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 Posted: 11-03-22
Opportunity: Call for Papers, University College London, Annual Conflict & Change PhD workshop 
Deadline: December 5, 2022

The Annual Conflict & Change PhD workshop at University College London focuses on the work of PhD students and provides an opportunity to receive feedback from senior academics. The workshop will be held on 20-21 February 2023. Supported and hosted by the Conflict & Change research cluster at the UCL Department of Political Science, the workshop brings together doctoral students from various disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and beyond, such as political science, economics, sociology, geography, and computer science. Papers on all issues related to peace and conflict, protest mobilisation, contentious politics, human rights, and migration are welcome. The two-day workshop will take place in London at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus and will feature research presentations and discussions, a keynote speech, a workshop dinner, opportunities to engage with policy-makers/practitioners, and additional events to socialise.

Limited funding for travel to London and accommodation are available and will be distributed to workshop participants after abstract acceptance.

Please submit an abstract (no more than 250 words) by 5th December: https://www.conflictandchange.org/phdworkshop2023

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Date Posted: 11-03-22
Opportunity: Fellowship, Govern For America 
Deadline: December 2, 2022

Govern For America is searching for the next generation of public sector leaders to address our nation’s biggest challenges. We recruit, train, inspire, and empower recent graduates to dismantle systemic inequities, build more inclusive public systems, and create a more effective government. As a Fellow, you’ll work in government on strategic priorities and innovative projects and bring your skills to bear on the most pressing challenges facing our communities. Govern For America Fellows work at the intersection of policy and practice in a fast-moving environment where new challenges and experiences are the norm. Whether you’re combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, working to end mass incarceration, or expanding access to high-quality pre-K, government is where we see leadership in action. The GFA Fellowship is your opportunity to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time.

For description and application, click here: https://www.govern4america.org/apply

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Date Posted: 11-03-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Political Science (Public Administration), University of Arkansas, Department of Political Science 
Deadline: November 30, 2022

The Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit studies, who will serve as a core faculty member for its Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies (MPA) program to start in 8/1/2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

The successful candidate should be able to teach some of our core MPA courses (e.g., Human Resource Management, Public Budgeting and Finance, Organizational Behavior, Nonprofit Management, Policy Analysis, and Community Development) as well as related undergraduate courses. The department’s teaching load is two courses per semester, a total of four courses per year. Preferred candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical, methodological, and empirical skills as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Assistant-Professor-in-Political-Science–Public-Administration-_R0025289.​​​​​​​

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Date Posted: 11-03-22
Opportunity: Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Science, Harvard Data Science Initiative

The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) is seeking applications for its flagship Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses. The deadline to apply is  November 14th, 2022. More information and applications can be found here: https://datascience.harvard.edu/data-science-postdoctoral-fellows

We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science, broadly construed, and including researchers with a primarily methodological focus as well as researchers who advance both methodology and application. Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. We are looking for independent researchers who will seek out collaborations with other fellows and with faculty across all schools of Harvard University.

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Date Posted: 11-02-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations), University of Arkansas System, Department of Political Sciences

The Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations to start in August 2023..

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests lie in international security and closely related fields, for example, in the areas of interstate conflict, conflict processes, civil war, conflict resolution, or terrorism. This individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their area of expertise, and contribute to service. The expected teaching load will be two courses a semester.

For description and application, please check here: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Assistant-Professor-in-Political-Science–International-Relations-_R0025295

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Date Posted: 11-02-22
Opportunity: post-doc researcher, Sciences Po, Paris, Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics 
Deadline: December 4, 2022

The Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po, Paris, is seeking a post-doc researcher specialized in Political Science, Sociology and Data Science for the Horizon Europe “AUTHLIB” Project.

The AUTHLIB project’s basic premise is that liberal democracy faces not one challenge but many challenges and that therefore we must comprehensively consider the challenges that have emerged across and within countries in Europe in recent years. To do the AUTHLIB project carefully and systematically explores the varieties of illiberalism.

The post-doc will be particularly tasked with data collection and quantitative content / network analyses of political speeches and Tweets.

See description and application here: https://www.sciencespo.fr/centre-etudes-europeennes/fr/content/job-application-0.html

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Date Posted: 10-30-22
Opportunity: dissertation research in American political behavior, Rapoport Family Foundation

The Rapoport Family Foundation seeks to support dissertation research in American political behavior for PhD students.  The Rapoport Doctoral Dissertation Grants are available to all US-based graduate students who are at the point of initiating or are already conducting dissertation research focused on advancing knowledge and understanding of political behavior.

