-Ackerman draft a book chapter on recent efforts to measure corruption and its impact using a variety of methods. She is especially interested in empirical work that does not primarily rely on one-country-one-data-point indices, such as the one produced by Transparency International. The RA should be able to read and critique work that uses a variety of the empirical methods. The project could help an RA locate interesting questions, data sets, and types of analysis that will help them in their own future research. 

Students with an interest in either or both positions should submit a resume and a statement of interest to susan.rose-ackerman@yale.edu. Please email her if you have any questions. If you seem to fit her RA needs, she will contact you to arrange a meeting in her Law School office.

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2024-02-28
Opportunity:  Fellowships, Belgian American Educational Foundation 2025-2026
Deadline: October 31, 2025

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) encourages applications for fellowships
for advanced study or research during the academic year 2025-2026, at a Belgian university, a
Belgian institution of higher learning, or Belgian research institution.

The BAEF will award up to fourteen fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a
personal stipend of

  • $ 30,000 for Master’s or Ph.D. students
  • $ 34,000 for Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and fulfill one of the
following conditions:

  • Plan to register for study at a Belgian graduate program: Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent
  • professional degree while holding the BAEF fellowship.
  • Be a registered student in a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree program in the United
  • States at the time of application and plan applicable research in Belgium.
  • Hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree and plan research in Belgium.

Postdoctoral applicants should by July 1, 2025, have no more than 2 years of research experience since obtaining their Ph.D. degree.

Application forms can be downloaded from the BAEF website at: http://www.baef.us

In addition to a completed application form, applicants must furnish undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief autobiographical statement, a plan of study or research, and 3 letters of
recommendation.

Completed applications for the 2025-2026 fellowships must be submitted as electronic documents in pdf format attached to an email sent no later than October 31, 2025 to emile.boulpaep@yale.edu.  Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommenders separately to emile.boulpaep@yale.edu

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2024-02-28
Opportunity:  Progress of Ideas grants, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
Deadline: April 12, 2024

The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation (RSF) is pleased to announce applications for the Progress of Ideas grants are now being accepted.

The foundation invites applications on a wide array of topics related to the works, policy solutions, and political and ethical implications of Henry George, including land value taxation, economic justice, free trade, and contributing to the public good without exacerbating inequality.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be made to support original research projects. Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based nonprofit organization (classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service that can receive and administer grant funds on their behalf. (Faculty and graduate students with college/university affiliations are especially encouraged to apply.)

More information and the online application form can be found here.

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02-26-24
Opportunity:  Teaching Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Political Science Department
Deadline:  March 11, 2024

The Political Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a Teaching Assistant Professor to help teach our “Data in Politics” sequence—a two semester experience wherein UNC undergraduates receive a rigorous introduction to quantitative methods in the social sciences via the R programming language.

We expect the position to be indefinitely renewable. It comes with benefits and opportunities for advancement within UNC’s rank structure for teaching faculty. Moreover, teaching-stream faculty are very much included in the Political Science department’s governance and social life.

The application website is here.

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02-26-24
Opportunity:  Summer Research Project Support, Brady-Johnson Program
Deadline:  March 8, 2024

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy provides support for summer research projects conducted by Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students who are not enrolled in the Grand Strategy course.

For more info, click here.
For questions, contact co-Director Michael Brenes.

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2024-02-19
Opportunity: Graduate Student Award Opportunities, Jackson School of Global Affairs International Securities Studies
Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Jackson School of Global Affairs International Security Studies offers funding for graduate student travel and research. Yale graduate students in history, political science, and global affairs doing work in international history, diplomacy, or security studies, broadly defined, are eligible to apply.

Applications are now being accepted for:

  • ISS Short-term Research and Travel Award, which provides up to $2,000 to help alleviate the costs associated with short-term research or conference travel.
  • ISS-Grand Strategy Dissertation Research Award, which provides up to $4,000 to cover the costs of 2-4 months of research abroad for a PhD dissertation.

Questions about graduate student awards should be directed to Leslie Powell, associate director of ISS, at leslie.powell@yale.edu.

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2024-03-19
Opportunity:  two grant opportunities, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Deadline: April 30, 2024

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is offering two grant opportunities in conjunction with its Seventeenth Annual Conference taking place in Washington, D.C. on November 2 - 4, 2024.

The ASMEA Research Grant Program seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it constitutes new and original research and is relevant to the five qualifying topic areas:

  • Minorities and Women
  • Military History
  • Governance and Economy
  • Faith
  • Iran

Grants of $2500 will be awarded. Successful research grant applicants are required to present their research at the Seventeenth Annual ASMEA Conference.

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2024-02-15
Opportunity:  Call for Papers, Political Economy of Latin America Workshop, New York University
Deadline: March 22, 2024

The Political Economy of Latin America (PELA) Workshop has issued a call for papers. The workshop organizers invite graduate student submissions of:

  • Complete drafts of research papers.
  • Research designs for future empirical projects in Latin America (max. 15 pages).

Please send submissions to tls459@nyu.edu with “PELA Conference” in your email’s subject. 

Also, if you are interested in attending (regardless of whether you present your work or not), please email Ana De La O.

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02-01-2024
Opportunity:  Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (up to 2 positions), University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Study of India

The Center for Advanced Study of India at University of Pennsylvania is looking to fill two Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions.  This position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. The position may be renewable for up to one additional year conditional on performance and budgetary approval. The fellowship will provide candidates with opportunities to pursue their own research and ideally to also collaborate on research projects undertaken by the Center. There is no teaching requirement. Apply here.

