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eJobs & Professional Development

APSA eJobs is the most comprehensive database of jobs related to political science, accessible to members. The eJobs platform is updated daily with new job listings and candidate resumes, and is fully searchable by field of interest, employer or candidate name, region, keyword, position, salary, institution type, and most recent postings. APSA departmental members have access to post and view job listings on our eJobs site as a part of their departmental membership. As a benefit of departmental membership, departmental members may search for and post job listings as well as view and search candidate CVs.

EMPLOYERS


APSA eJobs provides year-round, online publicity for political science employment opportunities to more than 11,000 APSA members and job candidates. All interested employers can post positions; however, the costs and benefits differ for members and non-members.

eJobs for Employers

JOB SEEKERS


All job seekers can access eJobs; however, APSA members enjoy unique benefits including access to the full content of job listings. Non-member job candidates have limited access to eJobs. They can search the job listings and view titles, but cannot view the contents nor post CVs.

Info for Candidates

Professional Development Resources
Professional development in political science involves educating and training students and faculty on career skills and strategies. The purpose of this training is to enhance knowledge, preparation, performance, and advancement in both academic and non-academic spheres. The APSA professional development program coordinates a series of initiatives aimed at promoting professional development for all those engaged in the discipline of political science.


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. Learn more.


Pedagogy Workshop
Prior to the Annual Meeting, APSA sponsored a pedagogy workshop designed to assist advanced PhD students preparing teaching portfolios for the job market and junior faculty preparing first courses and tenure promotion files. Learn more.


Panels and Roundtable discussions 
Professional development panels at the Annual Meeting focus on how to promote your book, grant-writing, careers beyond the academy, and other areas critical to professional success in the discipline. Learn more


Careers in Political Science

Political science majors gain the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential careers. To learn more about possible career options for undergraduate and graduate students in political science, as well as for political science PhDs, see the following APSA resources.

eJobs and Non-discrimination Practices
APSA promotes non-discrimination practices across the discipline, including in the hiring policies of departments and institutions. eJobs reflects this commitment with the inclusion of two fields on the eJobs submission form. Learn more about the eJobs and non-discrimination practices.   

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3 Reasons Why You Should Read the APSA eJobs Report if You Care about the Job Market
APSA Research analyzed job postings’ data from eJobs for the six-month period from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Here is what we found.

Interview Placement Services
APSA provides space and facilities for employers who have an active eJobs listing to interview job candidates onsite at the APSA Annual Meeting. The Interview Service is provided as a complimentary member benefit to departmental and institutional members with an eJobs listing.


Testimonials and Career Paths

You’ve Decided to Go on the Job Market. What Might Your Next Year Look Like?

Monday, August 19, 2019

Kelsey Shoub is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a former Post Doctoral Research Associate with the Center for Effective Lawmaking at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses [...]

What’s It Like to Work at the US Census Bureau? Dr. García Trejo Talks About Her Experience

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Yazmin A. García Trejo, PhD, is a social science researcher at the US Census Bureau (Center for Behavioral Science Methods). Dr. García Trejo earned her PhD at the University of Connecticut, with specializations in comparative [...]

Anca Pusca Talks About Transitioning from a Tenured Academic Position to Her Role as Executive Editor at Palgrave Macmillan

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Anca Pusca is Executive Editor at Palgrave Macmillan, an imprint of Springer Nature, commissioning books in International Relations and Security Studies. She has a PhD in International Relations from American University – School of International [...]

Brookings Fellow Molly Reynolds Shares Thoughts on Working Beyond the Academy

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Brookings Fellow Molly Reynolds Shares Thoughts on Working Beyond the Academy Molly Reynolds is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. She studies Congress, with an emphasis on how congressional rules and [...]

Guest Post by Hannah Alarian on Navigating the Post-Doc Job Market

Thursday, October 18, 2018

This past September, I participated on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) roundtable about post-doctoral positions as part of the APSA Career Fair. In an effort to continue and expand upon these conversations, I compiled a [...]

eJobs Reports

Find an analysis of job advertisements posted to the APSA eJobs site. 

eJobs Highlight: Job Transparency Initiative

APSA has implemented a new feature that allows job posters a way to share information with job candidates about the status of the hiring process for a particular job search. 

This new benefit will inform the job candidate:

✓ When jobs are posted 

✓ When phone interviews begin

✓ When fly out interview calls begin 

✓ When a job search has concluded

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Why You Should Pay More Attention to the Benefits in your Job Offer
Salaries for newly hired faculty varied by type of position offered with the highest salaries offered to tenured faculty, followed by tenure track, then non-tenure-track faculty.  The 2017-2018 APSA Departmental Survey asked chairs of departments offering degrees and courses in Political Science and Government to report average salaries for their newly hired faculty by rank in the department. The full report can be found here.

eJobs FAQS

Have questions? Visit the eJobs Frequently Asked Questions here