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Listing:Subject: 2003 SfAA Conference
Date: Sat, 07 Sept 2002
From: Anne Ballenger, Student Committee Chair
Exciting things are happening! It's time to start submitting abstracts for the 2003 SfAA Conference and you are invited to do so. Here are a couple of things the Student Committee is working on for the Conference and WE NEED YOU to make it a fabulous success:
Listing:Subject:National Association of Student Anthropologists
Date:Sat, 07 Sept Jul 2002
From:Anne Ballenger, Chair SfAA Student Committee
Elected to AAA Post:
If you haven't read the latest AAA newsletter then you may not be aware that our very own Chad Morris, Editor of the SfAA Student Committee has been elected as the new AAA National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) President-Elect for the 2002-2003 term.
I know that Chad has been a wonderful Editor and facilitator of student activities within the Student Committee and I look forward to his innovation for all AAA students under his term at NASA.
In fact, Chad and Jen Weis, our Secretary, are currently hard at work putting together a mailing campaign to all the applied programs and students. Look for the posters and letters in your department, as well as, an e-mail in your box soon!
Listing:Subject:Job in Media Anthropology
Date:Sat, 07 Sept Jul 2002
From:Tom Gill, email@example.com
Hi there, it's Tom Gill. I have received a message from my former employers at Kyoto Bunkyo University, asking for help in finding suitable candidates for a job they are advertising. The post is for someone to teach anthropology of media, and the appointment will be made at lecturer (koushi) or associate professor (jokyouju) level. I understand that it will be a tenured position. A few more details:
KBU is a small private university, founded in 1996 by Kasei Gakuin, a Buddhist educational foundation. It is located in Uji, the city directly bordering Kyoto to the south. about half an hour by train from central Kyoto. It has only 2 departments: cultural anthropology and clinical psychology. I was there as a joshu, 1997-99, when Harumi Befu was also there. It's a fairly unique working environment, with a lot of interesting people.
I believe it is the biggest anthropology department in Japan. There are nearly 20 anthropologists working there, covering regions in every continent. All but one of them are Japanese. There are several non-Japanese people working there teaching English, including a tenured professor.
Main KBU web site: http://www.kbu.ac.jp/
Key in 'Kyouto Bunkyou Daigaku' as the search term and you should be led to the job advert. Note that the kanji for 'Bunkyou' are 'literature' + 'teach' (NOT the kyou in Kyouto). You can also find the advert by using its registration number as the search term: A102070139.
Please distribute this message freely. Please do note, however, that I am spreading the word about this job on a purely informal basis. If anyone does apply for it, they should not take my word for important matters like working conditions etc. I cannot take responsibility for such things and applicants should be careful to read the formal advertisement carefully and check all details themselves.
Date:Fri, 06 Sept
Gala & Registration
The AAA has planned a grand event for our Centennial Celebration to be held in New Orleans at the Mardi Gras Den on Thursday evening, November 21, to help kick-off this year's Annual Meeting. The gala will be an all-inclusive night of transportation to and from the Mardi Gras Den, all-you -can-eat Louisiana cuisine, an open beer & wine bar, two bands on two stages, masks, our own Mardi Gras mini-parade, caricature artists, beads and a whole lot of surprises!
All for only $50 per member - $40 for students if you purchase your tickets prior to October 25, 2002. You won't find a better entertainment bargain in New Orleans.
Just click on this link https://secure.aaanet.org/call4papers/registration/ at the AAA web site and look for the on-line Annual Meeting registration form. For those of you who may have already registered for the Meeting, proceed to the on-line registration form which will automatically detect your pre-registration and take you directly to the Gala Reservation Form. Tickets purchased after the early bird deadline of October 25th (or on-site at the Annual Meeting) will sell for $60.00 for members and $50.00 for students.
So plan to join your colleagues, celebrate the AAA Centennial and get the best taste of New Orleans that you can find in one place. I'm sure that we will all "Pass a good time, cher!"
Listing:Subject:SfAAs 2003 Proposed Session
Date:Fri, 06 Sept Jul 2002
Collaborations in Anthropology & Law
I am very interested in receiving abstracts from anthropologists, lawyers, legal advocates, activists, advocates who work in the public interest sector, in legislation, and any others who have worked in areas related to this (very broadly construed) subject.
Please send your abstracts to me no later than Friday, October 4th, 2002 at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. [Registration for the SfAAs is done through the SfAAs web site, or via telephone/snail mail to the SfAAs].
If you would like more information, please notify me at the e-mail address
Date:Tues, 03 Sept
From:Patricia Sachs, email@example.com
Anthropology of Work
Please respond to me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with resumes and a cover letter.
