The Social Network of US Academic Anthropology and Its Inequalities

Nicholas C. Kawa José A. Clavijo Michelangeli Jessica L. Clark Daniel Ginsberg Christopher McCarty

"For PhD students, tenure‐track academic jobs remain the most common goal, but more than half of them are also considering nonprofit work, and more than 40 percent are considering government and nonfaculty academic jobs (Ginsberg 2016b). On the cutting edge of this trend, some PhD programs, like the University of South Florida, are training their students precisely for careers outside of academia and only offer PhDs in applied anthropology. Other programs are beginning to follow suit."


Sample Positions Held by Recent Master’s Graduates:

Research Coordinator, MyCode biobank genomics, Geisinger Health System
Historic Sites Specialist, State of Florida
Public Health Prevention Service Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Case Management Support Specialist, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Health Science Specialist, Tampa Veterans Affairs department
Research Assistant, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, USF Chiles Center
Project Manager/Archaeologist, Environmental Corporation of America
Sr. Research Program Coordinator II, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Manager, Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.
Academic Advisor, University of South Florida
Conference Technician, Virginia Tech U
Assistant, Save the Oceans, Feed the World
HIV/AIDS surveillance, Pinellas County Health Department
Community Health Needs/Hillsborough School District Partnership Coordinator, Florida Hospital Tampa
Archaeologist, Brockington and Associates Cultural Resources Consulting, Georgia
Museum Program Assistant, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Sample Positions Held by Recent PhD Graduates:

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
Assistant Professor, Kuwait University
Lecturer, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor, CUNY
Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University
Senior Consumer Insights Manager, Universal Orlando Resort
GS 13 Technical Lead Archeologist, US Army Corps of Engineers
Clinical Research Coordinator, University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Social Science Project Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Academic Computing Manager for the Social Sciences, Wesleyan University
Qualitative Researcher, American Board of Family Medicine
Director, Central Regional Center of the Florida Public Archeology Network
Cancer Prevention & Control Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine & Massey Cancer Center
Senior Research Associate, Anthrologica
Postdoctoral fellow, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital HSR&D/RR&D Center of Excellence
Research Associate, Department of Children's Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston TX