Topic ID #35467 - posted 3/27/2015 1:13 AM

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology - University of Montana

Jennifer Palmer

Faculty Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology
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Job Description
The University of Montana invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Anthropology, beginning August 2015, focused on Forensic Anthropology.  The teaching load will consist of four courses per semester, which will range from introductory courses through graduate seminars and will include classes in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, osteology, forensic science, and other subjects in biological anthropology.  Duties will also include advising and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including serving on graduate committees.
About the Department
The Department of Anthropology is a four-field department with 16 tenured faculty members located in the College of Humanities and Sciences. There are about 200 undergraduate anthropology majors and 50 graduate students working on master’s and doctoral degrees in Anthropology. The department also administers certificates in forensic science and historic preservation.  Current interests in the department include Native peoples and the archaeology of Western North America, phylogenetics, forensic anthropology, molecular anthropology, indigenous language revitalization, medical anthropology, and cultural heritage studies.
Preferred Qualifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology Certification
A research agenda in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and/or skeletal biology as evidenced by funding, publications, presentations, and experience
A geographic focus that enhances the Department, preferably in an area or areas within western North America
Use of advanced computational methods in research
Experience with stable isotope analysis of bones
Strong teaching abilities, demonstrated through experience, favorable evaluations, and philosophy, preferably including experience with lab and online classes
Required Qualifications
A PhD (before August 2015) with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology
Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience

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