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Forensic Anthropologist Lecturer

The Ohio State University, Department of Anthropology
Columbus, Ohio
Up to 60,000 + benefits
Closing date
Oct 24, 2022

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Non-Tenure Track
Biological Anthropology
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Department:   Anthropology

Position:          Forensic Anthropologist

Rank:               Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Assistant Professor of Teaching


The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a forensic anthropologist.  This position would ideally begin with the spring term (January 1, 2023) but is negotiable.  We seek an anatomically trained scientist who will contribute to our growing undergraduate and graduate (MA) programs in forensic anthropology.  Primary duties will be to teach introductory and advanced level courses in forensic science and forensic anthropology.  Additional teaching duties include courses such as skeletal biology, osteology, bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, anatomy, introduction to biological anthropology, and a forensic field school.  An active research program is not required.  However, preference will be given to the candidate who can augment the department’s strength in evolutionary anthropology. Strong practical skills in forensic anthropology are desirable, specifically to be applied towards forensic casework and field work activities in the context of student mentorship.  The ideal candidate will also strengthen links with colleagues in other units such as those in the Medical School, the College of Dentistry, and/or the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.  This is a renewable, non-tenure track position with an initial contract of 1 - 3 years, depending on prior experience.  Rank is open and determined by experience and qualifications.


Applicants should have a Ph.D in Anthropology, Forensic Science, or equivalent discipline.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching required.  The candidate will be able to offer a range of classes in forensic anthropology at introductory and advanced levels and to oversee forensic projects.  Ability to teach courses such as introduction to biological anthropology, osteology, skeletal biology, dental anthropology, and/or anatomy is desirable.  Field and casework experience in forensic science contexts are highly desirable.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene.  Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply at The Ohio State University career website  search on R58398.  A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Scott McGraw at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status


The OSU anthropology program is empirically oriented, emphasizing research and teaching in the evolution, ecology, diet, adaptation, and health of past and living populations. Ohio State offers a diverse, challenging work environment and supports growth and personal achievement through education and awards. The university offers one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the nation.

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