Submitted: 20 September 2021
Department: Office of the Medical Investigator
Institution: University of New Mexico
Job type: Part time
Apply by: 5 October 2021
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The Department of Pathology at the University of New Mexico is seeking a part-time forensic anthropologist at the Assistant Professor level to join six (6) board certified forensic pathologists and one (1) board-certified forensic anthropologist at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. This individual will assist with medicolegal autopsies by using forensic anthropology identification techniques, teach medical students, graduate students, pathology residents and forensic pathology fellows, and will be encouraged to develop a program of scholarly inquiry.

The Office of the Medical Investigator is a statewide, centralized, academically based medicolegal death investigative agency for New Mexico. This agency investigates approximately 7,000 of the 18,000 deaths that occur each year in New Mexico and performs approximately 2,000 autopsies and 2,500 whole body CT exams each year. The office has been NAME accredited since 1976. When fully staffed, the pathologist caseload is compliant with NAME phase I standards. Detailed death investigation data (1977-present) is recorded in an electronic database. The office occupies a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2010 including a fully Biosafety Level-3 autopsy laboratory that houses both CT and MR Scanners. New faculty will be trained in the incorporation of imaging technology into daily practice. The office has faculty providing expertise in neuropathology, anthropology, odontology, epidemiology, and radiology and forensic imaging. The OMI forensic pathology fellowship program has 4 slots/year and has trained 100 fellows who are in practice throughout the US and internationally.

Minimum requirements: 1) PhD degree or equivalent, 2) Board certified/eligible in Forensic Anthropology or completing a Forensic Anthropology doctoral program, 3) Eligible to work in the US.

Desirable qualifications: 1) Experience or training in forensic anthropology or science applicable to forensic anthropology, 2) Experience in training forensic fellows and pathology residents in forensic anthropology identification techniques, 3) Experience teaching medical students and/or graduate students, 4) Evidence of scholarly productivity, 5) Evidence of public speaking and writing skills, 6) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

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