Career Center

Explore the Career Center at the APSA Virtual Annual Meeting

The APSA Career Center serves employers, job seekers, early and mid-career scholars and students looking to develop their professional skills, apply for a new job, or apply to graduate school. This year the APSA Career Center is fully virtual and will feature a wide array of events. Please contact Tanya Schwarz, Director, Teaching & Learning ( with any questions.

APSA Career Open House

Thursday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MDT

The Career Open House is a place for job seekers to engage in informal conversations with experts about a range of career pathways. This year’s virtual Career Open House will include chat rooms focused on the academic job market, exploring careers beyond the academy, landing a post-doc, working at a community college, and other topics.

Department Chairs’ Roundtable

Friday, September 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Chairs’ roundtable provides a space for department chairs to discuss timely issues related to political science departments and network with fellow chairs. This year’s theme focuses on “Political Science in a Polarized Era.”

All department chairs are welcome to attend.

Professional Development Roundtables & Workshops



  • Applying for a Job at a Teaching-Oriented Institution
    Wednesday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • From CV to Resume: Translating Your Skills for an Applied Career in Political Science
    Thursday, September 10, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Research Ethics in Political Science
    Thursday, September 10, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Reflections on Editing Journals
    Thursday, September 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Get the Job: Tips for the Academic Job Market
    Friday, September 11, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  •  Meet the Editors of the Journal of Political Science Education
    Friday, September 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thinking Outside the Box: Applied Careers in Political Science
    Friday, September 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Meet the Editors of the American Political Science Review
    Saturday, September 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Get the Grant: Finding Funding, Writing Proposals, and Advancing your Research at Every Career Stage
    Sunday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Graduate School Information Fair

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

APSA is hosting a virtual Graduate School Information Fair! This fair, the sixth of its type, connects political science graduate programs and prospective students who are interested in attending graduate school. Please email  with any questions.

Interview Services

September 8 – 18, 2020

APSA invites departments to participate in APSA’s virtual interview services​. This year’s virtual program will enable departments to view candidate CVs and inform job candidates about which departments are conducting virtual interviews, thus providing the necessary information for department and candidates to schedule preliminary interviews similar to those held onsite at past annual meetings. Once registered, APSA will share the list of participating departments with registered Annual Meeting attendees. Departments must have an active listing on eJobs to be included in APSA’s interview services promotion.

How it works: When posting a listing on eJobs, departments will have the ability to select an option indicating that they will host virtual interviews with candidates during the time surrounding the 2020 APSA ​Virtual Annual Meeting. We ask that interviews take place from September 8 – September 18, 2020.

Job candidates will have the ability to register to participate in interview services when posting a CV on APSA eJobs. With an active posting, departments can view candidate CV’s ​that have been posted to eJobs ​as well as a list of those candidates that have registered for interview services. To facilitate the maximum amount of flexibility for departments and candidates, participating departments are asked to schedule the virtual interviews with candidates ​on a virtual platform of their choice.

Participating Departments

Please contact the department directly if you are interested in setting up an interview.