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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

AnthroJobs: Jobs of the week – July 15, 2016

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

A:  Anything you want.

 

I was sipping my espresso and reading my book in a coffee shop on the shore of Lake Atitlán when someone tried to strike a conversation. He asked to see the book I was reading. It just so happens that it was an ethnographic methods book so he asked me what my profession is.

“I am an anthropologist.”

“So you study bugs too?”

“No, I am an anthropologist, not an entomologist.”

He then proceeded to tell me he was studying insects and had… Continue reading

NAPA and Israel boycott votes

Log in soon to the AAA website and vote!

On the ballot are the next NAPA president and an at-large Governing Council seat. In addition are several AAA board and committee positions, and whether or not to adopt a resolution to boycott universities in Israel.

Your vote truly matters so do not put off this historic vote!

AAA CoGEA Award

Nominations Due: May 1 to Anne Kelsey, CoGEA Liaison at akelsey@americananthro.org

The CoGEA Award (formerly known as the Squeaky Wheel Award), sponsored by the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (CoGEA), recognizes individuals whose service to the discipline (inclusive of research, teaching and mentorship) demonstrates the courage to bring to light and investigate practices in anthropology that are potentially sexist and discriminatory based on gender presentation.

Historically, this award has honored those who have acted to raise awareness of women’s contributions to anthropology, worked to identify barriers to full participation by women
in anthropology, or helped to bring about… Continue reading