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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Forensic Anthropology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Pima, Arizona, USA

Job Description: This one-year grant funded postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of managing the DNA backlog at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. This will include packaging pre-cut samples and filling out the appropriate paperwork for their submission. The post-doc will be in charge of interpreting the DNA results including DNA matches and subsequently moving forward with the appropriate agency (ex. Mexican Consulate) as well as the PCOME forensic pathologists to identify individuals. The fellow will also work closely with the two full time forensic anthropologists and may assist them in current forensic anthropology casework.

 Qualifications: An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Physical Anthropology at start of employment 1/1/2019.

Licenses and Certificates: A valid Class D Arizona driver license is required at the time of appointment, and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain the required license shall be grounds for termination.

Special Notice ItemsAll positions require satisfactory completion of a background investigation by law enforcement agencies, due to need for access to sensitive, confidential, medical and like records and the handling of evidentiary materials. Department of Labor Regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that positions in this classification may have a moderate risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other infectious or harmful diseases or bio-hazardous materials due to the need to handle and otherwise be exposed to evidentiary materials which may pose biological hazards. Any required immunizations, training and safety equipment will be provided. Employees may also encounter harmful plant materials, reptiles, or animals when working in the field.

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Employees in this classification must be able to traverse rough terrain on foot to reach remote work-sites, and to operate in extremes of weather(exposure to sun, wind, heat/cold, etc.). Other physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

This is an unclassified position, not subject to the Pima County Merit System Rules. Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Medical Examiner background/knowledge.
  2. Sensitive materials, especially DNA samples, handling background/experience.
  3. Experience in the interpretation of DNA analysis results.
  4. Ability to withstand noxious odors, offensive sights and decomposed bodies.
  5. Ability to move and manipulate heavy objects – 100 plus pounds.
  6. Familiarity/experience with computerized data entry.
  7. Good knowledge of English language, spelling, grammar, both written and oral.
  8. Successfully complete a background investigation for the 3 year period prior to appointment.
  9. Experience with the legal environment, e.g., pretrial interviews, depositions, courtroom testimony.
  10. Experience with NamUs and FORDISC.
  11. Associate membership or membership status in the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
  12. Previous employment or internship at the Pima County Forensic Science Center.

This one-year, grand funded temporary position beginning approximately January 1, 2019 and ending approximately December 31, 2019, is located at the Pima County Office of theMedical Examiner, 2825 E District Street Tucson AZ  85714.


By the closing date and unless otherwise notifiedsubmit an official Pima County Application through the Pima County Online Job Portal during the tentative opening dates attaching your CV within the portal and send an additional CV to Christopher Smith by email:

For questions regarding this position’s responsibilities please contact Jennifer Vollner, PhD by email:

Thank you for your interest in the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner.

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Deadline for application: November 9,2018 5:00 P.M. (MST)

Grade: U3     Salary: $54,100




JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant/Associate Professor  in Forensic anthropology, University of Nebraska -Lincoln, USA

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning August, 2019. Area of specialization is Forensic Anthropology. The tenure-track candidate is expected to teach and research. The faculty member will be required to develop, manage and expand the Forensic Anthropology Program through curricular development and by establishing connections with other relevant departments and programs, including the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laboratory at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

More information here.




JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant Professor Biological Anthropology, The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

The Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology beginning fall semester 2019. Applicants must have expertise and training in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. Requirements of the position are that the candidate demonstrates an active research program in both bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.  The successful candidate will 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 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 be invited to collaborate with the Chief Forensic Anthropologist at Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner, including participation in recoveries, casework, research, and helping direct the forensic anthropology internship program. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a plan of action for recruiting and mentoring graduate students in the department's PhD program and to those who have a plan
for obtaining external funding for their research.

The committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018. Applications for the position are made online at UNLV’s portal for faculty vacancies: Candidates attending the AAA meetings in San Jose Nov. 14-18, 2018, could arrange for a pre-interview with committee members. For additional information about that or other questions, contact Debra L. Martin, Search Chair,



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistent Director at The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University, New York, USA

The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University announces a search for the position of Assistant Director. Assistant Director will assist with all aspects of the Institute’s range of programs and projects, both curricular and research-based. This is a full-time, ongoing staff appointment.

More information here.


