Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Posting Number 20180007PF Job Location San Marcos Department Anthropology Position Description

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the Forensic Anthropology Center (FACTS) to begin January 1, 2019. This is a 12-month, non-tenure line position with an opportunity for a second year of funding based on performance.

The post-doctoral position is focused on dental age estimation based on tooth mineralization using transition analysis and machine learning methods. Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) participation with the PI and Co-PI in various facets of data management, analysis, and procurement; (2) open-source application development; (3) oversight of graduate research assistants; and (4) report and publication preparation.

FACTS is a multifaceted center that encompasses a body donation program, an outdoor decomposition facility, a processing laboratory, and a fully equipped research laboratory with a large modern human skeletal collection. For more information about FACTS, please visit .

The Department of Anthropology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty and staff effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. For more information about the department, please visit

Required Qualifications

(1) A PhD in anthropology (or a closely related discipline) at the time of job offer.
(2) A strong research background in forensic anthropology, dental development, human growth, dental anthropology, and/or dental age estimation techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

(1) Administrative and/or laboratory management experience; (2) a record of research in dental anthropology; (3) experience mentoring graduate student research; (4) experience with open source statistical packages and web application development (i.e. R and Shiny); and (5) a commitment to advancing diversity.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:
(1) A letter of intent addressing the following areas: how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion; (2) a detailed curriculum vita; and (3) the names and contact information of three references.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date January 1, 2019 Open Date Review Date Close Date 11/30/2018 Open Until Filled? No Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. DD 214/DD1300
  3. Veteran's Preference




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Posted: 12/29/2018
Application Due: 8/26/2019
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