Please find description and application here:  https://www.rapoportfamilyfoundation.com/phdgrant

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Date Posted: 10-30-22
Opportunity: Associate Professor of Professional Practice/Professor of Professional Practice in Political Analytics, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University in collaboration with the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Associate Professor of Professional Practice or Professor of Professional Practice to teach in the new MS Program in Political Analytics, launching with its inaugural cohort during the Fall 2023 semester. 

The Department of Political Science and School of Professional Studies have developed the Master of Science in Political Analytics program to train a new generation of professional political analysts, consultants, and managers who are uniquely equipped in the substance of politics and quantitative methods to understand and communicate effectively with other professionals and laypeople about political behavior and dynamics. The degree prepares graduates to develop the data analytics and quantitative skills necessary to engage effectively with professionals working at the intersection of political science and data science.

This is a full-time appointment with a multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023.  

Please see the application page here: https://apply.interfolio.com/116200

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Date Posted: 11-02-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Political Science and International Relations

Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Department of Political Science in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations to start in August 2023.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests lie in international security and closely related fields, for example, in the areas of interstate conflict, conflict processes, civil war, conflict resolution, or terrorism. This individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their area of expertise, and contribute to service. The expected teaching load will be two courses a semester.

See the full job description and apply here.

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Date Posted: 10-28-22
Opportunity: Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science And Engineering, Yale University

Yale University Department of Computer Science And Engineering urgently requires the services of  student Research Assistants for a Remote Job. As part of the research project, eligible students will receive $550 per week. However, the Ideal candidate must be computer savvy with a keen eye for detail. The research position is open to students from any department of the institution and tasks can be carried out remotely. Slots are limited and consideration will be given on a first come first serve basis.

To proceed with the application process, contact Professor John Lafferty (478-491-9126 ) via text message stating your full name, email address, year of study, and department to receive the job description and further application requirements.
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Date Posted: 10-27-22
Opportunity: Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships in Politics (up to three posts), University of Oxford, Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations
Deadline: November 28, 2022

Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford intend to appoint jointly, with effect from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, up to three Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows (PPRFs) in Politics, broadly construed to include political science, political behaviour, comparative politics, political economy, electoral studies, political theory, international relations, and political history.

The key responsibilities of the Research Fellows are to engage in advanced study and independent scholarly research in politics broadly construed (as above); to disseminate research findings through publication and participation in conferences and workshops; to take part in the intellectual life of the College and the Department by organising workshops, seminars or conferences; and to undertake teaching not expected to exceed 48 stint units per year (the equivalent to teaching an eight-week 2-hour seminar series per year), and to assist in examining for the Department.

The Fellowships are full-time, fixed-term posts and are to be taken up on 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post end date will normally be 31 August 2026.  Further particulars, including information on how to apply, are available from the College website at https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/media/5369/polpprf_jd2023.pdf
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Date Posted: 10-26-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY, Department of Political Science
Deadline: November 28, 2022

The Department of Political Science at Queens College – CUNY  invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of American Politics to begin in the Fall 2023 semester.  We are looking for individuals who combine a strong record of scholarship with a commitment to excellence in teaching in an extraordinarily diverse undergraduate environment.  We are especially interested in applicants who can teach courses in environmental law and politics, with an additional emphasis on experiential learning and/or public service.  The successful applicant is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and to participate in the department’s advisement and service responsibilities.

For application information and more details, – Go to cuny.jobs, in the box under ”Job titles and keywords”, enter the job ID ”25385”, click on ” Assistant Professor – Political Science ” and select the ”Apply Now” button and follow the instructions. AA/EOE/IRCA/ADA
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Date Posted: 10-26-22
Opportunity: Three-Year Post-Doctoral Research Position, University of Zurich
Deadline: November 15, 2022

The Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in the research group of Professor Fabrizio Gilardi. The post-doctoral researcher will be part of Fabrizio Gilardi’s ERC-funded research project “Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy” (PRODIGI) as well as affiliated to the Digital Democracy Lab.
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Date Posted: 10-26-22
Opportunity: Winter 2022 funding: Laura Bassi Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in Winter 2022.  Results wil be posted December 13, 2022.

