AnthroJobs on Hiatus

The AnthroJobs blog is currently seeking someone to post anthropology jobs each Friday and muse on anthropology in the workplace.  If that person is you, please use the comment form to let us know of your interest! We would love to keep this blog active.

Meanwhile, you can still find jobs posted each Friday on the main NAPA website blogs page:




Jobs of the week: April 14, 2017

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 community voting process; and on-site program implementation support competition finals. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by May 3, 2017. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

P.S.: One of the past presidents of AAAS was anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Chemonics seeks a grants associate for Turkey, who will play a support role in ensuring that program activities are implemented rapidly and effectively, in full compliance with projects regulations and policies. The grants associate will report directly to the grants manager, will work in coordination with other team members to ensure all administrative requirements for the grants in their portfolio are fulfilled. This will include ensuring the documentation in grant files is complete, preparing grant payment packages for review, preparing grant files for closeout, and assisting with grant payment projections on a monthly basis. Proficiency in English and Arabic are required. The deadline is April 30, 2017. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!

Jobs of the week: March 31, 2017


Do you have a BA in Anthropology and are interested in global health?

The University of Washington is looking for a Program Coordinator. You will coordinate day-to-day operations of the Afya Bora program, including managing urgent stakeholder requests, scheduling, purchasing, facilities, and communications; assist with the development of documents for grant applications, as needed; assist in creating SOPs for both central UW office and country program operations, among other tasks. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

The Evaluation Sciences Unit in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University is seeking a research professional with qualitative and quantitative research skills to join their team. They seek a professional with independent skills in designing and executing mixed-methods research studies, and a strong track record of project management and on-time, on-budget project execution. The role requires an understanding and experience in qualitative methods, a high degree of organization, continuous exercise of independent initiative and judgment, strong ethic of collaboration, and exceptional, client-focused interpersonal skills. This position will play an important role in designing, conducting, and analyzing mixed methods evaluations of innovative healthcare delivery models both inside and outside Stanford University. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!


Jobs of the week: March 24, 2017

The Institute for Community Health is searching for a Research Associate in Malden, MA. ICH works in five service areas, program evaluation, needs assessment and surveillance, research, strategic planning, and training and TA in order to improve community health. ICH works both locally and nationally in communities with ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse populations. ICH has a strong tradition of collaborating with city agencies, community organizations, and academic institutions. The Research Associate is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities of projects under supervision of a team’s Project Manager, including: coordinate project and community partner meetings; develop IRB applications and maintain IRB documentation; collect data, including implementing surveys, conducting interviews and moderating focus groups, and provide oversight to data management and complete data entry and data abstraction. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

The UN is looking for an International Consultant to Serve as a Data Specialist for the Project of Social Protection for Sustainable Development in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.This is a 10 months contract, it requires at least a master’s degree in the social sciences and five years experience in working with data collection and data analysis. The deadline is March 31st, 2017. For more details on how to apply, click here.

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!


Jobs of the week: March 17, 2017

I just finished reading an article discussing the code of ethics that the San people of South Africa drafted for researchers. It raises an important question that we must answer as anthropologists, how does our work benefit the cultures we research? Find the article here.

Since we are talking about “the field”, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure seeks seasonal, on-call Archaeology Technicians and Field / Laboratory Supervisors to join their team in Louisville, KY. You will assist on surveys to identify and document archaeological sites as well as excavations to test the National Register site eligibility and large scale field and laboratory investigations to mitigate adverse impacts to significant archaeological resources; you will perform pedestrian reconnaissance, shovel tests, test unit excavation, mechanical excavation monitoring, as well as site documentation and artifact analyses. For more details on how to apply, click here.

The Danish Refugee Council is looking for a Rapid Environmental Assessment Consultant to work in Uganda. You will identify influencing environmental factors and their implication on the environment; understand environmental situation and their vulnerability context; environmental impacts of relief activities in the settlement and catchment areas and make final recommendations for action.The deadline to apply is March 27, 2017. For more details about the job and how to apply, click here.


Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!


Jobs of the week: March 10, 2017

Just the other day I was discussing with a senior faculty at NC State about resilience. As I got home and sat at my desk I thought I would throw “jobs” “anthropology” and “resilience” into a search engine to see what comes up. The first things that came up was a fellowship opportunity.

