July 2018 APSA Member Newsletter
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Join us August 30 – September 2, 2018 for the 114th APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Boston. The annual meeting gathers scholars, experts and professionals to address the latest scholarship in political science. This year, we explore the 2018 theme, "Democracy and Its Discontents.” Register Now!

Paper authors should upload their papers in advance of the APSA Annual Meeting. While it's important for your session colleagues to have it to review in advance to prepare remarks, it's also important for conference attendees to be able to peruse session details and papers as they decide which sessions to attend onsite. All papers must be uploaded by Monday, August 13th. Upload your paper now!
Additional hotels and availability were recently added to meet demand! Rooms are now available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center, the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Boston, and the Omni Parker House. Book your hotel here.

Search keywords or browse by day, division or related group, session, or event type. Find theme panels, roundtables, short courses and workshops, and also create your personal schedule in the  2018 APSA Online Program

Demonstrate your organization's leadership in the field to 6,000+ attendees at the largest political science conference with an APSA Annual Meeting sponsorship. See all opportunities here!
Mark Your Calendars: Annual Meeting Program Highlights
Join us for a professionally led training session to learn best practice strategies for safely intervening to mitigate harassment and bullying. Participants will also engage in scenario-based training and discussion break-out groups. Sessions will take place on Thursday, August 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Friday, August 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. RSVP today.
As part of the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, APSA will be hosting " TLC at APSA" on  Saturday, September 1, 2018. This full-day mini-conference seeks to provide an interactive forum for scholars to share tools for political science education and research on the scholarship of teaching and learning.  View the schedule of events.

Looking to hone your professional skills in Boston this year? APSA will hold a range of events at its 2018 Annual Meeting that will address career advancement, advice for getting published, and how to network more effectively. View the full list here and add to your annual meeting schedule!

APSA’s Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession has compiled a guide to the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, covering everything from the eJobs Interview Service to conference dress code and resources for family. View the guide here.

Annual Meeting Dine-Arounds -- Deadline: August 3, 2018
APSA is accepting hosts for 2018 Annual Meeting Dine-Arounds. Dine-Arounds allow for the annual meeting attendees to meet and discuss a pertinent topic over dinner at a local restaurant.  Sign up to be a host.
Get a professional photo taken at the 2018 Headshot Lounge on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31. This year's headshot lounge is sponsored by Pearson and Cambridge University Press. Sign up here!
eJobs, Career Resources & Interview Services
APSA is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual APSA Career Fair will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. The Career Fair is an opportunity for APSA members to connect with departments, institutions, and organizations for informational and informal discussions about jobs in political science, and other careers that draw on political science training, both on campus and in applied/non-academic settings.  Learn more.

This service provides interview space onsite at the annual meeting and allows employers to schedule interviews with job candidates in advance. Employers who post a job listing on APSA eJobs prior to the meeting may indicate which days they are open to conduct interviews. APSA provides interview space based on your scheduling preferences. Sign up upon submitting to eJobs.
APSA has implemented a new feature that allows eJobs posters a way to share information with job candidates about the status of the hiring process for a particular job search. This new benefit will inform the job candidate when jobs are posted, when phone interviews begin, when fly out interview calls begin, and when a job search has concluded.
Chart of the Month: Job Market Experiences
The July Chart of the Month focuses on the job market experiences of political scientists during the 2017-2018 academic year. The data were collected by APSA in a Job Market Experiences Survey administered online from June 6 to July 5, 2018. A plurality of survey respondents (39.9%) applied for between 1 and 25 positions during the year, with applicants particularly interested in tenure-track positions and post docs. Location and professional fit were among the most important factors considered by job candidates when searching for a position, with the latter considered the most important factor of all. To see more charts and data reports, visit our website for Data on the Profession
APSA Programs & Initiatives Updates
In keeping with its mission to support excellence in political science scholarship and teaching and informed discourse about politics, policy, and civic participation, the American Political Science Association recently announced ten recipients of the 2018 Special Projects Fund. Each funded project will receive up to $25,000 for a total of $250,000 across all projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline or addressing significant challenges facing the discipline. Learn more about the recipients.
International Programs
APSA welcomes proposals from political science faculty in the US and the Arab World interested in co-leading the 2019 APSA MENA Workshops. Hosted in cooperation with universities and research institutions across the Arab world, the workshops are a multi-year effort to support political science research and networking among early-career scholars across the region. For a full description of the program and submission process, see the MENA website. The deadline for proposals is October 28, 2018 .

