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AnthroJobs of the Week, 4 August 2017

Lots of fun and interesting positions are online this week for working anthropologists, with most at the BA level.

Want to work for the Mother Ship? AAA HQ in Arlington, VA, is looking for a marketing/sales coordinator. This would be an ideal job for a new anthro BA with sales experience, and an interest in business and the nonprofit world. A successful candidate will also have a lot of hustle.

How about some other parts of the country? In Salt Lake City, Zions Bancorporation is looking for a customer experience associate improvement analyst for retail banking products and channels. A… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents August 3, 2017

Screenshot of Smithscape, an app developed by design & anthropology students at Smith College to find study spaces.

Screenshot of Smithscape, an app developed by design & anthropology students at Smith College to find study spaces.

 

A case for applied anthropology PhDs.  The struggle is real.  Are you one of these PhDs? Do you have a master’s a decided not to get a doctorate?  We’d love to hear your stories.

Big data is thin.  Make it thick with ethnography.

A fun, ethnographic read about how cooking on open flames can teach you to trust your intuition.

An exciting application of user-centered design in anthropology classes.

Bonus: The best science accounts… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 29 July 2017

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA)  is seeking a Program Manager to coordinate ACTA’s “Arts in Corrections Program” (AIC) in Southern California correctional facilities. This position will be based at ACTA’s Los Angeles office. A BA in anthropology or related field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. Prior experience in working with at risk populations, preferable in a correctional
setting, is also desired. A Program Coordinator position is also open with the same program.

Sure looks like a great opportunity to apply some anthropology!

 

AnthroJobs of the Week, 21 July 2017

What can you do with your BA in anthropology? JAMS Management Services, Inc., a small firm located in Portage, MI, is searching for a Technical Services Coordinator to work with a specific client, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA).

Qualifications include an Associates or Bachelor’s degree, strong communication and organizational skills, and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Some travel is required.

A much more specific MA-level position is offered by The Nature Conservancy (suburban Washington DC), which seeks a Bridge Collaborative Design Lead. Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., human-centered design, anthropology, industrial… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents July 19, 2017

This edition of AC is a bit fluffier than most–both in content & volume.  But it’s summer and that’s what we care about, right?

The sodastream commercial above features an anthropologist.

Speaking of videos, happy national hijab day (July 9). We’ve got an analysis of the hijab’s changing role in fashion, identity & consumerism.  And applied anthropologist Melissa Rinehart writes about why immigrants bring the community of Fort Wayne together.

Want to go to brunch?  According to anthropologist Kate Moore, if you’re young & single the answer is probably yes.

Lay’s potato chips is promoting… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, 15 July 2017

Catholic Relief Services has an opening for a Youth Technical Advisor. This is an MA-level or higher, requires French, Spanish or Arabic along with English, and is based in Baltimore.  Other requirements include a minimum of 5 years’ experience in youth development, at least one year of which should be overseas, and familiarity with current research, technical frameworks, and on-the-ground implementation approaches in the youth development field.

Youth are the future, and anthropology should play a solid role in youth programming. And incidentally, Baltimore is a very cool city!

Latest NAPA column in Anthropology News: Violent Gazes

The most recent NAPA column in the section news of the Anthropology Newsletter, “Violent Gazes,” written by Leniqueca Welcome, is now online. This piece covers issues of violence in Trinidad and Tobago, which is ranked as one of planet’s most homicidal countries. Read through and be sure to provide your own thoughts and comments.

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/07/10/violent-gazes/

Violent Gazes

AnthroJobs of the Week, 8 July 2017

According to a survey conducted in 2009, many of our colleagues work in non-faculty administrative and research positions at institutions of higher learning. These are often BA-level positions that provide a range of useful professional experiences. Such a job is available at New York University, as the Department Administrator for the Anthropology Department.

If you happen to hold a Canadian work permit, the Canadian Red Cross is looking for an advisor for evaluations and monitoring.  This is an MA-level position with five years of relevant experience preferred. Ottawa is supposed to be lovely in summer.

AnthroCurrents – Summer Break

women reading newspaperHi there news junkies.  I wanted to let you know I’m taking a little break to get out & enjoy all that is summer.  AnthroCurrents will return on July 19th.

In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram @anthrofoodie if you want to know what I’m up to.  Like kayaking with whales (!!)

See you soon!

AnthroJobs of the Week, 3 July 2017

We are a little late with this week’s post, but if you have attended an EPIC conference, this job will be familiar to you: Oculus, the company in Redmond, WA, that produces those virtual reality headset gizmos, is looking for a post-doctoral research scientist in digital anthropology.  This is a two-year, full time contract. Minimum qualifications include 2+ years experience with human social behaviors and developing behavioral frameworks, and 2+ years experience with qualitative research including ethnographic observation, in-depth interviews, contextual inquiry, and other related methods. There are other relevant qualifications required and desired, but it should be another… Continue reading