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, including previous winners, and the application portal can be found at: https://editing.press/bassi
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Date Posted: 10-24-22
Opportunity: Call for Papers, Duke University, Department of Political Science
Deadline: December 4, 2022

The Department of Political Science at Duke University will host its ninth annual Graduate Conference in Political Theory on February 9th and 10th, 2023. Our keynote speaker will be Jacob T. Levy of McGill University.
Accepted participants will be reimbursed for travel and provided with lodging during the conference.

We seek completed drafts of papers from graduate students on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, or related disciplines. We particularly welcome submissions that will engage a broad audience.

In addition to building community among graduate students from different institutions, this conference offers participants the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from scholars in the field. Each selected student paper will have its own faculty discussant drawn from the community at Duke or the broader Research Triangle. Participants are expected to attend the entire conference.

To apply, please submit a full draft of your paper up to 10,000 words long as a pdf. The paper should be formatted for blind review with no identifying information. The link to submit is here. (A Google account is needed in order to sign-in to the submission form; please email us with any questions.)

Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-December. Accepted conference participants will be required to circulate their final paper by Monday, February 1, 2023. If you have any further questions, please email dukegcpt@gmail.com.
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Date Posted: 10-23-22
Opportunity: Opportunity to Volunteer with High School Students

Volunteering opportunity for Yale Undergraduate students. 

Anyone interested would meet the following criteria…
•    You are interested in American politics and history, constitutional law, and/or current events (especially in the US)
•    You want to venture outside the Yale campus and get to know students in the broader New Haven community
•    You enjoy teaching, mentorship, and student empowerment
•    You are invested in high-quality civic education

Work with students (juniors and seniors) at Wilbur Cross High School in their civics classroom using the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution“  curriculum. This is a national program that challenges students to think critically, research, and write about the US Constitution. Students participate in simulated congressional hearings where they present their written work and answer spontaneous questions from a panel of judges, competing against other WTP classrooms in Connecticut.

As a volunteer, you would be working with their teacher, Brian Grindrod, to serve as a judge for their practice hearings. The responsibilities would be roughly:

•    Attending 1-2 weekday sessions between Nov. and Dec., each lasting from 12:00pm-2pm at Wilbur Cross High School
•    Thinking of questions related to six topic areas, and posing them to the student panels
•    Providing oral feedback on students’ responses to their prompt and judges’ questions
•    Being encouraging, positive, and constructive!
•    Filling out a volunteer form (provided) for the school’s records.

If you are interested, please email Isabelle Aboaf and she will provide more information!
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Date Posted: 10-21-22
Opportunity: Call for Papers, Authoritarian Political Systems Group
Deadline: October 31, 2022

We are accepting submissions for our new season of online workshops taking place from 31 January 2023 to 23 May 2023. We aim to select eight early-career scholars (e.g., PhD, postdoc, assistant professors) to present their ongoing research. We strive to provide a comprehensive perspective on autocratic tendencies worldwide and encourage submissions from

1. Traditionally underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
2. Scholars whose regional areas of study are not adequately represented in the mainstream study of authoritarianism. We also consider explicitly comparative proposals on democratic backsliding, autocratization, regime survival etc.

Please complete this form to submit your application. Successful applicants will be notified by 14 November 2022.

Attached here you can find the full call for papers. If you have any additional inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at apsgworkshop@gmail.com.
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Date Posted: 10-19-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Department of Political Science
Deadline: November 7, 2022

The Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in international and comparative law, international organization, and human rights at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the academic year 2023-24.

We are seeking to fill a position in international and comparative politics. We invite applicants with scholarship in international and comparative law and human rights, particularly and preferably in regard to the global south. In terms of areas of specialization, we seek scholars whose research and teaching engages issues such as international human rights law, legal pluralism, Third World approaches to international law, international institutions, technology and human rights.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2847 to link to the posting for this position. Inquiries may be addressed to Sam Opondo, Chair, Department of Political Science.
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Date Posted: 10-17-22
Opportunity: First GSIPE Conference on International Economics and Political Economy Call for Abstracts
Deadline: November 22 2022

The Graduate Student International Political Economy Workshop (GSIPE) is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the First GSIPE Conference on International Economics and Political Economy to be held in Waltham, Massachusetts, on February 3-4, 2023.