Political Science Faculty
The MSRP connects undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in or show potential for graduate study with graduate programs interested in recruiting diverse cohorts of doctoral students. PhD department officers can enroll their departments online through their APSA accounts. For questions, contact diversityprograms@apsanet.org.
Conducting Research in DC?
The Centennial Center is a resource for all APSA members. When you’re in DC, stop in for a brown bag talk, schedule a working group meeting in the Aaron Wildavsky Conference Room, conduct research in the Seymour Martin Lipset Library space, or conduct research interviews in our office space. The Centennial Center space also features computers, access to a printer, Wi-Fi, video-conferencing equipment, smartboards, and digital recording equipment. Those interested in extended research or writing at the Centennial Center can apply for residence as a visiting scholar.
Elections & Governance
Voting to elect new APSA Council members and Officers is now open! The slate of nominees is available for your review, and you should already have received an email from elections@vote-now.com with a personalized link for you to cast your ballot. Voting closes on August 5, so cast your vote today! If you have any questions about the APSA election, or if you did not receive a link to your ballot, please contact us at election@apsanet.org.  
Other Updates
The Sexuality & Politics has lowered their student dues to $0. Learn more about this section here.  
APSA members are invited to join a new APSA Connect community for discussion of issues of common interest around disability and accessibility in the profession and around providing support for scholars with disabilities in political science. Sign up here
#MeToo Survey on Gender Discrimination in Political Science
APSA members are invited to participate in a survey on the climate in political science, with particular regard to sexual harassment and gender discrimination. This survey is supported by an APSA Special Project Grant as part of a proposal to address gender discrimination in political science. There will be  a full-day short course at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in Boston.

The Women's Caucus, along with support from the APSA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, is administering this survey. It should take approximately 5 minutes of your time.
Public Engagement & Media Resources
Pitch The Conversation on “Democracy and its Discontents”
This August and September, in collaboration with APSA, The Conversation US will publish a series of pieces related to the Annual Meeting’s theme “ Democracy and its Discontents.”

APSA members can pitch The Conversation directly! Please send your pitches to Naomi Schalit, Senior Politics and Society Editor, with the subject line “Democracy and its Discontents.” Pitches should be 100 words or less. To learn more about The Conversation, click here. To view their guidelines for writing and pitching, click here.
Ask an Expert or Join the APSA Experts Database
Interested in speaking with members of the media? APSA draws on the database to respond to media requests for experts in all areas of political science, in advance of key events or following major news developments. Inclusion in the database is a member benefit. Contact us with any questions.  Join the APSA's Expert Database.
Members in the Media APSA Press Gallery
APSA publishes a weekly press gallery highlighting examples of blogging, writing, and interviews from APSA members. Use the #APSAPressGallery hashtag to keep APSA informed of your work and readings, or email us at  press@apsanet.org.
Learn more about APSA Public Engagement Resources here.
Journals & Publications: APSR Call for Editors
APSA is pleased to announce the publication of the August 2018 issue of the American Political Science Review. This issue’s topics range from international oversight, reconciliation, NIMBYism, social roles and women’s political underrepresentation, to censorship, segregation, social contracts, and much more! Read the issue now.
Applications are due by October 31, 2018.
APSA invites proposals for an editor or group of editors to lead APSR for a four-year term beginning in June 2020. We seek editor(s) with a commitment to publishing articles that represent the methodological and sub-field diversity of the discipline while maintaining the leading role of the journal in publishing cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research in Political Science. See full call description.
Please direct any questions or nominations to Jon Gurstelle, APSA Publishing Director at jgurstelle@apsanet.org or Steven Rathgeb Smith, APSA Executive Director at smithsr@apsanet.org.
Arriving in August, APSA’s new book brings together some of the most noteworthy discipline-focused contributions to APSA journals published over the past decades. It offers a wide-ranging compendium of 28 chapters by 45 contributors, on topics ranging from peer reviewing, mentoring, and faculty governance to blogging, data collection, and digital media in the classroom. More information can be found here.

Membership News & Updates
Did you know that APSA has interactive membership dashboards on our website?
The  APSA Membership Dashboard reveals insights into where members come from, highlights demographic information, and shows the variety of fields that members study. Learn more here.  
The Member-Get-a-Member Program is the ideal opportunity to share your success by encouraging your non-member colleagues to join. Every time you recruit a new member, you help strengthen APSA! A vital and growing membership means greater recognition of the field, improved educational and networking opportunities for members, and the advancement of the profession worldwide. Each member who recruits a paid new or returning member will receive $10 off their next membership renewal! Recruit a new member here!