Maritime Research Associate, East Carolina University

Organizational Unit Overview The Department of History is an academic unit in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and is home to over twenty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, Atlantic World, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies. The Program in Maritime Studies is one of the world’s leading academic underwater archaeology programs. It is characterized by hands-on underwater training, primary document historical research, and other practical skills such as remote sensing and grant writing.
Job Duties The Department of History invites applications for a full-time position as Maritime Research Associate. The holder of the position will be responsible for field project planning and supervision, equipment maintenance and organization, and program field project logistical support. This position will report to the Maritime Program Director. Specific field support duties are related to two annual maritime studies field schools plus grant-funded projects, and will include student supervision and diving safety procedure; vehicle operation; boat launch, retrieval, operation and logistics; use of remote sensing apparatus (magnetometer, side scan, ROV, and supporting software including Hypack, SonarWiz, and ArcView); equipment set-up and student equipment training; diving logistics and site safety engineering; small engine and electronic equipment repair, calibration, and service; vehicle maintenance; and equipment inventory organization and storage.
Minimum Education/Experience Master’s degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, or Maritime Studies from appropriately accredited institution is required. Candidate must be an experienced SCUBA diver with at least a Dive Master certification at the time of application and must also hold a boat operator certification (e.g. completion of Department of the Interior’s Motorboat Operator certification course). We seek an experienced, highly motivated, and collegial individual with extensive experience in maritime archaeological teaching support and research with excellent organizational and management skills, and a proficiency with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 5-years of full-time employment in maritime archaeology. Valid NC Driver’s License required.
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