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: July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Until filled
Position:  Project Manager

Location:  Office of the FAS Dean, Yale University

We are looking to fill a project manager position in the office of the FAS Dean at Yale University (see attached).  The job is ideal for a recent PhD who has an interest in learning about academic administration in a friendly, fast-moving, broad-ranging office (the office of the FAS Dean at Yale University) alongside a warm and talented group of colleagues and mentors. We are happy to consider candidates who are looking for a one-year position as they move towards another role within or beyond the academy, as well as candidates who are looking for a multi-year position as part of a long-term career in academic administration. While the position is listed as full-time, we can adjust the responsibilities to accommodate a candidate who has a part-time teaching appointment in the region during one or both semesters. Interested candidates may submit a formal application through the Yale HR Portal, or an informal inquiry through with a cc to

Tamar Szabó Gendler
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Yale University

Posted:  July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: September 20, 2019
Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Comparative Politics
Location: Department of Politics, Brandeis University

The Department of Politics at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time tenure track or tenured position in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.  The successful candidate’s term will begin in the Fall of 2020.

We are especially, but not solely,  interested in candidates with regional expertise in  Russia, Eastern Europe,  Sub-Saharan Africa, or South Asia and with substantive interest in issues of ethnic politics, conflict and conflict mitigation,  democratization and de-democratization, political economy, political institutions, parties, and/or elections.
Candidates must demonstrate teaching and research excellence.

Duties include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Politics (with courses cross-listed in the International Global Studies program, as appropriate),  graduate student advising, doctoral dissertation supervision,   undergraduate thesis advising, and university and departmental service.

The course load is 2/2.

Candidates applying at the rank of assistant professor should have a PhD in Political Science in hand by August 2020.  Candidates applying at the rank of associate professor should have a proven publication record appropriate to this rank.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests that includes potential course offerings and syllabi and student evaluations where available,  a chapter or article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Brandeis University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in faculty scholarship, teaching, and service.  Applicants are encouraged to address these goals in their cover letter or in their teaching and research statement.  These materials can be submitted electronically at:

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 20,  2019.  Questions about the position can be directed to: Eva Bellin (, Chair, Search Committee on Comparative Politics.

This position is subject to budget approval.

At Brandeis we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions.  Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been under represented in higher education.  The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, will build on Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and prepare its students for creative engagement in a pluralistic society.