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.

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Date Posted:  October 04, 2018
Applications Deadline: November 01, 2018
Notification Date: 03-01-2019
Position:  Smithsonian Institution Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program offers opportunities for independent research or study related to Smithsonian collections, facilities, and/or research interests of the Institution and its staff. Fellowships are offered to graduate students, predoctoral students, and postdoctoral and senior investigators to conduct independent research and to utilize the resources of the Institution with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff serving as advisors and hosts. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships, and are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq. [Fellowship Opportunity Website]


Date Posted: July 24, 2018
Applications Deadline: September 10, 2018

Start Date: 2018
Position: Research Assistant

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to one research assistant position linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States. [Full Position Advertisement, PDF]


Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins May 31, 2018 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: October 1, 2018
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2)
University of Barcelona, School of Economics, Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPErG)

The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (located in the School of Economics at the University of Barcelona) seeks to fill up to two post-doctoral fellowships on comparative politics linked to a European Research Council-financed five-year research project on a cross-national historical comparison of electoral systems, electoral behaviour and party systems in advanced democracies. The Principal Investigator is Professor Carles Boix and includes scientific collaboration with major centres of research in Europe and the United States. [Full Position Advertisement]


Date Posted: October 20, 2017
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins December 04, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: August 10, 2018
Position: Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory (tenure track)
Virginia Tech, Department of Political Science, ASPECT interdisciplinary doctoral program

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory with an emphasis on human security governance and sub-specializations in critical social theory, the critical, theoretical, gendered, and race-based dimensions of human governance/security, and qualitative methodologies in   the social sciences. Evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated experience in teaching are required. Ability and desire to mentor/advise graduate students in interdisciplinary and theory-­‐driven ASPECT doctoral program are essential. ASPECT and the Department of Political Science encourage applications from a diverse pool of applicants. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and there will be occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings. This position will begin August 10, 2018. Earned doctorate in political science or closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10,
2018. [Full Position Advertisement]


Date Posted: October 20, 2017
Applications Deadline: Screening of applicants begins December 04, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

Start Date: August 10, 2018
Position: Assistant Professor in Global Governance/International Policy Theory (tenure track)
Virginia Tech, Department of Political Science, ASPECT interdisciplinary doctoral program

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) and the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Postcolonial Theory and Global Governance/Globalization Theory with an emphasis on human security and sub-specializations in critical gender or race perspectives, the governance/management of displaced populations, urban/rural dynamics, and qualitative methodologies. Evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated experience in teaching are required. Ability and desire to mentor/advise graduate students in interdisciplinary and theory-driven ASPECT doctoral program are essential. ASPECT and the Department of Political Science encourage applications from a diverse pool of applicants. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including at least one course to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program and there will be occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings. This position will begin August 10, 2018. Earned doctorate in political science or closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2018. [Full Position Advertisement]