Submitted: 13 October 2022
Department: Anthropology
Institution: East Carolina University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 9 December 2022
Application URL:

The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University seeks a Forensic Anthropologist for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2023. The Department seeks candidates who have an active research program in forensic anthropology and an interest in the biological consequences of inequality and discrimination and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position requires teaching two undergraduate and/or graduate courses per semester, including but not limited to introduction to biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, and human skeletal analysis. The candidate will also be responsible for developing undergraduate and graduate courses that align with forensic anthropology or closely-related topics. Faculty are expected to perform university and professional service and have an active research program that involves mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.

A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Qualifying degree must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential for research which engages students and emerging scholars, is supported by external funding, and disseminated via high quality publications. We particularly welcome applications from those underrepresented in the discipline. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching crosses subfield boundaries with medical and cultural anthropology.

Applications must be submitted online at and should include the following documents: (1) cover letter describing relevant qualifications; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and diversity statement; (4) contact information for three current references. Letters of reference will be requested as the search progresses. Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2022, and initial review of applications begins on November 12, 2022.

The Department of Anthropology ( offers both a BA and MA in Anthropology, a minor in Medical Anthropology, and several certificates at the undergraduate level including Global Cross-Cultural Competency, Forensic Anthropology, and Cultural Resources Management. The department also contributes coursework to the Forensic Science minor offered by the Department of Criminal Justice (

ECU enrolls around 28,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate or professional degrees and is a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University with a large health sciences component, including the School of Dental Medicine ( and the Brody School of Medicine (, home of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine ( which includes three board certified forensic pathologists working in the Eastern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office (part of the North Carolina Medical Examiner system). ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System located in Greenville, NC (pop. 95,000), a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (

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