Placement

Most of our Political Science graduate students intend to seek a teaching position at the university level. The Graduate Program Coordinator can provide information about permanent and temporary positions at Boston area national colleges and universities.

Students seeking employment are responsible for putting together a placement file which the Graduate Program Coordinator will send, at the student’s request, to prospective employers. The placement file should include:

  • A resume, containing up to date information about any awards the student has received, any papers presented at professional meetings, any scholarly publications, or any other information demonstrating the student’s intention to make a contribution to the discipline.
  • Letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with the student’s work. Prospective employers will weigh most seriously letters that have not been seen by the student.