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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.


For 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. Learn more about accessing eJobs as a non-member.


View the monthly eJobs PDF

For 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. 
Departmental members of APSA can place an unlimited number of job posts for no additional charge. Departments and institutions that are not APSA members may post a job for $300 for the initial one-month job posting, and then $150 for each additional month.


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.

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.

If you have suggestions for additional resources, please email apsa@apsanet.org.

Annual Meeting Career Center
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.

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.   

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.

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

Reports & Updates
eJobs Reports

2021-2022 APSA eJobs Report: Political Science and the Job Market

In 2021-2022, no significant correction occurred regarding the number of job openings to pre-pandemic job market levels. Since 2018-2019, the number of postings has declined, a trend carrying across months, geographic locations, subfields, and position ranks. Job postings decreased in nearly every US region, with the largest declines observed in the Northeast and the Midwest. Along with the Western region, these regions also contain the most jobs. Increased breadth/ diversity of the subfields designated in job postings could indicate employers are trying to capture more candidates with broader job descriptions in a tighter labor market. However, this may result in confusion or inefficiencies (failed and repeated years-long searches). As in other STEM fields, it is prudent for recent graduates with doctoral degrees in political science to broaden their transferable skills and widen their career outlooks beyond academic jobs simply because there are not enough academic positions for PhDs earned.

Read the full report here.

APSA's Departmental Membership
Join our Departmental Membership Program to access benefits like complimentary job listings, resources for departments and department chairs, department sponsored student memberships, and more!
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


✓ Short-list candidates notified

✓ When fly out interview calls begin 


✓ When a job search has concluded

✓ Search Cancelled

Best Practices for Interviewing

Best Practices for Departments

Testimonials and Career Paths

Jonathan Pinckney, PhD, Provides Advice for PhD Students Considering a Career as an Applied Researcher

Jonathan Pinckney is the director of applied research at The Horizons Project, where he leads research efforts on how to apply the tools of nonviolent resistance and peacebuilding to protect and advance democracy in the [...]

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