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AnthroJobs of the Week, 17 June 2017

You don’t often find the word “anthropology” in job listings, but here is one: The Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL) department of the Pan American Health Organization is seeking a Medical Anthropology Advisor, to be based in Washington, D.C. PhD preferred, with nine years of related experience (research evaluation, program management, gender, etc.) required.  English and/or Spanish, with French and/or Portuguese a plus. 

Across the pond is another health and anthropology-focused position at Oxfam UK. The organization is looking for a number of Public Health Promoter – Humanitarian Support Professionals . This seems to be a graduate-level position,… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 9 June 2017

Feel like working in the Windy City? It usually ranks as one of the top five food cities in the US, but we digress. Chicago-based Insight Consulting Group is looking for a senior qualitative analyst.  This is a BA or MA level position, depending upon years of relevant experience. This is a market research position looking at online “communities of interest.”

Want to stay in about the same time zone as Chicago but maybe switch your seasons around? Do you know Spanish, spuds, gender issues and M&E? Then you’d be a good match for a position at the International… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents June 7, 2017

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend. Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

Renato took lots of photos while living in the rain forest, including one of Shelly with two Ilongot teenage girls. At right, Renato with Tukbaw, a close friend.
Courtesy of Renato Rosaldo

If you haven’t yet, you should check out the new season of the Invisibila podcast.  The first 2 episodes feature Renato Rosaldo and his discovery of a new emotion.

One anthropologist photographs the bathtub marys of Sommerville, Massachusetts.

Business anthropologist Martha Bird shares her perspective on what anthropology brings to designing new technologies.  Do you think anthropology lends itself to a systems approach to… Continue reading

NAPA column in May AN: Stratified Reproduction

“Stratified reproduction” describes the process whereby childbearing and childcare tasks are distributed, valued, and experienced unequally in the community. How can practitioner anthropologists become engaged in this social construct? In the May NAPA column in the AAA Anthropology News, Brown U. assistant professor of anthropology Katherine A. Mason describes a practicum-based undergraduate seminar, which confronted the associated struggles and stigmas head on.

Read about the seminar’s results online at:
http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/05/31/teaching-stratified-reproduction-in-practice

AnthroJobs of the Week, 4 June 2017

One aspect of the future of anthropological practice is reflected in a posting for a contract-status Human Factors Researcher in Mountain View, CA.  Human factors research looks at how consumer products fit with the lifestyles of users by being “intuitive, purposeful and comfortable to use,” in the words of the posting. The research is used to affect design decisions and strategic planning related to how “users understand, wear, store, share, integrate the most indispensable objects in their life.” Among the many required qualifications are three years of applied research experience, statistical knowledge, and an understanding of methods.  The posting is… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, 26 May 2017

India should be a fascinating place to be for the next several years as economic development leads to cultural shifts. If you speak English and Hindi, a couple of positions are open with the “Going to School” project.  See their website at http://www.goingtoschool.com/jobs/.  One job for which anthropologists are sought is a project lead for a story writing effort for school children. This involves travel from Delhi to Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.  The other is a similar position as a storyteller/writer.  

Closer to home, the State of Texas has posted an intriguing position in Austin as a Mitigation… Continue reading

AnthroCurrents May 24, 2017

Prom in full swing.  (AP photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Prom in full swing. (AP photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Fixing corruption is just one of many results a new development consulting firm in Bangladesh has accomplished.  The startup boasts anthropology and design thinking are the keys to sustainable solutions to real-life problems.  Pretty cool.

This article is basically saying you can get a degree in anthropology…as long as you work in computer science rather than education.  Mostly for the money.

An overview of how prom has become a place to contest sexuality & identity as an American adolescent rite of passage.

Top Chef judge Gail Simmons talks about… Continue reading

AnthroJob of the Week, May 20, 2017

This week will highlight just one position, something interesting on the West Coast, and not very typical. This was sent to NAPA directly.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assistant to the President of The Chijnaya Foundation
Application Deadline: July 15, 2017
Location: Palm Springs, California
Description:
The Chijnaya Foundation is in the process of moving from an organization run by the volunteer founders to one that has a small professional staff to take over responsibility for performing many of the tasks currently carried out by the volunteer president. This is the first step in the transition toward a sustainable nonprofit foundation capable of… Continue reading

Not voting has serious consequences

The deadline for the current AAA elections is May 31. Don’t put off voting, because that deadline is right after the Memorial Day holidays. 

There are four NAPA positions to vote on, including secretary, student member, and at-large members (2 positions). 

Another important position is for the AAA President-Elect. One of the candidates, medical and applied anthropologist Linda Whiteford, is a long-term faculty member at one of the outstanding applied programs (U South Florida) as well as a champion of applied and practicing anthropology. She is also a past SfAA President and has held numerous AAA positions. Linda should be… Continue reading

AnthroJobs of the Week, May 12, 2017

As ever, a range of jobs are possible this week for anthropologists at all levels and in many places and sectors.

On the domestic US front, there is a great mid-career job in Washington DC (minimum M.A. and 10 yrs experience) as a Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist with the Landesa Rural Development Institute.

Also on the eastern end of the US is a entry level position (one year contract) with Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as a Family Services Coordinator (through AmeriCorps).

On the western US shores, Big Fish in Seattle is looking for a senior user experience… Continue reading