Program Faculty – Research Associate

Program Faculty – Research Associate in Forensic Anthropology

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is seeking applications for a full-time, one-year Research Associate for Operation IDENTIFICATION (OpID). OpID aims to facilitate the identification and repatriation of unidentified human remains found along or within close proximity of the South Texas border through forensic anthropological analysis and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations. OpID is housed at Texas State University, a public, student-centered, Emerging Research University dedicated to excellence in serving educational needs of a the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

The Research Associate will supervise the cleaning and processing of human remains and personal effects with support from a part-time project assistant and volunteers, write forensic anthropology case reports, enter cases into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), submit DNA samples to the University of North Texas for CODIS inclusion, and collaborate with local and international non-governmental human rights organizations. The Research Associate will also work together with six FACTS faculty members. The FACTS mission is to advance forensic science and anthropology through world-class education, research, and outreach. Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Anthropology or ABD status with forensic anthropology training and experience. Highly qualified individuals with a MA or MS with forensic anthropology case work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a detailed CV and cover letter highlighting years of experience with data collection and skeletal analysis, forensic anthropology casework, and ability to work collaboratively. Additionally, please provide the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three referees. Only electronic applications will be accepted, please send a single pdf to Dr. Kate Spradley at, 512-245-8272.
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