As part of APSA’s Special Projects Fund, this event is free and travel/caregiving grants will be available for participants. Zoom presentations are also possible.

Abstract submission: Submit your abstracts using this link (word limit: 300).

More information on the conference, application process, and grant opportunities can be found in the call for papers downloadable here.
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Date Posted: 10-11-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of São Paulo, Philosophy, Languages and Human Sciences  
Deadline: November 17, 2022

The Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Human Sciences of the University of São Paulo announces the call for applications to a public selection process for one full time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Professor Doutor) at the Department of Political Science, in the field of Public Policy. Submit applications through the link uspdigital.usp.br/gr/admissao. The professional approved will act as a researcher-associated at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM).
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Date Posted: 10-11-22
Opportunity: postdoctoral research position, University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research position. The position is offered for one year starting in July 2023. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Batten faculty member, Craig Volden, on research related to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, and will have the opportunity to teach one class in the Batten School.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking seeks to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and U.S. legislative institutions. We envision a Congress comprised of effective lawmakers, strong institutional capacity, and the incentive structure needed to address America’s greatest public policy challenges. To learn more about the Center please visit: https://thelawmakers.org/.

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs  search for requisition R0040840.
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Date Posted: 10-06-22
Opportunity:   Fellows, Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Deadline: December 2, 2022

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its 2023-2024 Fellowship Program. Every year, CISAC offers approximately fifteen fellowships to predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members who are researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, biosecurity and digital security that contain elements of policy-relevance.

Apply here.
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Date Posted: 10-06-22
Opportunity:   full-time or visiting position, Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University (Istanbul, Turkey

Sabancı University (Istanbul, Turkey) is hiring in International Relations with a focus on peace science. We are particularly interested in candidates who can also teach graduate- and undergraduate-level quantitative methods courses for the Political Science and International Relations and Data Analytics programs:

Interested applicants should submit (i) a cover letter (ii) a research statement (iii) a teaching statement and related documents regarding the applicant’s teaching experience and preferences, (iv) a CV, (v) two research samples, and (vi) three letters of reference using the online application form of the University at:  https://crm.sabanciuniv.edu/academiccv/application.php
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Date Posted: 10-06-22
Opportunity:   Assistant or Associate Professors, West Virginia University, School of Mathematical and Data Sciences

The School of Mathematical and Data Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for two Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Data Science starting August 2023. These are 9-month, full-time, tenure-track positions with full benefits. We especially welcome scholars whose research areas include big data computing, data management and acquisition, natural language processing and image processing.

Application Information: https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities
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Date Posted: 10-06-22
Opportunity:   Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations
Deadline: December 15, 2022

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has begun accepting applications for the 2023–24 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship. The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a U.S. university studying nuclear security issues, who are U.S. citizens, to spend twelve months in CFR’s New York or Washington, DC, office conducting policy-relevant research.  Application Information.

For questions, please contact fellowships@cfr.org
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Date Posted: 10-06-22
Opportunity:   Year-long seminar applications, Yale University, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
Deadline: November 4, 2022

The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy is now accepting applications for its year-long seminar focused on politics, social activism, diplomacy, and public service. The course is open to all current Yale College juniors and all graduate and professional students.

Beginning in January, the two-semester course explores how to achieve large ends with limited means, whether in social movements, military conflict, foreign policy, or domestic politics. The course engages questions of grand strategy from a wide range of perspectives, exploring topics in racial justice, global security, economic development, climate change, immigration, and technological advancement, among others. It emphasizes interaction between academics and practitioners, and between participants of differing political views. Grand Strategy aims to develop students’ capacities not only to analyze the past and present, but to act as responsible, thoughtful leaders and citizens of the future. In conjunction with the course, the program hosts a number of events and private dinners with practitioners such as social activists, diplomats, politicians, military personnel, journalists, and media experts. This course is a highly selective and intensive seminar that offers summer research grants to all accepted students.

To apply, please clink the link here: https://jackson.yale.edu/iss/brady-johnson-program-in-grand-strategy/
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Date Posted: 10-04-22
Opportunity:  Fellows, Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Deadline: December 2, 2022

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its 2023-2024 Fellowship Program. Every year, CISAC offers approximately fifteen fellowships to predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, biosecurity, and digital security that contain elements of policy relevance.

