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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

Kimball Award Receiving Applications

The Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology offers an opportunity to honor exemplary anthropologists for outstanding recent achievements that have contributed to the development of anthropology as an applied science and that have had important impacts on public policy.

 

The range of eligible nominees is unusually broad: the Kimball Award can be given to individuals or to a team (including collaborators outside of anthropology) and is not restricted by nationality, anthropological specialization, or type of employment. The anthropological contribution may be theoretical or methodological. The impact on public policy may be in any area, domestic or… Continue reading

Post-Doc Opportunity with AAA

Dear Colleagues:

We have an opening here in the AAA office (Arlington, VA) for a post-doc fellow. The initial term is two years, but it is renewable, to support our departmental services and applied/practicing services. Please pass along this opportunity to any promising candidates you think might be interested.
http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7772409/professional-fellow

Edward Liebow, Executive Director
American Anthropological Association
+703.528.1902, x 1168 (ofc)
+206.618.3697 (mobile)
ELiebow@americananthro.org

Virtual Access to Conference on Friday, Nov. 27

This is the third international conference “Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Burning Issues of Our Hot Planet,” organized by the EASA Applied Anthropology Network along with other organizations. It will take place on Friday November 27, 2015 in Ljulbjana, Slovenia starting at 1:00 pm CET. This link will allow you to attend the conference virtually:
 
 

AnthroCurrents – August 6, 2015

A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media

  • How quickly can the world trash Cuba? Anthropologist Sarah Hill offers her opinion on what an open Cuba might look like at the website Atlas Obscura. It’s easy to forget, when reading all of this exciting news, that Cuba has been open to a lot of the world the whole time it has been off limits to Americans.
  • GQ magazine mines the anthropology stacks to show its readers some wildly different marital situations across times and cultures. Their point is supposedly: Different Strokes for… Continue reading