US National Park Service Research Internship, Submerged Resources Center

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.

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Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society Internships

For more than 30 years the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) has offered a variety of experience-based internships. Our goal is to foster development of the future leaders of the marine environment. We continue to believe that by investing in special young people, by exposing them to a broad array of activities in the underwater community and giving them opportunities to work with influential people who are leaders in aquatic disciplines, we are investing in the future of our oceans and lakes.

The OWUSS Summer internships are offered for a 1 to 3 month period and are primarily directed at college undergraduates and graduating seniors. Internship recipients will receive a grant to help fund travel to/from site, room and board, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

For 2012, the OWUSS currently plans to award 1 internship in Europe and 4 summer internships in North America.

Application Deadline in January 31, 2012.

Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society, The Rolex Scholarship

The mission is to identify and develop the next generation of dive leaders and underwater researchers. For more than 35 years, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society and Rolex have fostered the development of future leaders of the underwater environment and are now calling out for new applicants to be considered for the 2012 Scholarships. Currently, there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia. During their scholarship year, three deserving recipients have the opportunity to travel internationally and learn from the world’s leading experts in conservation, underwater photography, maritime archaeology, marine engineering and other related fields.

If you or somebody you know are between the ages of 21 and 26, have high academic standing and achieved Rescue Diver or equivalent certification, continue reading to learn how being the next Rolex Scholar can be a life-changing experience.

Deadline for 2012 North American and European Scholarships is December 31, 2011. Deadline for 2012 Australasian Scholarship is January 31, 2012. The organization also offers numerous internships and application deadline is January 31, 2012 for 2012 intern opportunities.

23 September 2011

1) Project Coordinator, Llyn Maritime Museum, closes September 30, Alternate Link.

2) Collections Assistant, Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, closes September 30

3) Assistant Archivist, Peabody Essex Museum, ncd

Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a full-time Assistant Archivist for PEM’s Phillips Library, a rare book and manuscript library. This position is funded for two years by a grant from NHPRC and will work on a project to arrange and process several collections of maritime, military and family history records.

4) Deputy Director of Operations, Patriots Point Maritime Museum, closes October 14

Assist the Director of Operations with planning, directing, and executing daily operations of the Maritime Museum, and the maintenance of ships, piers, buildings and grounds.

5) Faculty Position in Paleoceanography, University of Rochester, closes December 15

6) Maintenance Specialist III (Ship Restoration), Battleship Texas, closes October 5

7) National Maritime Museum Research Fellowships, closes October 25, Apply Today!

Underwater Archaeologists

Please pass the word on this job search to persons with interest in underwater archaeology.  The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University has two graduate programs, Environmental Policy (MS and PhD) and Industrial Heritage and Archaeology (MS and PhD).  Our department would be very interested to support applicants with an interest in underwater and maritime heritage, archaeology, technology, management, and environment.

Thanks very much,
Tim Scarlett
Director Graduate Programs, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
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Michigan Technological University is pleased to announce a strategic faculty hiring initiative (SFHI) for up to seven faculty to build upon existing expertise in water at the University. This team of faculty will define and address compelling issues in the natural, engineering, and socioeconomic aspects of water. We are interested in faculty who can contribute to research and teaching on sustainable water systems of global significance. New faculty will be able to take advantage of a strong university focus on the Great Lakes, coinciding with the opening of Michigan Tech’s $25 million Great Lakes Research Center in August 2012.

We are particularly interested in faculty with water-focused research and educational interests within the following broadly defined areas:
• Freshwater and marine ecology and ecosystems
• Water-related health sciences
• Physical oceanography, limnology, and hydrodynamic modeling
• Environmental ethics, history, and policy
• Environmental sociology, anthropology, economics, and psychology
• Atmospheric sciences and climate studies
• Watershed, forest, wetland, groundwater hydrology
• Water quality modeling, measurement, and improvement
• Engineered water systems, including the water-energy nexus
• Remote sensing and advanced instrumentation for hydrologic applications

Faculty hired through this initiative are expected to establish a vigorous, nationally competitive research program and to be committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) education. We are seeking candidates at assistant, associate or full professor levels, including senior scholars with well-established research programs. Applicants who can expand, enhance, and/or complement water-related research at the university are especially encouraged to apply. New faculty may be affiliated with any existing department at Michigan Tech; joint appointments will also be considered.

An Advanced degree (PhD, MD, or DO) is required; postgraduate degree experience is strongly preferred. The application review process will begin on October 1, 2011. Applicants are asked to send their application materials electronically as a single PDF document to The PDF should contain the following items:
• A clear identification of the primary focus area from the above list that most closely describes the applicant’s research expertise (secondary focus areas may also be included);
• A cover letter that describes:
o The applicant’s ability to collaborate with current water-related research and education efforts at Michigan Tech (e.g. identifying potential collaborators among the Michigan Tech faculty and institutes and academic departments at Michigan Tech that most closely match your interests);
o  The applicant’s experience with issues of diversity, or working in a multicultural environment;
o Current/expected academic rank.
• A full curriculum vitae;
• A two-page (limit) discussion of research experience, interests and future goals;
•  A two-page (limit) discussion of teaching interests and philosophy;
• The names and contact information for three references.

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.  Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

2012 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (Maritime Archaeology)

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. About four scholarships are awarded each year.


Those eligible to apply are United States citizens currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, maritime archaeology (including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts) or marine biology, (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas). Studies must be conducted on a full-time basis. Additional eligibility requirements that must be met before the release of funds is acceptance to an institution in the U.S. with an accredited program in the areas described above, and certification by that institution that the award recipient will adhere to a detailed plan of study with approved research. Recipients of scholarship awards may be employed at the time of the award if it is a requirement of their degree program or directly related to their research effort. Other forms of employment will not be allowed and scholars will be required to submit a letter certifying that they meet this requirement. Eligibility must be maintained for each succeeding year of support and annual reporting requirements, to be specified at a later date, will apply.

Important Dates

2012 Schedule

The 2012 application process begins on September 1, 2011. All applications must be received by February 10, 2012, no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients are required to travel to Silver Spring, MD, for a NOAA Scholarship Orientation Training Program and to meet with National Marine Sanctuaries Program staff the last week of May. Awards will include travel expenses to attend the Scholarship Program orientation.