Job Opening at UH-West O’ahu for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology)

Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology)


Tenure track, nine-months, full-time (Position #76305), to begin August 1, 2014


Duties: This position will be responsible for teaching upper and lower division courses in Physical Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology. Responsibilities include teaching some combination of existing courses–Humankind Emerging, Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Lab, Human Skeletal Biology, Human Ecological Adaptation, Forensic Anthropology, Advanced Techniques in Forensic Anthropology, and/or Senior Practicum–plus related courses in areas of the professor’s expertise. In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at UHWO are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, teach courses using distance methods, participate in program assessment, advise students and supervise senior projects, practicum  and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. The person hired will also work closely with our partners for an undergraduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology with faculty at the nearby Leeward Community College and staff at the Joint Pacific Account Command/Central Identification Laboratory. 


Minimum qualifications: Assistant Professor: Earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in Physical Anthropology, with a specialization in Forensic Anthropology; evidence of high quality teaching and potential for conducting relevant scholarly and applied research; ability to effectively communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.  Associate Professor: In addition to minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor, five years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of Assistant Professor and evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals in the area of Forensic Anthropology.


Desirable qualifications: Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities; experience teaching in a Physical or Forensic Anthropology accredited undergraduate program; demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses. Field and/or laboratory experience in Forensic Anthropology or Archaeology and proven ability to write and/or administer grants are also highly desirable.

Pay range: Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire) by email as a MS Word or PDF file attachments to: . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by August 1, 2014. Please redact out references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.


Inquiries: Dr. Suzanne Falgout, Search Committee Chair, email:


Closing Date:  Continuous Recruitment. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2013.