Enterprise is seeking an experienced creative practitioner with expertise in placemaking, artistic social practice, community development, cultural anthropology, participatory planning or public interest design to be a Cultural Resilience Fellow. The Fellow will build upon the pioneering creative placemaking, community sustainability and resilience efforts of partner communities and Enterprise over the past several years. The Cultural Resilience Fellow will embody and demonstrate the value of integrating art, culture, and creativity into the resilience projects of Enterprise and our partners. The Cultural Resilience Fellow will be a member of the National Design Initiatives team, which is leading the implementation of the Climate and Cultural Resilience grant program. The Climate and Cultural Resilience grant program supports community-based organizations in their efforts to create sustainable and resilient communities by leveraging creative placemaking strategies to strengthen the connection between cultural and climate resilience. By investing in both the built environment and social systems, community-based organizations and local residents will be more prepared to adapt and respond in the face of challenges. 

Five Climate and Cultural Resilience grantees will be selected from community organizations in Enterprise’s local markets as well as those working within rural and Native American communities. For more details on the position and how to apply, click here.

Si vous parlez français, Medair is looking for a Communications and Funding Program Officer in Goma, D.R.Congo.

You will work to actively support Marketing and Relationships (M&R) at the Headquarters (HQ) by providing and facilitating relevant and timely information for Medair’s communication and fundraising activities. The Communication & Programme Funding Officer also leads and advises the field teams in dealing with external communication, monitors visibility in the field, and supports the internal communications of the country programme. For more details on how to apply, click here.

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!


Jobs of the week: February 24, 2017

How are your GIS skills?

If you are confident and have experience with the software, consider this Information Management Project Manager with Medair in Lebanon.  You will develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the GIS Mapping project. This involves managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget with a focus on technology development, training and coordination outside Medair. Medair’s mapping work started in October 2012 to support the initial work distribution being done in Informal Settlements.  This data was used to support Inter-Agency coordination, and as such Medair were asked to expand their project over the whole of the Bekaa Valley, to build capacity and to oversee other implementing partners carrying out the same mapping work over the whole of Lebanon. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

If you are skilled at working with NVivo or Atlas TI, consider this Qualitative Research Associate with the american Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. There are multiple positions and they offer an opportunity to gain first-hand qualitative data management and research experience on exciting evaluations of development programs. AIR is available to fill these positions anytime between now and summer of 2017. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

Good luck, fellow job-seekers, and until next week!



Happy Anthropology Day!



Still have to explain what our discipline is about?

Here’s an article that might be of help:

The Huffington Post: “In honor of Anthropology Day on February 16, help the Anthropology students in your life celebrate the inherent value of their discipline. For those of you with college children not majoring in Anthropology, suggest an Anthropology minor. Those of you able to do so, take a community college or continuing education Anthropology class. Nothing would be more broadening of your horizons. The world is a very, very big place.” (Source: Anthro Day)


Jobs of the week: February 10, 2017

Are you an anthropology graduate with at least 2 years work experience in conceptualizing, developing, implementing and managing projects and programs, preferably in the area of cultural and heritage preservation?

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Manager for Culture and Heritage. If you have experience in organizing and facilitating initiatives or activities that promote public awareness, appreciation and participation and excellent communication, leadership and people management skills, click here to apply for the position. The job is based in The Philippines.

If you are not in the Philippines, not planning to move there for a job, maybe you are interested in a full-time Exhibition Preparator/Installation Coordinator with Bard Graduate Center, a division of Bard College located on West 86th Street in New York City. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!

Jobs of the week: February 3, 2017

Do you need some good news?

ICR – The Institute for Community Research is hiring!

The Institute for Community Research (ICR) has an opening to begin in March 2017 for a full-time Research Data Manager/Analyst. The Research Data Manager/Analyst will work with multidisciplinary research teams on multiple NIH funded research studies to create, manage, and prepare datasets for analysis and assist with conducting preliminary and descriptive analyses.

• 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 with SPSS required; experience with SAS or Stata also acceptable. Additional experience with Access, Excel, Qualtrics, QDS, UCINET, Netdraw, ArcGIS, and/or other analytical software preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree with equivalent skills and an additional 7 years of experience in data management/analysis will also be considered.
Closing Date: February 24, 2017, or until filled. To read more about the position and how to apply, click here.


If you are interested in a short-term, summer opportunity, American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to work in China or Taiwan on a variety of summer Chinese language programs ranging from six to eight weeks in length. A limited number of vacancies may also be open for programs three to four weeks in length. Individual programs are designed for high school students in China or undergraduate and graduate students in China or Taiwan. All programs are focused on the acquisition of Chinese language and culture in an immersion setting. Programs are held in a variety of locations. The Resident Director will work with the host institution, manage communications between American Councils, program participants and local staff, arrange logistics for the group, and advise participants as required and resolve medical and other issues as necessary.  Resident Directors must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe classes at the host institution; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs and other events and activities focused on the immersion experience. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils program staff in Washington, DC. Resident Directors oversee a small program budget, and are responsible for proper documentation of program expenditures and timely completion of a budget report at the end of each month and end of the program. Other reporting requirements may apply. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.

Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!