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 get your Masters, Leiden University in the Netherlands offers a “full-time, one year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance for another three years.Salary range from € 2,191.- to € 2,801.- gross per month (pay scale P), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).” The position requires you to do 10 months of fieldwork in France, India, or the USA, among other tasks. For more details, see here.
A couple of years ago, while volunteering at the AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. I got to talk to the recruiter from the Anthropology department at the University of Sussex. She directed me to their webpage to check funding sources and opportunities. If you would like to know more about getting your PhD at Sussex, visit this page.
Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!
P.S.: Cheers to Walter Pond, from AnthroCurrents for the tip on PhD funding at Leiden and Sussex.