Job Placement

kiraJob Placement:
Placement Director:
Xian Huang (

Graduate students in the department receive assistance in seeking jobs in academia and beyond from their faculty advisors as well as from a faculty member who serves as placement director. The placement director meets one on one with students entering the job market to help them prepare their application materials, maintains an informational website of advice about applying and interviewing, and arranges practice job talk interviews for students. The department also provides assistance in forwarding credentials and recommendation letters to hiring institutions. The department has successfully placed students in faculty positions and post-doc fellowships at research universities and liberal arts colleges, as well as in jobs in state and federal government, research firms, and non-profits. In the past six years, our placements include:  tenure-track positions at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Francis Marion University, Hamilton College, Howard University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Saint Peter’s University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, the University of Baghdad, the University of Florida, and Western Washington University; postdoctoral fellowship positions with the American Political Science Association (APSA Congressional Fellowship) and Ryerson University; administrative positions at Northeastern University, The New School, and Rowan University; and visiting or multiyear positions at American University, Belmont Abbey College, Bucknell University, Georgetown University, Kuwait University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of South Florida.