Please write to your Senators and House Representatives to thank them for enacting a fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriations bill that provides increased funding to federal science agencies important to social and behavioral science researchers. In addition to protecting research budgets, the FY 2014 omnibus bill was free of troublesome policy riders that would have been harmful to the social science research enterprise. Through the Consortium of Social Science Association’s (COSSA) portal, you can find out how your representative voted and send a personalized thank you note. Please take a moment to thank your elected officials for their efforts to come to final agreement on FY 2014 spending and preserve social science.
The American Anthropological Association is pleased to offer two internship opportunities funded by member donations.
Internships are six weeks in length from June 30 through August 8, 2014. Internships are unpaid however; interns will be provided housing and a meal/travel stipend.
Interns will spend approximately 40 percent of their time working onsite at the AAA offices in Arlington, Virginia, and the other 60 percent of their time working on-site at one of three locations described below.
- Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year
- First Year Graduate students (completing the first year of graduate work by June 2013)
Visit the AAA Summer Internship Program webpage for the application. Application deadline is March 15, 2014.
Click here to support this Internship Program through a financial contribution.
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The American Anthropological Association (AAA) is seeking to bring a post doc anthropologist on staff to lead its academic and practicing relations program. This is a two-year fellowship that will provide an opportunity for an anthropologist to work with AAA leadership and staff to conduct research, identify and develop new programs and services for members. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in anthropology. The fellow will work at the offices of AAA located in the DC metropolitan area. Start date is August 5, 2104. Stipend is $50,000 per year plus benefits. For more information on this fellowship opportunity, click here. The deadline to apply is March 15. Apply online or send a cover letter and CV/resume to email@example.com.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking to recruit a graduate student interested in pursuing a Master’s (or Ph.D.) degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a research focus on gender and change in Arctic Alaska. Student funding is provided by a research grant from the National Science Foundation. Successful applicants will be offered two years of funding, including a stipend of approximately $28,000/year, field research, tuition, benefits, and research expenses.
The graduate student will assist an NSF-funded ethnographic study of the ways in which Alaska Native communities are responding to global challenges while at the same time retaining and practicing their core indigenous values in the face of many uncertainties. Previous research has identified indigenous groups and women as some of the most vulnerable populations affected by pronounced political, economic, and environmental shifts. In this study we seek to examine gendered responses to the processes of globalization and significant social-environmental change and the shifting roles of women in the midst of such changes. This research will provide an in-depth study of the gendered, multigenerational responses to specific contemporary changes in Barrow, Alaska, an Iñupiat subsistence-based community and economic and administrative hub of the Arctic Slope region.
We are particularly interested in students with backgrounds in the human dimensions of environmental systems or environmental anthropology.
Selected students will start their graduate programs in the summer or fall of 2014. Awards are contingent on students being accepted for a graduate program of study by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Students could complete degrees either in anthropology or fisheries. Field research will be conducted in Barrow, Alaska.
If you are interested, please submit a CV, a copy of your transcript(s), a writing sample, the names and contact information of three references, and a short cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Courtney Carothers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 15, 2014.
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The VPP is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. In 2013, 13 professors were hosted by advertising agencies in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York City. Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise. The number of placements in the VPP is contingent upon the number of companies willing to host a professor. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program. Note: Program is only offered to professors teaching in the United States.
Click here for complete details and to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be mailed and postmarked by January 31, 2014. Letter of recommendation is not accepted via fax or email.
Please contact Sharon Hudson, Vice President, Program Manager, at email@example.com or (212) 986-8060 with your questions.
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The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) invites anthropologists from around the world to our 50th Anniversary Conference to be held jointly with IUAES Inter-Congress 2014.
The conference aims to attract over 250 international delegates to Chiba City in Greater Tokyo. The theme will be The Future with/of Anthropologies. The language of the conference will be English.
All proposals must be made to specific panels via the ‘Propose a paper’ link found beneath the panel abstract on that panel’s webpage. Proposals should consist of:
•a paper title
•a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters
•a long abstract of fewer than 250 words.
Proposals will be marked as pending until the end of the call for papers (9th January).
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Today’s guest blog post is by Kyle Simpson. Kyle is a graduate student in Anthropology at the University of Memphis.
When I tell people that I am working towards a Master’s Degree in Anthropology, the question is always the same, “What are you going to do with that?” I usually laugh and tell them that after my MA I plan to get a PhD and then teach at a university. But the truth is, like many graduate students, I don’t know what jobs are available to anthropologists outside of the academy.
This is why I’m looking forward to attending this year’s AAA meetings in Chicago. I’ve never been to our profession’s annual conference but will be attending this year. The event I’m most excited about is the Careers Expo. Each year, the NAPA/AAA-CoPAPIA sponsored Careers Expo brings together a variety of professional anthropologists representing widely diverse career paths. They have found employment in government, private, and non-profit organizations. In previous years, there have been representatives from Veteran’s Administration, Centers for Disease Control, Yahoo, Sapient, State Farm, CRM firms like ACE and SRI, and anthropological consulting firms like LTG Associates. While it is not a job fair, the Careers Expo provides a great opportunity for networking with practicing/professional anthropologists. Until recently, I was unaware that most of the work being conducted by anthropologists takes place outside of the academy, but several studies have shown that the vast majority of anthropologists do not work in the academic setting. Therefore, it is important for students to get a better sense of what they can do with their degree. The Careers Expo seems like the perfect way to learn about the diverse career options for graduating MA and PhD students.
Attendees will be exposed to a variety of anthropological career paths and will also have the opportunity to talk to anthropologists who have made the transition from the academy to practice. This is a chance to ask questions about making that transition, why you should think about pursuing a career in practice, and how to prepare yourself before graduating for a career in practice. Because this is not a job fair, there is no pressure on attendees. This should allow students to feel more comfortable in their interactions with exhibitors because the environment is informal and the conversations are casual.
The Careers Expo is one of the most heavily attended events at the AAAs. I heard that over 500 people attended it last year and the AAA expects even more to attend this year!
This year the Careers Expo will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Chicago Hilton. To register, click here. I look forward to seeing you there!