Submitted: 14 April 2022
Department: Social Sciences/Anthropology
Institution: University of Hawai'i West O'ahu
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 20 June 2022
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Title: Assistant Professor (Forensic Anthropology) Position Number: 0088841 Hiring Unit: University of Hawaii - West Oahu Location: Kapolei Date Posted: April 12, 2022 Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins June 20, 2022 Salary Information: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience Monthly Type: 9 Month Tenure Track: Tenure Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: Appointment to begin on January 1, 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Biological Anthropology with a specialization in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. Responsibilities include teaching existing courses for a 3:3 teaching load, both day and evening courses. Required courses to teach include Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Lab, Human Skeletal Biology, Human Ecological Adaptation, Forensic Anthropology, and/or Senior Practicum/Project, plus related courses in areas of one’s expertise. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. The person hired will oversee the continued development of the Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology, serving as its primary advisor and recruiter. Related job responsibilities entail managing the forensic and archaeology lab space. They will also work closely with faculty at the nearby Leeward Community College, as well as with organizations that include the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Department POW/MIA Accounting Agency (a unit of the U.S. Department of Defense) at nearby Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam, and the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office. Duties for this position also include creating opportunities for students to assist with forensic casework.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Biological Anthropology, with a specialization in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology. -Evidence of high-quality teaching and potential for conducting relevant scholarly and applied research. -Ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing. -Field and/or laboratory experience in Forensic Anthropology.

Desirable Qualifications:

-Experience teaching in an undergraduate Anthropology program, offering courses in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. -ABFA Board Certification or must show evidence of being in the process of working towards completion of the ABFA exam. -Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities. -Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses. -Proven ability to write and/or administer grants is also highly desirable. -Commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the mission and purpose of the University of Hawai‘i to position the university as a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution.

To Apply:

Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire). Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by January 1, 2023. If multiple applications are received from the same candidate, only the last one will be reviewed. Please do not include any self-identifying photos they will be redacted. PLEASE REDACT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O'ahu and will not be returned Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries: Dr. Christy Mello, [email protected]

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