Forensic Anthropology Facilities Director, Tenure Track #001196
Posting Information: The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University seeks to hire a 10-month Tenure Track anthropologist with a background in human skeletal biology to direct our Forensic Anthropology Program's human decomposition facility and human identification laboratory beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other faculty in WCU's anthropology, forensic anthropology, and forensic science programs. Facilities director responsibilities include facility oversight and decision-making, strategic planning and evaluation, enforcement and revision of safety and security protocols, community outreach, oversight of the body donation program, and budgetary planning. Applicants will be expected to conduct research with undergraduate students and teach undergraduate courses in forensic and biological anthropology as well as contribute to the university's Liberal Studies program. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in the context of human decomposition facilities, conducting human decomposition fieldwork and/or casework, teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and/or who have a record of external funding. Areas of specialization are open. The undergraduate forensic anthropology program at Western Carolina University is one of a kind with an outdoor human decomposition research laboratory, growing willed body donation program, and two diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Applicants are required to have: (1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology by the August 2018 start date, (2) an active research program in human skeletal biology, (3) experience teaching and or mentoring students at the graduate or undergraduate level, and (4) a record of teaching, scholarship, and service to qualify at the appropriate rank.
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be made online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, the names and contact information for three references, and separate one to two page statements regarding their: (1) teaching interests and philosophy, and (2) facilities-related vision. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. John Williams, Search Committee Chair at 828-227-2430.