ACUA seeks two Graduate Student Associate Members

The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA) is seeking candidates to fill two Graduate Student Associate Member positions. The Graduate Student Associate Member is a voluntary, two-year appointment to the ACUA. The position requires attendance at SHA’s Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, participation in Board meetings held during the annual Conference, and an annual report of accomplishments.

Terms run from January 1 through December 31 of the years indicated, and Graduate Student Associates are limited to two consecutive terms.  Travel funds are not available for these positions, however students are encouraged to apply for the SHA Jelks Student Travel Award.

The role of the Graduate Student Associate Member is to serve as a liaison between students and the Board. The goal is to encourage greater participation by students in the annual conference through paper presentation, the organization of symposia or workshops, and to provide the associate an opportunity for professional development.

Interested graduate students must submit a brief essay (no greater than 2 pages) addressing the following questions: (a) What skills or experience do you have that would enhance your effectiveness as the ACUA Graduate Student Associate Member? (b) What two goals of the society would you emphasize and work for as a student liaison to the ACUA? A short biographical statement and a letter of recommendation from a professor or other professional mentor are also required. All of these materials should be submitted as one complete package to the email address provided below.

The Graduate Student Associate appointment is open to any advanced degree student studying underwater archaeology or a directly related field. Membership in the Society for Historical Archaeology is also required. The ACUA Board of Directors will review all applications and make a selection at the January conference. All application packages must be received by Monday, 01 November 2010.  For more information about the ACUA please visit our website,  All other questions, and complete applications should be emailed to: