Archive for September, 2012

OGS Brownbag Graduate Series

10 Writing Tools No Graduate Student Should be Without

Daveena Tauber, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

XSB Building (Across from Lincoln Hall)

Room 185, 12:00-12:50 pm

Free – Cookies provided

Bring your lunch and your questions





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Northwest Arctic Borough hiring Social Anthropologist

The Northwest Arctic Borough is hiring a social anthropologist to participate in the subsistence mapping project documenting traditional knowledge working in partnership with coastal Iñupiaq communities. See:

In this project, the social anthropologist will play a key role in helping update existing maps in partnership with communities to be used for protecting subsistence areas, in alignment with Borough Code, in the land use zoning and permitting process.

She or he will be responsible for documenting traditional knowledge using scientific methods co-developed with village coordinators and conducting peer review in partnership with community-based advisory groups.

More info: 800-478-1110 x110 (Toll-free), 907-442-2500 x110 (Direct), or (Email).

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PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium

Friday, September 28, 2-4pm | Rec Center Building, ASRC Room 660, 1800 SW 6th Ave

Join us for a presentation by Dick Roy, nationally recognized pioneer in the sustainability movement, and Emily Klavins, Program Coordinator working with Dick at the Center for Earth Leadership.

Dick Roy, a 1970 graduate of Harvard Law School, left Stoel Rives in 1993 to join his wife Jeanne as a full-time volunteer for Earth. Together, they launched the Center for Earth Leadership, the Oregon Natural Step Network, and the Northwest Earth Institute where Dick served as Executive Director for 13 years. Dick also founded Chess for Success, Earth Day Oregon 1990, and the Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future. At the national level, he served for six years on the board of the Center for a New American Dream.

Emily Klavins is a graduate of Lawrence University, with a degree in Environmental Studies and Government. In her fifth year with the Center for Earth Leadership, key projects have included coordinating the Center’s cornerstone “Agent of Change” program and forming the thriving Eco-School Network with trained parents working in 49 elementary schools to introduce sustainable practices and raise eco-awareness. Currently, she is working to establish Eco-School Networks in other Willamette Valley communities.

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Job Advertisement: Social Science Research Assistant, US Forest Service

Job Advertisement:  Social Science Research Assistant, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Goods, Services, and Values Program

The US Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station is looking for a social science research assistant to work at the Portland Forestry Sciences Lab.  The assistant would conduct a broad range of services in support of social science research undertaken by the Communities and Forest Management Team in the Goods, Services, and Values Research Program.  The team undertakes research that seeks to understand the social, cultural, economic, ecological, and institutional drivers behind people’s interactions with the environment, and the impacts of these interactions on forested landscapes, markets and human communities.  To learn more about the Program and the Station go to


The assistant would provide social science research support, which could include the following activities:

  • conducting literature and web reviews on research topics identified by the supervisor, and developing written annotated bibliographies or synthesis documents based on information obtained from such reviews;
  • managing bibliographic software databases;
  • collecting, entering, and analyzing quantitative socioeconomic data from existing secondary sources and databases;
  • assisting with analysis of qualitative socioeconomic data, for example transcribing interviews, coding, and performing data entry into databases;
  • assisting in the design and development of social science databases;
  • assisting with the preparation of written materials and products (e.g., publications, reports) and data summaries, which could include editing, formatting, and assistance with graphics;
  • assisting with the preparation of oral presentations, including Power Point presentations;
  • maintaining computer databases and spreadsheets to support ongoing studies;
  • assisting with administrative tasks, as needed.

The supervisor for the position is Dr. Susan Charnley.  The time commitment required is between 16 and 24 hours/week, depending on availability and need.  Scheduling is flexible.  The assistant would be assigned an office at the Portland Forestry Sciences Lab (620 SW Main St.) and work from that office.

If interested, please submit a resume or CV electronically to Dr. Jeremy Spoon at by September 28, 2012. Please direct any questions you have regarding the position to Dr. Spoon.

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Winter Field School in Patagonia offered through U. of Montana


ANTY 491 (undergraduates: CRN 35450) and ANTY 595 (graduate students: CRN 35451); Department of Anthropology, The University of Montana; Winter Session, January 2-24, 2013

Professor:  Dr. Anna Prentiss

Four UM Credits; No prior archaeological experience required.

Join an international team of  researchers in an intensive archaeological study of ancient Patagonian hunting and gathering people. Participate in excavation in the incredible Rio Ibanez Valley, Chilean Patagonia.

A course fee of $4,388 covers lodging, meals, insurance, in-country travel and some course materials costs. Students are also responsible for personal expenses and round trip airfare.  The course is eligible for financial aid, including international travel costs.

For course information or to apply for the field school, contact Dr. Anna Prentiss, at 406-243-6152 or e-mail   To apply, please submit letter of interest, unofficial transcript, résumé, and one letter of recommendation.  Must have valid passport.  Applications Due October 15, 2012

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New Graduate Student Orientation

Anthropology Graduate Student Orientation

Wednesday, September 26th, 4:00pm, Cramer Hall 141 Lounge

Don’t forget! The departmental orientation for incoming graduate students is coming up. During orientation you will learn about:

  • By Arrangement Forms
  • MA vs. MS option
  • The Thesis vs. Policy Track
  • The Office of Graduate Studies
  • Internships
  • Library workshops
  • DARS
  • And more

If you are unable to attend due to Yom Kippur, please contact department chair Michele Gamburd at to make alternative arrangements.

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Anthropoplogy job opening with NPS (closing soon)

The National Park Service is advertising the following job announcements (note closing dates):

Cultural Anthropologist:
The National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Office of Indian Affairs and American Culture is seeking a permanent, full-time Cultural Anthropologist to direct an intricate program of cultural anthropology/ethnography activities that involve sensitive and complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues.
SALARY RANGE: $61,612 to $96,001 / per year
OPEN PERIOD: Wed., Sept. 12, to Fri., Sept. 21, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0190-11/12
DUTY LOCATIONS:  Lakewood, Colorado
Click here for listing with all information:

Supervisory Anthropologist:
Major Duties:  As the Senior Anthropologist, you will be responsible for (excerpt):
Leading the Tribal Relations and American Cultures division in Washington and be the senior anthropologist among those in the National Park Service working with diverse communities such as Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, as well as other groups culturally affiliated with park units.
SALARY RANGE:  $105,211 to $155,500 / per year
OPEN PERIOD:  Fri., Aug. 10, to Mon., Oct. 01, 2012 (extended)
SERIES & GRADE:  GS-0190-14/15
DUTY LOCATION:  Washington, DC
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