Year End Post

Thanks for a great 2010. The year end post.

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31 December 2010

Royal Naval Museum
Subject Specialist in Modern Naval History

In September 2010 the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth was awarded a Stage 1 pass by the Heritage Lottery Fund for its project – ‘Telling the Story of the Royal Navy and its People in the 20th and 21st Centuries’. The Museum now wishes to appoint a subject specialist in Modern Naval History to play a key role as it develops its exhibitions and programmes for this new gallery development due to open in early 2014. This will be a joint appointment with the University of Portsmouth and the postholder will spend 0.3 of the post working with the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies (SSHLS) on a variety of research and teaching projects.

Download more information about the post and an application form here.
For an informal discussion from 4th January, please contact Matthew Sheldon on 023 9272 7577 or e-mail

Closing date for applications is 14th January 2011.

If you have not heard from the Museum by 28th January 2011, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.  The Museum is an equal rights employer.

22 December 2010

1) Maritime center specialist II (Education), Nauticus, ncd

2) University of Exeter AHRC Masters Awards in Maritime History and Naval History

Doctoral Award in Maritime History

International Students Doctoral Award in Maritime History

Maritime Archaeology Doctoral Award*****************

All awards closes 11 February

3) Research associate in marine geophysics, University of Ulster, closes 7 January

4) Historian, Naval Special Warfare Command, closes 3 January

Marine survey, marine geophysics, hydrographic survey

The theme today is marine survey work, learn marine survey and be a better, more well rounded archaeologist. Don’t complain about not being able to find a job. Nobody wants to hear it.  

1) Project Manager-Marine Site Investigation & Surveys, ncd

2) Marine Geophysics, Nanyang Technological University, ncd

Find marine survey, marine geophysical and hydrographic survey jobs here (bookmark this site and check back often):

Marine Anthropologist, marine remote sensing

Job Link 1

Job Link 2

The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

The Division of Marine Affairs and Policy seeks an individual with a Ph.D in anthropology and at least 10 years extensive work experience in studying human-environment relations, using multiple methods, including remote sensing, qualitative and quantitative methods. Excellent verbal and written skills and demonstrated ability to secure extramural funds. Duties include developing an interdisciplinary research and PhD program involving multiple disciplines. This position is expected to collaborate with other RSMAS and UM-wide faculty in developing a solid research program (see Web site for list of research interests: Position #041997.  Salary: Competitive. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE. Send CV, names and addresses of three references, a sample of scholarly writing, and a concise statement of research interests to: Search Committee, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker CSWY, Miami, FL 33149-1098.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

Marine Archaeology:

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology.

In History, the applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing either in classical Islamic history or in the modern history of the Middle East in such areas, for example, as legal history and jurisprudence or in socio-economic, intellectual and cultural studies.

In Archaeology, the applicant will be an acknowledged senior academic specializing in areas not currently covered by the department, including Egyptology, the archaeology of Mesopotamia and/ or Iran, the archaeology of pre-Islamic Arabia and the Gulf, Islamic, environmental or marine archaeology. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome.
In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is one to two years. The appointment is to begin on September 15, 2011.

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan 38th Voyage Program Coordinator

Charles W. Morgan 38th Voyage Program Coordinator:

Part-time (20 hrs/wk) grant-funded position. Duties include responsibility for diverse projects included in the 38th Voyage project such as coordinating three scholarly conferences (GREPMA, NEH, NOAA Whaling Heritage) working with internal scholar advisors, participating in fund-raising for education and history programs, assisting with development of curriculum related to the 38th Voyage. In addition, planning & attending regular project management meetings, preparing reports, presentations and being NEH planning grant manager.

Qualifications include B.A./B.S. in education, American History or a related field, excellent communication/organizational skills, proven success with project/event management , strong Internet and word processing ability with willingness to work some weekends, holidays and evenings. Applications considered until January 6, 2011. To apply, submit a Seaport application, resume, letter of interest and contact information for three references to: Mystic Seaport Museum, P. O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355, Attn: H. R.

