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Departmental Services Program

The APSA Departmental Services Program supports political science departments by providing resources for department chairs; data and reports on the profession; forums for departments to address common issues; and services for chairs, faculty, and students.

For Department Chairs
 

Department Chairs' Workshop & Luncheon

 

Department chairs are invited each year by the Departmental Services Program to a luncheon at the Annual Meeting where participants discuss current issues facing departments.

The subject of the 2022 Chairs' Workshop & Luncheon in Montréal, Québec, Canada is “How to climb to the next level in academic administration (and is this right for you?)”  

Panelists will share what they have learned from their experiences with academic administration above the department chair level, answering questions such as: What are the career challenges and accomplishments of such jobs? What are the best ways for a department chair to prepare for such roles? And, When is the right time to apply to take the next step?

 

Register for the 2022 Department Chairs' Luncheon here.

 

 

Data on the Profession

 

The APSA Research Department collects, aggregates, and shares data on the political science profession. Learn more here.

 

External Review Program for Department Assessment

 

An external review is a means by which a department assesses its current state and effectiveness, and develops goals and strategies to guide its future. This provides a unique opportunity for a department to consider the experience, expertise, and perspective of the academy at large through the engagement of outside participants who comprise the external review team.

As a resource for APSA departmental members seeking external review, the Departmental Services Program maintains a list of faculty who have volunteered to serve as reviewers. To request names of potential reviewers, please contact [email protected]. If you would like to volunteer as a reviewer, please submit your information here.

 

eJobs & Career Fair

 

APSA eJobs is the most comprehensive database of jobs related to political science and is accessible to all members. At the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting, departments are invited to reserve a table at the Career Fair for an opportunity to informally connect with interested candidates. The Career Fair is an opportunity for departments, institutions, and organizations to connect with APSA members 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.

2022 Placement Services Registration Now Open!
APSA provides space for employers who have posted an eJobs listing to interview candidates at the APSA Annual Meeting. The service is provided as a complimentary member benefit to Departmental members with an active listing posted on eJobs.  Employers must be registered for the Annual Meeting to participate in the Interview Services program.     

Placement Services will be available during the following times:
Thursday, September 14, 8am-4pm
Friday, September 15, 8am-6pm
Saturday, September 16, 8am - 6pm
 

Department Chair Quarterly - Jan 22 - vol 2 issue 1

 


Check out the latest APSA Department Quarterly Newsletter!

APSA's pleased to introduce the new Department Chair Quarterly, featuring in-depth articles and discussions on critical issues for department chairs and other leaders. Check it out today! 
 
If you need to obtain portal access for one of your fellow faculty members, please contact [email protected]
Department Portal

The APSA Departments’ Portal is a free resource for all APSA Department Members and includes a range of resources to support departments and their leaders as they navigate issues critical to the success of their departments. 

It includes resources on topics such as:

  • Diversity and equity;
  • Undergraduate and graduate student recruitment;
  • Faculty hiring;
  • Materials to support improvements in teaching and civic education
  • External review; and
  • Strategies for department leaders

You can access the portal here!

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Political Science Club Guide


Political science clubs are a great way to get students involved in department activities and campus life. Such clubs offer benefits to students and departments by facilitating greater and more meaningful faculty-student engagement, and by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, and leadership experience. Find out more about how and why to start an undergraduate political science club in the APSA Political Science Club Guide.

Departmental Services Committee

The Department Services Committee is tasked with providing input on APSA’s Departmental Services Program and developing department-related programming at the APSA Annual Meeting.

Click here to learn more.

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Access Webinars in the Department Portal


All department webinars can be found in the Department Portal.

Need access to the portal? please contact [email protected]

Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars at this time.

APSA Departmental Memberships

Interested in having your department join APSA as a departmental member?  Learn more here.