Hire a Notre Dame Ph.D.

​Dear Colleague:

The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to announce its current candidates for academic appointments (scroll down for further information on our candidates). Most have their Ph.D. in hand or will have completed their degree by August 2023.

Notre Dame has honed a small, highly selective Ph.D. program. All of our candidates reflect Notre Dame's unique integration of research and teaching. All have presented papers at professional conferences, and many have authored or co-authored articles in respected journals and/or received highly competitive external grants. All have received pedagogical training and have experience as teaching assistants, and many have taught their own classes as well. Some seek and deserve placement at top research universities, while others aspire to teach at excellent liberal arts colleges.

Tenure-track placements of our candidates in recent years have included universities such as Michigan State, Arizona State, Oberlin, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Butler University, Baylor University, Virginia Tech, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Texas at El Paso, and other fine institutions. Other students have accepted prestigious post-docs at places like Princeton, Vanderbilt, NYU, and Washington University in St. Louis.

We urge you to give serious consideration to our candidates.


Sebastian Rosato
Director of Graduate Studies

Christina Wolbrecht
Placement Director

Kevin Bustamante

International Relations, American Politics

Joséphine Lechartre

Comparative Politics, American Politics

Emma Rosenberg

Comparative Politics, American Politics

Shana Scogin

Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Methodology

Mary A. Shiraef

Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Natán Ezequiel Skigin

Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methodology

Abigail Staysa

Political Theory, Constitutional Studies

Jacob R. Turner

Comparative Politics, International Relations