Opportunities in US Naval History

Opportunities in U.S. Naval History

The Naval History and Heritage Command, an official agency of the United States Navy, is offering the following competitive opportunities for funding of research and writing on the U.S. naval history for the academic year 2012-2013. The application deadline for all of these programs is 30 March 2012. All awards are based on merit, regardless of race, color, creed, or sex. Recipients must be U.S. citizens.

Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Naval History.
The fellowship provides financial and scholarly aid for dissertation research and writing. The subject matter of the dissertation supported should significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. A stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship year (September 2012- June 2013) will be provided in two payments. The successful applicant will be asked to travel twice to NHHC’s Washington headquarters, once at the beginning of the fellowship period to meet with command historians, and once at the end of the fellowship period to make a presentation on the progress on the dissertation. A single travel grant of up to $2,500 will be made to finance these two visits. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, not on active duty in the armed forces; be enrolled in a recognized graduate school; have completed requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by June 30, 2012; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U.S. naval history. Current fellows applying for continuation of the fellowship for a second year will be considered on an equal competitive basis with other applicants.

Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant.
The grant is intended to assist a scholar in the research or writing of a book or article by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication, related to the research process. One award of up to $2,500 will be made on a competitive basis. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited university, awarded no later than March 30, 2012, or equivalent attainment as a published author. Proposals that have high promise of filling gaps in the literature of U.S. naval history that the Naval History and Heritage Command has identified as of higher interest are eligible for consideration. The command’s list of priority subjects in U.S. naval history is posted on the command’s website, www.history.navy.mil. Evaluation is based on evidence of ability, including previous scholarship, letters of recommendation, and the nature of the proposed research and its potential contribution to modern scholarship on the history of the United States Navy.

Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Graduate Research Grant.
The grant is intended to assist a graduate student in the research and writing of U.S. naval history in fulfillment of the requirements of a master’s or doctoral degree by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research process for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The stipend is an amount up to $2,500, depending on the research expenses anticipated. Preference will be given to proposals that have high promise of filling gaps in the literature of U.S. naval history that the Naval History and Heritage Command has identified as of higher interest. The command’s list of priority subjects in U.S. naval history is posted on the command’s website, www.history.navy.mil.

Samuel Eliot Morison Scholarship.
The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the development of a broad understanding of Naval History within the American national experience. The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research, travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials.

Interested persons will find greater detail as well as application procedures and forms on the Naval History and Heritage Command’s website, at http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/prizes.htm, or by contacting the Senior Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese St., SE, Washington, DC 20374-5060.

Marine Archaeologist

Berger Geosciences: Marine Archaeologist

Description:  Berger Geosciences, B-geO Home, is seeking a Marine Archaeologist with expertise in US offshore archaeology. Applicants should have a good understanding of seafloor marine archaeology with particular expertise in identifying archaeological finds of historical significance, including those in deepwater arenas. Duties will include monitoring offshore archaeological surveys on-board survey vessels uniquely equipped with high-resolution 3D imaging technologies and interpreting the findings of such surveys based on experience. Applicants must be qualified under Federal regulation 36 CFR Part 61. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to document and effectively communicate with onsite and onshore personnel.

MA/MS degree in Anthropology/Archaeology or related field.  Deepwater expertise preferred.
This position is based in Houston, TX. Relocation assistance provided.

Interested parties should send their resume to careers@b-geo.com.

Berger Geosciences

13100 Northwest Freeway
Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77040

Submit Resume To:
     Company: Berger Geosciences
     Web: careers@b-geo.com
     Address: 13100 Northwest Freeway Suite 600
     City: Houston,   State: Texas   Zip: 77040

PhD Scholarship, Ghent University

PhD Scholarship, Ghent University

China’s Maritime Commerce and Naval Activities in Northeast Asia During the “Yuan-Ming Rupture”

The scholarship will require a comparative-analytic investigation of both written and archaeological sources as well as a cross-cultural approach analyzing, when existent, also sources from Korea and Japan. Research concentrates on a time-period that has been designated “Yuan-Ming rupture” in modern literature, reflecting the fact that great changes took place in terms of maritime commerce and policy. The archaeological evidence focuses on recently discovered shipwrecks at Penglai in Dengzhou Prefecture, Shandong, China, including comparisons with other archaeological evidence such as the Shinnan shipwreck in Korea.

Closes 31 January 2012

Research Assistant Professor: The Australian Historic Shipwrecks Protection Project

The University of Western Australia Research Assistant Professor (Project Manager) Directorate for the Australian Historic Shipwrecks Protection Project, closes 6 January 2012.

This three year Project Manager/Research Associate position is designed to enable the effective co-ordination of the multiple stakeholders who are party to the Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project (AHSPP); to assist in ongoing research; organise and facilitate fieldwork with researchers and heritage managers; prepare background materials, mobilise and synthesise research content and develop stand-alone and collaborative research outputs as agreed with the five Chief Investigators and other relevant parties (including 10 Partner Organisations).

