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.
Sep 18, 2023, 1:17 PM
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami invites applications for a tenure-track or tenure eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, to begin August 15, 2024.
Sep 15, 2023, 11:06 AM
The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology housed within the Department of Communication, Media and Culture beginning 1 August 2024. In addition to excellent scholarship, candidates should have a proven record of teaching excellence and a strong interest in interdisciplinarity. Candidates’ research and teaching interests should engage at least one of the following thematic areas: applied and public anthropology; global organizations (eg. media, cultural heritage, NGOs); globalization, migration, and transnationalism; media and communications; race, ethnicity, indigenous studies, and decolonization; environmental studies and sustainability; gender and sexuality; civil society, social movements, and social change. Geographical specializations open. We welcome scholars with experience or interest in how anthropological research can be communicated through a range of modalities in addition to scholarly publications (eg. journalism, multimedia, film, design).
Sep 15, 2023, 10:57 AM
The Department of Anthropology at SMU invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Economic Anthropology. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are looking for a scholar whose innovative research and teaching complement current departmental foci (health, environment, heritage) while growing our strength in the cultural anthropology of contemporary economies. Geographical focus and area of specialization are open, thought we especially welcome applications from scholars who engage with political economy, work, money, finance, banking, poverty, digital commerce, corporations, global supply chains, agriculture, and/or energy extraction. The position begins August 1, 2024.
Sep 15, 2023, 10:39 AM
The SMU Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track position in medical anthropology. SMU ranked 72 among national colleges in 2023, and is a private, secular research institution. This is an opportunity to be involved in shaping innovative, interdisciplinary, research- and activism-oriented programming and curricula in a dynamic, well-established, and growing Department of Anthropology with a competitive undergraduate major in Health and Society and MA and PhD programs in medical anthropology.
Aug 15, 2023, 9:22 AM
We are looking for an experienced social science researcher excited by the opportunity to help innovate our theory, methods, and approach as we look to amplify the impact of our research and deepen our engagement with progressive organizations and movements. You should be an innovator and a leader among your peers who embraces the power of applied research in contributing to social change. The Senior Researcher / Principal Researcher will lead research projects to understand the cultural mindsets that people use to understand social issues and to develop and test frames to shift thinking in ways that enable progressive change. These projects will vary by subject, but typically fall within our key issue areas (health equity, economic justice, children and families, and criminal justice).
Aug 15, 2023, 9:12 AM
The Social Sciences Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, seeks applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Anthropology, specializing as an Applied Anthropologist in Museum Studies or UX Research to begin Sept 16, 2024.
Aug 7, 2023, 10:17 AM
The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024. We seek an active researcher working domestically or internationally to complement a department with a record of excellence in medical anthropology, global health, and related areas.
Jul 11, 2023, 11:33 AM
The Department of Anthropology within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University is accepting applications for an assistant (tenure-track) OR associate (tenured or untenured) professor. This position is open to applicants with research and teaching interests in human health. Preferred research areas include but are certainly not limited to global health, evolutionary medicine, human biology, health disparities/inequalities, medical anthropology, psychological anthropology/mental health, biomedical anthropology, biocultural anthropology, molecular anthropology, public health, environmental health, health of indigenous and pre-historic populations, and related disciplines. Applicants whose research have transdisciplinary foci and applied relevance are preferred.
Jul 10, 2023, 12:57 PM
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time, two-year term, Lecturer position, specializing in Applied Anthropology, with the Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Science. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate (and possibly graduate) courses in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. This position is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and teaching duties will be in person. The Department of Anthropology is dedicated to the principles of reconciliation, outreach, community engagement, and applied research. Socio-cultural anthropologists in the department have expertise in applied, environmental, and medical anthropology, and we are seeking a candidate who can complement this focus.
Jun 1, 2023, 8:44 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University is seeking candidates from all backgrounds to teach a broad-range of courses for the 2023-2024 academic year.
May 17, 2023, 11:55 AM
The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for the Repatriation Archaeologist (Tribal Liaison) position. The Archeologist serves as a museum representative to Native American tribal representatives in the mandated consultation phase of the repatriation process in the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.
May 17, 2023, 11:48 AM
The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for the Manager of the Repatriation Program. The Repatriation Program Manager will join a large and diverse department of anthropologists, collections professionals, archivists, and educators.
May 4, 2023, 11:21 AM
This is a unique opportunity to engage with rural communities, Native and non-Native organizations, Tribal governments, and federal and state agencies on cross-cultural Federal subsistence resource research and management and educational projects. This position involves serving as the primary investigator on Federal subsistence harvest projects that prioritize and incorporate the local knowledge and observations of the community and other critical partners; supervising field technicians or college interns; and working with rural people, schools, and communities regarding Federal subsistence fisheries related programs and educational outreach.
Apr 21, 2023, 10:22 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, invites applications for a visiting lecturer position in cultural anthropology. The position is available for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning in Fall 2023.
Apr 18, 2023, 1:07 PM
Iowa State University's Conservation Learning Group is hiring a two year applied anthropology/sociology postdoctoral position to work in rural Iowa on issues related to conservation, water quality and wildlife habitat.
Apr 4, 2023, 8:53 AM
The Department of Anthropology invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be involved in the shaping of innovative/rapidly growing/expanding/dynamic/evolving pedagogies/programs/interdisciplinary program/curriculum in Cultural Anthropology. Creative energy, intellectual strength, a broad-ranging repertoire and teaching interests are essential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.
Feb 24, 2023, 4:23 PM
The Department of Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) invites applications for a permanent faculty member to begin May 1, 2023 or September 1, 2023. Kwantlen Polytechnic University serves a unique regional environment, encompassing a range of communities in the south of the stɑl̓əw̓/stó:lō/Fraser River in the lands known today as British Columbia. We are embarking on a wide-ranging search for an Indigenous instructor (inclusive of status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) with expertise and experience that incorporates Indigenous approaches to anthropological and interdisciplinary studies.
Feb 3, 2023, 2:49 PM
he History and Society Division at Babson College seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track) in applied social science to begin in Fall 2023. The discipline and geographical specialization are open with possible strengths in environmental studies, migration, restorative and transformational justice, and social movements.
Jan 10, 2023, 8:50 AM
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (https://anthropology.case.edu/) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Dec 13, 2022, 10:29 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University is accepting student applications for a new PhD program in the Anthropology of Health.
Dec 7, 2022, 9:52 AM
The USAID-funded Clean Cities Blue Ocean project in the USA, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development, is currently accepting expressions of interest for Vector-borne Disease and Community Researcher. The assignment will be completed between 01 Jan 2023 to 31 July 2023. The assignment does not require a full-time or even half-time commitment. The Vector-borne Disease and Community Researcher will develop a policy paper on health risks associated with used tires storage and recycling and will conduct desk research on the topic of vector-borne diseases endemic or epidemic. This is a desk study; the successful candidate will have access to libraries and websites to provide bibliographic resources: articles, and books.
Dec 6, 2022, 10:04 AM
The Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health (SMPPH), which is a rapidly growing department in the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, is recruiting up to two tenure track or tenured faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
Dec 5, 2022, 8:48 AM
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure earning lecturer position anticipated to begin in August 2023.
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.
Below is a list of topical and Anthropological associations that may be of interest.
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