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Tips for Entry

Subscribe to the Chronicle of Higher Education ( to learn about trends in higher education and to access job listings. You should also visit and for job listings.

Try to land a position as an instructor at a college or university.

Conduct information interviews with ethnoscientists and ask them for advice on preparing for and entering the field.

Read the following publications to learn more about the field:

  • Ethnohistory:
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology:
  • Language:
  • Journal of Ethnobiology:
  • Ethnomusicology:
  • Society for Ethnomusicology Student News:
  • Economic Botany:

Use social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date on industry developments, network, and learn about job openings. For example, the International Society for Ethnopharmacology, has a Facebook page.