Job Description University of Montana invites eligible candidates to apply for a non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology to begin August 2017. Successful applicants will display a concentration on Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology. The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, ranging from introductory through upper-division courses and graduate seminars. Course content includes introductory physical anthropology (lecture and lab), osteology, bioarchaeology, and forensic archaeology. Duties also involve advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (including potential service on graduate committees), and forensic casework for the State Crime Lab.
About the Department The Department of Anthropology is a four-field unit of 16 tenured faculty members located in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Approximately 140 students choose anthropology as a primary major and over 60 graduate students are currently working on advanced degrees in Anthropology. The department also administers certificates in forensic science and historic preservation. Present interests in the department include indigenous communities and the archaeology of Western North America, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology, language preservation and revitalization, medical anthropology, and cultural heritage studies.
Required Qualifications • A PhD (before August 2017) with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology • Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience • Experience with forensic anthropological casework • Ability to coordinate with the State Crime Lab to facilitate potential forensic cases
Preferred Qualifications • A research agenda in bioarchaeology and/or skeletal biology as evidenced by funding, publications, presentations, and experience • Projects that potentially allow for student involvement are ideal • Use of advanced computational methods and statistics in research • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology Certification, or working toward such • A geographic focus that enhances the Department, preferably in an area or areas within western North America • Strong teaching abilities, demonstrated through experience, favorable evaluations, and philosophy, preferably including experience with lab and online classes
Application Information Priority application date is April 1st, 2017. Applications received by April 1st will be guaranteed consideration; however, position will remain open until filled.
Upload the following materials: • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position in no more than two pages • Detailed Curriculum Vitae • Names and contact information for (3) professional referees familiar with your abilities and experience. Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
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