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September 2018 APSA Member Newsletter
Thank you to all of our 2018 Annual Meeting attendees for a great meeting! We hope to see you next year in Washington, DC, August 29 - September 1, 2019, to address the latest scholarship in political science while exploring the 2019 theme, " Populism & Privilege. " The 2019 call for proposals will be opening soon!
APSA Program Updates & Initiatives
Upcoming Deadlines
Enroll before September 28, 2018.
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. Enroll before September 28, 2018 for best access to all program resources. Contact Diversity and Inclusion Programs or visit our website for more information.
Submissions due October 31, 2018.
The  APSR Search Committee welcomes letters of intent (LOI) prior to the October 31, 2018 proposal submission deadline for the APSR Editorship beginning in 2020. Please deliver your letter to Jon Gurstelle, Publishing Director and Melani Cammett, Search Committee Chair, no later than  October 5, 2018. Questions are also encouraged.
Applications due October 14, 2018.
APSA’s Pracademic Fellowship Program places mid-career faculty in federal agencies in the Washington, DC area, where they work directly with decision-makers. The program is open to faculty members in political science, public management, public policy, public administration, and related fields who are interested in engaging with the world of practitioners. To apply or learn more, click here. Contact the Centennial Center Associate Director, Amanda Grigg for inquiries.

Proposals due October 28, 2018.
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, visit the MENA website.
Other Resources & Opportunities
Over the last several months, APSA collected resources on programs, journals, and networks for indigenous scholars in the profession and for scholars working on issues of sovereignty and tribal governance. View the recent PSNow post or the resource page for further information.

APSA seeks mentors who provide professional advice to political science undergraduates, graduate students, and junior faculty in the profession. We are especially seeking mentors for women, individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, and individuals interested in non-academic careers and the academic job market.  Apply to the APSA Mentoring Program 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
Journals & Publications
Navigating Political Science: Professional Advancement & Success in the Discipline
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. Learn how to get the book here.
Perspectives on Politics  Now Available on Cambridge Core
APSA is pleased to announce the publication of the September 2018 issue of Perspectives on Politics. This issue features a special section on the persistence of authoritarianism and articles on mobilization in Syrian refugee camps, vigilance committees, democratic waves, critical dialogues, and much more!  Read the latest issue.
Did you know that APSA, in collaboration with Harvard now publishes an eJobs interactive tool that allows you to: explore APSA eJobs data, view the distributions of jobs across categories, and view seasonal trends?  
New Organized Section
APSA is happy to announce the establishment of a new organized section, Section 49, Middle East and North Africa Politics. Look out for further information on how you can become a member! 
Share your success by encouraging your non-member colleagues to join! Each member who recruits a paid new or returning member will receive $10 off their next membership renewal! Recruit a new member here!
Chart of the Month: Field of Study Diversity
The September Chart of the Month features data from the APSA Membership Dashboard on field of study diversity. APSA is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the profession. Yet, more work needs to be done in the area of recruitment, retention and inclusivity –at all levels of the profession and across the major fields of study—in order to achieve a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession. The interactive APSA data dashboards , shown here, can be used to view snapshots and trends (by race, ethnicity and gender) across the membership, and within and across fields of study. Faculty and departments can use this data to support innovative diversity recruitment, hiring, and retention; critical curriculum and departmental assessment; and informed student advising that highlights the rich variety of fields and methodological approaches available throughout the discipline. See more APSA diversity and inclusion programs and resources .  
APSA Annual Meeting Highlights & Recaps
Thanks to the more than 7,000 attendees who participated in the 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston! The meeting featured 230 events and over 1,200 panels focused on “Democracy and Its Discontents.”
Thank You to the TLC at APSA Attendees!
APSA held its first Teaching and Learning Conference at the Annual Meeting (“TLC at APSA”) on Saturday, September 1. With over thirty presenters and two hundred attendees, this full-day event promoted the scholarship of teaching and learning through workshops on games in international relations, teaching cafés on fake news, and panels covering everything from how to teach on a divided campus to bilingual learning in higher education. Many thanks to our program committee and mini-conference co-sponsors!
Interested in other ways APSA is highlighting teaching within the discipline?
Check out our teaching and learning resources, as well as our publications, including Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines .
Career & Professional Development
2018 APSA Career Fair High Attendance
With over 100 attendees, our second annual APSA Career Fair was a hit! New this year, the fair also featured several “Ask Me Anything” tables, where participants learned more about the academic job market, postdoctoral opportunities, community college positions, and navigating the non-academic job market. For more on APSA professional development opportunities, visit our website.
APSA Department Chairs
Department Chairs’ Luncheon
This year’s Department Chairs’ Luncheon focused on department development and fundraising. Our distinguished panelists led discussions and answered questions on how to work with development officers, strategies for drawing on department alumni, and how differences in institutional make-up shape questions of department fundraising. Learn more about APSA’s Departmental Services Program here.
APSA Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon
The APSA Presidential Task Force on Women’s Advancement held a Diversity and Inclusion Hackathon, chaired by Mala Htun and Alvin B. Tillery, Jr. At the hackathon, teams developed strategies to address key challenges facing the profession, build partnerships, and plans to move forward. More information about the event can be found on the Hackathon website.
iPoster Sessions
APSA RBSI Poster Session Presentations
Seven of this year’s APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholars presented iPosters of their RBSI research projects. These scholars attended panels and sessions during the meeting, and they will be will be applying to political science PhD programs this winter. Encourage your undergraduate juniors to apply for next year’s institute, and learn more about the APSA RBSI Program.
Special Projects Fund Highlight
APSA Latino Caucus Workshop
The APSA Latino Caucus’s “Looking Back and Moving Forward” workshop celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Founding of the APSA El Latino de Ciencia Politica with a full day of panels and an evening awards dinner. Learn more about the event through their twitter hashtag, #APSALC20, and learn more about the Special Projects Fund here.
Special Projects Fund Highlight 
#MeTooPoliSci Short Course
The Women’s Caucus for Political Science held the #MeTooPoliSci short course, which brought together a diverse group of scholars to address gender discrimination and sexual harassment in political science. Learn more about the short course and the groups’ next steps here
View more APSA 2018 photo highlights here !