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:  May 28, 2021
Application Deadline: June 18, 2021, and accept applications until the position is filled.
Position:  Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia Assistant Professor in Politics (Tenure Track) – American Law and Comparative/American politics

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, is running a tenure-track job search for a line in “law and politics.”

We are running the search this summer, in hopes that we might be able to hire someone to start in fall (although, as we note in the listing, the successful candidate may ask to defer the start date until January 2022). We plan to start reviewing applications on June 18.

Marymount is a great place for anyone who might have a preference for being based in DC, and it’s a legit tenure-track job. The teaching load is 3-3. Our dean told us to list the starting salary in the $60-70k range on the APSA ejobs site (where our ad is now posted).

Anyone interested can apply via our site:

Feel free to ask questions of Chad Rector at

Date Posted:  April 19, 2021
Duration and Starting Date: Summer Session 2021 and during the 2021-2022 academic year
Position:  Teach with the Yale Prison Education Initiative in the Summer

The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall (YPEI) was thrilled to announce a three-year $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new collaboration with the University of New Haven to expand our program’s operation in Connecticut prisons and support the launch of a degree-granting program with robust student support and advising structures for incarcerated students in the state.  You can read more in the Yale News.

As part of this collaboration, we are expanding our programming and seek faculty and graduate student instructors to teach in prison in Summer Session 2021 and during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Graduate students who are eligible to teach on campus can teach with the Yale Prison Education Initiative in the Summer (by teaching Yale Summer Session courses) or Academic Year (through the Yale GSAS Graduate Professional Development Fellowship PTAI, which would fund teaching through our new collaboration with University of New Haven). If you are interested in teaching in Yale Summer Session 2021 or during the 2021-2022 Academic Year, please fill out this form. Email with any inquiries.

Guidelines for all YPEI teaching:
Faculty and graduate students may propose versions of courses that they have previously taught on-campus. YPEI seeks courses from a wide range of subject areas.  Courses should not center criminal justice or prisons if that is not the instructor’s field of expertise.  Additionally, courses should not use students as research subjects.

To apply, visit the YPEI teaching application page:


Date Posted:  November 11, 2020
Position:  University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Technology and International Security is part of a new collaborative initiative between the systemwide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and the UC-managed National Laboratories: the Center for Global Security Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Security and International Studies Office at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

As a part of the joint-initiative, we invite applications for up to six postdoctoral fellowship positions in Technology and International Security.

Applications can be found here.

The residential fellowship program will be based in Washington D.C. for a 12-month term in line with the 2021-22 academic year. Eligible applicants should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree by August 1, 2021.

If there are any questions, please contact: Marie Thiveos ( at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.