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02-01-2024
Opportunity:  Postdoctoral Climate Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Study of India

The Center for Advanced Study of India at University of Pennsylvania is looking to fill a Postdoctoral Climate Fellowship.  The position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. For this position, we seek a scholar whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: environment-society relations, cities and urbanization, and climate change. Apply here.

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2024-02-01
Opportunity: 2024 Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute, Emory University
Deadline: March 8, 2024

The 2024 Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute will be held at Emory this summer and applications are now open!  All applications for this 3-week, NSF-funded graduate workshop are very welcome.  We encourage all grad students, regardless of their research interests, join us to learn more about connecting theory and data.  All participants receive full tuition and financial support including round-trip airfare, housing, and a small stipend.

Information about the institute (along with a link to apply) is at http://eitm.emory.edu.

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2024 Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, UC San Diego.
July 7 – July 17, 2024
Application deadline: March 22, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp hosted by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at UC San Diego. This training is free for graduate students and postdocs accepted into the program. This includes tuition, travel, accommodation, and meals.

The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, gives participants the knowledge and analytic tools they need to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, and government agencies, on topics ranging from current nuclear threats, international safeguards, and nonproliferation strategies. The course is part of long-standing IGCC work on nuclear policy issues. Support for this program is provided by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

To learn more and apply, please visit: https://ucigcc.org/training/ppnt/

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2024-01-23
Opportunity: Director of Finance and Operations, The Buckley Institute

The Buckley Institute is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to ensure the effective pursuit of the Institute’s ambitious goals. We are looking for a candidate who is versatile and able to handle various functions that are essential to the day-to-day success of our organization. The candidate must be extremely responsible, highly organized, very attentive to detail, and a prudent steward of the Institute’s resources. The Director of Finance and Operations will develop a broad and deep knowledge of the organization, reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director.

Job Description: https://buckleyinstitute.com/hiring-director-of-finance-and-operations/

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2024-01-23
Opportunity: Development Associate, The Buckley Institute

The Buckley Institute is seeking a Development Associate to join our growing team. We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who will be a polished and professional ambassador for our efforts. The Development Associate will play an important role in executing the Buckley Institute’s development plan to drive support for the organization. Duties will span donor research, cultivation, solicitation, and communications. The Associate will help the organization strengthen its relationships with existing donors, engage alumni, and expand the number of donors. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Posting: https://buckleyinstitute.com/hiring-development-associate/

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2024-01-23
Opportunity: Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Political Science and Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a Research Assistant that will be responsible for overseeing research on a grant-funded project focused on foreign policy decision making in Congress. Research duties will include data collection from human research participants in a laboratory setting as well as from text data from online sources, as well as data analysis and manuscript preparation. Administrative duties include managing finances, maintaining human subjects approval with the IRB, recruiting and scheduling research participants, and helping supervise and train a team of research assistants.

Posting: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/89566

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2023-12-01
Opportunity: Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Foreign Policy Magazine, FP Analytics

Foreign Policy Analytics, the independent research and advisory division of Foreign Policy, is seeking a full-time Senior Policy and Research Analyst to join our research team. The Senior Policy and Research Analyst will conduct quantitative and qualitative research and perform data analytics to generate insights and actionable intelligence for our clients and partners. The Senior Policy and Research Analyst will also be responsible for drafting proprietary and public-facing reports and presentations, and developing crisis simulations. We are seeking a highly motivated, communicative, and collaborative team member who is committed to the organization’s mission and will bring professionalism, analytical rigor, and creativity to our work.

See this and other opportunities here.

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2023-12-01
Opportunity: multiple postdoctoral fellowships, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Study of India

1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (up to 2 positions): This position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. We welcome candidates from a wide range of disciplinary traditions and methodological orientations. The term of appointment is July 1, 2024–June 30, 2025 and the Ph.D. must be in hand to begin the appointment. Since the fellowship is intended for early career scholars, Ph.D.s must have been received in 2021 or after. The position may be renewable for up to one additional year conditional on performance and budgetary approval. The fellowship will provide candidates with opportunities to pursue their own research and ideally to also collaborate on research projects undertaken by the Center. There is no teaching requirement. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/136622

2. Postdoctoral Climate Fellowship: The position is open to applicants from the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on contemporary India. For this position, we seek a scholar whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: environment-society relations, cities and urbanization, and climate change. We are open to applicants from a range of disciplinary traditions, particularly anthropology, architecture, geography, planning, politics and sociology. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/136699

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2023-12-01
Opportunity: open rank faculty position, National Chengchi University, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at National Chengchi University (NCCU), located in Taipei, Taiwan, is pleased to invite applications for an open rank faculty position in the fields of “Comparative Politics” and “Empirical Political Theory.” The research areas of interest for this position encompass “Technology and Politics,” “Political Economy,” and “American Politics.” The selected candidate will assume their role starting from August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will demonstrate abilities to adopt quantitative/computational methods in their research and is expected to offer courses in quantitative/computational methods.

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2023-11-30
Opportunity:  2024 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship
Deadline:  March 15th, 2024

We are excited to announce the 2024 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship, a prestigious opportunity for aspiring health policy leaders. This scholarship is designed to empower students pursuing a health policy-related master’s degree from any discipline, field, or profession in an accredited college or university. We aim to support the next generation of professionals who will make a significant impact on health policy, health administration, and health management at the state and national levels.

Full description and application.