Biological Anthropologist Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)


In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply through the online application system at The full position announcement is listed at this site as well as application instructions. Be prepared to attach a cover letter and vitae (separate documents) to your application. IMPORTANT: If you have specific questions concerning this position please contact the department at 303-556-3167. If you have technical questions please refer them to the MSU Denver Equal Opportunity at 303-556-2245.

SUMMARY: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in biological anthropology beginning August 2015. We seek a biological anthropologist with a specialty in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in introductory biological anthropology, osteology, bioarchaeology/ paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and specialized courses in her/his area of expertise. The position requires teaching 12 credit hours per semester (4 courses) at the annual academic year load of 24 semester credit hours or the equivalent, day, evening, and weekend, as needed unless they receive reassigned time to engage in other activities. Teaching involves activities that impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students. It includes preparing for and conducting courses assigned, assessing student progress, curriculum development and revision, and staying current in the discipline. It also involves the use of new technology as appropriate. Advising is also part of teaching requirements and involves activities specifically directed to assist the student in choosing career options, choosing a degree program, successfully completing his or her degree, obtaining employment or graduate school placement, and keeping informed of University policies. The position also requires ongoing involvement in scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology must be completed no later than June 1, 2015.Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should be able to demonstrate quality teaching experience in bioarchaeology/paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and general biological anthropology. Quality experience in bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology field work and/or laboratory analysis and a willingness to involve undergraduate students in field/lab projects are additional preferred qualifications. MSU Denver has an established Human Identification Lab that would provide the successful candidate with immediate opportunities for local research in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
The successful candidate must also have the ability to work with an historically underrepresented, first generation, diverse student population at a large urban academic institution and a demonstrated commitment to improve their access to higher education.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

RANK & SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.


DEADLINE: 01/07/2015. All applicants must apply through the Online Application System at

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