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Forensic Anthropologist, Kosovo – 2 positions; Science and Technology · Pristina, Kosovo

ICMP is looking for two Forensic Anthropologists to join the ICMP team in Kosovo for an initial 10 month contract.

Expected start date: 1 March 2022

Contract duration: 10 months with possibility of extension based on budget availability and performance

Review of applications will begin on 31 January 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Biological Anthropology Division) at School of Anatomical Sciences

The School of Anatomical Sciences wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the field of Biological Anthropology as broadly conceived to include human biological variation, growth and development, paleoanthropology, skeletal biology, and forensic anthropology.

To apply:
Please apply via i-Recruitment at before 31 December 2021.

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Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology and Crime Scene Roster at International Commission on Missing Persons

ICMP maintains a number of country projects dealing with the missing persons issue and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) efforts, which may make use of ICMP’s forensic expertise.

Assignments may vary in duration, scope and frequency such as short-term deployments to provide technical assistance in country programs, targeted expert training to ICMP staff and external stakeholders, and provision of technical advise on projects and programs.

The following positions are needed on an ongoing and regular basis:

  • Forensic Archaeologist
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Crime Scene Specialist/Technician/Photographer
  • Forensic Pathologist

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Assistant Professor in Human Bioarchaeology and Forensic Science, Durham University

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Human Bioarchaeology and Forensic Science, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.  The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Application deadline: 13/02/2021

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For those interested in research scholarships „Down Under“

The University of Western Australia, home of the Center of Forensic Anthropology, announced that applications are open from 1 July 2020 until 31 August 2020 for commencement by 30 June 2021.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University

Job Description:

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention to begin in August 2020, who will also serve as the coordinator of online programming for the Institute.

The individual selected for this position will join a growing cadre of faculty, professional staff and atrocity prevention practitioners in a welcoming and vibrant intellectual atmosphere dedicated to advancing the scholarship and practice of atrocity prevention. Binghamton University’s I-GMAP is a university-wide endeavor reporting to the Provost. The three-fold mission of the Institute is to: 1) bridge the gap between scholars and practitioners; 2) to break down barriers that prevent disciplines from working together effectively; and 3) to draw upon all the resources of the university to advance atrocity prevention. I-GMAP provides academic programming in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention in the form of a university-wide undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate housed within a Master of Public Administration program, and a university-wide professional Masters (pending State approval). The Institute provides training to faculty from all disciplines in how to incorporate atrocity prevention into their teaching and research, hosts an annual Frontiers of Prevention conference to bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world for dialogue and collaborative problem solving, hosts practitioners on a regular basis, and engages in other forms of research, education and outreach.

In lieu of the normal 2-2 teaching load, the selected individual will have a 1-1 (or 2-0 or 0-2) teaching load for traditional face-to-face classes in recognition of the responsibilities for designing and delivering online programming. This will include transformation of the current face-to-face Curriculum Development Program for faculty to an online format that will extend beyond Binghamton University and include faculty from other SUNY institutions, as well as creation of new micro-credentialing or certificate programs for civil society prevention actors globally. In the first year, online teaching may be limited to the educational programs for faculty, until approvals are secured and courses are developed for micro-credentialing or practitioner certificates. Once the online programs are operational, the individual in this position will assume primary responsibility for creation, management, facilitation and assessment of online courses.

The position will be housed in I-GMAP and teaching, research and service expectations will rest with the Institute. The individual will be provided a tenure berth in the appropriate academic department(s) for purposes of promotion and tenure reviews; expectations and evaluation criteria for promotion and tenure will be negotiated and clarified at the time of hire.