Interested candidates can apply here.  Any questions, contact cisacfellowship@stanford.edu
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Date Posted: 10-04-22
Opportunity:  Data and Democracy Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Chicago, Data Science Institute

The Data Science Institute, the Department of Computer Science, and the Center for Effective Government at the University of Chicago invite applications for Postdoctoral Scholars who wish to advance interdisciplinary data-driven approaches, methods, and applications in research related to digital media, disinformation,and emergent threats to democracy.

https://uchicago.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1880843
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Date Posted: 10-04-22
Opportunity:  Assistant professor, University of Governance, Hertie School
Deadline:  November 13, 2022

Hertie School invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Social Data Science. We’re a graduate school for governance in the heart of Berlin focusing on public policy, international affairs, and data science.

The position will be based in the Data Science Lab, where the successful candidate will able to develop their own profile combining state-of-the-art research in data science with research in the social sciences and public policy. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to core courses in machine learning and data science teaching in the School’s MSc Data Science for Public Policy programme.

More information about the position can be found under the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/114368
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Date Posted: 10-04-22
Opportunity:  Research fellow, University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law

Applications are invited for a Temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD Sutherland School of Law on an ERC-funded project at the Centre for Constitutional Studies in University College Dublin.

Apply here.
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Date Posted: 09-30-22
Opportunity:  Research Associate, Fors Marsh Group

The election research team at FMG is hiring. The big projects we work on are the EAC’s EAVS survey and FVAP’s post-election surveys, but we’ve also been expanding recently into working directly with local governments on election evaluation projects.

Our ideal candidate is a master’s or possibly PhD student who’s looking for opportunities outside of academia. Feel free to share widely with your students or colleagues and you can point folks my way if they have any questions about the posting: https://fors-marsh-group.breezy.hr/p/98034b22f296-research-associate
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Date Posted: 09-30-22
Opportunity:  Lecturer, The City University of New York, Department of Political Science
Deadline:  November 01, 2022

The Political Science Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is hiring a full-time lecturer for the Fall of 2023. Please see the complete job advertisement here.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Teaching and advising faculty, University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science
Deadline: December 15, 2022

Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a teaching and advising faculty member. The position is open as to field of Political Science and will involve teaching a mix of larger and smaller undergraduate classes, advising the department’s large number of undergraduate majors, and assisting in the administration of the department’s undergraduate program. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. We expect the appointment to be at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, but may consider hiring at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor for exceptional candidates with significant experience as college or university instructors. The position also offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Associate Teaching Professor (for candidates hired at the Assistant Teaching Professor level) and Full Teaching Professor. Decisions on reappointment and promotion of teaching faculty members are based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and service. Preference for this position will be given to candidates who already have the PhD. However, we will consider candidates who are very near completion of the PhD and provide clear evidence of likely completion by the end of the current academic year.  Contact Matt Hall for more information.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Teaching and advising faculty, University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science
Deadline: December 15, 2022

Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a non-tenure track position as a teaching and advising faculty member. The position is open as to field of Political Science and will involve teaching a mix of larger and smaller undergraduate classes, advising the department’s large number of undergraduate majors, and assisting in the administration of the department’s undergraduate program. Successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. We expect the appointment to be at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, but may consider hiring at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor for exceptional candidates with significant experience as college or university instructors. The position also offers the potential of reappointment and promotion to Associate Teaching Professor (for candidates hired at the Assistant Teaching Professor level) and Full Teaching Professor. Decisions on reappointment and promotion of teaching faculty members are based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and service. Preference for this position will be given to candidates who already have the PhD. However, we will consider candidates who are very near completion of the PhD and provide clear evidence of likely completion by the end of the current academic year.  Contact Matt Hall for more information.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Two open-rank lines, University of Houston, Hobby School of Public Affairs

University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs is hiring for two open-rank lines, both with a preference for tenured applicants who have a strong research record and can help build our growing program.  The two searches are in 1) Institutions, Representation, & Political Economy and 2) Social Policy and Sustainability.
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Date Posted: 09-28-22
Opportunity:  Assistant Professor, University at Albany, Political Science

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Professor in the field of American Politics. This is a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Political Science. The course load is four courses a year. The department’s priority is a scholar who addresses big questions in American politics, including those related to democracy, justice, or equality. Examples of relevant research topics include those pertaining to the role of institutions, polarization, racial politics, democratic backsliding, and social movements. We are open to methodological diversity and welcome historical perspectives. The department expects that the successful applicant will teach the introductory course in American Politics. Candidates who are poised to seek external funding will be viewed favorably. Contributing to the diversity of the department will also be considered a plus. Candidates should also be willing to teach courses in online formats when specific needs arise.  Applicants should have their Ph.D. in hand by May 2023.

