Anthropologist Interview Questions

1 Share your approach on teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology.
2 Walk me through how you plan and direct research to characterize and compare the economic, demographic, health care, social, political, linguistic, and religious institutions of distinct cultural groups, communities, and organizations.
3 Describe what methods used to collect information and make judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
4 Tell me about you apply traditional ecological knowledge and assessments of culturally distinctive land and resource management institutions to assist in the resolution of conflicts over habitat protection and resource enhancement.
5 How do you explain the origins and physical, social, or cultural development of humans, including physical attributes, cultural traditions, beliefs, languages, resource management practices, and settlement patterns?
6 Share ways to collaborate with economic development planners to decide on the implementation of proposed development policies, plans, and programs based on culturally institutionalized barriers and facilitating circumstances.
7 Describe what procedures used to apply systematic sampling techniques to ensure the accuracy, completeness, precision, and representativeness of individuals selected for sample surveys.
8 Share an experience where you participated in forensic activities, such as tooth and bone structure identification, in conjunction with police departments and pathologists.
9 Walk me through how you conduct participatory action research in communities and organizations to assess how work is done and to design work systems, technologies, and environments.
10 Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor someone. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
11 Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.
12 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
13 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (Make sure that the candidate has open lines of communication.)
14 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
15 What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?