The successful applicant will have: a PhD or other terminal degree from any relevant discipline (all fields will be considered); a record of scholarly productivity; demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively in both academic and practitioner venues; the ability to teach at least two of the core GMAP courses (Essentials of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Comparative Genocides, Micro-Dynamics of Mass Atrocity, International NGOs, Transitional Justice), as well as one or more electives; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and experience designing and delivering online courses or other educational programming.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University’s complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a complete online application at the position’s Interview Exchange site: A complete application consists of:

  1. a detailed cover letter highlighting interests and qualifications;
  2. a CV;
  3. a sample of research;
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  5. three (3) academic or professional references.

Review of complete applications will begin on March 1, 2020, and continue until the position has been filled.


Assistant Professor – Biological/physical anthropologist, Masaryk University – Faculty of Science, Czech Republic

The candidate for the position is expected to carry out pedagogical and creative tasks (scientific, research & development, innovative and others) in accordance with mission of the Faculty, activities of the department and ongoing research projects. He or she is expected to be involved in teaching and development of study programmes, research & development, promoting of science & dissemination of research results, and to participate in academic authorities and other bodies. He or she is also expected to carry out additional administrative and operational activities related to the type of work and departmental duties, as per instructions of the direct superior.

Application deadline: 31/03/2020

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Höhere/r Sachbearbeiter/In Anthropologin/Anthropologe 50%, University fo Bern, Switzerland

Das Institut für Rechtsmedizin erbringt als universitäres Institut neben der Lehre und Forschung die rechts-medizinische Dienstleistung für die Stadt und den Kanton Bern sowie für weitere Einzugsgebiete. Das Institut für Rechtsmedizin besteht aus sieben verschiedenen Fachabteilungen.

Die Abteilung Anthropologie untersucht menschliche Überreste aus forensischen und archäologischen Kontexten. Zur Ergänzung unseres Teams suchen wir eine/n Höhere/n Sachbearbeiter/In – Anthropologin/Anthropologe.

Wir bieten
Eine herausfordernde Tätigkeit mit hoher Selbständigkeit in einem kleinen, offenen Team
Möglichkeit zur Promotion an einer graduate school
Eine Anstellung nach kantonalen Richtlinien
Stellenantritt ab 1.3.2020 oder nach Vereinbarung

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PhD OPPORTUNITY-The Section of Forensic Pathology Dept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, seeks a PhD-fellow

3-year PhD-fellow position in Biological Anthropology

The PhD project

The PhD project aims to investigate cranial fluctuating asymmetry over time and populations using archaeological skeletal collections and CT scanning of recently deceased. The project will run in close collaboration with the Lundbeck Foundation Geogenetics Centre at the Globe Institute and SURVIVE project.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Dundee

We are recruiting for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Anthropology within our Centre to participate in the development and delivery of both research and high quality programmes of education and training in undergraduate and postgraduate forensic and physical anthropology, osteology, anatomy and/or related subjects. The successful candidate will significantly enhance our research and teaching strengths.

We are looking for a candidate with a track record of research and a clear plan that expands our research in forensic anthropology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative approaches to teaching and training, to supervise research projects for students at both undergraduate and taught MSc levels, and to engage in the supervision of PhD students.

For further information please contact Prof Tracey Wilkinson ( To find out more about the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, please visit

We anticipate that interviews for this appointment will take place in August/September.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Part time Forensic Anthropologist for The Unit of Forensic Imaging and Anthropology (UFIA) of the University Center of Legal Medicine (CURML) of the CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Unit of Forensic Imaging and Anthropology (UFIA) of the University Center of Legal Medicine (CURML) is part of the Department of Medical Radiology (DRM). The main fields of activity deal with thanatological examinations, clinical expertises and case assessments. The Unit also provides teaching and training to under- and post-graduate students, continuing education for various professions (doctors, medical radiology technicians, ambulance attendants, magistrates, lawyers, police officers), and research in the field of forensic imaging and anthropology.  The main fields of activity deal with thanatological examinations, clinical expertises and case assessments. The Unit also provides teaching and training to under- and post-graduate students, continuing education for various professions (doctors, medical radiology technicians, ambulance attendants, magistrates, lawyers, police officers), and research in the field of forensic imaging and anthropology.


