Professional Development Resources

APSA provides many opportunities to develop and hone skills related to the discipline, such as teaching, research, and publishing.

Career Open House (formerly called the APSA Career Fair)

The Career Open House is an opportunity for APSA members to connect with departments, institutions, and organizations for informational and informal discussions about jobs in political science, and other careers that draw on political science training, both on campus and in applied settings.



The sign up to host a table at the 2021 Career Open House at the APSA Annual Meeting will open soon.


Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs

APSA'S Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs promotes professional development, publishing, and research opportunities for political science scholars. Through its facilities, funds, grants, and awards the Centennial Center encourages individual research and writing in all fields of political science, facilitates collaboration among scholars working within the discipline and across the social and behavioral sciences and humanities, and promotes communication between scholars and policymakers.

Dissertation Workshops

Each year at the Annual Meeting, APSA sponsors full-day dissertation workshops that include six PhD candidates who present a dissertation chapter, along with two scholars who lead the workshop and moderate discussions.

Pedagogy Workshop

The pedagogy workshop is designed for advanced PhD students preparing teaching portfolios for the job market and junior faculty preparing first course and tenure promotion files.

Video: Dr. Turner and Dr. Burge talk about the importance of connecting with scholars at all levels

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