where to look for academic job postings in political science

tl;dr: If you’re only looking at APSA eJobs, you’re missing a ton of stuff!

Here is a list of resources I’ve found helpful for keeping track of job postings in political science. I was shocked to notice how many of these jobs did not show up on eJobs, especially jobs outside of the United States. Caveats apply: I’m interested in jobs both in the U.S. and abroad, my work is closer to the humanities than the natural sciences, and I would consider my research interdisciplinary. If your work doesn’t fall into those categories, some of these sites and listservs may be less useful for you. Please send me other resources you’ve found, and I’ll add them. I hope this page can help grad students not only on the market this year (as deadlines continue to stretch into January), but also in future years.

Job Boards

  • APSA eJobs: The obvious one. Full postings are only available to paying members.
  • HigherEdJobs: Mostly U.S. jobs. Not only political science jobs, but this link is filtered by discipline. I’ve noticed postings often appear here faster than they appear on eJobs. Free.
  • Chronicle Vitae: Mostly U.S. jobs. Again, filtered by discipline. The “sponsored jobs” at the top stay pinned; new jobs appear below. Free.
  • Times Higher Education: Jobs in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East, and Asia. Filtered by discipline and type of job (tenure-track vs. postdoc; keep in mind that the precise job titles for these kinds of positions vary from country to country). Free.
  • jobs.ac.uk: Jobs primarily in the UK, though Asian postings also show up here. Filtered by discipline. Free.
  • Consortium for Undergraduate Law & Justice Programs: U.S./Canadian jobs in legal studies and criminology departments. Free.
  • Government Jobs: A useful board for postings at public institutions, teaching-focused schools, and community colleges in the U.S. Free. (Thanks to Colin Brown for the tip!)
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers: Canadian jobs, filtered by discipline. Free. (Thanks to Ryan Briggs for the tip!)
  • University Affairs: More Canadian jobs, filtered by discipline. Free. (Thanks to Joel Wood for the tip!)
  • Public Service Careers: Jobs in U.S. public policy schools. Free. (Thanks to Esteban Quiñones for the tip!)
  • APSIA: Jobs in international affairs programs, policy schools, and policy research centers. Global, but geared toward the U.S. Free. (Thanks to Jim Goldgeier for the tip!)
  • Academic Transfer: Jobs in the Netherlands, filterable by discipline. Note somewhat different disciplinary boundaries than what you may be accustomed to if you’re coming from the U.S. Free. (Thanks to Abbey Steele for the tip!)
  • EURAXESS: For EU-funded jobs. Free. (Thanks to Maaike Verbruggen for the tip!)
  • ZEIT Stellenmarkt: Primarily for jobs in Germany, but also includes some other European jobs. Not all academic. Mostly in German. Free. (Thanks to Gustav Meibauer for the tip!)
  • Academic Positions: Almost all European jobs, filtered by discipline. Free. (Thanks to Anne-Kathrin Kreft for the tip!)


  • European Political Science Association: In amongst their emails about European/European studies-oriented conferences and calls for papers, they also circulate information about jobs (particularly postdocs) primarily in continental Europe. Info on how to sign up for emails at the link; you need not be a member of EPSA.
  • Society for (Quantitative and Experimental) Political Methodology: I am on this listserv because many moons ago, I was the student coordinator for the 2017 PolMeth meeting at UW–Madison. It is very useful for those interested in data science-type jobs or computational social science (hot hot hot), either inside or outside of the academy. Info on how to sign up for emails at the link; you need not be a member of PolMeth.
  • Interpretation and Methods: For those of more qualitative/interpretive/critical persuasions, this is an excellent listserv in general and occasionally shares job postings. Info on how to sign up for emails at the link.
  • H-Net: Maintains multiple forums for scholars of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. If you create an account and sign up for the daily digest of the H-Announce forum, you’ll get a list of jobs sent to you once a week (along with a lot of other things that you can peruse or ignore at your leisure.) Great for interdisciplinary jobs and postdocs, especially in areas adjacent to history, gender and women’s studies, Black studies, etc.
  • Socioloxy: I have no idea how I got on this listserv, but they send me an email once a week with jobs broken down by discipline and country, and I didn’t have to do anything, and I love it.


  • #psjminfo hashtag: Not comprehensive, but it’ll catch things you might miss elsewhere. I would love to see this hashtag become more widely used. (I didn’t even know about it until about a month ago.)
  • European Consortium for Political Research: Not only jobs, but a good resource for European jobs.
  • LGBTQ Caucus: APSA’s LGBTQ Caucus has been really good this cycle about sharing jobs (and not only jobs focused on LGBTQ+ politics).
  • Other organized sections’ accounts: Probably! I don’t know! This list is already exhausting to check on a regular basis!
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