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  • 02 Jul 2024 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Chrysalis Collaborations has an immediate opening for a part-time, short-term, virtual position conducting qualitative interviews of businesses for a disparity study. Skills and experience conducting open-ended interviews required, knowledge of small, minority business systems a plus. Training on disparity studies interviews provided. Perfect for a graduate student or seasoned researcher looking for temporary, flexible work. Potential for work on additional studies at a later date.

    Interviewer will be responsible for contacting selected businesses, scheduling and conducting interviews via Zoom, providing documentation and summaries, and collaborating with principal researcher to complete project. At-home computer system with video/audio quality  sufficient for interviews and Microsoft office programs required. Salary based on experience.

    To apply, please send skills resume and brief cover letter outlining your experience to joanne@chrysaliscollaborations.com. No phone calls please. People with disabilities encouraged to apply. EEOC.

  • 01 Jun 2024 8:47 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) offers the annual Student Achievement Awards to recognize undergraduate and graduate student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The awards recognize students within and outside the United States who have excelled in the field and provides opportunities for those who have conducted original research/projects in any applied context to be recognized during the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meetings and have their work considered for publication in the Annals of Anthropological Practice. 

    The deadline for submission is June 15, 2024. Winners will be notified in early-to-mid October.

    To find out more about eligibility, submission requirements, and additional details about the prizes, visit https://tinyurl.com/277zfd5b.

    Please share this opportunity with your students, networks, and anyone you know who might be interested!

  • 22 May 2024 6:38 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    LTG Associates is searching for an anthropologist who is fluent in oral and written French to work on a short-term assignment. The core of the assignment will be to remotely interview a small number of French speakers regarding a medical therapy; all interviews will be conducted in French and then translated into English by a translation service. The project will also require review of a translation of the interview guide from English to French.

    All interviews will be conducted by video conference calls. Interviews are expected to be conducted in early fall, 2024. Staffing decisions will be made by early August 2024.

    LTG Associates is the oldest anthropologically based consulting firm in North America. We specialize in access, appropriateness, and quality of health and human services and have worked throughout the US and its Territories and Freely Associated States as well as 50 countries internationally.

    Please send resumes with specific relevant skills to: ntashima@ltgassociates.com

  • 28 Sep 2023 1:57 PM | Cortney Hughes Rinker (Administrator)

    Submit an abstract for the 2024 Education & Health Research Hub Conference! This virtual conference, held Feb. 1 & 2, 2024 is a multi-institutional event, hosted by George Mason University's Center for Social Science Research and Institute for Immigration Research, but open beyond the university to all presenters and participants, including faculty, students, practitioners, and community partners.

    The conference theme is College Students of Immigrant Origin: Research, Practice, & Community Engagement, and sessions will feature scholarly papers, sessions on policy and practice, and work-in-progress roundtables. Deadline for abstracts is October 15, 2023. https://cssr.gmu.edu/events/15025

  • 20 Sep 2023 4:21 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    WAPA's new casebook features chapters from the 22 winners and honorable mentions of the Praxis Award between 2009 and 2019. Click here for information on Profiles of Anthropological Praxis: an International Casebook.

  • 28 Jun 2023 11:14 AM | Cortney Hughes Rinker (Administrator)

    The Global Affairs Program at George Mason University is seeking an instructor for GLOA 605: Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Fall 2023. This course meets face-to-face in Fairfax on Thursday evenings from 7:20-10:00pm. The semester starts on Monday August 21, 2023. Two anthropologists have long taught the course. Sample syllabi can be provided and the instructor is welcome to adapt what they would like from them for their version of the course. Global Affairs faculty would be more than happy to answer questions and provide any assistance. This is a required course for our Master’s students in Global Affairs and is considered a stepping stone for their Capstone Research Project given the final product is a proposal. It can also be taken by students in a few other programs to fulfill their methods requirement. Pay is based upon the university scale and is commensurate with experience. A PhD is required in a discipline related to Global Affairs (e.g., anthropology, sociology, political science, communication, policy, global studies, etc.). Must be comfortable teaching qualitative and some quantitative methods. If you would be interested, please send a CV to Cortney Hughes Rinker at chughe13@gmu.edu (preferably by July 15, 2023).

  • 18 Mar 2023 3:28 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    Click here to download a list of NAPA-Sponsored Sessions SfAA 2023.pdf.

  • 05 Dec 2022 11:14 AM | Laurie Krieger

    The USAID Clean Cities Blue Ocean program announces the following consultancy opening.  Please apply on the website of the prime contractor (Tetra Tech):

    Vector-borne Disease and Community Researcher for Clean Cities Blue Ocean (US-Based Remote) - Careers at Tetra Tech International Development (tetratechintdev.com).


    The SBC and Gender Director mentioned in the ad is a WAPA member.


    Location(s): Remote, USA

    Duration: Consultant

    Classification: Project

    Hire Type(s): US-Based Applicant

    Experience: 6-9 Years

    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.

    * Meet with the CCBO Director of Social and Behavior Change and Gender, CCBO Chief of Party, and other CCBO staff to discuss the scope of work and CCBO expectations. (Probably remotely)
    * Conduct desk research on the topic of vector -borne diseases endemic or epidemic to southeast Asia, especially Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam; Sri Lanka, Maldives; Latin America and the Caribbean, especially Peru and the Dominican Republic, and Melanesia, Micronesia, and their relation to mosquito vectors breeding in tires and other waste plastic.
    * Meet with the CCBO SBC and Gender Director remotely bi-weekly or as needed to discuss progress and preliminary findings, as applicable.
    * Attend meetings and debrief with USAID remotely, as requested by CCBO.
    * Hold discussions with organizations and experts working in vector-borne diseases and mosquito and other relevant vector breeding behavior and plastic waste, especially tires, accompanied by CCBO staff, as requested by CCBO.
    * Write a white paper summarizing the literature on the subject, an analysis of the findings, and practical recommendations for tire and waste plastic storage, disposal, and treatment to avoid acting as vector breeding grounds—format and further content of the report will be agreed upon with CCBO.
    * Vet the white paper with designated CCBO staff; CCBO staff may ask for outside review.
    * Revise paper, as needed, based on first and subsequent round(s) of comments.

    * Must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, a social science, or public health.
    * Must have 8 years of experience in vector-borne diseases.
    * Must have previous experience writing white papers, reviewing articles or publishing papers.
    * Must have fluent proficiency in English speaking and writing.
    * Must be affiliated with a university or have easy access to a university library as well as academic and other databases that can provide the sources for the white paper.

    * U.S. work authorization required.

    To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

    * Cover Letter

    * CV in reverse chronological format

    * Writing Sample (must be sole authorship and no more than 10 pages)


    Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


    At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.


    Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

  • 01 Dec 2022 4:14 PM | WAPA Communications (Administrator)

    Qualitative Data Management and Coding
    Description: LTG Associates is seeking a person with qualitative data management and coding experience for part-time, flexible work.
    Requirements: BA or MA/MS in a social science; experience with current coding software; current certificate of participant protection training (or willingness to take and pass 4-hour training); successful history of qualitative data management for research and/or evaluation purposes.
    Location: Remote
    Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills
    To apply, email resume and cover letter only to: ntashima@ltgassociates.com no later December 3, 2022

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