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Are you marching for science next Saturday? I am.
Speaking of science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is looking for a Program Associate in the Research Competitiveness Program (RCP). The Program Associate will report to the Director of RCP. The Program Associate will work in RCP to collaborate on implementing innovation and entrepreneurship competitions and to support RCP’s peer-review and workshop programs. Specific areas of responsibility include contribution to the design and announcement of the competitions; recruiting reviewers; coordinating workshop implementation; building interest and participation in the competition through social networking; supporting the technical implementation of the… Continue reading
Do you need some good news?
ICR – The Institute for Community Research is hiring!
• MA/MS/MPH in epidemiology, public health, bio-statistics, sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, education, or other quantitative social or behavioral science.
• Minimum of 3 years of solid experience in managing or analyzing data… Continue reading
In the meanwhile, FHI360 is seeking a Program Assistant to support the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and other exchanges. Launched in 1940 by the U.S. Department of State, IVLP seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the United States for emerging foreign leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business and other… Continue reading
I went to another career fair here in Raleigh, NC. It was a career fair tailored for mostly STEM majors, engineers, biologists, mathematicians, but I went anyway. I talked to over a dozen HR professionals and, as usual, I had to do some convincing that anthropologists don’t just dig bones, but we are also pretty good at understanding the world, including their customers’ wants and wishes. Some recruiters showed genuine interest, others were belittling. I walked home, reflecting on this experience and once I sat at my computer to get ready to write my weekly blog post, I found… Continue reading
Defending our discipline took a whole new level this week when I found this video from Rockford Career College. It troubled me to see a school marketing its educational offer by mocking anthropology. Well, I thought to myself, if you need to belittle anthropology to promote your degrees, than your students will not have much to offer to the world in terms of understanding and working with other, diverse human beings. So I told them just that. I also gave them a short list of anthropologists whose work I suggested they read and offered to provide… Continue reading
The other week, a friend of mine that moved to the other end of North Carolina called. To my surprise it was her son, a middle schooler, wanting to talk to me.
– Ms. Adriana, you are an anthropologist, right?
I paused for a moment, a giant smile on my face, and replied:
– Yes, I am an anthropologist. Yes. I am.
And then we talked for a while about the beginnings of civilization, Gobekli Tepe, the Indus Valley and other questions he needed to answer for his school project.
Luckily, our skills are in demand not only… Continue reading
Illinois or Guatemala? This week’s job listings ask you to take out your research toolkit.
The Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation is looking for a Program Officer for Evaluation (“POE”) to assist in the development of the system for evaluation across all areas of the Foundation, including proposals, funded programs and the impact of the Foundation as a whole. You will engage in formal and/or informal research on specified topics. More details about the position, here.
This weeks’s international listing is with MSI – Management Systems International in Guatemala. MSI is currently seeking applications from qualified… Continue reading
Over a decade ago, in my native Romania, I worked as a language tutor for Peace Corps volunteers. The opportunity of doing service abroad as they did dazzled me. I could not imagine what it takes to manage such a wide network of volunteers working all over the globe.
I could see anthropologists easily fit in the profile of a Peace Corps volunteer. However, if going to the field for two years is not in something you would like to do, there are plenty of opportunities to support Peace Corps by working domestically. Speaking of which, Peace Corps is… Continue reading
Do you know that feeling when you are on the job hunt and you read a job description, you are the perfect match… but then you do not have a PhD? Yeah, I do too.
I have posted about a lot of jobs for applied anthropologists, both in the US and abroad, that do not require doctoral studies. However, as I navigate the job search myself I often find non-academic position listings that require a PhD in social sciences.
If you are up for the task and would like to go back to school or continue studying after you… Continue reading
“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