Can I be hired with the title “anthropologist” or will I end up with a different job title?

For over 40 years, I have been a full-time anthropology practitioner. Although my anthropological training and fieldwork have prepared me for various jobs, no employer has hired me as an anthropologist. I have always been the only anthropologist on the team, department, or even the entire organization, typically unknown to my co-workers. I have designed and managed projects and programs, managed staff and operations, written funding proposals, drafted organizational strategy, and spoken with thousands of beneficiaries and partners of our programs. As background, I specialize in humanitarian assistance, emergency management, disaster response, and recovery and resilience for the U.S. government and [...]