The Advanced Concept & Technology (AC&T) organization at Pitney Bowes has a job opening for a Work Anthropologist at its facility in Shelton, Connecticut. AC&T is an engineering organization that is developing its capability in understanding how people work and how that understanding informs the conception of new technologies. The candidate must be able to work with engineers as part of a team.
This position seeks a candidate who can apply expertise in the anthropology of work, ethnographic research, and data synthesis & analysis while working on-site with customers to identify and understand both their voiced and unvoiced needs. The person in this position will function as an integral member of customer-centered innovation teams that conceive, prototype and assess the value of new product concepts and how new concepts fit into existing work practices.
He/she will develop representations of customers' needs and everyday practice as a key contribution to the team. Other responsibilities include contributing to new concepts based on customer practices, "technology in use," and customers' local work systems. As a key member of a creative, dynamic, collaborative team, the candidate will also participate in structuring ideation sessions and developing concept prototype solutions.
This position requires a PhD/MA in Anthropology. Concentration in workplace anthropology, with emphasis on cognitive psychology and linguistics is desired. Demonstrated experience working in field sites and on project teams is required. Experience in observational techniques, participant-observation, interview techniques, ethnographic analysis and the ability to communicate ethnographic insight is also required. Practical experience representing ethnographic data in visual forms is a distinct plus, as is familiarity with new product development and engineering practices.
The ideal candidate will possess excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability and desire to work in a variety of customer environments on multi-disciplinary teams. 8+ years experience.
Please send all resumes with a cover letter to: Patricia Sachs, Social Solutions, Inc.,(email@example.com). Mail: 427 Casa del Mar Drive, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Fax: 650.712.1557.
Listing:Subject:Final Call for Abstracts
Date:Tues, 03 Sept
NAPA Sponsored Sessions
More calls for SfAA papers. NAPA is co-sponsoring Proposed Session #1: How Participatory Research Shapes Community Partnerships, please contact Karen Breda directly if you are interested in participating in that session.
Other sessions that would like NAPA sponsorship please contact me.
CONAA Sessions for SfAA 2003
Building Bridges: Collaborating Beyond Boundaries
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
March, 19-23, 2003
Abstract Submission Due Date: September, 13, 2002
CONAA is co-sponsoring the SfAA 2003 meetings by organizing three sessions in collaboration with other interest groups. This is the official CALL for ABSTRACTS. We urge you to consider submitting an abstract for ONE of the three sessions (See session abstracts printed below). Abstract submissions will be subjected to a competitive review process. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made in time for rejected abstracts to be submitted directly to SfAA. Please read the following Timeline/deadline dates and directions for submission.
If you plan to submit for a CONAA sponsored session, send your abstract to us.
Directions for Submission of Abstracts to CONAA:
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Listing:Subject:Call for Papers
Date:Mon, 02 Sept
25th Anniversary of the SPA
Announcement & Call for Papers
Dear Student Anthropologists,
The theme of the meeting is "Reaching In: Conversations between Psychological and Cultural Anthropology." A Presidential Forum will highlight this theme with a presentation by Sherry Ortner (titled "Serious Games") and invited responses and commentary by Jean Briggs and Jean Lave.
Other sessions being planned will explore the intellectual interfaces of psychological anthropology through linguistic, medical, and psychoanalytic approaches.
SPA encourages proposals relevant to the meeting theme, as well as those representing the full range of interests in psychological anthropology. We also want to continue the Society¹s longstanding interest in interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues in related fields. The program committee of the Board will review all session, paper, and poster proposals received by December 2, 2002.
Proposals for sessions, papers, and posters should be emailed to the SPA President, Geoff White, at: firstname.lastname@example.org by the above date.
Abstracts should be no more than one page in length (session proposals to include abstracts for the session as well as individual papers). We expect to notify those who submit proposals by the end of December, with a final agenda circulated in early January.
For this meeting, we are the first AAA section to offer online registration at https://secure.aaanet.org/spa/mtgreg.cfm.
For online hotel reservations, go to: http://www.catamaranresort.com/soc0410.html.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
CRS Job AnnouncementDATE:Thu, 29 Aug 2002
From: Natalie Hanson,email@example.com
The first job in particular could be of interest to an anthropologist or social scientist with a strong economics background. Natalie
From: Jim Nelson,firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congressional Research Service is now accepting applications for the following six positions. To apply, please visit our website at www.loc.gov/crsinfo or call (202) 707-5627 to request an applicant job kit.Specialist in Industrial Organization: Information and Communication