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AnthroJob of the Week, 17 November 2017

OK, if this job doesn’t appeal to you, you might not be an anthropologist after all…

The Andes Amazon Fund (AAF), created as a multi-donor grant-making initiative to support the conservation of the Andes-Amazon region, is looking for a Program Officer to be based out of Washington, DC.  Requirements include a Master’s degree or higher in anthropology (or related field), at least 4 years of relevant work experience, and fluency in Spanish, with strong speaking, writing, and editing skills in both English and Spanish.

The position will require some travel to South America. Send us a post card when you get there.

Two NAPA workshops to consider during AAA

Anthropologists may not consider themselves business persons, but have you ever wanted to be your own boss? To be an independent consultant or run your own small business? If you have an interest in and questions about these issues, a NAPA workshop at the start of the forthcoming AAA meetings should be of interest.

Cheekily named “Anthropological Entrepreneurship: Contradiction or Reality?,” the workshop will review critical issues to consider when thinking about striking out on your own. As a bonus, a roundtable with a special panel of anthropological entrepreneurs will be featured in the second half of the workshop.

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AnthroJob of the Week, 10 November 2017

So, how about a job with the other AAA, the one dealing with automobiles? The AAA of northern California (office in Oakland) is looking for a Qualitative User Experience Researcher. The position calls for lots of quantitative and lots and lots of detailed computer skills, as well as 6 years of marketing and other relevant experience, but a BA in anthro is OK (MA preferred; it’s noted at the bottom of the posting).  Oh, they would also prefer someone who is bilingual. Somewhere along in the posting, they also mention a preference for qualitative skills.

If you come across… Continue reading

Applied Researchers: Your Opinions Wanted

Are you an applied researcher who has utilized ethnography or adopted an anthropological perspective to gain insights on a research project? Are you an employer, client, or member of a cross-disciplinary team that has hired or worked closely with an anthropologist?

NAPA is looking into exploring and expanding its user-base and we want to hear from you. NAPA is working in collaboration with graduate students at the University of North Texas to conduct interviews of potential users of this website.

If you fit the above description and do not currently have an anthropology degree, we would like to invite you… Continue reading

APLA Special Reception during AAA meeting

The APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is holding a cocktail reception and roundtable discussion at the Busboys & Poets restaurant, found at 2021 14th St NW in Washington, DC. It will be Thursday, November 30, at 7.45 pm. The event is called “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder.”

Our roundtable discussion special guests are Orisanmi Burton, Laura Nader, Ayşe Parla, and Sara Shneiderman. Full details are available at: https://wp.me/p1SS1c-1o4.

AnthroJob of the Week, 3 November, 2017

Here is a splendid opportunity for an MA/MS anthropologist with Federal experience, but you will need to act quickly. A Cultural Resources Program Support Specialist position is being offered by the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) out of Colorado State U. The full-time position will be based at McGuire Air Force Base, near Trenton, New Jersey, and will serve several military installations in the region. 

Among several other qualifications, applicants need:

  • An MS/MA in historic preservation, architectural history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or related field
  • Knowledge and at least 5 years of experience with historic preservation, planning, and… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 21 October 2017

Yes Virginia, there are jobs out there for anthropologists. Here is another posting looking specifically for a Qualitative Analyst. ILLUME Advising is looking for an MA or PhD with  5 years of interdisciplinary research experience, with a focus on qualitative and human-centered techniques and demonstrated experience in qualitative research methods including interviewing, ethnographic research, surveys, group interviews, and usability testing, among other qualifications. 

They would also accept applicants with backgrounds in sociology, political science, environmental science, psychology, or policy, but this really is something that an anthropologist should be doing.

The available locations are Washington, DC, Madison, WI, or Tucson, AZ. 

 

AnthroJobs of the Week, 20 October 2017

Here is one of those entry-level jobs that don’t come around every day: The Field Museum in Chicago has a full-time but short term opening (Nov. 2017 to May 2018)  for a Collections Assistant in Anthropology. Yes, it actually says “anthropology” in the job title. The assistant will help move collections from one storage area to another, but it’s a great chance to get on board with an excellent institution. An anthro or museum BA is required, as is some experience with collections. There will also be lots of boxes and packing, and toting of barges and lifting of… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 13 October 2017

Two jobs in the Heartland are on tap today for the AnthroJobs happy hour. It is always nice to see job openings beyond the usual coastal locations, so be sure to send us any job listings you happen to come across from, well, anywhere, actually!

St Louis welcomes you to apply for a Senior User Experience Researcher position at Princeton Information, Ltd.  This can be either for a BA/BS or MA/MS with commensurate experience (5-8 or 3-5 years, respectively).  Among other things, applicants need to be able to run usability research activities, and will primarily work with online software and… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 7 October 2017

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Alexandria, VA, is seeking a PhD-level social or behavioral scientist with a background in qualitative methods. Both early and mid-career applicants are welcome. IDA is a federally funded research and development center supporting the US Department of Defense and other federal agencies that require rigorous and objective analysis of national security issues. IDA staff work with policy makers, so although Department of Defense experience is not required, it is helpful. The closing date is 27 October.

The AnthroJobs of the Week blog typically does not post academic jobs, but let’s be flexible. In support… Continue reading