Archaeologist – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – Remote (Multiple Openings)

HJF is seeking an Archeologist to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, HI. This position is remote work.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services DPAA.

The archaeologist will provide professional and scientific assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner-related activities. Travel may be on military and commercial aircraft. This position regularly interfaces with employees, consultants, partners, and contractors, and communicates through briefings and written products with Agency leadership, U.S. Government employees, family members, foreign officials, and partners as well as potential partners.



Offshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services

The Contracting Entity intends to procure a consultancy services framework contract for the provision of Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services in order to assist the provision of its services in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Onshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services

Offshore Cultural Heritage Consultancy Services


President and CEO Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum seeks a forward-thinking, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Located on the Mystic River between New York and Boston, the Museum comprises more than 60 historic buildings, exhibition spaces, a unique collection of floating vessels, a shipyard, a collections research center, a planetarium, and storage facilities, on 19 acres of land that are open to the public. Each year, over 250,000 visitors come to view the Museum’s world-class vessels on the water and in the exhibition hall, take in superb art and other types of exhibitions, observe a working waterfront, and participate in experiential learning programs that engage students of all ages. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve artifacts of America’s seafaring past, Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum. It is at once an indoor and open-air museum, an art museum, and a living history museum. Home to over 500 historic watercraft, the Museum is fundamentally an educational institution, advancing understanding of America’s relationship with the sea. Programs serve an estimated 30,000 K-12 students annually, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and professional and lay scholars. Partnering with the Board of Trustees and the staff, the President and CEO will provide strategic direction, executive leadership, and administrative guidance. The successful individual will possess the experience and knowledge to oversee a complex and resource-intensive organization; a superb operational skill set; a record of success in marketing, audience growth, and fundraising; a demonstrated commitment to strengthening diversity and workplace culture; and a natural inclination toward collaboration and community engagement.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters can be sent electronically to Anita Tien and Micah Pierce at: Isaacson, Miller

NOAA seeks applicants for Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary advisory council (4) Maritime Archaeologists

NOAA is establishing a sanctuary advisory council for Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary and is seeking applicants for 15 seats. Members of the Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations to NOAA regarding the sanctuary management plan and will act as a liaison to community and constituent groups.

Applications are being accepted for the following seats:

Maritime Archaeology and History (2 members, 2 alternates)
Cultural Heritage (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Recreation (Industry) (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Business and Economic Development (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Tourism and Marketing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Education (2 members, 2 alternates)
● Research, Science and Technology (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Recreational Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Commercial Fishing (1 member, 1 alternate)
● Citizen At-Large (2 members, 2 alternates)

In addition, we are seeking applications for a member of the community, age 14-17 at the time of application, to fill a youth seat on the council as a non-voting member.

Two (2) Maritime History Post Docs

KU Leuven
Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and East Asian History
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources. The successful candidate has to focus on the examination of changing and varying concepts and perceptions, over time, of Chinese local elites, intellectuals, and officials towards trans-Pacific trade, focusing on contraband trade and ‘piracy’ and human-environment interaction.

Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and Japanese Maritime History, with a Focus on Historical Geography
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources; in the field of early modern Chinese and Japanese maritime history with a focus on historical geography and cartography, 16th to 18th centuries.

Closing date: 6 or 7 June 2020

Submerged Prehistoric, Pre-Contact Sea Level Post Doc

Dear colleagues,

The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage ( by June 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (

Sönke Dangendorf

Nautical Archaeologists

R.C. Goodwin still hiring Nautical Archaeologists:


R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, geology or closely related field is highly desirable. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in marine survey and data processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing.

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., a thirty-eight year old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

PhD in underwater robotics and sensors in marine archaeology

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified, ambitious and motivated candidate for a PhD position in marine archaeology and technology.

This position is a fixed term, full time (100 %) position for 3 years starting 1 September 2020.

The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, NTNU Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) and the Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at the Department of Marine Technology.

The PhD candidate will have access to AUR-Lab infrastructure, which includes several AUVs and ROVs with a range of different sensors.

The purpose of this PhD project is to contribute with new methods and knowledge towards a better integration of technology and marine archaeology, a strategic goal of the University Museum. The candidate must be prepared to participate in cruises and operations at sea.

Our research has civilian objectives. However, equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used in the research areas listed above. Applicants that are citizens of Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, EU or NATO countries are eligible. Other applicants are required to provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment for their application to be considered.

