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Are You An Evaluator?

Join me in planning  the Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group Session at the AAA 2013 Chicago meetings.  For the second year, the NAPA Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group would like to submit a session on Topics in Evaluation Anthropology for the AAA meetings in Chicago.  The purpose of this series is to support discussion of the theoretical and methodological issues that we encounter as anthropologists conducting evaluations of programs, processes, projects and products.  We would like to showcase the technical basis of evaluation anthropology.   A 2012 session on preserving confidentiality in ethnographic evaluations generated a lot… Continue reading

NAPA Governing Council Nominations

NAPA members are invited to provide suggestions or self-nominations for the following NAPA Governing Council (GC) positions:

  • Member at Large (2 positions)
  • Student Representative
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Being a part of NAPA leadership is a great way to serve the discipline, build or enhance your network, and make your voice heard. The deadline is fast approaching, however; please provide your suggestions to NAPA President Leni Bohren at lenora.bohren@colostate.edu or John Massad (President-elect) at jpnmassad@gmail.com by Friday, January 25th.


Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word?

Edited by Darby C. Stapp

 Available at Amazon.com 264 pages

eBook: $3.99 16 illustrations Printed copy: $10.99 8 vignettes

 16 commentaries



Action Anthropology and Sol Tax are both important chapters in the development of contemporary anthropology and applied social science. Although unknown or forgotten by most, both continue to be revered and applied by a group of intellectual descendants who will not let die either the man or the approach to helping communities. In 2010 and 2011, former students, colleagues, the two Tax daughters—both academic professionals—and… Continue reading

Museum Technician (Anthropology), Smithsonian

Museum Technician (Anthropology)
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
2 vacancies
$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year
Open until January 18, 2013

USAJOBS – www.usajobs.gov

NOAA contractor position, DC area

IMSG has an opening for a senior social scientist to work with
NOAA Office of Program Planning and Integration.

This is a position with a contractor providing support to NOAA.
The person hired for this position will be working in a NOAA office with
NOAA personnel, but be hired by the contractor, IMSG. It is a Silver Spring (DC Metro area) position.

The direct link to the particulars is:

NIH Internships: Sept 30 deadline

Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Duty Locations: Many vacancies – Multiple Locations
Salary: $22,115.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0099;0100-01/09
Open Period: Monday, August 20, 2012 to Sunday, September 30, 2012
Position Information: Internships – Multiple Schedules
Who May Be Considered: Student/Internship Program Eligibles

Go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/321786800

2013-2014 International Fellowships for U.S. Scholars and Professionals

Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO)

Short Term Travel Grants Program (STG) 


IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program. These innovative and flexible programs offerU.S.scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe andEurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S.public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing… Continue reading

Special AAA Election

For those of you who are members of AAA, you have an opportunity to vote for a well-known applied anthropologist, Mary Odell Butler, for a position on the AAA Executive Board. This election ends September 6!

Many of you know Mary as the current Past-President of NAPA; she will cycle off this position at the November 2012 AAA meeting. She has also served in many NAPA and AAA positions in the past.

This AAA Executive Board position is one of two created a few years ago for representatives of AAA sections… the idea is to give sections a bigger voice… Continue reading

Vacancy announcement, National Park Service

Vacancy announcement: supervisory anthropologist position in Cultural Resources in Washington, D.C. This position is the lead position, or the “Chief” of the newly
formed Tribal Relations and American Culture Division.

Job Title: Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-14/15 (HRF 12-226)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: 12-226 (SR724077)
SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, August 10, 2012 to Monday, September 10, 2012

Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/323778100

AAA Seeks Fellow to Lead Academic and Practicing Relations Program

The AAA is hiring!

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is seeking to bring a post
doc anthropologist on staff to lead its academic and practicing relations
program. This is a two-year fellowship that will provide an opportunity for
an anthropologist to work with AAA leadership and staff to conduct research,
identify and develop new programs and services for members. Candidates
should have a PhD in anthropology. The fellow will work at the offices of
AAA located in the DC metropolitan area. Start date is fall 2012. Stipend is
$50,000 per year plus benefits.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity… Continue reading