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