The Maritime Archaeological Research Specialist at East Carolina University is a temporary, stated definite term position beginning in March 2020. The specialist will work in collaboration with Program in Maritime Studies faculty on historical research and remote sensing tasks specifically associated with a NOAA-funded project from which ECU is receiving a subaward.
The specialist will have the following responsibilities:
• Collaborate with ECU and NOAA personnel on a program of maritime historical and archaeological research focused on collecting historical and archaeological data regarding select shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast;
• Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and construct defined search grids and survey plans to locate prioritized wrecking incidents;
• Prepare, calibrate, and test remote sensing instrumentation (side scan sonar, magnetometer/gradiometer and navigational instrumentation) to carry out searches for predefined targets;
• Collect, interpolate, and interpret side scan sonar and magnetometer datasets; and,
• Provide written materials and images for interim and final reports, including shipwreck biographies, historical research and remote sensing methodologies, and shipwreck site interpretations.
The selected candidate will be required to work on-site in Greenville, NC.
• M.A. in History, Anthropology, Archaeology, or Maritime Studies with a field specialization in underwater archaeology;
• Open Water SCUBA certified, and American Academy of Underwater Sciences qualified;
• Register of Professional Archaeologist certified or qualified; and,
• Experience with ArcGIS, Hypack, and SonarWiz software packages.