Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology and Forensic Science Program Coordinator

Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, US


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


Salary: Depends on qualifications

How to apply

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: 

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