PhD Scholarship on Maritime History (Archaeology)

A fully funded three and half year PhD scholarship is available to work under the supervision of Professor James Warren, who is coordinating one research stream of a 7-year Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) anchored at McGill University entitled ‘The Indian Ocean World: The Making of the First Global Economy in the context of Human–Environment Interaction’. For further information please download the flyer from:

21 November 2011

1) Multiple positions, National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, closes 2 December and 7 December

2) Marine Anthopologist, Northeastern University, ncd

3) Lecturer, Nicolaus Copernicus University, closes 12 December

Documented scientific achievements and research interests in the field of Underwater Archaeology, Mediterranean Archaeology and Prehistoric Archaeology;

4) American University Whittlesey Visiting Professor, closes 15 January

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is inviting applications for appointment as Whittlesey visiting professor in the field of archeology specializing, in particular, in either Egyptology, Marine or Environmental Archeology, or the archeology of pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabia to begin September 15, 2012

5) Historic Ship Rigger, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, closes 6 December

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology, American University

The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology, The American University of Beirut, closes January 15, 2012.

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, 2012.

Marine Archeologist

Marine Archeologist, Fugro GeoServices, Inc., Lafayette, LA, apply before 21 November 2011.

Interpretation of side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler, and bathymetry data; preparation of maps and reports for assessment of marine geological/archaeological conditions.

·         Primarily office-based position, however fieldwork opportunities can be expected.
Position requirements:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field; at least one year of fulltime professional experience in prehistoric and shipwreck archaeology.
·        Have demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
·        Must have excellent writing, presentation & oral communication skills; be proficient in interpretative workstation usage.
·        Ability to pass full complete physical exam
·        Have current driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record.
Note: US citizen or permanent resident

What we offer:
We offer a full benefit package

10 November 2011

1) Assistant Professor of History, Roger Williams University, Maritime History, advertised again, closes November 30

2) Marine Anthropologist, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The appointment is anticipated to begin effective August 1st, 2012. Candidates with expertise in the human dimensions of ocean/coastal management, policy or conservation are encouraged to apply.

3) Marine Geophysicist, Emu, Ltd., closes November 30

The United States Naval Academy Department of History invites applications for the Class of 1957 Fellowship in naval or Marine Corps history for the 2012-13 academic year. Applications will be considered for any period or aspect of naval or marine corps history. The successful applicant will be a recipient of the PhD within the past five years or an ABD researching the dissertation. The Fellow will conduct research, participate in the History Department’s scholarly activities related to naval history, deliver an address on his research, and teach one class on naval history. In addition to the use of Nimitz Library and the Museum, the Fellow will receive health insurance, office space, and competitive compensation. Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, writing sample, transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Robert Love at . Deadline for applications is 1 March 2012.

5) Historic Interpreter II, North Carolina Maritime Museum, Southport, closes November 15

6) 2 Archives Specialists,  San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, closes November 17

Fort Mason Center in the Historic Documents Division, San Francisco, CA. This Division administers a major body of archival and manuscript collections exceeding 6,000 feet of records documenting the Maritime History of the Pacific West Coast. The Department also manages the records of the Park.

Maritime Archaeology Field School, spots still open, apply today

There are still places available for the Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School held on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia, from January 28 to February 11, 2012.

The Maritime Archaeology Field School provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation.  Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is a great opportunity for staff development training for current practicing professionals. For more details and to apply to the field school please see:

Any questions, just email

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Ph +61 8 8201 5195
Fx +61 8 8201 2784

40th Annual Maritime History Symposium

Symposium Call for Papers
Call for Papers, 40th Annual Maritime History Symposium

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Held during the Museum’s 50th Anniversary year!

Title: The History and Future of the Maritime Experience

Theme:  As part of our celebration of Maine Maritime Museum’s 50th anniversary, the Museum is interested in exploring the full scope of the maritime experience, as discovered by looking at the present, and comparing it with the past. We will consider papers, presentations or panel discussions on historical subjects, on historiography, on change happening
today, and from personal experience. Topics we think would be interesting include, but are not limited to (in no particular order): boat building, ship building, changes in use of sail/wind power, Coast Guard role changes,
coastal development, environmental changes in waterways, fisheries, life at sea, Maine windjammers and other nautical tourism (cruise ships), marine education, maritime museums, maritime history, nautical antiques, naval subjects, women at sea, yachting and yacht clubs. We would welcome presentations relating to Portland, Maine’s largest port.

Please send proposals to Senior Curator Nathan R. Lipfert, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath ME 04530, USA,

Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530
207-443-1316, ext 328, fax 207-443-1665

Part time Lecturer, University of Miami, History of Seafaring

History of Seafaring (Part-Time Lecturer) – The applicant must have a graduate degree and/or advanced graduate training in maritime history, with at least five years field experience in marine archaeology. Familiarity with the marine archaeology of the Caribbean region is advantageous, as is practical experience in seamanship and navigation.

Apply Today.

3 November 2011

1) Learning Officer, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, closes 21 November

2) Ship to Shore Educator Specialist, Mystic Seaport, closes 1 December

Ship to Shore Program: Educator Specialist: Seasonal, Full-Time position, weekdays and weeknights during Spring 2012 sessions of Ship to Shore, the School Overnight Program at Mystic Seaport. Duties include preparing/leading experiential education in maritime history for 4th- 9th graders, conduct study tours, workshops, climb rigging and spend nights aboard ship as overnight staff. Requirements include education and/or program experience, polished presentation skills and knowledge of American history. Background check required. Position is temporary for February-May 2012, but may lead to year-round full-time work. For information or an application, visit our website or call Human Resources @ 860-572-5346. An EOE.

Consulting Artifact Conservator

Seeking an experienced conservator in the New England area to periodically monitor progress of artifact treatment processes implemented by on-site conservation technician. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in the treatment of organic and inorganic artifacts—ferrous & non-ferrous metals, wood, bone, etc–recovered from a salt-water environment. Per diem plus expenses.

 Call 508-487-8899 for further information.

Ken Kinkor
Director, The Whydah Museum
16 Macmillan Wharf
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657-2226
508-247-7451 (cell)