Submitted: 8 November 2022
Department: Department of Anthropology
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 9 December 2022
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Biological Anthropologist Lecturer

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: Summary of Position University of New Hampshire, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a (benefits eligible) Lecturer position in biological anthropology beginning fall semester 2023. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist for our small department who is prepared to teach undergraduate classes, including biological anthropology and human evolution at the introductory level, forensic anthropology, osteology, and other more advanced topical courses in their methodological and/or geographical area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach across subfields, especially archaeology or medical anthropology. The ideal candidate will have expertise in applied forensic anthropology and engage in decolonizing methodologies and antiracist approaches to biological anthropology, demonstrating a commitment to diversity and social justice in their teaching and scholarly engagement. The position requires teaching 3 undergraduate courses a semester. This is a two-year term Lecturer position with the possibility of renewal with 3-year contracts moving forward.

Additional Job Information Review of applications will begin December 9, 2022. Applications should include: (1) cover letter discussing expertise and teaching experience, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) student evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a statement on experiences with and commitments to diversity (max 500 words), and (5) contact information of three referees. Other additional teaching materials are optional but might include a teaching philosophy or syllabi for one or more prospective courses in candidate’s area of expertise. Cover letters should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Eleanor Harrison-Buck. Questions should be directed to the Anthropology Administrative Assistant, Anne Torres ([email protected]). UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications PhD (awarded by August 2023) in anthropology with a focus on biological anthropology or closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate: strong practical skills in applied forensic casework and field work activities in the context of student mentorship; teaching effectiveness (ideally with at least one course as sole instructor); a desire and ability to strengthen links among departmental interests and teaching in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology; a desire and ability to contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching and assisting in the possible long-term development of a professional master’s degree program in Forensic Anthropology; and a desire and ability to educate anthropology students with either academic or applied career goals.

Additional Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will join a team of forensic specialists who train students in the department’s new Forensic Anthropology Identification and Recovery (FAIR) Lab. Among other impactful collaborations, the FAIR Lab has a strong relationship with NH state law enforcement and the ideal candidate would be prepared to participate in ongoing forensic case work for the state while mentoring students.

The ideal candidate will show evidence of their commitment to diversity and social justice and demonstrate their ability to work with faculty, staff and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. Advancing diversity and dialogue around social (in)justice (both in the past and present) is of vital importance for our Department and the University of New Hampshire. The university actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. We are committed to creating a more diverse community at UNH, knowing that diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff and students.

Salary Information Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

This position is responsible for the supervision of • Students

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