Marine Archaeologist


The Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are interested in finding a marine archaeologist who addresses issues of climate change and adaptation, especially for the rise of complex societies in the late Holocene in coastal environments.    This is part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative that spans the entire University. Each appointment will be made jointly between at least two departments from across the campus in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields.  Interested scholars should apply for the following two  advertised positions that are appropriate for marine archaeology:  Hazards from climate impacts in the natural and built environment  and Biological, ecological and human adaptation to climate change.

The University of California, San Diego has made an unprecedented commitment to understanding climate change impacts through long term global observations and modeling and addressing these impacts through the development of scalable adaptation tools and solutions. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for up to four separate searches (totaling 8 positions) for TENURE TRACK or TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS. These positions are part of a bold multi-discipline, multi-year initiative that spans the entire University. Each appointment will be made jointly between at least two departments from across the campus in order to facilitate collaborations in new inter-disciplinary fields. They include but are not limited to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), Health Sciences (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), the Jacobs School of Engineering, the Division of Biological Sciences, the Division of Physical Sciences, the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences and the School of Global Policy and Strategy. The initiative in climate change impacts and adaptation seeks to build on existing cross-disciplinary strengths to understand the implications of climate change and address the planet’s most pressing climate related needs with actionable adaptation strategies. The initiative will leverage UC San Diego’s existing strategic partnerships to inform climate change policy and adaptation decisions at multiple levels—local, state, federal and international—and address issues related to national security, public safety, global health, resilience and more. In addition to these appointments, UC San Diego’s newly established Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation demonstrates the organization’s commitment to addressing the consequences of climate change. Appointments generally will be at the Assistant or Associate Professorial level and in exceptional cases at the very early Professorial level. UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

There will be four focus areas within the climate change impacts and adaptation initiative:

1) Human health and climate change

2) Hazards from climate impacts in the natural and built environment

3) Biological, ecological and human adaptation to climate change

4) Sensor and platform development to monitor the changing environment

Update on the Foster Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately three to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.

Apply by: December 10, 2015

HFF Bursaries to attend the IKUWA 6 in Australia

Honor Frost Foundation Bursaries to attend IKUWA 6 in Australia

The ‘International Congresses on Underwater Archaeology’ have become an important part of the programme to exchange information and experience in this important and still growing branch of archaeology. The proceedings of the first three conferences (in Sassnitz, Germany; Zurich and London) have been published; and that of the fourth, held in Zadar, Croatia, and the fifth, held in Cartagena, Spain, is under way.

It is important that young archaeologists from the countries which Honor Frost regarded as a priority should have the opportunity to attend IKUWA6, but the costs, particularly of travel, are likely to make this impossible unless bursaries are offered.

Preferences will be given to students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria but other applicants from the region may be considered depending on demand. See here for more details.

Two more maritime history jobs

Executive Director, Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY
The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), the largest freshwater nautical Museum in the world, requires a full time Executive Director effective June 1, 2016. Situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful 1000 Islands in upstate New York, ABM has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, and the Board of Trustees is conducting a national search to identify outstanding leaders who have demonstrated executive experience, imagination, and vision to lead the Museum through its next decade of growth. The Executive Director oversees a dynamic institution with a talented staff of 40 full-time and part-time employees, an operating budget of approximately $1.6 million, $200 thousand in annual capital projects, $23 million of assets, a 4.5 acre river campus with five recently constructed exhibit buildings and a collection of over 320 antique boats. The successful candidate should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated success in fund raising, building strategic partnerships, and financial management experience. She or he should have experience with an educational or cultural institution, and have an affinity for the mission of the Museum. Interviews will begin January 2016, an appointment will be made by March 15, and the appointment will commence no later than June 2016. More information about the Museum is available at Starting salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and career accomplishments. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendations to Executive Director Search, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, or emailed to

Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs, Mystic Seaport:The Museum of American and The Sea Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport seeks a Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs. The Vice President will direct exhibition and research programming for the Seaport. Successful candidates will possess proven record of achievement as a curator, strategic leader, staff manager, and program innovator. A full position profile may be found at Interested applicants should submit résumé, cover letter, and three references to the consulting firm retained for this search. Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc. Mystic Search Attn: Linda Sweet or Bill Appleton By email:

2 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Underwater Archaeology


The Honor Frost – Flinders Doctoral Research Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology is a 3 year scholarship to support a candidate while they undertake a PhD in the area of Underwater Archaeology at Flinders University.

Two fully funded PhD scholarships are available to commence in 2016. One scholarship will be awarded to a citizen of an Eastern Mediterranean country who plans to return to that country as a professional in underwater archaeology or underwater cultural heritage. The second scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of citizenship.

The Scholarship provides a generous living stipend, which is tax exempt and indexed annually. The HFFDR Scholarship will cover international student tuition fees charged by Flinders University.

These scholarships are funded jointly by the Honor Frost Foundation and Flinders University to commemorate the Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Program’s role as Chair Holder of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology (2015 – 2018). The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a suitably qualified graduate to carry out, under the supervision of a member of staff, a program of study leading to a PhD in Archaeology, with a focus on underwater archaeology.

More Information is here!

Architect or Civil Engineer for work on the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery

Very cool project to get involved in!

UNDP PFF has been running projects in the field of Cultural Heritage for the past 5 years in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage and within the framework of the EU Aid Package to the Turkish Cypriot Community in Cyprus.

The Kyrenia Shipwreck represents the formative years of maritime archaeology in the Mediterranean and, since its exhibition in the early 1970s, the island of Cyprus to the world. In recognition of the importance of this collection to the people of Cyprus, under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Commission is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Honor Frost Foundation to implement a series of improvements to upgrade the Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery within the Kyrenia Castle.

As part of this conservation/stabilization programme, the UNDP is seeking the services of an architect/engineer specialized in exhibition spaces design within historic buildings for the project preparation and implementation.

Architect/Civil Engineer – Specialized Consultant (Kyrenia Shipwreck Gallery), Kyrenia, Cyprus.

MA in Maritime Archaeology, University of Malta

MA in Maritime Archaeology

The MA in Maritime Archaeology is intended to expose students to a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. Students will be able to start and develop their careers in the field of archaeology with special emphasis on the maritime and underwater sub-disciplines of the subject. Furthermore, students may use the skill garnered from this robust course to pursue careers that are not related to archaeology. Skills sets acquired throughout the one year duration of this programme are multi-dimensional, flexible and most importantly, desirable to stakeholders and employers.

US Navy Underwater Archaeologist

Closes October 8, 2015.

This position is located in the Underwater Archeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, located in the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. The function of the Underwater Archeology Branch of the NHHC is to manage and conduct research on the Navy’s 17,000 sunken military craft which often serve as war graves, carry environmental hazards or unexploded ordnance, and represent significant historic properties. The primary purpose of this position is to be the subject matter expert for the Navy in key underwater research and operational functions, including research and deployment of the Geographical Information System (GIS) of sunken military craft including the inventory SMC ship and aircraft wrecks and to serve as the SME for the Sunken Military Craft Act including all legal, regulatory and enforcement provisions of that Act and its regulations.

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled as an Archeologist or a Physical Scientist.