Job Announcements

The University of North Texas

Two faculty positions. See here and here.


2016-17 David M. Wodynski Memorial Fellowship/Management Assistant Program - Long Beach

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YWCA Tulsa - Spring Mission Impact Internship

YWCA Tulsa is seeking undergraduate or graduate students for spring internships in our Mission Impact department, which oversees our racial justice, women’s empowerment, public policy, and research and evaluation work. Students will work 10-40 hours per week, based on availability, at the YWCA Midtown Center.

Internships begin on or near Monday, January 11, and will run through the spring semester.
This internship will heavily involve research and analysis in the areas of racial justice and women’s economic empowerment, especially immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, and the wealth gap. Interns may also be responsible for some project management and meeting and event coordination.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with strong writing and research skills, a sharp analysis of race, gender, and identity, and a demonstrated interest in social justice. The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to personal growth and learning and is highly curious and inquisitive about new subjects.
Students should have completed at least four semesters of course work. The internship will primarily be office-based but could include occasional attendance at offsite meetings in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. While this is an unpaid internship, we are happy to cooperate with an institution's requirements for academic credit.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume, including your availability, with "Spring Mission Impact Internship" in the subject line to kjohnson@ywcatulsa.orgby Friday, November 27. No calls, please.

FutureStep, a Korn Ferry Company, and they are recruiting for their Talent Academy in Dallas.


University of South Florida | Provost’s Postdoctoral Initiative | Social Sciences and Humanities, 2016-17

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 8th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) work closely with distinguished faculty; (ii) participate in an interdisciplinary project with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iii) teach two courses over a twelve-month period; and (iv) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship.

Postdoctoral Scholars
At least one twelve-month postdoctoral scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2016 with appointment beginning in August 2016. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents. Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation expenses.

Application information can be found at

Application Deadline is Thursday, December 10th.


The Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science, beginning August 2016. Applicants will have a doctorate in Political Science (ABD with degree completed at time of appointment will be considered; preference is given to applicants with PhD in hand), with specialization in International Relations and Comparative Politics. The successful applicant will teach courses in international security, U.S. foreign policy, and comparative politics, including an introductory course and an area specialization (preferably in Asian, Middle Eastern, or European politics). The ability to teach a course on the U.S. Presidency would also be considered beneficial, but not essential. Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising along with an active research agenda is required for the position.

The normal teaching load is four classes (12 hours) per semester. The salary is $45,000 for the academic year. This position is contingent upon funding. Please submit electronic copies of curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and any other documentation relevant to teaching, research, or service to Dr. Darren Botello-Samson, Political Science Search Committee Chair, Additionally, applicants should have at least three letters of recommendation submitted to the same address. Final review of applications will begin November 6thand continue until the position is filled. Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling over 7,400 students annually. The institution has Colleges in Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology (see:, with a vibrant performing arts culture. Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and encourages members of all historically underrepresented groups to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check.


The Department of Public Administration (DPA) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) ( plans to hire a new tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2016. Click here for more information.


Office of Governor Mary Fallin - Policy and Legislative Affairs Department

Graduate Level Policy and Legislative Fall Internship

Governor Mary Fallin’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department is currently seeking a graduate student interested in policy development and government affairs to serve 15-30 hours per week at the Oklahoma State Capitol during the fall of 2015 (through December). This position requires strong written and verbal communication abilities. Key responsibilities would include attendance of legislative interim studies and other projects to assist staff in preparation for the 2016 legislative session. Previous public sector experience and/or graduate coursework related to government will be strongly preferred. Interested candidates should submit résumés and cover letters to Ashton Mese

Graduate Level Policy and Legislative Fall Internship

Governor Mary Fallin’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department is currently seeking a graduate student interested in policy development, legislative tracking and government affairs to serve 15-30 hours per week at the Oklahoma State Capitol during the 2016 legislative session (February through May). This position requires strong written and verbal communication abilities. Key responsibilities would include attendance of legislative committee and chamber meetings, maintenance of a comprehensive legislative tracking database and other projects to assist staff. Previous public sector experience and/or graduate coursework related to government will be strongly preferred. Interested candidates should submit résumés and cover letters to Ashton Mese


Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health has a Management Analyst 3 position open for the Data Management Program. This person will help direct the Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal, as well as work with the IDPH Data and Informatics Community of Practice, and work to implement recommendations from the Data Management evaluation. This position is housed within IDPH in the Bureau of Planning Services under the Director’s Office. Contact Betsy Richey at


Foreign Service Institute

Announcing a new Education Specialist position at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State.


Murray State (3 positions)

We are currently advertising three faculty job openings in public administration and political science at Murray State. One is a public administration position for someone in human resource management. It is a replacement position for a faculty member who has retired. The other public administration position is an entirely new, additional line. That position is more open with respect to specialty. There is also a political science job in comparative/IR.That person should be able to teach courses in European and/or Latin American politics, but we also want someone who has some particular thematic specialties.

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Office of the Governor

Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla. The Office of Governor Mary Fallin is currently seeking part-time interns for the upcoming fall. The chosen candidates will have a number of duties, including assisting office staff with research, special events, attending committee and board meetings, database management, scheduling, and correspondence. Applicants should be interested in government and working with Oklahoma’s top public policy officials. Position Period: Fall 2015 (August – December)
Hours: Candidate should be available a minimum of 15 hours per week Qualifications: College Junior or Senior studying political science, history, pre-law, public relations, economics, communications, or any other applicable field Excellent organization and communication skillsProficiency in writingTime-management skills Phone experience/customer relationsProfessional demeanor/positive attitudeSelf-starter and willingness to take initiative Research skillsMicrosoft Office experience, specifically Word and Excel Compensation: Non-paid; available for course credit. To apply, send resume and writing sample to:

Office of the Governor
Attn: Jana Staples 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Room 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

City of Owasso

The City of Owasso is looking to hire an intern to work between 20 and 25 hours per week. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a student entering the planning, local government or related profession to gain invaluable experience in development. The individual would be involved with writing memos for actual planning cases, updating zoning ordinance text, preparing presentation material for various boards and commissions, collecting data, doing field research, communicating with the public, reviewing site plans, landscape plans, and plats, creating GIS maps and information, assisting with the CDBG process and other related duties. The successful candidate should have quality writing and oratory skills, experience with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and possess an eager to learn attitude. GIS skills are a plus. Please communicate this information with your students or others candidates who may be interested. This is a paid internship position. Please contact Bronce Stephenson, former OU-MPA student at the information provided below. Thanks!


Cleveland State University

We are seeking a tenure-track assistant professor to invest in our nationally ranked program in urban policy/city management, with research and teaching expertise in either local government finance/budgeting or in local government operations (service delivery and evaluation). The successful candidate will contribute to our graduate public administration program, including the Master of Public Administration, the public administration track in the Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs, and the undergraduate track in public management in the BA in Urban Studies and/or the proposed BA in City Management. The start date is August 15, 2016.


OU Norman on-campus tutoring

Tutoring Staff Application.

"My name is Courtney Stone and I am the tutorial coordinator for OU Athletics. I am reaching out to you to see if you recommend or know of any students who would be interested in a paid position tutoring student-athletes in political science courses. The position pays $10 per hour and we are needing tutors for the Fall 2015 semester."

- Courtney Stone 
Tel. (405) 325-0554 


UC Irvine


Oklahoma State University

Two position openings at Oklahoma State: