Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Forensic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for an appointment in Forensic Anthropology, rank open, to begin Fall 2015. The successful candidate will be the fourth forensic anthropologist in the department. Texas State currently has a large outdoor human decomposition research laboratory (Forensic Anthropology Research Facility), a growing willed body donation program, and two dedicated forensic labs that comprise the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS). The Grady Early Forensic Research Laboratory houses the permanent donated skeletal collection and advanced imaging systems. The Osteological Research and Processing Laboratory contains state of the art processing facilities and a secure laboratory for medico-legal casework. FACTS attracts international and interdisciplinary researchers, and provides training and research opportunities for students.

At the time of application applicants are required to have 1) a PhD in Anthropology with a focus in Forensic Anthropology, 2) an active research program with a record of publications in forensic anthropology, and 3) experience teaching and mentoring students at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching and mentoring PhD students, and who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to applicants with experience in morgue-based trauma analysis, stable isotopic analysis, chemical decomposition analysis, forensic DNA, and/or quantitative methods. We especially encourage applications at the associate and full professor level, or from those at the advanced assistant professor level. Diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology are encouraged to apply. Rank and salary will be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants will be expected to conduct research in forensic anthropology and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic anthropology and biological anthropology. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development and implementation of a proposed PhD program in Applied Anthropology.

For full consideration all application materials must be received by December 1, 2014. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests, publications, teaching, and external funding; 2) a detailed curriculum vita; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. Application materials will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to Dr. Christina Conlee, Search Committee Chair,, in the Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Phone: 512-245-8272.

The Anthropology Department at Texas State currently has 17 full-time faculty members, over 380 undergraduate BA and BS majors, and over 50 master’s students. For more information about the Department, please see For more information about the Forensic Anthropology Center, please see

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