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Subject:2003-2005 Student Committee Nominations
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee
Now Being Accepted
The Student Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is currently accepting nominations of dedicated and outstanding students who are interested in becoming officers of the Society for the period of 2003-2005.
Students who wish to apply need to be enrolled at an accredited university, be willing and able to serve in their positions for two years and be in good academic standing. The Student Committee is comprised of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary, a Treasurer, an Editor, and a Communications Coordinator/Web Master. All positions are open.
In addition, students may also serve and/or chair Special Sub-Committees like the Conference Committee or others that assist in the creation, development and the implementation of student orientated services and activities.
Serving on the Student Committee is an excellent opportunity to serve fellow applied students (in either a leadership role or volunteer capacity) within a prestigious and respect organization that is committed to the practice of applied anthropology.
Students interested in officer positions, should send a letter of intent indicating the desired position and a one-page vision statement with a proposal plan, along with their CV/resume to Anne Ballenger, Chair at email@example.com or 7220 Split Rail Lane, Laurel Md. 20707. The deadline to receive this information is January 15, 2003. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Nominees will be notified by February 03, 2003. New Board Members will be installed during the 2003 SfAA Conference in Portland, Oregon March 19-23, 2003 at the Student Committee Annual Business Meeting.
For more information, or for students wishing to volunteer for Student Committee Sub-Committees please contact the Chair, Anne Ballenger, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Student Committee Maion Page.
Subject: Call for Papers --AAA 2003
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002
From:Shan MacSpadden,CORI Program Chair
American Anthropological Association
102nd Annual Meeting~Chicago, Illinois~ November 19-23, 2003
We want to have a number of challenging panels at the next AAA meetings in Chicago. Now is the time to pull those together! Given our mandate, the possibilities are wide. Just to challenge your thinking, I would urge you to consider topics:
Let's hear from you soon! If we wish to get invited sessions, we need to move quickly. Final panel proposals (with full list of presenters) should be ready by Feb. 15 to submit to CORI, for consideration by the Society for Urban, National, Global and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA) – our new host.
Subject:Applications Deadline Nears for AAAS Public Policy Fellowship Programs
Date:Thu, 12 Dec 2002
From:Stuart Plattner, email@example.com
NOTE: As of October 1, 2002 all project summaries MUST include separate paragraphs addressing intellectual merit AND broader impacts, or they will be returned without review.
The application deadline for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs is less than a month away (January 10, 2003). These nine programs, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, provide unique one-year opportunities for scientists and engineers to contribute scientific and technical information and external perspectives to federal decision-making in Washington, DC, while learning how government works. Fellows serve either in the Congress or in one of a dozen executive branch agencies.
The AAAS fellowship programs may lead to long-term careers in science policy or broaden the experience of Fellows in currently existing career paths.
For more information and application instructions, call 202/326-6700, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Web site at www.fellowships.aaas.org.
Date:Tue, 10 Dec 2002
Subject: Medical Anthropology Job in San Antonio
Reply To: From: James McDonald, JMCDONALD@utsa.edu
The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Anthropology, pending budget approval, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology with an emphasis in medical anthropology to begin Fall 2003.
Responsibilities include teaching general anthropology, basic courses in cultural anthropology, & elective courses in area of specialization; ongoing research; & service in a dynamic program offering both an undergraduate and graduate major. Courses are offered either at the UTSA Main or Downtown campuses, and occasionally at night.
Applicants must submit by mail a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research interests, a CV, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.
Applications must be postmarked by 3 January 2003. Send all
application materials by mail to Search Chair, Department of Anthropology,
University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio,
Dr. James H. McDonald, Interim Chair
Subject: Wickedness Conference Update
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002
Reply To: Dr Rob Fisher, email@example.com
21 to 26 March 2003
Prague, Czech Republic
Please note the dates of this conference have changed slightly, and the deadline for 300 word abstracts has been extended to 8 January. A new and cheaper 3 star hotel has also been added to the accomodation list; see website for details.
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Perspectives are sought from those working in the caring professions, the media, prison services, politics, psychiatry and other work-related and vocational areas.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are
invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday 8 January 2003. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 14th February 2003.
The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing conferences, run under the general banner 'At the Interface'. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
Following the first 'Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness' conference, an e-mail discussion group was created and an ISSN e-journal launched supporting the work and research of the conference series.
Five themed volumes have and are in the process of being published; selected papers accepted for and presented at this conference will also be published in themed volumes. In addition, all papers accepted for and presented at the conference will appear in an ISBN eBook. For further details and information, please contact: Dr Rob Fisher - firstname.lastname@example.org or see the conference website at - www.wickedness.net/pehw4.htm .
Subject: Job Opportunity for Economist or Social Scientist
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002
Send to everyone you can think of who might be interested or appropriate.~ Susan
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminitration
National Marine Fisheries Serivice
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has an opening for team leader of the Economics and Social Science Research Group at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, FL. The position will be filled at the GS-14 level.
We are looking for a Ph.D. economist or social scientist wiith research experience in the fields of natural resources and policy analysis to provide long-term direction for socio-economics research in the southeast, to coordinate economics and social science research needs with fisheries management councils and other offices within the NMFS, and to direct and perform economics and social science research necessary to meet NMFS responsibilities.
The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts basic and applied research to support management of living marine resources in federal waters off southeastern coastal waters of the U.S. from North Carolina through Texas, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. An equal opportunity employer.
Please distribute this information to anyone who you think may be interested in this position.
