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Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology and Forensic Science Program Coordinator

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Position Overview

Position Summary:

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

Working Conditions

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]

Additional Information

Application Review Date: Open Until Filled

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.
  • Letter of interest outlining qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
  • Contact information for three references (blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)
  • Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University's non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information regarding Title IX please click . New Mexico is an open records state, therefore ENMU complies with the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, from the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Requests for records should be sent to . For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail

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