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Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology and Forensic Science Program Coordinator

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Feb 19, 2024

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Position Type
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
Level of Experience

Job Details

Eastern New Mexico University’s (ENMU) Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology who will also serve as the Coordinator of our growing undergraduate Forensic Science Program. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The position entails a .25 administrative release as Coordinator and a 3/3 teaching load. This is a residential appointment and campus presence is required. ENMU seeks candidates committed to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach a range of general undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology, forensic science, and biological anthropology
  • Establish a research program that provides practical training and applied and/or basic research experiences for ENMU students
  • Mentor students in thesis and capstone projects
  • Assist with academic planning, curricular design, and program development; program assessment and reporting
  • Assist with recruitment and retention efforts
  • Serve as the faculty advisor of the ENMU Forensic Science Society
  • Engage in scholarly activities
  • Serve on departmental, college and university committees
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology or related field of Forensic Science preferred (ABD will be considered)
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in the application of osteological analyses in a medicolegal setting
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and willingness to teach using traditional, hybrid or online distance education technologies
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated leadership abilities and/or administrative experience
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Clear plans for an active research program
  • Knowledge about the analysis of human remains

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Familiarity with Native American groups and NAGPRA applications.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities


Eastern New Mexico University combines a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. Excellent teaching and active learning define campus relationships. Scholarship, both primary and applied, cultural enrichment, and professional service are also important contributions of the University community. ENMU, a state institution offering more than 60 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, serves 5800 students from 48 states and 31 countries. Educational programs are offered at the Portales campus and also by interactive distance education, public broadcast television, and branch community colleges in Roswell, New Mexico, and Ruidoso, New Mexico.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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