2 posts: Data Management Officer and Marine Geophysicists, Wessex Archaeology

Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Data Management Officer (Coastal & Marine)

Marine Geophysicists (Coastal and Marine)
(Salisbury and Edinburgh)

Wessex Archaeology has one of the largest teams specialising in coastal and marine archaeology in the UK with over 30 staff. We are currently conducting a range of exciting projects, and demand for our expertise is high. Our Coastal and Marine team is based at Wessex Archaeology’s offices in Salisbury and Edinburgh.

We are seeking to appoint a Data Management Officer to support the Coastal & Marine team and Marine Geophysicists for Salisbury and Edinburgh offices.

Applicants will be required to complete the Company application form and supply a supporting CV. Applications should be sent in by 12:00 noon Wednesday 5th January 2011.

Maritime History Prize

Coriolis: The International Journal of Maritime Studies, has announced a cash prize of $1,000 for the best scholarly article it publishes. 

The Gerald E. Morris Prize is named after the late Gerald E. Morris, former Library Director at the G.W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport.  He established a prize article contest in 1980 to encourage research and publication in the field of American Maritime History. Now expanded to include international maritime studies, the principle aim of this prize is to engender interest in maritime scholarship, and make it available to a diverse audience.  Coriolis is especially pleased to be able to honor the memory of Morris and excited to work with the Fellows of the G.W. White Blunt Library to promote an active scholarly interest in maritime heritage.  A committee of Fellows of the Library will choose the winning article from submissions to Coriolis each year, and award the author the $1,000 prize.

For the purposes of the prize, articles must adhere to the Author Guidelines as outlined for Coriolis.

The winner will be announced June 1 of each year for articles submitted in the previous year.  Coriolis is actively soliciting scholarly submissions for publications.  For further information, please see the Coriolis website at, or contact

Summer 2011 OWUSS NPS Submerged Resources Center Research Internship

Research Internship

The National Park Service Research Internship will provide a unique opportunity to work with leading archaeologists, underwater photographers, and scientists in the National Park Service and other agencies in the American state and federal government. Specific work projects will be determined based upon interests of the intern as well as the needs of associated projects. The internship will be based in Denver Colorado but it is expected that the intern will travel to projects within the continental United States and potentially overseas as part of this internship. The internship could involve a specific project in a single park or a larger project in multiple parks.

Applications due: January 31, 2011

More Information.

Maritime Archaeologist, Asst. Professor, University of Connecticut

Position Summary:
The Anthropology Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in maritime archaeology to begin August 23, 2011. Duties will include teaching, research, and service.  This faculty member will be based primarily at UConn’s Avery Point campus. UConn Avery Point is located on Long Island Sound and offers a variety of undergraduate programs to a diverse student population, as well as a graduate program in Marine Sciences.  Faculty research at UConn Avery Point is primarily oriented toward the ocean and things maritime or marine.  UConn maintains a small but active research diving program at Avery Point, and the university is an institutional member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. For a detailed description of UConn Avery Point and its programs, please visit

The new faculty member will make an active contribution to the Maritime Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology.  She or he will teach undergraduate courses in the Anthropology major, the Maritime Studies major, and the Maritime Archaeology minor, and will also have the opportunity to carry out graduate teaching and training in collaboration with faculty at both the Avery Point and Storrs campuses.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active research program in archaeology related to the maritime world, that is, to the material remains of people and their activities on, under, near, or associated with the sea.   Geographic and temporal focus is open.

Other minimum qualifications include the completion of all requirements for the PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline by the start date of employment; a strong record of research and publication; and the ability to teach courses in anthropology, archaeology, and maritime studies. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.     

Preferred qualifications: PhD in hand at the time the application is submitted, a strong record in obtaining research funding, and  demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. 

Appointment Terms:
This is a nine-month, tenure-track position that will report to both the Anthropology Department Head and the Director of the Avery Point campus.  Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

To apply:
Applicants should visit Husky Hire at to upload 1) a letter of application, which should include a statement describing research plans and teaching interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) selected scholarly papers and publications; and 4) the names and contact details of three referees willing to provide letters of reference. The University of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively solicits applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities. 

Applications received by January 15, 2011, will be given preference in the screening process.

Natalie D. Munro
Head Maritime Archaeology Search Committee
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Unit 2176, 354 Mansfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT  06269