PostDocs in Naval Heritage (2 posts)

The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Naval Heritage for the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful applicants will possess a recent Ph.D. in history and a well-defined on-going research project in naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field), and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The Class of 57 Post-docs will teach one class per semester of either American Naval History or a topic in the instructor’s field. The fellows will also participate actively in the Department, especially as a resource for other instructors of naval/Marine Corps history.

This is a 12-month, federal excepted service position. The initial contract period is for approximately one year with an option for renewal which is contingent upon on the needs and emerging plans of the Naval Academy. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Archaeologist – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – Remote (Multiple Openings)

HJF is seeking an Archeologist to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI. This position is remote work.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services DPAA.

The archaeologist will provide professional and scientific assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner-related activities. Travel may be on military and commercial aircraft. This position regularly interfaces with employees, consultants, partners, and contractors, and communicates through briefings and written products with Agency leadership, U.S. Government employees, family members, foreign officials, and partners as well as potential partners.



Offshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services

The Contracting Entity intends to procure a consultancy services framework contract for the provision of Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services in order to assist the provision of its services in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Onshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services

Offshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services


President and CEO Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum seeks a forward-thinking, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Located on the Mystic River between New York and Boston, the Museum comprises more than 60 historic buildings, exhibition spaces, a unique collection of floating vessels, a shipyard, a collections research center, a planetarium, and storage facilities, on 19 acres of land that are open to the public. Each year, over 250,000 visitors come to view the Museum’s world-class vessels on the water and in the exhibition hall, take in superb art and other types of exhibitions, observe a working waterfront, and participate in experiential learning programs that engage students of all ages. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve artifacts of America’s seafaring past, Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum. It is at once an indoor and open-air museum, an art museum, and a living history museum. Home to over 500 historic watercraft, the Museum is fundamentally an educational institution, advancing understanding of America’s relationship with the sea. Programs serve an estimated 30,000 K-12 students annually, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and professional and lay scholars. Partnering with the Board of Trustees and the staff, the President and CEO will provide strategic direction, executive leadership, and administrative guidance. The successful individual will possess the experience and knowledge to oversee a complex and resource-intensive organization; a superb operational skill set; a record of success in marketing, audience growth, and fundraising; a demonstrated commitment to strengthening diversity and workplace culture; and a natural inclination toward collaboration and community engagement.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters can be sent electronically to Anita Tien and Micah Pierce at: Isaacson, Miller

NOAA seeks applicants for Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary advisory council (4) Maritime Archaeologists

NOAA is establishing a sanctuary advisory council for Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary and is seeking applicants for 15 seats. Members of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations to NOAA regarding the sanctuary management plan and will act as a liaison to community and constituent groups.

Applications are being accepted for the following seats:

Maritime Archaeology and History (2 members, 2 alternates)
Cultural Heritage (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Recreation (Industry) (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Business and Economic Development (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Tourism and Marketing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Education (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Research, Science and Technology (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Recreational Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Commercial Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Citizen At-Large (2 members, 2 alternates)

In addition, we are seeking applications for a member of the community, age 14-17 at the time of application, to fill a youth seat on the council as a non-voting member.

Two (2) Maritime History Post Docs

KU Leuven
Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and East Asian History
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources. The successful candidate has to focus on the examination of changing and varying concepts and perceptions, over time, of Chinese local elites, intellectuals, and officials towards trans-Pacific trade, focusing on contraband trade and ‘piracy’ and human-environment interaction.

Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and Japanese Maritime History, with a Focus on Historical Geography
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources; in the field of early modern Chinese and Japanese maritime history with a focus on historical geography and cartography, 16th to 18th centuries.

Closing date: 6 or 7 June 2020

Submerged Prehistoric, Pre-Contact Sea Level Post Doc

Dear colleagues,

The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage ( by June 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (

Sönke Dangendorf