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


Date Posted: 05-13-22
Opportunity: Tenure-track position
Division of Political Studies, CIDE

The Division of Political Studies at CIDE invites applications for at least one tenure-track position at its campus in Mexico City. The position is open to any topic and any subfield. In particular, we have interest in political economy, quantitative research methods, and comparative institutions. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. While immediate fluency in Spanish is not required, the successful applicants are expected to teach classes in Spanish one year after their appointment.

CIDE is a social-science research institute, teaching graduate and undergraduate programs to select students in small groups. The faculty’s main focus is on research publications. The position offers a competitive salary with a lower-than-average teaching load. For more details, feel free to contact the search committee: Camila Angulo, Luis de la Calle and Gilles Serra.

Candidates should provide: (1) a short cover letter; (2) a detailed curriculum vita; (3) a writing sample; and (4) two letters of reference. Applications should be sent to politics.jobs@cide.edu. Review of applications will begin May 23, 2022 and job interviews will start soon thereafter. Later applications are not guaranteed full consideration. Employment would begin no later than August 2022. The successful candidates are required to hold a PhD before starting employment.

The Department’s website is https://www.cide.edu/dep/


Date Posted: 06-29-22
Opportunity: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Political Science & Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Political Science and the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Political Science & Social Data Science. The position is available from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Read the full offer here:  https://jobportal.ku.dk/tenure-track/?show=156592


Date Posted: 06-10-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Political Science in American Politics, Swarthmore College: Political Science Department
Deadline: Sep 20, 2022

The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach a course in law and society, the courts and American politics, or constitutional law. The course load is four courses a year. More information about the Political Science Department can be found here:
https://www.swarthmore.edu/department-political-science

The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science in hand by August 2023. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as research.

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter that briefly describes why they want to teach Swarthmore College students, as well as a description of their research agenda; (2) a writing sample of not more than 40 pages; (3) two syllabi (one for an introductory course in American politics, and one for an upper-level course in American politics), which represent an important part of the application; (4) a C.V.; (5) a graduate school transcript; and (6) three letters of recommendation. These materials should be submitted through Interfolio


Date Posted: 06-10-22
Opportunity: International Relations, Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Social and Political Sciences
Deadline: October 15, 2022

The Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Science, specifically within the subfield of international relations, with an appointment beginning on September 1, 2023.

The area of research specialization in IR is open, but to complement the existing strengths and profile of the department, candidates engaged in research employing rigorous quantitative analysis are preferred. The candidate should show evidence of a promising research agenda, and should also be able to teach courses in international relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Bocconi University is a leading European research and teaching institution in economics, social sciences, management and related disciplines.  In the 2022 QS World University Ranking of Social Science and Management programs, Bocconi ranked 4th in Europe and 10th worldwide. The Department of Social and Political Sciences has a major role in staffing an undergraduate program in International Politics and Government, a master’s program in Politics and Policy Analysis, and a PhD program in Social and Political Sciences.

Applicants must submit (1) a current curriculum vitae, (2) a job market paper (and other published papers), (3) a cover letter, and (4) teaching and research statements via the on-line form using PDF attachments


Date Posted: 06-10-22
Opportunity: Nuffield CESS’s introductory course on oTree

As part of Nuffield CESS’s continued commitment to the training and mentorship of junior experimentalists, we are excited to announce our next introductory course on oTree. This course aims to introduce students and researchers in the social sciences to oTree, a leading framework based on Python to develop and administer experiments in the social sciences. The course is best suited for absolute or semi-beginners, as it does not assume any prior knowledge of programming either in Python or in any front-end language such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS. Over the span of the course, participants will develop the skills necessary to program experiments of simple-medium complexity and the groundwork to feel confident working with the oTree framework.

For further details and registration, visit the course webpage


Date Posted: 06-02-22
Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee, Berkeley Judicial Institute

Berkeley Judicial Institute, housed within the Berkeley School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee appointment focused on topics related to courts, judicial decision-making, implicit bias, and mindfulness. The position could begin as early as August 1, 2022.

The position is primarily a research opportunity that provides extensive freedom to develop one’s own research agenda, while also collaborating with Executive Director Judge Jeremy Fogel and colleagues. Specifically, the position will involve collaboration on a research project examining the federal court response to the pandemic. It requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or that the applicant be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.

Apply here.


Date Posted: 04-27-22
Opportunity: postdoctoral research position in cybersecurity policy, Tufts University

Tufts University has an opening for a postdoc in cybersecurity policy to start in fall 2022. The postdoc will be conducting research in cybersecurity policy. Area of specialization is open but several different directions are of particular interest. Research in international and military use of cyber technologies, as well as government regulation of security tools are of strong interest, as is work related to Russian cybersecurity policy. In addition, current Tufts faculty conduct research in surveillance and privacy, home IoT and privacy and security issues, cybersecurity incident liability, and impact of legal responses to cybersecurity incidents. An aspect of this fellowship is improving cross-disciplinary background and skills in policy to have tech-informed cybersecurity policy. Thus, it is expected that the postdoc appointee will spend some effort gaining technical background to understand technical aspects of privacy and/or security (Tufts offers a number of courses in this).

In fall 2020 Tufts University initiated a masters program in cybersecurity and public policy combining the efforts of The Fletcher School and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science; there are a number of associated talks, seminars, and other activities. It is expected that the postdoc will participate in these, which include an annual student paper symposium in cybersecurity policy each spring. The Fletcher School and Tufts School of Engineering’ Department of Computer Science offers courses in security and in cybersecurity policy, and this will provide additional interesting opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar, who may participate in some teaching. In addition, Tufts University is located in the Boston area – it is two stops away on the subway to Harvard and two additional stops away from MIT. Boston is a hub for exciting research including but not limited to research activities at Harvard, MIT, Facebook, Google, Northeastern, and Boston University, providing a rich array of talks and scholars in cybersecurity, policy, and related areas; the postdoc researcher is encouraged to take advantage of this. The postdoc position will be from September 1, 2022 to May 30, 2024; a later start is possible (but a later ending date is not). 

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PhD or JD in cybersecurity policy or a related area on or after September 1, 2019.
  • Evidence of background in tech-related policy.

Research postdoc application: Application materials include: a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the area, CV, a writing sample; a list of three recommenders (names and contact information), a description of research interests, and graduate school transcript. These materials should be submitted to joshua.anderson@tufts.edu; any questions about these positions should also be sent to joshua.anderson@tufts.edu.