JOB OPPORTUNITY – Lecturer in Biological/Forensic Anthropology, University of Kent, England

The School of Anthropology and Conservation are seeking to appoint a Lecturer with a strong academic profile in biological anthropology with teaching/practical experience in forensic anthropology. You will be a key contributor to the successful delivery of the Msc in Forensic Osteology and Field Recovery Methods and the BSc Anthropology offered by the School of Anthropology and Conservation and will be a member of the Biological Anthropology academic theme within the School.

Closing date for applications: 13th March 2018

More information here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Forensic Anthropology, PAE, Honolulu, USA

PAE NSS is currently looking for a Forensic Anthropologist to support the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Accounting Agency (DPAA) by identifying the remains of missing and unidentified service members from past conflicts, enabling the Department of Defense (DoD) to achieve full accounting. The Forensic Anthropologist conducts anthropological analysis to assist in the identification of remains, including those from large commingled assemblages, of U.S. service members lost during past conflicts.

Application deadline: 16 February 2018

More info here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant Professor, Forensic Anthropology, Saint Mary\’s University, Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a contractually limited term appointment (8 months), at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer, with a specialization in the field of forensic anthropology. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.

Apply for this opportunity online by visiting and use our online application system through CareerBeacon.

They will begin considering applications on March 9th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

More information here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Fixed Term Instructor and Forensic Anthropology Facilities Curator, Western Carolina University, USA

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University seeks to hire a 9-month, fixed-term instructor and forensic anthropology facilities curator beginning August 2018. The instructor/curator will teach a 2-2 course load and expedite day-to-day management of our forensic anthropology program human decomposition facility and human identification laboratory.

Applicants are required to have: (1) a minimum of a master’s degree in anthropology or related field by the August 2018 start date, (2) a specialization in human skeletal biology with an emphasis on forensic anthropology, and (3) experience working in the context of human decomposition facilities and/or conducting human decomposition fieldwork.

Application deadline: 18 February 2018

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Weber State University, USA

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in anthropology with biological expertise. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by the position start date. Applicants must show evidence of successful college/university level teaching, and have a record of research and publications.

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Application deadline: 15 January 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Forensic Anthropology Center Texas State, USA

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 postdoc will supervise the cleaning and processing of human remains and personal effects with support from a part-time project assistant and volunteers, write forensic anthropological 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 post-doc 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.

Application deadline 15th November 2017.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant/Associate Professor in Forensic Anthropology, Western Carolina University, USA

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Western Carolina University seeks to hire an 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.

More info here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant Professor, Forensic Biology/Forensic Molecular Anthropology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada

The Forensic Science Program at the University of Toronto Mississauga, currently administered in the Department of Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Forensic Biology/Forensic Molecular Anthropology, to commence on July 1, 2018.

Deadline for application is 6 November 2017.

More info here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Research Assistant Scientist in forensic anthropology, University of Florida, USA

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology enthusiastically announces a search for a nontenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in forensic anthropology, available immediately. This is a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited position, to be renewed on a year-to-year basis, contingent on funding. The successful candidate will participate in forensic casework and lab management at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory (CAPHIL). In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate on research initiatives in human biological variation, contribute to publications and requests for external funding, and pursue independent research.

Deadline for application is 13 November 2017

More info here.



JOB OPPORTUNITY – Assistant Professor, Forensic Anthropology, Texas Tech University, USA

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (SASW) at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in forensic anthropology to begin September 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates whose research area complements the existing strengths of the department in the Indigenous Americas. Research focus is open, but preference will be given to candidates that have a successful research agenda specific to forensic anthropology as it applies to issues of human rights, genocide, and/or the excavation and interpretation of mass graves.

Deadline for application is 8 November 2017

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Demonstrator in Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bournemouth, UK

The Faculty of Science and Technology seeks to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and broadly trained Demonstrator to support the areas of anthropology and archaeology in education, research and enterprise.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject and ideally bring expertise in Human Osteoarchaeology. You will also have knowledge and background in at least one of the following areas: Forensic Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Archaeology.

Preferably having experience of working in a university environment, you will deliver the Department’s laboratory and field based education in those areas and may provide supervisory support for student research projects at undergraduate and Master’s level.

Deadline for application is 27th Sept 2017

More information here.