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AnthroJobs

A weekly posting of professional jobs open to anthropologists.

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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