Research Assistant Scientist

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology enthusiastically announces a search for a nontenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in forensic anthropology, available immediately. This is a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited position, to be renewed on a year-to-year basis, contingent on funding. The successful candidate will participate in forensic casework and lab management at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory (CAPHIL). In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate on research initiatives in human biological variation, contribute to publications and requests for external funding, and pursue independent research. We seek a candidate with forensic case work experience, including independent preparation of forensic case reports. Experience with trauma analysis and field recovery methods is desirable. A Ph.D. in biological anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment, and eligibility for ABFA certification is preferred.
The University of Florida is a leading research institution with over 52,000 students and is ranked in the top ten public universities. The Department of Anthropology ( has 28 faculty members, ~140 graduate students, and ~370 undergraduate majors and is one of the top rated programs in the country. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter detailing case work accomplishments and research interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a representative forensic case report authored by the candidate and redacted to protect privacy, and (4) the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three references familiar with the candidate’s case work and/or research. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017 and will continue until November 13, 2017.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).