January 24, 2017

Bioarchaeology TT job @UWF! - Deadline 2/13

We are hiring! If you are a bioarchaeologist (with or without a sideline in forensic anthropology), please consider applying for our tenure-track position. Pensacola has lovely beaches, and the department is full of super friendly archaeologists. Plus, I'm in the process of setting up a light isotope prep lab... so fingers crossed that happens! More details about the job are below.

We seek a broadly-trained biological anthropologist with an active research agenda and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology. Ability to teach a local forensic or bioarchaeology field school is ideal; ability to include students in some form of field or laboratory research is a necessity.

A Ph.D from an accredited institution in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Expertise in bioanthropology, bioarchaeology and/or forensic anthropology; experience teaching a range of courses in biological anthropology; ability or potential to secure research funding; ability to publish in high-quality journals.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester that complement our existing BA and MA programs in archaeological, biological, and cultural anthropology; will advise and mentor BA and MA students; will serve on and direct master’s thesis committees; and will engage in service and research activities.

This position will benefit from and strengthen existing collaborations with campus organizations such as the Archaeology Institute, the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and the Virtebra 3D lab, as well as external organizations such as local medical examiners’ offices.

ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to August 2017.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: https://jobs.uwf.edu

Applicants must attach the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Letter of Application/Interest, List of References, Statement of Research, Writing Sample

There will be an opportunity to upload these documents during the application process.

Applicants with questions can contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kristina Killgrove (killgrove@uwf.edu / 850-474-3287).

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. Any individual who requires special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF Human Resources Department at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1 850 857 6114 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify requirements may apply for employment in certain positions. All records submitted in support of employment applications may be subject to Florida public records law.

Bones - Season 12, Episode 3 (Review)

Here's a link to my review over at Forbes of:

January 11, 2017

Bones - Season 12, Episode 2 (Review)

Here's a link to my review over at Forbes of:

January 5, 2017

Bones - Season 12, Episode 1 (Review)

Here's a link to my review over at Forbes of:

'Bones' Season 12, Episode 1 Review: 

The Hope in the Horror

Bones - Season 11, Episode 22 (Review)

Here's a link to my review over at Forbes of:

'Bones' Season 11, Episode 22 Review: 

The Nightmare in the Nightmare

Bones - Season 11, Episode 21 (Review)

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'Bones' Season 11, Episode 21 Review: 

The Jewel in the Crown

November 19, 2016

Bring Out Yer Dead - 2016 AAA Presentation

In case you don't happen to be at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Minneapolis this week, you can still catch my short talk on how everyone (yes, everyone) can help bring bioarchaeology into the public eye:

November 18, 2016

You guys, I got an *award* for this whole blogging thing!

Tonight at the American Anthropological Association conference, I received the New Directions Award from the General Anthropology Division. Per their website, which I saw early in the summer:
The GAD New Directions Award recognizes accomplishments of individuals or groups across diverse media and formats as forms of public anthropology. Common to these is the responsible presentation of anthropological information for a larger public beyond the academy as well as a demonstrated commitment to ethical considerations and methodological rigor.
President-elect of the GAD, Bob Myers, told me that I'd gotten the award because "Your energetic style and informative articles across several media and sites is the kind of public anthropology essential for presenting the discipline to a larger world."

Bob Myers giving me the award!

Faaaaancy! And with nice words on it!

They had a rotating slide show of the award winners, and I found
it endlessly hilarious that on this giant slide that says I won, there
is a big ol' pic of me mugging for the camera. Always.

No award would be complete without a list of thank-yous. In addition to the GAD folks, thanks go to Jennifer Raff for nominating me and saying such awesome things about my work.  And thanks to my editor at Forbes, Alex Knapp, for giving me this amazing international platform to begin with. Thanks to Carlina de la Cova for cheerleading for me at the ceremony and taking pictures. And last but definitely not least, thanks to all my readers here at PbO, as well as at Forbes and mental_floss. I'm glad you're all liking what I do, because I sure like doing it!

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