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: April 10, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019, but we can be flexible on this if a candidate reaches out directly to express interest
Position:  One-year visiting position

Location:  Mount Holyoke College, African Politics

The individual would need to teach an Introduction to Comparative Politics course but otherwise we are very open to whatever topics in African and Comparative Politics the person wants to teach.

Position is a 3-2 teaching load and classes are capped at 35 for the intros and 18 for upper level courses. Mount Holyoke is a women’s college with extremely high caliber students, 30% of whom are international and 25% of whom are domestic students of color. It is a vibrant environment in which to teach.

Salaries are very competitive and we pride ourselves in fully integrating visiting faculty. They will receive strong mentoring at both the college and departmental levels.

Job and application description on the APSA website.

Preston H. Smith II
Chair of Politics and Africana Studies
Professor of Politics
Mount Holyoke College
psmith@mtholyoke.edu


Date Posted: April 10, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019, but we can be flexible on this if a candidate reaches out directly to express interest
Position:  Three-year position

Location:  Mount Holyoke College, International Relations

The individual would be required to teach Introduction to International Relations but otherwise we are very open to other courses in the subfield.

Position is a 3-2 teaching load and classes are capped at 35 for the intros and 18 for upper level courses. Mount Holyoke is a women’s college with extremely high caliber students, 30% of whom are international and 25% of whom are domestic students of color. It is a vibrant environment in which to teach.

Salaries are very competitive and we pride ourselves in fully integrating visiting faculty. They will receive strong mentoring at both the college and departmental levels.

Job and application description on the APSA website.

Preston H. Smith II
Chair of Politics and Africana Studies
Professor of Politics
Mount Holyoke College
psmith@mtholyoke.edu


Date Posted: April 10, 2019
Start Date: June 03, 2019
Position:  Policy Associate
Location:  Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, North America (J-PAL NA), Department of Economics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

The Policy Associate will support J-PAL North America’s ongoing partnerships with philanthropic foundations, policymakers, and implementing partners. As a Policy Associate, your primary tasks will involve engaging stakeholders, supporting evaluations, managing the application and review process for research proposals, conducting policy outreach, and coordinating policy activities. Candidates should have an understanding of impact evaluation, training in economics and statistics, knowledge about social policy, and excellent communication skills.

Position and application process descriptions.

Please feel free to reach back via email afarah@povertyactionlab.org or by telephone at (617) 258-8948.


Date Posted: April 10, 2019
Start Date: June 03, 2019
Position:  Senior Policy Associate
Location:  Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, North America (J-PAL NA), Department of Economics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy. As a Senior Policy Associate, your primary tasks will involve communication, analysis, and specialization.

Position and application process descriptions.

Please feel free to reach back via email afarah@povertyactionlab.org or by telephone at (617) 258-8948.


Date Posted: April 10, 2019
Start Date: June 03, 2019
Position:  Policy Manager
Location:  Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, North America (J-PAL NA), Department of Economics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

The Policy Manager will lead J-PAL North America’s ongoing partnerships with philanthropic foundations, policymakers, and implementing partners. As a Policy Manager, your primary responsibilities will involve people management, stakeholder engagement, sector expertise, research proposal management, and policy outreach and communications. This is an opportunity to lead the development and implementation of significant portions of the organization’s policy strategy and advance J-PAL North America’s partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure that evidence contributes to public discourse around some of the most pressing questions in social policy. Candidates should have an understanding of impact evaluations, training in economics and statistics, a strong knowledge of social policy issues and the opportunities and constraints faced by policymakers, and demonstrated management experience.

Position and application process descriptions.

Please feel free to reach back via email afarah@povertyactionlab.org or by telephone at (617) 258-8948.


Date Posted: April 04, 2019
Start Date: July 01, 2019

Application Deadline: April 25, 2019
Position:  Lecturer Position in the Field of Security Studies

Location:  Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University

As part of a major hiring initiative, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University invites applications for a Lecturer position in Security Studies, beginning July 1, 2019. This is a full-time faculty position with teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities in the Watson Institute’s undergraduate programs.  The initial appointment is for 3 years, and is renewable every three years. We are seeking applicants with expertise on international security broadly defined, including but not limited to grand strategy and geopolitical rivalry, civil war and post-war reconstruction, defense policy and military intervention, nuclear proliferation and deterrence, terrorism and counterterrorism, cybersecurity and surveillance, and resource conflicts and the security implications of climate change.  

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in the social sciences or related disciplines. Current PhD candidates must have the degree in hand by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing relevant professional and teaching experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement.  Candidates should also have three letters of reference and their official graduate transcript uploaded to Interfolio at the time of application.

https://apply.interfolio.com/61729


Date Posted: March 01, 2019
Start Date: 2019-2020 Year, with possiblity of renewal for second year
Position:  Post Doctoal Associate
Location:  Yale University Program for the Study of Antisemitism

The Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism has recently received the authorization to hire a Postdoctoral Associate for the 2019-20 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

For more information, please contact Maurice Samuels, Director, Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism.


Date Posted:  February 12, 2019
Applications Deadline: June 01, 2019
Start Date: April, 2020
Position: 2020-2022 Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The Political Psychology Research Group at Stanford University (directed by Prof. Jon Krosnick) is accepting applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellowship to conduct creative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research exploring public opinion and behavioral issues related to sustainable energy and the environment.

Funding will be provided by the TomKat Center at Stanford.  Annual salary will be $65,000, plus the institutional cost of employee benefits.  The Fellow will be eligible to apply (after acceptance) for a one-time relocation allowance of up to $3,000 (income tax reportable).

Funding is guaranteed for the first year of a two-year award period. Funding for year two is pledged but is not guaranteed.  To be eligible to receive a second year of funding, expected progress must be met, program requirements must be completed, and the faculty sponsor must confirm continued willingness to sponsor/mentor the Fellow for a second year.

Scholars interested in applying for this position should submit an application via email directly to Dr. Krosnick only (krosnick@stanford.edu) before June 1, 2019.  Dr. Krosnick will select one applicant to forward to the TomKat competition, and that person must submit another application directly to TomKat by July 15, 2019.  Awards will be announced by October, 2019.

Applicants who have a PhD at the time of receiving the award should plan to start work at Stanford no later than April, 2020.  For applicants who have not yet completed their PhD at the time the award is announced, arrival at Stanford to begin work should be no later than 6 months after being awarded a PhD.  In unusual cases, exceptions to these requested schedules will be considered.

To apply, please submit:

*           A Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
*           An essay describing research experiences, interests, and goals, as well as long-term career goals (up to 2 pages single spaced)
*           A proposal for a possible research project to be conducted while at Stanford in a way that synchs with the activities of the Political Psychology Research Group.  (1 page single spaced)
*           Two letters of recommendation from scholars who are very familiar with applicant’s research skills and accomplishments.