Assistant Professor, Forensic Anthropology

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in forensic anthropology to begin September
1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of
the department in the Indigenous Americas. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to
candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues
of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves. The successful
candidate will have experience in GIS, quantitative analysis, anthropological DNA, or other
methodological specialty and will contribute to the curriculum by teaching both undergraduate and
graduate courses in anthropology including Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, and Human
Skeletal Biology and Forensic Techniques. In addition, the new colleague will be expected to develop
courses related to his or her specializations, to mentor graduate students, and to involve graduate students
in research. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching undergraduate and
graduate students. Service duties include program building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular
activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. The successful
candidate will be expected to seek outside research funding.

Required Qualifications
PhD in hand by the starting date of the appointment is required. Demonstrated evidence of research,
including a publication record and an active research agenda, is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with teaching experience and demonstrated teaching effectiveness are preferred. Preference
will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly publication and external funding.

About the Department and Texas Tech University
The anthropology program in the Department of SASW has six full-time tenured and tenure-track
anthropologists in a three-field program that offers both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Our students
receive training in all three fields, but specialize in ethnology, physical anthropology, or archaeology. To
learn more about the program, please visit The
College of Arts and Sciences houses the Institute for Peace and Conflict and the Institute for Forensic
Science. Texas Tech is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds
35,000 students. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to 250,000 people and enjoys affordable
housing, abundant sunshine, and friendly people.

To Apply
Qualified candidates should complete an online application available at using requisition ID# 11533BR or through this
direct link: Applications should be submitted by November 8, 2017. Please include
your curriculum vitae; a letter describing your interest in the position and your qualifications for the
position; a statement on your research; and the names and contact information for three professional
references. Please direct any questions about the position to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Tamra
Walter via email to

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated
to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural
environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their
research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas
Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with
disabilities, and dual-career couples.