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AnthroJob of the Week, 2 December 2017

For those of you missing all the career and job discussions at the AAA meeting going on these past few days, here is a position on the opposite coast from DC:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, operated by Battelle in Richland, WA, is looking for a Cultural Resources Scientist to manage its Cultural Resources Management Program for projects conducted for implementation and compliance to various federal acts (NAGRPA, etc.).

While a BA/BS and two years experience is acceptable, preferred qualifications include:
• MS/MA in anthropology or archaeology, or cultural resources, and 3 years of experience.
• Registered Professional Archeologist certification.
•… Continue reading

Applied Researchers: Your Opinions Wanted

Are you an applied researcher who has utilized ethnography or adopted an anthropological perspective to gain insights on a research project? Are you an employer, client, or member of a cross-disciplinary team that has hired or worked closely with an anthropologist?

NAPA is looking into exploring and expanding its user-base and we want to hear from you. NAPA is working in collaboration with graduate students at the University of North Texas to conduct interviews of potential users of this website.

If you fit the above description and do not currently have an anthropology degree, we would like to invite you… Continue reading

APLA Special Reception during AAA meeting

The APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is holding a cocktail reception and roundtable discussion at the Busboys & Poets restaurant, found at 2021 14th St NW in Washington, DC. It will be Thursday, November 30, at 7.45 pm. The event is called “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder.”

Our roundtable discussion special guests are Orisanmi Burton, Laura Nader, Ayşe Parla, and Sara Shneiderman. Full details are available at: https://wp.me/p1SS1c-1o4.

AnthroJobs of the Week, 13 October 2017

Two jobs in the Heartland are on tap today for the AnthroJobs happy hour. It is always nice to see job openings beyond the usual coastal locations, so be sure to send us any job listings you happen to come across from, well, anywhere, actually!

St Louis welcomes you to apply for a Senior User Experience Researcher position at Princeton Information, Ltd.  This can be either for a BA/BS or MA/MS with commensurate experience (5-8 or 3-5 years, respectively).  Among other things, applicants need to be able to run usability research activities, and will primarily work with online software and… 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, 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: Jobs of the Week, April 28, 2017

Climate change got you down? Consider getting out of the summer heat and heading to Alaska through Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program. Anthropologists wanted, but the deadline is almost here: https://www.campfireak.org/rural-program-jobs/

Not really into the rural thing? On the other end of the location spectrum is a great gig in NYC, especially for a combined anthro/public health degree holder, working for the department of health on a program helping infants with developmental delays. Go to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ and enter job ID 285253.

How about the contract of a lifetime? We are talking Borneo, people. Consider two years as as assistant to… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – August 5, 2016

“Humans are weird, wonderful, and irrational. How do we help them to change their at-work behavior in ways that will make them feel smarter and more productive?” (Microsoft Careers Page)

Have an anthropologist help you with that, of course!

I was searching for user experience jobs where our anthropological research skills could be put to good use and I came across the quote above, an intro for a Senior Design Researcher position with Microsoft. I had to share it with you. The position is based in San Francisco, CA and it requires at least five years of experience.… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – July 29, 2016

Q:  So… what can you do with your anthropology degree?

A:  Anything you want.

 

Applied Anthropology was one of my favorite classes at NC State University. Before the first meeting with the lecturing professor, I imagined we would learn about jobs in museums and other cultural institutions. I did not know that our anthropological skills could be in demand in some many other industries.

Speaking of industries, this week I received a hint from anthropologist Walter Pond (you can read his posts here on on AnthroCurrents) about two positions that require ethnographic skills.

Ford is hiring… Continue reading

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – July 22, 2016

Q:  So… what can you do with your anthropology degree?

A:  Anything you want.

 

Over the past two years, as I was getting my MA in Anthropology at NC State University, I “managed” to be in course overload every semester. As a grad student I had to take nine credit hours every semester and I always had eleven or more. My plan was to have a very relaxing final semester but then… Introduction to GIS was offered online and there I was again… course overload. I just could not say no to the opportunity of playing with… Continue reading