Date:Fri, 6 Dec 2002
Reply To:Jay Ruby,ruby@ACSWORLD.NET
Sage publishing provides a nice service of emailing you the contents of any of their journals that interest you. Here is an example:
Subject:Amazon Research Position
From:Alayne Unterberger, NAPA Student Representative
Date:Wed, 04 Dec 2002
Here is a PhD opportunity on developing agent based models of land use change in the Brazilian Amazon.
I am seeking a Ph.D. student, starting in either May or September 2003, to join an ongoing research project focussed on developing agent based models of land use change in the Brazilian Amazon. The project is funded through the National Science Foundation Biocomplexity in the Environment program and is based at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) at Indiana University. For more information on this project see http://www.cipec.org/research/biocomplexity/ .
This Ph.D. student would be based in the Department of Geography at the University of
Waterloo and the Waterloo-Laurier Graduate Program in Geography (see http://www.wlu.ca/~wwwgeog/wlgpig/tablecontents.htm), but
should expect to spend some time working at CIPEC. The ideal candidate will have a background in social simulation and/or agent based
modelling and a strong interest in land use change. Interested students are invited to
contact Peter Deadman for more information.
P.S. For information on three assistant professorship jobs open in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, go to http://web.anthro.ufl.edu/jobs.html
Date:Tue, 3 Dec 2002
Reply To: Maria Martinez,Mariam@hispanichealth.com
The Hispanic Health Council has an immediate guaranteed opening for a full-time Qualitative Researcher/Ethnographer for our new Drug Use and Health Risk Monitoring Study.
The Hispanic Health Council (HHC) is a community based health research, service and advocacy institute in Hartford, CT. The HHC was co-founded by an anthropologist and a community health activist in 1978. Since then, the HHC has grown into a major center of applied anthropological and public health research, direct community service, and training with a full-time staff of 70 people. There currently are a number of anthropologists, including the Director of Research, epidemiologists and public health interventionists on staff at the HHC.
The open positions are for field qualitative researchers/ethnographers on a CDC-funded study of health risks associated with new forms of drug use. Using an array of qualitative methods and survey techniques, the study is designed to identify new drugs, new forms of drug use, and new drug-using populations in several Hartford neighborhoods. Continuous data analysis of findings will contribute to the rapid development of new forms of harm reduction interventions through researcher-provider collaborations.
Qualifications for this applied research position include: a PhD or MA in anthropology, public health or a related field, at least 1 year of ethnographic field experience, good observational and note taking skills, willingness to work as a member of a field team, and readiness to work with the target population of this study. Spanish speaking ability required. Familiarity with NUD*IST or other software for qualitative data management/analysis is a plus.
Date:Tue, 26 Nov 2002
Reply To:Kevin Taylor Anderson,kta@ANTHRO.UMASS.EDU
Description of the Position: Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA)Field Coordinator
We are seeking a highly creative and dedicated individual with experience teaching and working with adolescents who has interest and/or expertise in visual anthropology/sociology, qualitative research techniques, media studies, psychology, medicine, and/or public health for the position of FIELD COORDINATOR of an innovative project at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
Video production/post-production experience is a plus.
Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA) (see www.viaproject.org for a full description) is a novel patient-centered approach to understanding complex issues faced by children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Patients are given video camcorders and asked to teach the doctors about their illness experiences by making "video diaries" of their day-to-day life. These patient-created visual illness narratives are then analyzed by a team of researchers including a medical doctor, a psychologist, a clinical social worker, and a visual anthropologist. Award-winning research has already been performed with asthma, and current projects include obesity, spina bifida, and sickle cell disease.
The VIA Field Coordinator will be responsible for training andfacilitating the young person's creation of the video diary, supporting and coaching the young person through his/her personal creative process, and troubleshooting any problems that may occur. Previous experience working with children and teens is required; expertise with digital video production/post-production and non-linear editing (including Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro) on the Mac OS X platform is a considerable asset. Successful applicants also need to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, and be capable of driving to participants' houses as needed in the greater Boston area.
As time and motivation permit, the VIA Field Coordinator may: work with the multidisciplinary research team and research interns who are logging the video tapes, edit video and prepare research and broadcast presentations (television and web-based), and help to develop educational software for teaching health care professionals, parents, and children.
The VIA Field Coordinator will collaborate and consult with Jennifer Patashnick, VIA Research Coordinator, and will also work directly with Michael Rich, MD, MPH, VIA founder and director. Dr. Rich is an adolescent medicine physician at Children's Hospital and a member of the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of interest and a resume, preferably by e-mail or fax, to Jennifer Patashnick. (See contact details listed below.)
Start date: January 1, 2003
Subject:SVA & VAR Website Urls
Date:Mon, 25 Nov 2002
Hello All --
In response to some queries, the SVA has a new website; accessible at www.societyforvisualanthropology.org . Its webmaster is current SVA President Carol Hermer.
The SVA journal, Visual Anthropology Review, has also a website. It was created and is maintained by David Sapir & can be found at http://visanthreview.org
Hope this is useful ~ Harald Prins
Subject:Scholarships for One Week Course
Date:Tue, 26 Nov 2002
Reply To:Yaneer Bar-Yam,email@example.com
We have funding for a limited number of partial scholarships for the One-Week Intensive Course on complex systems concepts and methods. Please contact Yaneer Bar-Yam at the e-mail above for further information.
Subject:2003-2005 Student Committee Nominations
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee Don't forget to check out the Conference Connection for helpful hints on how to make your presentation and your conference experience the best it can be!
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