American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Associate Professor/Instructor of Forensic Anthropology

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College of Healthcare Technologies

Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January of 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and the United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

This position will report directly to the Dean of the College of Healthcare Technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will support AUIB’s mission in achieving transitional justice in Iraq through the development of forensic anthropology programs. Responsibilities include teaching and training anthropology courses and fieldwork with emphasis on forensic anthropology.

In addition to teaching within their disciplines, all faculty members at AUIB are expected to engage in scholarly activity, participate in curriculum development, provide service to the profession and broader community, advise students, and supervise senior projects, practicum, and readings courses, and participate in faculty governance. The person hired will oversee the continued development of the Certificate in Forensic Anthropology, serving as its primary advisor and recruiter. Related job responsibilities entail managing the forensic and archaeology lab space. Duties for this position also include creating opportunities for students to assist with forensic casework.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience, or a master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience, from a recognized college or university in Biological 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. 
  • Field and/or laboratory experience in Forensic Anthropology.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an undergraduate Anthropology program, offering courses in forensic anthropology.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities. 
  • Proven ability to write and/or administer grants is also highly desirable. 
  • Commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the mission and purpose of AUIB to position the university as a leading higher education institution in Iraq and the region.

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter addressing the requirements of the position
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. 

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: 

You MUST put the position title in the Subject line.

If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.

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Associate Professor/Instructor of Forensic Anthropology
Airport Road Bagdad, Irak
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