Maritime Archaeologist, Assistant Professor, UWF

Assistant Professor, Maritime Archaeologist, University of West Florida, closes 30 March.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Anthropology to start August 2012. We seek an anthropological archaeologist, with a specialty in Maritime Cultural Resources and Coastal Landscapes, demonstrated teaching abilities, and an active research agenda. Regular teaching of a local summer archaeological field school is required. The successful candidate will complement our existing programs in historic and public archaeology; teach introductory, upper division, and graduate anthropology and archaeology courses. Experience with survey, excavation, project administration, and a record of scholarship is desirable. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; serving on graduate committees, directing Master’s theses, conducting and publishing research, and participating in department, university, professional, and community service activities. Position requires a PhD in Anthropology and dive certification from a nationally recognized agency.

17 February 2012

1) Marine Anthropologist, North Carolina DENR, closes March 1

2) Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, Department of History, closes March 16

The Department of History at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for two years, to work with Dr. Jelle van Lottum on his new project ‘Migration, human capital and labour productivity: the international maritime labour market in Europe, C. 1650-1815’, which was recently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This project will investigate the link between economic development and labour migration in Europe before the Industrial Revolution, with a specific focus on the contribution of skilled labour migrants to economic performance.

3) Research Assistant, University of Birmingham, Department of History, closes March 16

The Department of History at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Research Assistant for one year, to work with Dr. Jelle van Lottum on his new project ‘Migration, human capital and labour productivity: the international maritime labour market in Europe, C. 1650-1815’, which was recently funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This project will investigate the link between economic development and labour migration in Europe before the Industrial Revolution, with a specific focus on the contribution of skilled labour migrants to economic performance.

Underwater Archaeologist needed

Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria: Underwater Archaeologist

Start date: April 10, 2012
End date: December 24, 2012
Salary: 425€ per week/1700€ per month (after taxes).
Work schedule: Two days off per week which coincide with the course breaks for students.

Essential requirements
– Experience in direction of underwater archaeology.
– Experience with AudoCad.
– Native speaker of English or a highly fluent in both written and spoken English.
– Native speaker of Spanish or a highly fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.
– Knowledge of naval architecture.
– Knowledge of artifact conservation and classification (pottery, Roman amphorae, etc.).
– Experience in survey.
– Publications
– A valid driver’s license is preferred

Interested candidates must send their CV by email detailing their experience and a cover letter to sanisera@arrakis.es. An interview date will be arranged for qualified candidates in the offices of the Ecomuseo which resides on the island of Menorca.

Fernando Contreras

Tel: 971359999 or 608894650
Email: sanisera@arrakis.es
www.ecomuseodecavalleria.com

Volunteer Underwater Archaeological Fieldwork, 2012 in Scotland

Under the direction of a doctoral candidate from the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology, volunteer underwater archaeological fieldwork experience is available. The project will involve diving in one (or more, per preference or availability) of five reservoirs* in South Lanarkshire, and the Glendevon Reservoir (Perth and Kinross) to survey archaeological sites that were once terrestrial, but are now submerged by the reservoir waters. Site survey will include the Kirkhope Tower, cairns, burnt mounds and several Mesolithic sites. These sites were previously recorded by the Biggar Archaeology Group before rising water levels made them inaccessible to the Group. As such, the dives will be relatively shallow, maxing out at 20M. Opportunities for further and deeper exploratory survey will take place on the last days of each reservoir dive period.

Methods used will include underwater photography, underwater survey (basic measuring and recording using a grid system), and drawing. Each day will consist of three dive teams (of two divers) making three controlled dives to gather data. Divers will ideally be paired with a person of greater/lesser archaeological diving experience to enhance both efficiency and a positive learning/teaching environment.

Full link to the opportunity and dates.

10 February 2012

1) Educator, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a fun environment where visitors can learn and connect to history. The position is primarily responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences, including families and Pre K-12th grade students; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history. Ideal candidates possess strong customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills; a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred, but not required. Those selected for the position will be required to attend a few training sessions. Full and part time positions are available for the summer (March 15-October 31) season. One weekend day is required. Send a letter describing your interest in the position along with a resume and information on your schedule availability to jzanolli@ussconstitutionmuseum.org. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EOE.

2) Museum Director, Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum, closes February 29

3) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 2012 Internships

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Maritime Archaeologist, Bournemouth University, HLF Project Development Officer

HLF Project Development Officer (Part-time) (Fixed term)
Starting salary from £23,121 – £26,779 pro rata per annum with further progression opportunities to £29,249

The School of Applied Sciences is looking for a highly motivated individual to undertake the development and delivery of the ‘Bringing People to the Museum and the Museum underwater’ project. This project is led by Bournemouth University in partnership with Poole Museum Service and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project seeks to create access to a unique and important 17th century ship wreck just outside of Poole Harbour.

You will be highly efficient and organised, flexible and able to manage deadlines effectively. You must have a sound understanding of maritime archaeology and ideally hold the Associate level membership for the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA).

Full of enthusiasm and with initiative aplenty, you are a confident communicator, both verbally and written with the ability to work effectively within a range of community and professional peers. You will be PC literate, with knowledge of website development and digital media skills.

This post is available on a fixed term basis up to 28 months ending August 2014.

Closes 11 March 2012.