IEM Post-Doctoral Scholarship for a Research Fellow

The candidates must have completed a PhD in one of the areas of Medieval Studies (History/Archaeology/Art History/Literature) within the last three years. The work must have been  hosted in a research institution other than the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-NOVA FCSH).

The research project, to be funded by the RU FCT Programmatic Funding, will be sponsored up to a maximum period of 36 months and should be in accordance with the Strategic Programme of the IEM – NOVA FCSH (section 14.2).

Therefore, in addition to the other elements required in the edital, the candidates are kindly requested to present a research project and respective work plan in one of the following areas of study:

  1. Medieval Lisbon;
  2. The Sea and Maritime Cities;
  3. Religious and/or Military Architecture in the Portuguese Middle Ages;
  4. Jewish Studies: Portugal

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to with “IEM-BIPD-Medieval Studies” as the subject.


The Historian (TS-SCI Clearance) will support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to provide the fullest possible accounting for missing US service members from past conflicts.  During the Vietnam War, Special Forces operators – working under the designation of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) – documented their activities in post-mission After Action Reports (AARs).  Most of these documents are still marked as classified Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).  These documents provide the most comprehensive record of special operations activities in Southeast Asia and include the date-time group and coordinates of each Special Forces insertion, extraction, and significant contact/observation throughout the Vietnam War.  It is imperative that the Historian review, enhance, and make available these Top-Secret records to DPAA researchers to achieve their noble mission.

Postdoc in Archaeology: Submerged Stone Age Heritage

We are now offering a two-year Postdoc position to investigate the research potentials of “Blue Frontiers Archaeology” within the wider Kattegatt region. Rising sea levels and other shoreline adjustments after the end of the last Ice Age drowned human landscapes in many world regions. Some of the best-studied submerged landscapes have been discovered in southern Scandinavia, and record the important cultural and environmental developments that shaped the Stone Age societies of the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene. In recent years, growing collaborations with Aarhus University in Denmark have explored the rich opportunities presented by submerged archaeological heritage. The Postdoc will be tasked with building deeper momentum in this strategic research theme. The goal for the postdoc is to “activate” this area’s rich bio-cultural heritage by integrating currently available data and completing a new synthesis that will define a new generation of research questions that can be addressed by application of new and existing methods and approaches.

The first year will involve working with team members in Lund and Aarhus to generate a new synthesis of existing archaeological, paleo-environmental and other proxy data from the Kattegatt region. These results should also be embedded in improved spatial, chronological and geological frameworks. The focus of the second year has deliberately been left more open, enabling the candidate to explore new research themes and questions, including application of new technical and methodological developments, ranging from biomolecular scales through to larger-scale GIS modelling of evolving sites, networks and landscapes. The second year will also involve submission of large- and medium-sized funding proposals.

Applicants trained in archaeology, ideally with knowledge of neighbouring disciplines, and possessing some familiarity with GIS, combined with the capacity to address archaeological and cultural questions from a holistic and inter-disciplinary perspective, are particularly encouraged to apply. Detailed knowledge of the Stone Age prehistory of southern Scandinavia and surrounding regions is a prerequisite.

Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.

Research Operational Specialist (ROS) II

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as Research Operations Specialist II (ROS II) to the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The ROS II assists in carrying out field work, data management and analysis, report preparation and science communication, and provides general assistance with NOAA small boats and dive programs. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Conduct field work as part of the FKNMS Science team as related to the Coral Disease Response, including coral disease monitoring of coral outplants and surrounding corals, coral disease intervention activities and monitoring, sampling of corals for coral disease research, collection of corals as part of the Coral Rescue effort, and translocation of corals to spawning hubs and restoration sites.

• Cruise planning and preparation, participation in approximately 150 single-day research trips per year.

• Manage data collection in the field, develop summary reports and coordinate reporting and communication with partners.

• Support science activities at the site including projects such as benthic surveys, restoration monitoring, coral sampling, coral relocation and restoration, and physical and biological oceanographic monitoring.

• Developing new content and revising existing content for FKNMS webpages, outreach materials, and technical publications, creating maps and figures for use in materials, and producing summary reports on science activities.

• Assist with developing content or compiling data, resources and images to inform the next FKNMS Condition Report.

• Providing general support for FKNMS such as development, review and submission of dive plans and assist in the planning of diving activities, filling of SCUBA tanks, and assistance with the Key West Dive Locker Lead to track, maintain, and service FKNMS dive equipment.

• Assist with boat operations, maintenance of boats, docks and upkeep of boatyard storage/repair facilities.

• Conduct geographic information system (GIS) analysis.



• Education/Experience: Degree (Masters or Bachelors) from an accredited college or university in Marine Resource Management, Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies, Maritime Archaeology, electrical or mechanical engineering or related scientific fields.

• Experience working with federal government and state agencies.

• Excellent written and verbal communication

• Experience on vessels and knowledge of safe vessel operations

• Current SCUBA certification (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by the program’s diver certification process (which meets the standards set by NOAA and the American Academy of Underwater Science), or able to immediately participate/pass NOAA Diving training course, and maintain throughout duration of employment.