Job Link is here: Ref # is: 3817: Research Assistant Professor (Project Manager).

12 December 2011

1) Assistant Professor of History, University of Mumbai, closes 29 December

Specialization: History of South East Asia, History of West Asia, Maritime History of India, Science-Technology History of Europe.

2) Museum Director, The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire seeks a Museum Director.  The Museum is an educational organization focusing on the boating heritage and life on the lakes and rivers of New Hampshire. It presents exhibits and outreach programs, events, and hands-on activities.  The Museum is well known for its mission related events and fund raisers – Antique Boat Auction, Alton Bay Boat Show, Boat House Tour, and Biennial Vintage Race Boat Regatta. It also offers a community sailing program which has served over 700 children, and a very successful boat building program.  The Museum Director will be responsible for day-to-day management, lead development activities, build area visibility and support, implement strategic marketing programs, deepen and refine all aspects of communication, provide creative leadership, and be both action-oriented and entrepreneurial. The Board of Directors seeks candidates who have demonstrated strong management, marketing, public relations and fund raising skills.  They should have a track record of success working with both a knowledgeable Board of Directors, committed staff and dedicated volunteers. Candidate educational background and experience in museum leadership would be a plus. Salary will be competitive and a health insurance allocation will be provided. Interested candidates should email a letter explaining their interests, a resume and the names of four references to Dudley Hare Associates, at hareconsult@gmail.com by 1/31/12. Application materials will be screened as they are submitted. Please visit the Museum website at www.nhbm.org for more information.

3) The New Bedford Whaling Museum/Old Dartmouth Historical Society, a century-old yet, dynamic, and fast-paced institution, seeks an experienced, energetic, and resourceful Registrar. The Registrar is responsible for core aspects of the management of our extensive and diverse historical collection which runs the gamut from full whale skeleton to fine arts. The Registrar oversees all aspects of record creation and management and housing, storage, and handling of collections. Manages collection insurance, collection storage areas, survey, rehousing, and coordinates documentation and logistics of all collection movement including loans to and from the museum. Implements best practices in the care, storage, and documentation of collections in consultation with curatorial staff. The Museum seeks a Registrar who takes personal ownership and a proactive approach to enhancing the efficiency of collection storage and access. Full and part-time candidates are welcome to apply. Requires strong organizational and problem-solving skills and an attention to detail. Good communication skills in speech and written work are necessary. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years museum experience in registration and/or collection management with demonstrated proficiency in database management. Knowledge of standard museum policies and procedures, AAM standards, museum cataloguing systems, and proper care and storage of museum objects are required. Skills in handling, moving, and packing museum collections are preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Dr. Greg Galer, VP of Collections & Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740, ggaler@whalingmuseum.org. See http://www.whalingmuseum.org/about/jobs.html.

4) Maintenance Supervisor, Battleship North Carolina, closes January 6

5) Social Scientist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), closes December 28

Underwater Archaeologist, CIL-JPAC

Archeologist, Department of the Navy, Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, closes December 12.

This position is located in the Central Identification Laboratory (CIL), Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii.  The incumbent reports to the CIL Scientific Director and Deputy Director, and is responsible for designing, planning, and leading underwater archaeological investigation activities in accordance with the standard operating procedures of the JPAC-CIL.  In addition, the incumbent will serve as a subject matter expert in underwater mapping, remote-sensing data post-processing, and the application of geographic information systems, to enhance the command’s underwater archaeological investigation and recovery capabilities.

Project Coordinator, Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology are seeking a Project Co-ordinator for Art to Sea (Picturing the Past). This Heritage Lottery funded project, run via the Friends of the HWTMA, will engage and involve the local community in researching their past and present maritime heritage through historic and contemporary images as well as through oral histories.

1 December 2011

1) Full, Associate, or Assistant professor in Maritime History and Global History, University of Macau, apply today

2) Assistant Museum Developer, Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication, Staten Island, NY, apply today

The Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (MMNC) is dedicated to the preservation of marine electronic equipment and local maritime history.

3) 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.  To be eligible, an applicant must hold a Ph.D. in history earned within the past five years or be an advanced Ph.D. candidate.  The Fellow will conduct research, participate in the History Department’s research and teaching seminars, deliver an address on his/her research, and teach one class each semester on naval history.  The Fellowship includes approximately $40,000 salary, access to federal employee benefits, office space, and library support.  Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, writing sample (25 pp.), transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Robert Love at love@usna.edu.  Phone:  410-293-6288, alternate phone: 410-293-6253.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.  The United States Naval Academy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. 

4) Program Admin Asst., Split Rock Lighthouse, closes December 15

5) Dive Safety Officer, University of Rhode Island, closes December 17