Job opportunities (academic and non-academic) and other career-related opportunities which may be of interest to our SSSA Membership and Friends of SSSA are listed below.  Information posted is as provided by those organizations advertising here.  Those wishing to advertise are welcome to contact the SSSA Communications Director.


International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars (IAF-TIRS)

The Program

The Council on Foreign Relations’ International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers tenured international relations professors practical experience in the foreign-policymaking field through placement at a U.S. government agency, in Congress, or with an international organization for a period of twelve months. The program will match 50 percent of the fellow’s base salary for the academic year at their university (up to a maximum of $80,000 for the year).
The fellowship helps close the gap between research and practice on peace and security as well as enrich the teaching and scholarship of tenured academics by enabling selected fellows to become practitioners. The program also benefits policymakers by exposing them to critical scholarly research relevant to the foreign policy and national security issues facing the United States and the world community.


Eligible applicants should be tenured faculty based at a U.S.-based college or university whose research focuses on international relations or U.S. foreign policy. Applicants must hold a PhD, have a pre-arranged sabbatical with their home university, and hold U.S. citizenship. Strong preference will be given to candidates with limited experience working in the U.S. government or with an international organization.

How To Apply

Interested candidates can apply online between April 11 and October 31, 2020.
For questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Fellowship Affairs at or 202.509.8449. For more information on the Council on Foreign Relations, visit

The Rural Sociological Society 

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) is seeking an Editor for their premier journal, Rural Sociology.  

Published since 1937, Rural Sociology reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. A forum for cutting-edge research, Rural Sociology explores sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to emerging social issues and new approaches to recurring social issues affecting rural people and places.

For more information, please click Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Guidelines.

The RSS Publications and Communications Committee asks that you use this template Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Template when submitting your application.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2018 Research Grants

2018 Research Fellowship

Travel Grants (Funding for 2018 is now exhausted – this post is being maintained for informational purposes)

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for 2018 Travel Grants.  The travel grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute.  This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars.  Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  There is no deadline to apply, and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.  Applicants can expect a decision regarding their application within 2-4 weeks.

About the Awards

Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole’s extensive collections that document his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

To Apply

For more information about the award and application details, please visit


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