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Graduate Student Placement


Contact the current Director of Placement, Professor Jonathan Hiskey, at:

Office: 339 Commons Center
Tel: (615) 322-6236
Fax: (615) 343-6003

Mailing address:
Department of Political Science
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37203-5721

Our faculty is committed to the success of our students. We work hard to train our students so that they will be competitive candidates for academic jobs, both within the United States and beyond. In the years leading up to dissertation completion, the Director of Graduate Studies organizes professional development brown-bags to encourage students to think ahead about networking, publishing, and preparing for the job market. Once the student is ready to enter the job market, the Placement Director and Dissertation Advisor work closely with each student to organize the student’s application materials, to arrange practice job talks, and to help the student prepare for campus and telephone interviews.

To view a list of current students on the market, click here.

2013 placements

  • Mariana Rodríguez, Program Coordinator, Latin American Public Opinion Project
  • Camille Burge, Assistant Professor, Villanova University
  • Jennifer Selin, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Rebecca McBride, Assistant Professor, Calvin College
  • Stacy Clifford, Hegarty Fellow, Michigan State University DOCTRID (Dublin) International Research Institute
  • Margarita Corral, postdoctoral fellow, Brandeis University
  • Brian Faughnan, Senior Analyst, Analytics Media Group
  • Patrick Bentley, Associate Research Scientist, Strategic Analysis Enterprises

2012 placements

  • John Hudak, Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Abby Córdova, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
  • Gbemende Johnson, Assistant Professor, Hamilton College
  • Jason Husser, Assistant Professor, Elon University, and Assistant Director of the Elon Poll

2011 placements

  • Jennifer Ogg Anderson, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Tech

2010 placements

  • Rodelio Cruz Manacsa, Assistant Professor, Sewanee: The University of the South
  • José Miguel Cruz, Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida International University
  • Sonalini Sapra, Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College

2009 placements

  • Jeremiah Garretson, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Jenna Lukasik, Assistant Professor, Wheaton College
  • Jorge Daniel Montalvo, Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science and Director of the Center for Global Studies,
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
  • Maria Fernanda Boidi, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Montevideo


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