Master’s degree in anthropology, osteology or biology

At least 3 years’ experience in an anthropology department

Very good knowledge of French

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JOB OPPORTUNITYPhD project, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The positions are temporary positions for 3 months, which are to be filled by 1 September, or soon thereafter. On the condition of a satisfying performance and of enrollment as PhD-student, we promise an additional three years of service as PhD-fellow.

Project 2: Blunt force trauma to the head
The project aims to advance analysis of blunt force trauma to the head, developing quantitative approaches to evaluate impact areas, forces applied, fractures’ development and intracranial lesions. Mathematical methods, e.g. Finite Element Analysis (FEA), will be applied on 3D models of the head (bones and soft tissues) generated from post-mortem CT- and MR- scanning. The project will also evaluate how 3D printed models can enhance forensic visualization of head trauma to laypersons. (Supervisors: Chiara Villa, Christina Jacobsen).

Deadline: 01 August 2019

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University, UK

These posts will be based at  Shrivenham for the foreseeable future however it is possible it could become a split site role and at some point in the future it may relocate to Cranfield in Bedfordshire.

You will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of a range of educational courses in particular existing or new MSc modules on the Forensic MSc Programme.

You must have subject matter expertise in at least one of the following: Forensics Ballistics, Firearms, Explosives, Fire Investigation, Weapon Intelligence, Forensic Engineering/Materials Failures, Heritage Crime, Illicit antiquities, Imaging, Hazardous Forensics. 

For the Lecturer post you will have a Masters level education in a related area and equivalent experience. For Senior Lecturer you will have a PhD or be nearing completion in a related area. You will have significant experience in an appropriate area in or related to forensic science, either commercially or for a university or equivalent. A PGCert in Academic Practice, publication of high impact research and experience in delivery of post graduate education are all desirable.    

Interviews will be held 22 May 2019.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Visiting Assistant Professor in biological anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

The anthropology department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a visiting instructor for academic year 2019-2020.  The course load is a 4-3 that includes undergraduate and graduate courses.  Area of specialty should include biological anthropology.  Area of research is open, but should indicate an ability to teach courses in introductory biological anthropology, osteology, forensic anthropology, and human variation.  Primary responsibilities will include teaching assigned courses; however, the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to work on forensic anthropological casework in both an academic and Medical Examiner setting.  

Required Qualifications

A PhD in anthropology or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated success in previous teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses.  The ability to develop course content that references the larger array of culturally diverse persons who have contributed significantly to the subject matter addressed by a given course.  An ability to mentor students from historically under-represented groups within biological anthropology.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Forensic Anthropologist – Postdoctoral Research Associate, SNA International, USA

 SNA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Forensic Anthropologist – Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The Forensic Anthropologist – Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct anthropological analysis to assist the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) in the identification of remains, including those from large commingled assemblages, of U.S. service members lost during past conflicts and will provide professional, scientific leadership to a team engaged in forensic and biological anthropological studies and investigations.

Minimum Requirements: – Ph. D. in anthropology, or a related field – Experience in osteological analysis and creating a biological profile – Experience in forensic casework would be beneficial but is not required – Proficient in MS Word, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, FORDISC, and Adobe Acrobat – Must pass competency and proficiency tests within 90 days of start date

Critical Work Responsibilities: – Correlate investigative evidence with laboratory findings to achieve identification of casualties – Demonstrate experience in osteological analysis and a thorough grasp of the methods used to create a biological profile – Possess a demonstrated history of research dissemination via conferences and publications – Prepare professional-level reports for submission to higher authorities detailing analytical findings – Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to adapt communication styles to different audiences – Demonstrate a highly organized, detail-oriented, and precise approach to recording analytical results and findings

Work Environment: – Work closely with other analysts and members of staff in a team environment, and be able to take direction when required – Work independently with client staff supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills – Have experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities – Follow all client policies and procedures – Travel nationally and internationally, if required (travel anticipated to be approximately 5-10% of the time)

Please submit a cover letter along with your CV. CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.

