The Society for Applied Anthropology strives to find and create opportunities for students, scholars, and practioners to further enjoy and develop their work. Please click on the links on the side to find information on current jobs relevant to applied anthropologists, other organizations of interest, and universities that offer degrees oriented towards the applied social sciences.
Nov 12, 2019, 12:36 PM
Provide program management and direction for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s program of ethno historical, cultural anthropological, and social scientific research into topics of SE Alaska Native history; sacred and historic sites documentation; subsistence practices; repatriation; and traditional cultural practices, values, beliefs, and knowledge in a wide variety of areas. Projects may be developed in response to specific issues of public interest related to the sustainability of traditional cultural practices in the Native communities of SE Alaska. Research results will be presented in reports and other media such as web sites that are scholarly in style but are also accessible to the public. Provide program leadership in coordination with other departments; outside entities such as government agencies, and tribal organizations; and with professional organizations and scholars.
Nov 6, 2019, 2:31 PM
The University of Iowa’s Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine Carver College of Medicine in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is seeking to hire a medical anthropologist for an appointment as an Associate or an Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track to build a program in implementation and translational science.
Nov 5, 2019, 12:27 PM
The Department of Anthropology at Georgia State University (GSU) seeks applications for a Lecturer position with a focus in archaeological anthropology.
Oct 31, 2019, 12:47 PM
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor who is a broadly trained, practicing Medical Anthropologist. A PhD in Anthropology or closely related field is expected at the time of appointment, which is August 17, 2020, the first day of the academic year. The successful candidate will teach and develop a range of undergraduate and graduate level courses that contribute to the Anthropology and Health & Society concentrations in our interdisciplinary BA, BS, and MA degrees. This position will also support the interdisciplinary major in medical humanities. Research and teaching interests should be situated in and translatable to a metropolitan North American context.
Oct 25, 2019, 12:01 PM
The Fort Lewis College Department of Anthropology (located in Durango, Colorado) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor rank position in cultural anthropology. The successful candidate’s research expertise will focus on some of the following: migration, refugees, border issues, nutrition, human rights, gender. While the area of study is open, we have a preference for someone who has experience in the Americas. We seek someone who can combine humanistic and scientific approaches in their teaching, research and application.
Oct 18, 2019, 7:39 AM
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Full Professor. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing digital immersion population. SHESC is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
Oct 8, 2019, 7:38 AM
The University of Delaware (UD) invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Anthropology (ANTH). The search committee seeks a dynamic leader, enthusiastic leader...
Oct 2, 2019, 1:43 PM
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, in the area of indigenous archaeology, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.
Sep 25, 2019, 2:30 PM
The Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications for an Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, cultural medical anthropologist whose research focuses broadly on global medicines with a start date of July 1, 2020.
Sep 24, 2019, 9:56 AM
NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Global Public Health. We seek candidates who have completed a doctorate in an area of public health science, population health and health disparities, urban planning, or a closely related applied field, including the social science disciplines.
Sep 20, 2019, 7:57 AM
The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in applied cultural/medical anthropology effective August 16, 2020. The successful candidate’s research will focus on human health outcomes in underrepresented populations and be grounded in an ethnographic and mixed-methods approach. This position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in medical anthropology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and department’s needs, including introductory courses in cultural anthropology and a methods course; supervising undergraduate research/field experiences; conducting and publishing research; advising students; participating in service obligations; and contributing courses in the Integrated Core Curriculum (Ithaca College’s general education program).
Sep 11, 2019, 2:27 PM
The Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Cultural Anthropology position beginning in August 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a dynamic and innovative scholar who will contribute to the department’s Business and Organizational Anthropology track.
Sep 5, 2019, 3:33 PM
The University of Oklahoma's Department of International and Area Studies, a multidisciplinary academic department in the dynamic College of International Studies (CIS), invites applications for the Mackey Professorship in Middle East Studies. We seek advanced assistant professors or associate professors for this tenure-track or tenured position. We are interested in candidates working on issues of energy, resources and environment in the Middle East, to include the political economy of energy, critical political economy, development, human development, and the political economy of conflict.
Aug 23, 2019, 2:24 PM
The Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor for appointment beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Aug 8, 2019, 10:29 AM
The National Park Service is accepting applications for an applied Cultural Anthropologist for the Southeast Region of the National Park Service (NPS). Applications will be accepted August 7 to August 21, 2019.
Jun 7, 2019, 11:28 AM
The Associate Research Scientist maintains and conducts a high quality research program to achieve the organizational goals and results within the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI). The research activities are determined by the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) Center Director and there may be opportunities to participate in and receive some funding from existing funded research projects.
Jun 4, 2019, 11:27 AM
The City of Rock Island is requesting qualifications from consultants with experience conducting participatory Community Needs Assessments with a focus on employment. Such assessments include but are not limited to the collection of qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources, in-depth analysis of that data, and practical proposals for action.
The following list of educational institutions have shown a commitment in applied anthropology; each of these universities currently teach classes, field schools, or offer degrees in the field.
University of Alaska
Arizona State University - Online
University of Arizona
Ball State University
California State University - Chico
California State Unversity - Long Beach
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado - Denver
Creighton University - Medical Anthropology
University of Florida
Florida International University
George Washington University
University of Georgia
Georgia State University
Indiana University - Purdue U Indianapolis
University of Indianapolis
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University College of London
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Memphis
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University - Mankato
Mississippi State University
University of Montana
New Mexico State University
The New School
State University of New York - Buffalo
University of North Texas
Northern Arizona University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Oklahoma
Oregon State University
Portland State University
San Jose State University
University of South Florida
Southern Methodist University
University of Sussex
Teacher's College, Columbia University
University of Texas - San Antonio
Texas State University
Vancouver Island University
Wayne State University
Below is a list of topical and Anthropological associations that may be of interest.
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