Submitted: 11 November 2020
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Idaho State University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 10 December 2020
Application URL:

Assistant Professor, Anthropology (8175)

Posting Number: req1127 Working 9 months per year Faculty Tenure Track College of Arts and Letters Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose The Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor opening for a broadly trained biological anthropologist with a focus in forensic anthropology to begin August 2021.

Key Responsibilities Faculty in the department typically teach a total of six courses per year (three courses per semester). The candidate will be expected to teach courses in forensics and biological anthropology, including developing introductory courses, upper level courses and graduate courses that may be field-based, lab-based, service learning, online, and/or interdisciplinary. Faculty are expected to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, perform university and professional service, and conduct active research that involves students.

The department is housed within the ISU College of Arts and Letters. As a college, we pride ourselves on being a community of scholars who make meaningful, professional contributions to our disciplines, departments, university, and community. This includes being passionate about providing outstanding learning opportunities for our students, many of whom are first-generation college students from Idaho. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to working collegially with other members of the department to achieve university goals to meet our collective mission. Our goal in the College of Arts and Letters is to work together in putting students first, and we expect all our faculty to embrace this core value.

Minimum Qualifications Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D in Anthropology or other related field in-hand at the time of appointment and demonstrate collaborative and diverse research interests in support of the four-field mission of the Department. We seek a forensically trained anthropologist with interest in pursuing casework in the region, but with versatile research topics of broader anthropological significance. Evidence of superior and innovative pedagogy, student mentoring, and community engagement is essential.

Preferred Qualifications Research focus includes, but is not limited to human rights, skeletal biology, decomposition and taphonomy, pathology and trauma, and quantitative analysis. Experience with GIS, molecular, or isotopic methods, or other methodological specialties are highly desirable.

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Please submit the following documents with your application: Cover letter that includes a statement of interest with goals for both teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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