Starting your PhD in January 2023? The IPSR assistantship position and the PhD Studentship in Political Science at University of Ottawa may be for you!


The School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa and the International Political Science Association are offering a PhD studentship of 4 years duration.

The successful candidate will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr Daniel Stockemer holder of the Konrad Adenauer Research Chair in Empirical Democracy Studies. The proposed research topic should fall broadly in the area of political behaviour, populism, political representation or public opinion research.

The candidate will be required to carry out editorial assistant duties of fifteen (15) hours per week for the International Political Science Review. Among others, duties will include processing manuscripts, communication with authors, assembling issues, assuring that all manuscripts correspond to our publication guidelines, building a reviewer database, and social-media outreach.

The studentship will provide:

  • A yearly stipend of $35,000.00 CAD for the four-year duration.
  • Tuition waiver

This studentship will be awarded for four years. However, there will be an annual review of progress based on satisfactory progress in the Ph.D. program and satisfactory completion of the editorial assistant workload required as part of the studentship.

Enquiries should be sent directly to Daniel Stockemer ([email protected]). More information on the department is available at


Applications are open to anyone who intends to start a Ph.D. program in Political Science with a start date of early January 2023.

Canadian and international students are invited to apply.

Continuing students are not eligible to apply for this scheme.

Experience of editorial/publishing work is desirable and excellent English language skills and good French skills are an essential requirement.


The deadline for application is September 15, 2022. Please send the following by email to Dr. Daniel Stockemer ([email protected]):

  1. A cover letter outlining suitability for the studentship;
  2. CV;
  3. Research proposal (up to 2,000 words).

Please quote IPSR Studentship in the subject line of your email.

The successful candidate will have to complete the formal application requirements for the University of Ottawa Ph.D. program in political science.