Associate Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a PhD-level, Associate Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center (FACTS). This is a full-time, non-tenure line position with a twelve-month appointment beginning fall 2019. FACTS is a multifaceted center that encompasses a body donation program, an outdoor decomposition facility, a processing laboratory, and a fully equipped research laboratory with a large modern human skeletal collection. For more information about FACTS, please visit .

Primary responsibilities of the Associate Director include: (1) solicitation of federal, state, or private research grants that maximize use of FACTS resources; (2) management of the Willed Body Donation Program (includes oversight of the donation process, management of program employees and volunteers, and curation of skeletal remains); (3) mentorship of MA and PhD students doing research at the labs and decomposition facility; (4) participation in legal casework; and (5) assistance with the development and enforcement of FACTS SOPs and best practices.

The Department of Anthropology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty and staff effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. For more information about the department, please visit

Required Qualifications
(1) a PhD in Anthropology (or a closely related discipline) by date of hire; and (2) a strong research background in forensic anthropology.
Preferred Qualifications
(1) administrative and/or laboratory management experience; (2) a record of external funding; (3) experience mentoring graduate student research; (4) a research focus in forensic anthropology, skeletal biology, and/or human osteology that allows the applicant to take advantage of the decomposition facility, the documented modern human skeletal collection, and other FACTS laboratory resources; (5) a record of peer-reviewed publication; and (6) a commitment to advancing diversity.

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:
(1) A letter of intent addressing at least one of the following areas: how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
(2) a current curriculum vita; and
(3) the names and contact information of three references.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.