Application at

Deadline – 31st March 2019

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

The School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking to make a 3 year fixed term appointment in biological anthropologist specialising in bioarchaeology to contribute to its research and teaching program, commencing in July 2019. We seek to appoint a lecturer with an active commitment to research, who is able to translate that research interest into lively and engaging courses taught at the undergraduate level and above, and to supervise postgraduate research students. That person will be able to demonstrate energy and expertise in teaching, research and publication, at an early-career level. The appointee will also be required to contribute to the Honours program, supervise graduate students, and undertake a modest, proportionate role in School administration.Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Tim

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Scientific Assistant, The Institute of Forensic Medicine (IRM), Switzerland

Scientific assistant 60%

The Institute of Forensic Medicine (IRM) is an academic institution which performs forensic ser-
vices for the region, research and teaching. The IRM includes eight departments, one of them is

the Department of Physical Anthropology. The Department investigates human remains from fo-
rensic and archaeological contexts. To complement our team we are looking for a scientific assis-

Your duties/responsibilites include
 Examination of archaeological skeletons on national and international sites
 Forensic investigations
 Sampling and scientific analysis in the laboratory
 Database, archive and collection management
 Photography and image processing
 Participation in teaching, research and public relations
 Data analysis and publications
Your skills and qualifications
 Degree in physical anthropology or comparable degree
 Experience in fieldwork (excavations) and analysis of skeletons
 Ability to work autonomously, flexibility, elementary German, very good command of English
 Driving license, ideally own car
We offer you
 A challenging job with high autonomy in a small team
 Entry by May 2019 or by agreement, the contract is limited to one year with the possibility to
extend for another year
 Possibility to acquire a PhD degree in a graduate school
Are you interested?
Please address specific questions regarding this position to:
Please send your detailed application (cover letter, CV with photo, significant certificates) until
31st March 2019, as PDF by e-mail to:

JOB OPPORTUNITY -Visiting Assistant Professor of Forensic anthropology/bioarchaelogy, University of Illinois, Chicago

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Forensic Anthropology/Bioarchaeology (renewable for a total of three years), beginning August 16, 2019. Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in Anthropology. Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply. The preferred candidate will be a biological anthropologist specializing in modern human skeletal biology with expertise in forensic anthropology and human osteology. Additional expertise in bioarchaeology preferred. Candidates with evidence of forensics casework and ability to qualify for the American Board of Forensic Anthropology exam will be given preferential consideration. Area specialty is open.

Deadline application: 15 April 2019

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Forensic Archaeologist, Iraq

The Archaeology and Anthropology Division conducts ICMP activities with regard to forensic archaeology, anthropology, and mortuary activities, including the technical aspects of external and internal training. Subject to funding, ICMP is seeking an experienced Forensic Archaeologist to reinforce the Iraq team.

The Forensic Archaeologist will train and mentor and give technical advice to domestic institutions involved in the search, location, recording and forensic recovery of human remains and evidence related to missing persons investigations. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Anthropology and Archaeology.


  • Masters/graduate degree in forensic archaeology or related discipline or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience, preferably with previous experience in international organizations;
  • Extensive practical experience of conducting forensic archaeological field work analysis and management of the process;
  • Excellent organizational, written, and spoken communication skills, in English. Knowledge of written and spoken Arabic, Kurdish and other languages beneficial;
  • Experience in the design and delivery of training and mentoring activities;
  • Experience in carrying out needs and capacity assessments on field work activities and processes;
  • Proven diplomatic and negotiating skills and an ability to work effectively in complex political environments;
  • Excellent organizational, written, and spoken communication skills, in English. Knowledge of written and spoken Arabic, Kurdish and other languages is an asset.

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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.

For more DETAILS, or to APPLY for any position, go

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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