• Able to work outside near the coast or at sea in the elements of the weather at times

• Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds to assist transporting equipment and gear is required.

• Knowledge of a range of marine associated disciplines to include coral reef ecology, oceanography, and fisheries.

• Experience with ArcGIS software

• Experience conducting benthic monitoring of coral reefs

• Caribbean coral identification expertise.

• Ability to communicate research and monitoring activities to both the scientific community and the general public

Preferred Qualifications:

• Maintain current NOAA Diver qualifications, Volunteer NOAA Diver, AAUS Diver, or skills equivalent

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Marine Robotics

In the ACFR, we have funding available through the DCRC TAS program to support a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow to undertake fundamental and applied research related to the development, design and deployment of novel AUV systems for littoral survey. The project will explore vehicle design, navigation, perception and control systems that will allow teams of vehicles to operate in nearshore environments. Applications include rapid environmental assessment and mine counter measures operations but also extend to environmental monitoring, marine archaeology, deep-sea geology and asset inspection.

Archaeological Conservator

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation, and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), an agency of the Maryland Historical Trust, within the Maryland Department of Planning, is recruiting for a full time, contractual Archaeological Conservator. JPPM is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, and is the State Museum of Archaeology and a center for both regional and statewide archaeological research. It is home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) connects people to the past through history and archaeology and supports the preservation of Maryland’s cultural and natural resources.

The Conservator examines and documents objects, performs analytical tests, prepares treatment proposals, performs conservation treatments including mechanical and chemical treatment, package or mount artifacts for transport, storage or display, and submits full reports of all activities, thus fulfilling contractual obligations and providing revenue generation for the Conservation Program of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.

Nautical Archaeologist/ Geoarchaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist/Geoarchaeoloigst in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of geological sequences in the Northeastern United States, scientific methods, and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as well as skill in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates free of cost. Experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys is ideal.

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 highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

RCG&A maintains a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.  Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have instituted safety protocols and practices for both office and field personnel. We strive to provide an enjoyable, safe, and secure working environment.

RCG&A, a thirty-nine-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.

Geoarchaeology Manager

Wessex Archaeology is the largest independent archaeological practice in the UK, and a registered charity which aims to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage, and science. We are a market leader in the provision of historic environment services nationally and internationally, across terrestrial, marine and intertidal environments. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Meopham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic professional for the role of Geoarchaeology Manager to lead the Geoarchaeology team within the Geoservices directorate. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic Geoservices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into to a wide range of archaeological projects and deliver a range of services to our clients.

Our Geoarchaeology team includes geoarchaeologists at all stages of their career with specialists of international standing in Holocene geoarchaeology, Palaeolithic archaeology, Pleistocene geoarchaeology, Marine geoarchaeology and submerged prehistoric landscapes. In this role you will have the autonomy to influence and promote continuous improvement and positive change within both the Geoarchaeology and wider Geoservices team.

People are key to our business and in this role you will be responsible for growing and managing the team, provide for their training, mentoring and coaching needs, and helping them to develop their skills. With a solid geoarchaeological skillset and knowledge base, you will be responsible for the creation, planning, management and safe delivery of high-quality projects, and will promote our services to existing clients and identify new business opportunities to develop and grow the business, working with the wider company to deliver these services.

About you

This will be both a challenging and rewarding role and we are looking for an ambitious individual with the aptitude and aspiration to develop the team and service.

Underwater Forensic Investigation Course

Join Dr. Bill Belcher in a field school experience exploring various aspects of forensic investigation in an underwater environment this summer. The first week will focus on basic scuba skills and the second and third weeks will focus on forensic investigation skills and scenario-based training.

  • July 18, 2021 – August 13, 2021
  • Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska
  • Residence camp at Cedar Point, includes lodging and food
  • ANTH 490/890 Section 603—Three credit hours
  • Medical pre-screening required for registration – Contact Dr. Belcher for this screening form
  • Students required to supply their own masks, snorkel, and fins/booties
  • Cost: $777 for undergrad tuition, $930 for graduate tuition, $100 course fees, $100 SCUBA certification from PADI, $750 Cedar Point Fee for residence camp, $100 Cedar Point deposit

Marine Archaeologist, updated

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, has an opening for a Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology. The PI-Marine Archaeology will be responsible for assisting Gray & Pape with a diverse portfolio of underwater and maritime archaeological projects across the U.S. supporting offshore energy development, coastal restoration, shoreline stabilization, broad research-oriented projects throughout North American waters, and international cultural impact assessments. The candidate should possess knowledge of the scientific and technical methods used in marine archaeology, including remote sensing surveys, data processing, and technical writing skills.

Providence, RI, Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Richmond, VA

Can be in any of the offices.


