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.
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.
Nov 28, 2022, 2:14 PM
The University of South Alabama is recruiting a tenure-track, broadly trained cultural anthropologist strongly committed to four-field undergraduate education and active field research. Ethnographic and topical specializations are open. We are especially interested in applicants whose work addresses health, food systems, and/or global and local issues, including immigration or climate change.
Nov 10, 2022, 9:20 AM
The Department of Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach is seeking a tenure track assistant professor position in Archaeology, with specialization in Cultural Resource Management among African-American, Latino/a/x, Native American or Asian-American/Pacific Islander communities. Successful candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology by August 1, 2023.
Nov 8, 2022, 2:01 PM
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Cultural Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August of the 2023-2024 academic year. We are looking for applicants specializing in applied anthropology and/or environmental anthropology with a focus on Latin America, Latinx communities, Indigenous, underrepresented and/or minority communities.
Oct 21, 2022, 1:50 PM
The Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, seeks a broadly trained biological anthropologist to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will have or develop, and maintain, an active field and or laboratory-based research program in anthropological genetics that can be supported by external funding; areas include but are not limited to ancient DNA, genomics, and epigenetics. Applicants should have research interests that focus their molecular genetics specialization on hominin evolution and adaptation, and modern human origins.
Oct 13, 2022, 1:45 PM
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology beginning in August of the 2023-2024 academic year. We encourage applicants from underrepresented communities, and/or whose teaching and research examine Anthropology from the perspectives of diverse populations. We seek candidates whose teaching and research focus on Medical Anthropology and/or Environmental Anthropology.
Oct 7, 2022, 9:20 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professor positions in cultural anthropology who are also able to teach medical anthropology courses. Both positions are available for the 2023-2024 academic year; however, we hope to hire one excellent candidate who is available to start in January 2023.
Oct 6, 2022, 10:48 AM
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medical Anthropology. We seek a colleague whose work will complement curricular and theoretical initiatives to decolonize the modern life sciences, reverse longstanding institutional and political trends that perpetuate racial and ethnic disparities, and inspire innovative investigative frameworks that lead to improved accountability and care. We especially welcome colleagues with ethnographically grounded research interests in one or more of the following areas: the anthropology of medicine and therapeutic practices, structural health inequalities, environmental health justice and wellbeing, health technologies and epistemologies, and global health.
Sep 29, 2022, 9:40 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University seeks to hire a cultural anthropologist who conducts health-oriented research and collaborates with, is embedded in, and seeks to benefit members of systematically excluded, historically underserved, and/or minoritized groups within Canada, the US, and/or Mexico.
Sep 14, 2022, 8:57 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 2023. 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.
Sep 9, 2022, 11:12 AM
The Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology with preferred expertise in the anthropology of health who also complements the department’s research and practice.
Sep 9, 2022, 11:05 AM
The Department of Anthropology seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of cultural anthropology with specialization in environmental anthropology that complements the department's research and practice. Preference will be given to expertise in one or more of the following areas: cultural landscapes, sustainability, conservation of biocultural diversity, traditional ecological knowledge, political ecology, climate change, disaster research, migration, and environmental justice.
Sep 8, 2022, 1:53 PM
The Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for a tenured appointment in anthropology at the rank of Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2023. We seek an exceptional researcher and engaged scholar, working domestically or internationally, to complement a department with a record of excellence in medical anthropology, global health, and related areas.
Sep 8, 2022, 1:38 PM
The Department of Anthropology at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in cultural anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023.
Sep 7, 2022, 10:09 AM
The Department of Community and Population Health in the College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position with a focus on global and/or US Indigenous law and policy with a concentration in Indigenous health, broadly defined.
Sep 6, 2022, 1:24 PM
Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology is seeking to fill two in-residence, tenure track Assistant Professor positions focusing on science, technology, and society (STS), to begin August 2023.
Sep 2, 2022, 10:02 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Washington State University seeks to hire a broadly trained scholar who draws on one or more subfields of anthropology and has developed a research focus on Native American and Indigenous communities of western North America (preferred) or other regions of North America.
Aug 29, 2022, 11:56 AM
The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer to coordinate the department's internship program. Position to begin Fall 2023.
Aug 18, 2022, 10:47 AM
The Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate Professor position in Black Studies. Geographic area and thematic research foci are open. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research provides critical perspectives on racism, white supremacy, and racial capitalism by deploying intersectional Black theories and methodologies, such as, but not limited to, Black ecologies, Black queer and feminist theory, Black radicalism, embodiment, Black geographies, abolition, decolonization, Black liberation, African diaspora, and global Blackness.
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.
American Anthropological Asssociation (AAA)
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)
Conserving the Human Environment
Council on Nursing & Anthropology (CONAA)
*CONAA Dues Renewal
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)
Ethnographic Studies Resources
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Plains Anthropological Society
Political Ecology Society (PESO)
*PESO Dues Renewal
Society for Medical Anthropology
Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA)
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