Assistant Professor of Anthropology – Forensic or Biological

Position Summary:

Eastern New Mexico University’s (ENMU) Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forensic Anthropology or Biological Anthropology position, who will also serve as the Director of our undergraduate interdisciplinary Forensic Science Program, to begin August 2022. The position entails a 3/3 teaching load, which represents a .25 administrative release. ENMU seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. The Forensic Science Program is a specialized program in the Anthropology Department, and this position reports directly to the department chair.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Teach a range of general undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology, forensic science, and biological anthropology
• Academic planning, curricular design, and program development; program assessment and reporting
• Recruitment and retention
• Supervise graduate research and thesis writing, and assigned graduate assistant(s)
• Serve as the Forensic Science Society student organization faculty advisor
• Faculty are expected to meet or exceed expectations in teaching, scholarship, and service

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Ph.D. in Anthropology (biological focus or related field of Forensic Science) preferred; ABD will be considered
• Preference given to candidates with experience in the application of osteological analyses in a medicolegal setting
• Previous teaching experience at the college level preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Commitment to excellence in teaching and willingness to teach using traditional and distance education technologies
• Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated director abilities
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge about the analysis of human skeletal remains
• Familiarity with Native American groups and NAGPRA applications

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application Review Date: Open Until Filled

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through this page: . Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
• Letter of interest outlining qualifications
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)
• Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer Jessica Small at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail