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Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

09/30/2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2017. Applicants must have expertise in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.  

Requirements of the position are that the candidate demonstrates an active research program in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.  The successful candidate will be able to teach a 2-2 course load of introductory courses in biological anthropology, elective undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in areas of specialization. Candidate’s research interests should complement but not duplicate those of current departmental members. Visit our website at http://www.unlv.edu/anthro. Strong preference will be given to candidates who currently have or will actively pursue certification as a diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (DABFA). The successful candidate will act as the official forensic anthropologist for southern Nevada and will be expected to oversee the forensic anthropology workload and the internship program at the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action to recruit and mentor graduate students in the department's PhD program and to those who have a plan for obtaining external funding for research. 

The committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2016. Applications for the position are made online at UNLV’s portal for faculty vacancies: https://www.unlv.edu/jobs/openings. Candidates attending the AAA meetings Nov. 16-20, 2016, could arrange for a pre-interview with committee members. For additional information, contact Debra L. Martin, Search Chair, debra.martin@unlv.edu.

UNLV is a doctoral degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversified population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  


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