The Career Fair 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/non-academic settings.
Organizations participating this year include the RAND Corporation, the US Naval Academy, Scholars Strategy Network, Chabot College, the Institute of International Education, San Jose State University, the Institute for Humane Studies, St. Olaf College, Springer Nature, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Central Intelligence Agency, and more!
eJobs & Interview Service
eJobs is the most comprehensive database of academic political science positions available. It is only accessible to members and is updated daily with new job listings and candidate resumes. To learn more about eJobs, please read the eJobs FAQ.
APSA provides an Interview Service at the Annual Meeting. This service gives employers who have posted an eJobs listing space and facilities to interview candidates onsite at the meeting. To learn more about the Interview Service, please read the Interview Service FAQ.
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APSA Mentoring Program
The APSA Mentoring Program, which started in 2003, connects junior faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students from all backgrounds to experienced and senior members of the profession for development support on academic and career topics. This program is a member benefit.
To learn more about the program, including how the matching process works, how to find an APSA mentor and how to be an APSA mentor, please click here.
Please send any further questions regarding mentoring to [email protected].
APSA Career Materials
APSA offers a range of information on careers in political science. Information includes navigating the academic and non-academic job markets, making the most of career advancement opportunities, finding scholarships and internship opportunities, and preparing for the transition from graduate student to young professional.
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International Programs & Workshops
APSA’s Department of International Programs works to support the integrity and advancement of political science scholarship by promoting closer interaction between American and non-American political scientists, as well as greater cross-fertilization of their substantive and methodological concerns. As part of this goal, APSA has held international workshops in Africa and the MENA region.
Learn more about APSA's international programs and workshops here.
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.
Learn more about professional development opportunities at the Centennial Center here.
Job Candidate Questions
The Job Candidate Questions are a series of questions APSA has compiled to help job candidates ask the right questions and gather valuable information for career decisions.
These questions address topics such as tenure, renewal and annual reviews, research support, teaching support, service activities, and mentoring activities in the department.
Graduate Student Questions
The Graduate Student Questions are a series of questions APSA has compiled to help prospective graduate students gather valuable information for education and career decisions.
These questions are a suggested starting point for inquiring students who would like to know more about the goals of a doctoral program, including how it prepares students for careers, and what it does to facilitate job placement and professional development.