The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, Seeks a New Director for the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

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Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary

The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, enthusiastically announces the search for a new director of the internationally renowned C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory ( An appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level, commensurate with the top candidate’s experience. This position will begin in Fall 2017 and is a nine-month, tenure-track position. Preference will be given to candidates who are certified, or eligible for certification, by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA), and have experience with case work, consulting with law enforcement, and legal testimony. Candidates must have the ability to oversee and to support research activities in diverse areas of forensic anthropology (e.g., biomechanics, genetics, isotopes, forensic identification, and trauma analysis). The successful candidate will be expected to establish a collaborative, extramurally-funded research program that involves graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and to utilize the extensive resources and world-class laboratory available at the University of Florida. The anticipated teaching assignment is two courses per academic year on topics related to forensic anthropology, osteology, and the candidate’s area of interest.

The University of Florida’s Department of Anthropology has 29 faculty members, more than 150 graduate and 450 undergraduate majors, and is an interdisciplinary unit within a university of more than 52,000 students.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If accommodations due to disability are needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Salary and appointment level (associate or full) will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The salary is competitive and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) separate research and teaching statements; (2) a current CV; (3) evidence of the ABFA certification or eligibility; and, (4) names and email addresses of four references. The closing date for receiving applications is December 30, 2016.

The final candidate will be required upon hire to provide an official transcript to the hiring department. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside the United States require an evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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