For Departments

AAA Department Services Program 

  • Up to 44% discount when placing job ads online and in Anthropology News
  • Free interviewing booth at the Annual Meeting 
  • Invitation to the Department Chairs Breakfast at the Annual Meeting
  • Free copies of AAA careers DVDs
  • Copy of the AAA AnthroGuide
  • Subscription to Anthropology News
  • Invitation to participate in the Graduate School Fair at the Annual Meeting
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AAA AnthroGuide and eAnthroGuide

The AnthroGuide is the most comprehensive and highly used reference source in anthropology, providing information about your department or program to a wide audience. This resource is used by agencies and researchers to identify anthropologists with particular backgrounds and competence, by professionals seeking to locate colleagues, and by students to select schools.
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The online version, eAnthroGuide, gives access to more than 800 academic departments; museums; government agencies; nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations; research and consulting firms.
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Comparative Data Project Survey  

In the spring of 2013, the American Anthropological Association conducted an anonymous, online survey to gather data on college and university programs in anthropology. The survey was first distributed in March 2013 to a list of 477 unique institutions culled from the AAA database. These institutions, primarily located in North America, offered a program in anthropology or a program with an anthropological component. In the case of hybrid anthropology programs, respondents were directed to report on either the entire department or the anthropology component as appropriate.  

Read the summary of the survey results: Strong Showing for Women and Minorities as Students and Faculty in 2013 Departmental Survey 

Did your department participate in the survey? For more information on how to access the full dataset in the Comparative Data Repository, please contact Courtney Dowdall, AAA Professional Fellow, at

All other interested parties can purchase the full Comparative Data Project dataset.


Evaluation & Assessment Tools

AAA Guidelines for Evaluating Scholarship in the Realm of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology for Academic Promotion and Tenure 

AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review

Promoting Applied Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)

Cultural Anthropology Assessment Plan
Duke University

Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Undergraduate Programs:
- Senior Survey
- Alumni Survey
Graduate Programs:
- Faculty and Peer Mentor Evaluations of Scholarly Achievement
- Completion of Academic "Milestones"
- Monitoring Professional Career Trajectories After Advanced-Degree Completion
The University of Arizona  

Step-by-step guides and how-to materials
University of Hawaii at Manoa




AAA Career DVDs

careers_brochure_cover120x1Anthropology: Real People, Real Careers
This DVD is comprised of interviews with individuals working in 10 different fields in applied anthropology.

AAA-FullSizeDisc_120x121Beyond Ethnography: Corporate and Design Anthropology draws on ethnographic research projects conducted at General Motors Corporation. It offers a successful model for the use of anthropology in corporate settings. Learn more >>

What Can You Do With a Degree in Anthropology
Anthropology Careers Brochure (PDF)

Academic Surveys and Reports