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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

AnthroJobs of the Week, 29 September 2017

Two jobs this week demonstrate the diverse potential of applying your anthropology degree and experience.

Like the outdoors?  ELOS Environmental, LLC, of  Hammond, LA, is looking for an Underwater Archaeologist. A graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology is required, as is at least a year of relevant experience. Primary responsibilities are to acquire, analyze, and evaluate underwater archaeological survey data to be included in reports to the State Historic Preservation Officer.

Like the indoors? On a different end of the employment spectrum, a new startup, Trade By Gina Lamorte, based in Montclair, NJ, is looking for a social media specialist for… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 23 September 2017

So here in an interesting opportunity: The Tick Project (www.tickproject.org) is a multi-year, large-scale research project aimed at reducing the incidence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, is looking for a project data-focused research specialist to work with other staff to maintain, explore, and analyze all data from the project. Experience in data analysis and visualization, client management software (e.g., Salesforce), epidemiology, population biology, and/or medical anthropology, and a Bachelors degree, is highly desirable. 

On a very different side of the employment spectrum, military contractor BAE Systems is looking for a social… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents September 7, 2017

Photo of “The Kalideoscope Project” by Krutika Galgalikar, Meghana Ravi & Simran Dadlani, students at Ontario School of Art & Design. This was a project to reflect on conversations around diversity and decolonization happening on campus. Original photo found here.

Photo of “The Kalideoscope Project” by Krutika Galgalikar, Meghana Ravi & Simran Dadlani, students at Ontario School of Art & Design. This was a project to reflect on conversations around diversity and decolonization happening on campus. Original photo found here.

A fascinating read about Canadian university’s efforts to decolonize education, including topics typically considered “neutral” such as design.  The article includes highlights from design anthropologist Dori Tunstall who is infusing indigenous awareness, history and unconscious bias education into design curriculum.  The student examples are powerful representations of how we can reimagine education and design by understanding… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 1 September 2017 and hiatus

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) International Research and Evaluation group is looking for an Office Director and Researcher for their Lusaka, Zambia, office to help manage operations and provide monitoring and evaluation support to projects. Among the qualifications required include a Master’s Degree in anthropology (or related field),  a minimum of three years of work experience on international development projects in developing countries, evaluation experience, and qualitative or statistical software packages.

AnthroJobs on Hiatus: AnthroJobs will be taking a break for a couple of weeks, so look for new postings around September 22. If you find a job listing, post it in the… Continue reading

New Business Anthropology website

A new website, arriving in part as an element of the Business Anthropology Matters! initiative planned for the 2017 annual AAA meeting, is now online. Go to https://www.businessanthro.com/ to learn about the initiative and to connect to the initiative’s social media. And look for additional messaging via NAPA’s social media!

AnthroJobs of the Week, 25 August 2017

It’s not often you see a Fortune 500 company calling specifically for an MS in Applied Anthropology, but here is a job posting at Owens Corning that does just that: they are looking for a Product Research Scientist for their Granville, OH offices. The main objective is to provide research to guide the development of insulation products. Along with the aforementioned MS, qualifications include 3-5 years of qualitative research experience, freedom to travel (35%), industrial design experience, and R&D management experience. 

Or how about the Federal sector? The Federal Aviation Administration seeks a Foreign Affairs Specialist, to be based… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents August 23, 2017

For those of you who haven’t read enough about the solar eclipse, anthropologist Christine Boston talks about how cultures interpreted a solar eclipse & NPR discusses the role of solar eclipses in religion.

An anthropologist’s take on happiness research.

Photo of a snowy owl.  Many owls in Indonesia & Thailand are believed to be endangered due to the "harry potter effect".

Photo of a snowy owl. Many owls in Indonesia & Thailand are believed to be endangered due to the “harry potter effect”.

Anthropologist Karen Stephenson is studying social networks, soft power & trust in the Heartland that are getting things done.

Anthropologist Kirill Istomin looks into the challenges of change for Nenet reindeer herders in Russia’s Taz tundra.… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week 18 August 2017

Abt Associates seeks a Qualitative Specialist for a USAID bid for evaluation work in Uganda. Minimum MA (PhD preferred), and requires at least 5 yrs qualitative research and analysis experience, and experience working with orphans & vulnerable children (OVC). This is a 5-year, part-time position. 

For something closer to home, the US Army is looking for an Archaeologist to work at Ft. McCoy , Wisconsin. Being a federal job, the criteria are rather complex, so just look through to see if it’s a good fit for you. Suffice it to say minimum requirements are a bachelors in Archaeology.  Duties focus… Continue reading

NAPA Student Award Deadline extended to Aug. 15

The deadline for the 2017 NAPA Student Achievement Award has been extended until August 15, 2017.

Up to three cash prizes may be awarded:

  • $500, 1st Place
  • $300, 1st Runner Up
  • $200, 2nd Runner Up

Applications will be accepted from current students or within 2 years after graduation. Students must have been enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they conducted their work, although the paper may be edited or written after graduation. 

Successful applicants will have read through and followed the award criteria closely. Papers must be submitted via email by the deadline to the NAPA… Continue reading