Position Description and application process
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Lloyd B. Politsch ’33 Chair, Clark University, Political Science Department

Clark University invites applications for the newly established Lloyd B. Politsch ’33 Chair, a tenured or tenure-track position in the Political Science Department to begin in August 2023.  We are interested in candidates with an expertise in constitutional law or public law and an ability to address questions related to the fairness and legitimacy of courts and legal institutions in today’s American political climate.  We are particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach and conduct research in areas such as civil rights and civil liberties; voting and voting rights; interactions between citizens and the criminal justice system; the politics of criminal justice reform.  Candidates must have Ph.D. or a J.D.  We are interested in hiring at the Associate or Full Professor level, but promising candidates at the advanced Assistant Professor level will also be considered.

The position will remain open until filled.  Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.  Send a cover letter, c.v., statement of research and teaching interests, a statement addressing commitment to diversity and inclusion, a writing sample, transcript, names and contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: http://clarku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=152509
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service

The Walsh School of Foreign Service seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-line assistant professor in China and International Security. The successful candidate will be appointed within the Security Studies Program (SSP) of the School of Foreign Service (SFS).

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three reference letters, and if possible, evidence of teaching record (syllabi, course evaluations, etc.). Applicants should also submit a brief statement that discusses how they would contribute to inclusiveness in the areas of research, teaching, and service in the SFS and reflects on their teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through Interfolio - Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022.  Invited interviews will occur shortly thereafter. 

Questions about the online application should be directed to Lauren Bauschard, Director of Faculty Affairs. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Katharine Donato, SFS Faculty Council Chair and Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Political Science Department

Northwestern is searching for an assistant professor whose research focuses on violent political conflict within or between states. The full job posting and application portal can be found here.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States, but the University will consider applicants who require sponsorship for employment visa status.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact Stephen Monteiro, Business Administrator in the Political Science Department.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Department of Political Science at Texas A&M is seeking applications for 5 positions, 4 tenure-track Assistant Professors and 1 for a tenured/tenure-track Associate/senior Assistant Professor.

Department of Political Science, Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University is recruiting for four tenure-track (Assistant Professor) positions that are open with respect to subfield.
https://apply.interfolio.com/112060

Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University is recruiting for a tenured/tenure-track (Associate or Assistant Professor) position that is open with respect to subfield.
https://apply.interfolio.com/112057

Questions regarding these positions should be sent to Carrie Kilpatrick.
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Date Posted: 09-27-22
Opportunity:  Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Law, International Organization, and Human Rights, Vassar College, Political Science Department
Deadline: November 7, 2022

The Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in international and comparative law, international organization, and human rights at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the academic year 2023-24.

We are seeking to fill a position in international and comparative politics. We invite applicants with scholarship in international and comparative law and human rights, particularly and preferably in regard to the global south. In terms of areas of specialization, we seek scholars whose research and teaching engages issues such as international human rights law, legal pluralism, Third World approaches to international law, international institutions, technology and human rights. Candidates should have a PhD in hand by August 2023.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2847 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement (additional information can be found at https://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidatediversity-statement/, graduate school transcripts (unofficial accepted at the time of application), at least three letters of recommendation, a sample of professional writing, a statement of teaching approach and interests, and evidence of teaching potential such as teaching evaluations and syllabi. Inquiries may be addressed to Sam Opondo, Chair, Department of Political Science and sent to saopondo@vassar.edu.
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Date Posted: 09-26-22
Opportunity:  pre and post-docs for the GCI Fellows Program for the 2023-24 academic year, Boston University Global Development Policy Center
Deadline: December 16, 2022

The Boston University Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) sponsors the Global China Fellows Program as part of its Global China Initiative (GCI), recruiting and supporting pre- and post-doctoral fellows from around the world to engage in policy-oriented research and commentary on China’s role in shaping global affairs. In addition to receiving support for their own research, fellows contribute to GCI research projects, public research seminars and policy engagement.