You will report to Head of Department.

Underwater Archaeologists



Parks Canada is seeking Underwater Archaeologists. Are you or someone you know up for the challenge?


Here is a link to the job description:

Candidates can submit their application via, no later than 22 May 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time.

Please share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues in the underwater archaeology community!




Denise Laferrière

On behalf of the Selection Committee


Staffing Officer, Corporate Services

Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Parks Canada / Government of Canada

30 Victoria street (PC-03-J), 3rd floor, office 16, Gatineau Qc J8X 0B3 / Tel: 819-938-0362


Parcs Canada – 450 000 km2 de souvenirs / Parks Canada – 450 000 km2 of memories

New PhD Program


A new inter-disciplinary PhD position on human coastal adaptation and marine conservation is available in the Narayan Lab ( in the Dept of Coastal Studies at East Carolina University. Submission deadline for full applications is June 1, 2020. Interested candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Siddharth Narayan (narayans19 at before applying. More details below.

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate insights from multiple disciplines to explore the trade-offs and synergies between human adaptation to coastal hazards and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems. The PhD student will be part of an interdisciplinary research based at the Coastal Studies Institute in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. They will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Narayan and will have the opportunity to be co-advised by faculty from geography, conservation, social sciences and economics. The position provides a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and health insurance for the first two years. Funding in subsequent years is likely, contingent on performance and available funds.


·       Master’s degree in coastal engineering or management, geography, geology, conservation, or a related field

·       Experience in analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative and spatial data.

·       Familiarity with GIS, statistical modeling, and hazard modeling is a plus.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

To Apply:

·       Application deadline is June 1st 2020. Full applications need to be submitted to Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Siddharth Narayan (narayans19 at before applying. Please feel free to e-mail with any questions. 

NOAA 2021 OE Grant

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) is soliciting proposals for ocean exploration in waters under U.S. jurisdiction, including the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). OER is interested in projects that provide data and information that may inform ocean-related segments of the U.S. economy through mapping, characterization, and exploration of the deep seafloor and water column of the U.S. EEZ as well as marine cultural heritage in U.S. waters. OER is soliciting proposals for three themes:

OCEAN EXPLORATION. Ocean exploration to inform management, sustainable use, and conservation of marine resources in poorly explored deep ocean areas of the U.S. EEZ. Areas proposed for exploration and/or initial characterization must be at water depths of 200 m or more.

TECHNOLOGY. Application of new or novel use of existing ocean technologies or innovative methods that increase the scope and efficiency of acquiring ocean exploration data and improve usability of and access to ocean exploration data. Proposed technologies must be applicable to water depths of 200 m or greater, though testing in shallower water or lab-based testing will be supported. Technology testing may occur outside of U.S. waters.

MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY. Discovery and characterization of underwater cultural heritage to inform decisions on preservation and seabed use, and to identify sources of potential environmental impacts. Marine archaeology proposals can be conducted in any water depth within the U.S. EEZ.

Informational documents on this funding opportunity are accessible through the OER website:

For the purpose of this opportunity, costs for ship time and/or other ocean data collection platform support (remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, etc.) are considered rental costs and therefore are not included in Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC).

The exception is for institutions with a federal negotiated Indirect Cost (IDC) Rate agreement that covers these charges.

Note: Ship time on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will not be funded through this announcement.

The following checklists are provided to aid in preparing your application.

Pre-proposal stage (due June 18, 2020):

1. OER FFO cover sheet

2. Pre-proposal, max 2 pages

Submit by email to:


Full proposal stage (due October 22, 2020):

1. Updated OER FFO cover sheet

2. Executive summary, max 1 page

3. Project narrative, max 15 pages

4. Data and information sharing plan, max 2 pages

5. Outreach and education plan, max 1 page

6. Statement of diversity and inclusion

7. Previous significant results

8. Summary of current funding support for each principal investigator

9. Curriculum vitae, max 2 pages per each principal investigator

10. Budget justification and budget tables

11. (if applicable) Negotiated Indirect Cost (IDC) Rate memo

12. NEPA questionnaire

13. (optional) Letters of support, e.g. from local State Historic Preservation Office

14. (non-federal only) Forms: SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B, SF-LLL, Unpaid Tax Liability

15. (optional) Suggested reviewers

All documents required at the full proposal stage must be submitted individually through