Websites for the College of Arts & Sciences

The following sites include information about topics or careers in various areas of the Arts & Sciences. Additional sites listed may provide related career development or salary survey information.


* Sites that post or link to actual job listings are designated with a star.


NOTE:   We strongly recommend that you preview websites in all categories since many of the websites listed could apply to students in more than one major. You will want to explore the websites listed for multiple departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as websites listed for some of the other colleges and schools.




Archaeology Museums & Preservation
Education Non-Profit
General Research
Government (Federal, State & Local) Useful USC Resources
Libraries (includes archiving)  


The Center for American Archaeology
Click on “opportunities” for scholarships, internships, and full-time positions.   Also, click on  “links” for additional resources.

* Society for American Archaeology
This website includes information for students about awards and scholarships. It also has a section for job openings.

* Society for Historical Archaeology
Includes information on careers in underwater archaeology available as a downloadable brochure. There is also a link on the homepage where you click to get information on historical archaeology as an interactive tutorial.  Under the "Student & Jobs" there is information on types of careers, employment, field schools, and a list of graduate schools in archaeology.

View job postings and volunteer opportunities, post your resume on-line, see the student section for information on scholarships, fellowships, field schools and more.

* Archeological Institute of America

Access information on fellowships, fieldwork opportunities and more.  Listings vary in amount of experience you must have. Members may also receive assistance with their job search.

Register of Professional Archaeologists
Access a list of registered professional archeologists (good for networking), or click on "links" for access to additional related professional associations.

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* USC - Websites for the College of Education

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to education-related opportunities.

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* American Anthropological Association
Click on "jobs/careers" to access the on-line Career Center and search jobs. On the left side of the page are links to get you information about careers, workshops, fellowships, field schools, and internships. Also, access information on the association's annual meeting under "Meetings" and connect to other affiliated associations under "sections/interest groups".

*NAPA: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Search the "directory" by area of expertise for networking, use the "students" section to find a mentor or locate internships, or use the "find/post jobs" section to post your resume or search for jobs.  The "practicing anthropology" section also provides useful information about the profession.

* Society of Applied Anthropology
This site includes job openings in government, academia and the private sector for anthropologists and related social scientists under "employment". Listings are updated on a regular basis.  Also includes information on education and training programs in applied anthropology.

* American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Click on "job announcements" for postings, or click on "getting a job" for information and resources on careers in museums, zoos, forensics, government and academia.

This site has several terrific categories including "resources" and "jobs".   Under "resources" you'll find categories such as history (by subculture), archeology, architecture, government, maps, museums, and planning and community development,  and under "jobs" you'll find full-time employment listings and internships.

This organization, Context Based Research Group, is an ethnographic research and consulting firm that assists companies and non-profit institutions in better understanding the experience of their constituents. They employ a proprietary database of over 1,700 cultural anthropologists located around the world.  You can apply on-line to add your name to the database to be considered for assignments. Recent studies have included: women's attitudes about the outdoors; an exploration of the role of interactive media in American households; an ethnography of wine communities around the United States; a global ethnography of wireless Internet use; and research on youth social issues and sexuality.

* American Folklore Society
See "opportunities in folklore" for job postings and  internships related to diverse cultures and their traditions. Members may also post their resume on-line.

Anthropology Resources on the Net
This comprehensive site contains an abundance of links to cultural and physical anthropology, commercial sites, academic resources, excavation sites, field schools, and numerous societies and foundations. 

Worldwide E-mail Directory of Anthropologists
The Worldwide E-mail Directory of Anthropologists (WEDA) is a searchable database of address and research information about anthropologists from around the world. This completely volunteer project was established to encourage and aid scholarly communication. Here, anthropology is taken in its widest sense, to include physical, earth, and social scientists, as well as their colleagues in the humanities. Students and scholars, applied anthropologists, professionals and avocationalists are all very welcome! As of Nov 24, 1999, WEDA contained information on 2,020 institutions and 4,919 individuals.

North Kentucky University’s Anthropology Department
Excellent information about careers in anthropology and a directory of organizations that have positions in anthropology.

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GOVERNMENT (Federl, State, & Local)

USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (Political Science)
From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to federal, state & local government opportunities. Will allow you to research employers as well as search for jobs.

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LIBRARIES (includes archiving)

* USC - Websites for the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to library and archives-related opportunities.

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* USC - Websites for the College of Liberal Arts (History)

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to numerous sites pertaining to museum and preservation-related opportunities.

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 * USC - Career Center - Non Profit Job Listings and Employer Information

From another section of the University of South Carolina Career Center webpage.  This page will link you to employer information and job listings for both U.S. and overseas non-profit organizations.

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* Research Jobs

This is a career and networking website for research professionals and the companies that seek to employ them. 

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USC - Department of Anthropology

Information on the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina.  See the "Undergraduate Program" link for a section on "What Can I do With a Major in Anthropology?", as well as employment opportunities within the department.

Click on the student link under the Handshake icon in the top right corner of the page. Updated daily, this database lists full-time, part-time, summer, internship and graduate assistantship opportunities in a wide variety of industries.  In addition to searching for advertised opportunities students may also search the employer directory or lists of USC Career Fair employers, as well as upload a resume for employers to view and/or sign up for on-campus interviews with employers.

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last updated 5/10