Fellows can contribute to research in GCI’s four areas of focus: Data Analysis for Transparency and Accountability (D.A.T.A.), Energy and Climate; Forests, Agriculture, Indigenous Rights and the BRI (FAIR-BRI); and China and the International Economic Order.

Applications are currently open for the 2023-2024 academic year. Fellows will receive a competitive stipend and modest funding for expenses such as fieldwork, conference travel, and relocation.

Interested applicants should send the following to Dr. Cecilia Springer:

•    A cover letter that demonstrates interest and experience in GCI-related research
•    A current curriculum vitae
•    Contact information for two references
•    For International candidates: International candidates will need express approval from their sponsoring institution stating that the potential fellow is allowed to earn income from another institution. This is especially important for international students with J-1 visas.

Note: If you do not currently have a valid US scholar visa, certain research positions at BU qualify for immigration sponsorship. Prospective scholars should first establish their potential affiliation with the GDP Center as a pre- or post-doctoral fellow and clarify the terms of their appointment. BU’s International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will work with the prospective scholar and the GDP Center to evaluate which immigration classification is most appropriate. The ISSO will consider various factors such as the appointment/affiliation terms, the scholar’s educational achievements, and US immigration history.

Learn more and apply: https://www.bu.edu/gdp/about-us/careers/
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Date Posted: 09-26-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Department of Political Science
Deadline: Open until filled

The University of Oregon’s Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Political Science—with a focus on U.S. environmental justice, to begin in the fall 2023.

Required Application Materials

• Application letter describing research and teaching interests, experience, and potential contributions to our diverse and pluralistic community
• Curriculum vitae
• Academic transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• A writing sample
• Syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available

Please see full details and apply here:  https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529429/assistant-professor-of-political-science or contact Alison Gash for more information.
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Date Posted: 09-24-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science, Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy
Deadline: November 1, 2022

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-line assistant professor in Computational Social Science.

Candidates are expected have the following:

•    strong interests in public policy, ideally indicating interests or participation in public policy administration, design, implementation, evaluation, and/or how governments use computational social science methods in public policy;
•    expertise in computational social science methods such as machine learning, text as data, spatial data, computation using large-scale data, network analysis, data visualization;
•    have completed a Ph.D. in economics, public policy, political science, sociology, statistics, information science, computer science or a related field by August 1, 2023.

To apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/114025
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Date Posted: 09-23-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor in American Politics, University of Florida, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for three (3) full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professors in American Politics to begin August 16, 2023. We especially welcome candidates:

•    Who study the legislative process, bureaucratic politics, and/or political parties at the state or national levels.
•    Whose research focuses on political attitudes, behavior, participation, activism, and/or parties.
•    Whose research focuses on policy areas such as criminal justice, health care, environmental welfare, education policy, or on the policy process or outcomes.

More information about the Department of Political Science can be found at: http://www.polisci.ufl.edu
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Date Posted: 09-23-22
Opportunity: Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science at Michigan State University is seeking to hire for a 9-month academic year, tenure system Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor with specialty in Public Policy and American Politics. We are especially interested in candidates with research agendas at the nexus of public policy and minority politics (particularly education policy and/or urban politics). The candidate would be expected to teach classes in minority politics and public policy at the undergraduate and graduate level, for the department’s PhD or Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. The Department also intends for this position to support our InnovateGov experiential learning program in Detroit for undergraduate and MPP students.

This position is part of the inaugural 1855 Professorship cohort at Michigan State University. The position will be part of a cohort at the university level to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as high-impact and innovative research and teaching.

Successful candidates will have a promising research agenda and strong analytical and empirical skills, a strategy for external funding, as well as aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

For more details and to apply, visit https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/512326/assistantassociate-professor-tenure-system
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Date Posted: 09-21-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Race, Ethnicity, and Politics - any subfield), Gustavus Adolphus College, Political Science

Political Science at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota is looking to fill a tenure-track position in our Political Science department, focused on race and ethnicity.  

