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: 03-15-2022
Opportunity:  Postdoctoral Research Scholar in National Security and Intelligence, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University
Deadline: March 31, 2022

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will fund one postdoctoral research scholar position in national security and intelligence studies during the 2022-23 academic year.
The position will be based in New York City, within the Saltzman Institute at Columbia University, for a 12-month term, encompassing the 2022-2023 academic year. To be eligible, applicants should receive a Ph.D. degree prior to August 31, 2022.

Application materials should include a research statement, a cover letter, CV, and a list of two additional academic references whom we will contact.

One letter of recommendation should be sent to us separately, directly by the recommender. In your cover letter, please tell us the name and email address of your recommender. Materials (and questions) should be sent via email to Assistant Director Ingrid Gerstmann at ig79@columbia.edu.



Date Posted: 03-02-2022
Opportunity:  Post-doctoral Positions in the Program of Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
The Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics (EP&E), Yale

EP&E with funding from Yale’s Mars Brothers Interdisciplinary Program in Business Ethics is now offering two Post-doctoral Positions. We welcome applications from new PhDs from political science, economics, philosophy, and business working on furthering our understanding of complex social realities from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics sponsors interdisciplinary teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Yale.  It is designed to foster informed debate about public policy in the light of disciplined reflection on the fundamentals of human association.  The Program was created in the belief that, for all the value of specialized fields and subdisciplines, these should not displace attempts to integrate empirical, analytical, and normative concerns that range over different disciplines in the modern university.

The positions provide an opportunity for new PhD’s to develop a strong research program in a stimulating collegial environment alongside faculty across the social sciences and humanities at Yale University. In addition to conducting their research, fellows are expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar, be available to meet undergraduate students of the EP&E major, and assist with advising majors on their senior essays.

Positions are for one year, renewable to two, at a salary of $60,000 with Yale health benefits. Applicants should have completed PhD requirements by September 2022.     Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper or at least one scholarly writing sample (in English)
  • PhD program transcript
  • A preliminary syllabus for an interdisciplinary undergraduate course that integrates Ethics with either Political Science, Economics, or both disciplines.  
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please submit application materials electronically to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/103485. The review process will begin March 1, 2022. We will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.  Please direct inquiries to Ana De La O, Director of Ethics, Politics, and Economics, ana.delao@yale.edu.


Date Posted: 03-04-22
Opportunity:  Assistant Professors
Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.


Date Posted: 03-04-22
Opportunity:   Researcher
Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

“Under leadership of the director and senior staff, the quantitative researcher will contribute towards the core activities of quantitative research and analyses. The Quantitative Researcher will contribute to the applied research mission of IDHE by building datasets, conducting analyses, and communicating with stakeholders at U.S. colleges and universities about their student voting data and student political learning resources. In this role, they will focus on the needs and requests of NSLVE-participating campuses to support student political learning and civic engagement efforts. Working with the team, they will create data pipelines for scholarly research, contribute to a wide range of quantitative analyses, and be directly involved in the communication and dissemination of data driven insights to various stakeholders within the field of higher education and civic engagement. This is not a software development position, but a research position with a strong programming component. The quantitative researcher reports directly to the director of IDHE.”

Link to full job description: https://jobs.tufts.edu/jobs/16628?lang=en-us
 


Date Posted: 03-04-22
Opportunity:   Postdoctoral Fellow
Weidenbaum Center, Washington University
Deadline: March 15, 2022

I’m seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to help work on a project that Andrew Reeves and I are starting on American local politics. The ideal candidate would have experience with survey methods and research, but all are encouraged to apply. If anyone has questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to me directly at michael.p.olson@wustl.edu.

The application can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/103093


Date Posted: 03-04-22
Opportunity:  Visiting assistant professor
Politics and Government Department, University of Puget Sound
Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 7th and continue until position is filled.

The Politics and Government Department is looking for a visiting assistant professor with expertise in law and the courts. You can find a brief summary below and a full job description here.

Appointment: One-year visiting assistant professor in US Politics for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Responsibilities: We are seeking a scholar of US politics to teach five courses for the year. Courses will include Constitutional Law, Introduction to US Politics, and courses that match the interest and expertise of the successful applicant.  While not required, there are opportunities to connect with scholars and students in a range of interdisciplinary programs including a new Crime, Law, and Justice program, African American Studies, and LatinX Studies.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (ABD considered) in Political Science and a commitment to liberal arts education are required. Successful applicants will have expertise in the US courts or the law. We are interested in candidates with a range of secondary interests including but not limited to, media, public opinion, congress, or the presidency. Candidates should also have a history of working successfully with undergraduate students.


Date Posted: 03-02-22
Opportunity:    Post-doctoral Positions
The Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics (EP&E), Yale
Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 1st and continue until position is filled.

EP&E with funding from Yale’s Mars Brothers Interdisciplinary Program in Business Ethics is now offering two Post-doctoral Positions. We welcome applications from new PhDs from political science, economics, philosophy, and business working on furthering our understanding of complex social realities from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics sponsors interdisciplinary teaching and research in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Yale.  It is designed to foster informed debate about public policy in the light of disciplined reflection on the fundamentals of human association.  The Program was created in the belief that, for all the value of specialized fields and subdisciplines, these should not displace attempts to integrate empirical, analytical, and normative concerns that range over different disciplines in the modern university.

The positions provide an opportunity for new PhD’s to develop a strong research program in a stimulating collegial environment alongside faculty across the social sciences and humanities at Yale University. In addition to conducting their research, fellows are expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar, be available to meet undergraduate students of the EP&E major, and assist with advising majors on their senior essays.

Positions are for one year, renewable to two, at a salary of $60,000 with Yale health benefits. Applicants should have completed PhD requirements by September 2022.     Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest in the Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper or at least one scholarly writing sample (in English)
  • PhD program transcript
  • A preliminary syllabus for an interdisciplinary undergraduate course that integrates Ethics with either Political Science, Economics, or both disciplines.  
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please submit application materials electronically to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/103485.  Please direct inquiries to Ana De La O, Director of Ethics, Politics, and Economics.


Date Posted: 02-26-22
Opportunity:  postdoctoral research position
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

The position is offered for one year starting in July 2022, with an expected salary of $55,000 plus benefits. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Batten faculty member, David Leblang, on research related to work on global humanitarian policy.

A postdoc with experience/expertise in machine learning, spatial econometrics, and/or predictive analytics to join a team working on forecasting humanitarian and economic crises through the lens of COVID-19. This position is 100% research with an opportunity for teaching if the candidate so desires.

Position description: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Postdoctoral-Research-Fellow–Global-Policy-Center_R0033478

Please contact David Leblang directly if you have questions.


Date Posted: 02-26-22
Opportunity:  Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
Deadline:  March 10, 2022

The Osaka School of International Public Policy is looking to fill several positions in the field of conflict and peace studies (with quantitative methods).  The positions may be Tenure-track or tenured and the title and responsibilities will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications.  Full position description can be found here.