Membership

From SOFA Bylaws:

ARTICLE I

MEMBERS

           

                        Membership shall be open to those persons who:

(a)  are actively engaged in forensic anthropology casework and are employed                                   or consulting for a medical examiner, coroner's office or related                                                   by government agency at the time of application;

(b)  have demonstrated their ongoing contribution to the field of forensic                                                anthropology through case analysis, academic research and/or                                                    governmental policy making;

(c)  have obtained a master of arts, master of science or doctor of                                                        philosophy degree in anthropology (or related field) with a focus on                                            physical anthropology and graduate training in forensic anthropological                                    casework; and

(d)  have agreed to sign the Guidelines for Professional Conduct, as                                                such document is updated from time to time by the Membership                                            Committee.



Qualifications for SOFA membership are:

                    (1) Applicant must be actively engaged in forensic anthropology casework and be
                            employed by or consulting for a Medical Examiner, Coroner’s Office                                             or related governmental agency at the time of application.

                    (2) Applicant must demonstrate their ongoing contribution to the field of forensic
                            anthropology through case analysis, academic research and/or 
                            governmental policy making.

                    (3) Applicant must have obtained a MA/MS or PhD in Anthropology (or 
                            related field) with a focus on physical anthropology and graduate training in
                            forensic anthropological casework (Related degrees will be considered on a
                            case by case basis).

                    (4) Applicant must have active membership (Associate Member, Member or
                            Fellow) in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Physical 
                            Anthropology Section https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/.

                    (5) Applicant must be sponsored by a current SOFA member.

Qualified individuals can get application materials using the links below. Materials should be sent to the SOFA Secretary for review by the SOFA Membership Committee. Applicant must send a completed application, CV, signed ethics form and employment certification letter for review. Annual dues are $50. Email chelseyjuarez@mail.fresnostate.edu with any questions.
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Brian Spatola^,
Feb 1, 2018, 10:33 AM
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Brian Spatola^,
Feb 1, 2018, 10:33 AM
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