Link to position description for Race, Ethnicity and Politics (any subfield) including contact information for the search chair.
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Date Posted: 09-21-22
Opportunity: tenured or tenure-track position , Division of Social Science. New York University Abu Dhabi

The Division of Social Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is inviting applications from for a tenured or tenure-track position in Computational Social Science. Your tenure home would be in the program in the Division of Social Science closest to your training. We will consider applicants with an active research agenda in any area of computational social science, including but not limited to “big data” collection, management, and visualization; natural language processing and machine learning; network analysis; simulations and advanced statistical methods for descriptive and causal inference in the social sciences. We are especially interested in scholars who work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and environments. All candidates should demonstrate important contributions to their area of research. This position features a standard teaching load of three courses per year.
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Date Posted: 09-20-22
Opportunity: International Relations Assistant Professor Position, Wesleyan University, Department of Government

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in international relations specializing in international security. The appointment begins July 1, 2023. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. Applicants should be prepared to teach the introductory international relations course and other upper-division courses in international security.

To see the required materials and to apply, please go to: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8994
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Date Posted: 09-17-22
Opportunity: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Comparative Politics, Georgetown University in Qatar
Deadline: November 15, 2022

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a core faculty position in Comparative Politics, open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

Applications from candidates with a geographic specialization in one or more of Europe; East / South East / Central Asia; or Russia, are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will be able to teach the required undergraduate course in Comparative Political Systems and the course on Scope & Methods in Political Science, as well as upper-level electives. Ability to teach, and mentor, quantitative research in politics and international relations, will be an advantage.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references at http://apply.interfolio.com/113472. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Queries about the position should be directed to GUQ-GOV-IR@georgetown.edu.
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Date Posted: 09-15-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester invites applications from candidates working in the field of political methodology, broadly defined, for a tenure-track assistant professor position, starting July 1, 2023. We encourage applicants working at the frontiers of statistics and computational social science, including but not limited to those studying causal inference, machine learning, and methods for analyzing massive or complex data.

Applications should include a letter of interest, C.V., research statement, teaching statement, letters of recommendation, samples of written work, graduate transcript and a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia, including past work and future goals. The University of Rochester is firmly committed to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community. We ask candidates to include a statement detailing their past work and future plans for achieving these goals.

https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login
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Date Posted: 09-15-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from scholars working in computational social sciences and/or quantitative methodology for the social sciences, such as Applied Statistics, Computer Science, Econometrics and Political Methodology, for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Disciplinary specialization is open. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and intellectual leadership in the SIPA data analytics and quantitative analysis curriculum at the master’s and PhD level, and ideally engage with other SIPA and Columbia faculty to address one or more of the following global policy challenges: democratic resilience; technology and innovation; geopolitics; inequality and redistribution; climate and sustainable development.

The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2023.

https://apply.interfolio.com/112678
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Date Posted: 09-14-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from scholars working in the field of cybersecurity and national security policy on subjects such as international conflict operations, deterrence, coercive diplomacy, escalation, financial system integrity, infrastructure protection, artificial intelligence, nuclear weapons, or related issues for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and intellectual leadership in the SIPA international security policy curriculum at the master’s level and research in SIPA’s cyber program, and engage with other SIPA and Columbia faculty working on general problems of technology, innovation, and geopolitics.

https://www.sipa.columbia.edu/careers
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Date Posted: 09-14-22
Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Public Law, Political Science Department, San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University’s Department of Political Science offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Law beginning August 9, 2023. We seek a colleague who works centrally on public law, with teaching and research interests on race, immigration, civil rights, voter rights, or closely related topics.

The position requires developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Public Law and Judicial Politics (U.S. focus), mentoring and advising pre-law students, as well as other undergraduate and graduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program that advances knowledge in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at https://politicalscience.sfsu.edu/.

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials:

1.    Cover letter (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications)
2.    Curriculum vitae
3.    A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

Letters of recommendation and material related to teaching and scholarship upon request at a later date.  Please direct all questions about the position to: Jason McDaniel, Chair of the Search Committee, via email: mcdaniel@sfsu.edu.
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Date Posted: 09-13-22
Opportunity:  tenure-track assistant professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in judicial politics or empirical legal studies to begin in August 2023. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: gender and the law; Native American and indigenous people’s law; race and the law, and sexuality and the law.

Additional information about the position and the application process is available here:  https://apply.interfolio.com/112132
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Date Posted: 09-10-22
Opportunity:  tenure-track Assistant Professor position, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Law and Society

Ramapo College of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Law and Society. The area of specialty is open.
Information about the position and the application process is at:  https://www.ramapojobs.com/job-details?jobID=595&job=assistant-professor-of-law-and-society-tenure-track-10-month
 
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