DHR currently has the following  job opening:

Conservation Project Manager (Position 00081): We are seeking to fill one Conservation Project Manager position for a two-year project to focus on the conservation of artifacts from a group of sites associated with the American colonial era plantation of Kingsmill. The selected individual will be self-motivated focusing on the curation, assessment, and treatment of archaeological artifacts from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, the majority of which are inorganic (iron alloy, copper alloy, other metals, ceramics, and glass; to determine the best courses of treatment for artifacts and perform those treatments; to research, recommend, and order supplies required for the treatment; to maintain equipment, work with volunteers and interns who are working in the lab; to supervisor two part-time professional conservators and two part-time professional curation assistants; to perform outreach activities as required by the project (examples include: presenting papers at professional conferences, preparing artifacts for loan, social media about the project, and other activities); to supervise wage staff working on the project; to coordinate with the State Archeological Conservator and the Chief Curator; and to monitor the budget and keep track of staff hours and other funding budget items. The selected individual will work under the supervision of the State Archaeologist. This position is a grant-funded position for two years and will expire when funding is no longer available. See more information. To be considered for this position a completed state application must be received through the on-line employment system by Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

If you would like information regarding employment opportunities with DHR, please contact:
Wendy Baker, Human Resource Manager
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: (804) 482-6447

CITiZAN Sustainability Manager

This is a Fixed Term role until 31st July 2022 with an immediate start or as soon as possible.

During COVID-19 the post will be home-based, and there is flexibility to continue this longer term, with an expectation thereafter that the candidate will attend one of MOLA’s Offices (London or Northampton) or the York or Portsmouth project offices. Flexibility with regard to travel will be necessary to other CITiZAN offices, and other parts of the UK and abroad as required.  

MOLA are seeking a dynamic, organised, innovative and self-motivated Sustainability Manager to manage the final year delivery and post project sustainability stage of our NLHF supported Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN). 

If you are interested in coastal community archaeology and CITiZAN – England’s only citizen science response to the recording of coastal heritage at threat by the forces of climate change and erosion – then we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Caroline Barrie-Smith; CITiZAN Project Manager (

CITiZAN is a MOLA project, run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and the Nautical Archaeology Society. The current three-year project is possible owing to generous support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional support from the National Trust, Historic England, The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, and The Crown Estate.

Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories

The Senior Curator of Social Maritime Histories will be responsible for working on curatorial projects of race, Indigenous histories, ethnicity, and diversity in New England’s maritime activities as it relates to the collections and site of Mystic Seaport Museum. The Senior Curator will work with Curatorial and Museum colleagues to lead a team through the Museum’s and other regional collections, developing contemporary re-imaginings of people’s actions in the past and present, and translating that into content applicable to today’s social environment. The first 2.5 years of this role will culminate in a major exhibition in Fall 2023, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Just Futures Initiative. Thereafter the Senior Curator will continue on new projects related to these and related themes. Additionally, the Senior Curator will lead a curatorial team in the development and educational work related to the Museum’s public and school audiences through the development of in-house and online content.

This position is funded through an award from the Mellon Foundation, with the project titled ‘Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty, and Freedom.’ The funding supports a partnership among Brown University, Williams College, and Mystic Seaport Museum to engage with Native American and African American histories and legacies surrounding the founding of New England through the present day, using the sea and maritime realm as a lens for investigating issues of freedom and slavery, dispossession and cultural persistence, legacy and memory. A major gallery exhibition opening Fall 2023 is a core project outcome of this initiative.

The Mellon partnership allows us to draw upon the extraordinary MSM collections as well as those of other lending museums, library, and archival collections as well as community practices and collective memories. The exhibition will map a more complex historical frame engaging with questions of race and sovereignty bringing the memory archive into creative juxtaposition with visual and material culture, archaeology, oral traditions, songs, and performance.

It is the Museum’s intention that the Mellon Foundation project lead to a permanent role for the Senior Curator to pursue new and ever deeper re-imaginings, scholarship, exhibitions, and outreach to increase diversity and inclusivity in all future projects at the Mystic Seaport Museum. The 2023 exhibition project will continue to resonate throughout the campus and the Museum’s dedication to the core intention of this effort.

Expedition Guide and Client Services

OceanGate Expedition Guides are part of a cohesive Expedition team whose goal is to inspire guests and help them understand and appreciate what they are experiencing during their trip. Guides are supervised by the Expedition Manager and work along the operations and vessel crew under the direction of the Expedition Leader. Their primary responsibilities include client management, communication, and customer service as well as a variety of operational support roles. Guides may also interpret topics ranging from geology, geography, marine biology, natural history and underwater archaeology.

Expedition Guides take ownership of delivering a unforgettable experience to guests through sharing their knowledge, experience, and exemplary customer service, with an emphasis on safety.


Supporting expeditions in remote offshore settings utilizing safety standards and maritime skills
Work within a diverse team led by the Expedition Leader, with heavy emphasis on
communication and teamwork.

· Confidently and competently lead groups of affluent clients on expeditions ranging from 7-49 days

· Provide in the field, hands-on interpretation, and thematic, formal onboard presentations that are integrated into interpretive programs

· Develop and deliver educational presentations covering environmental science, history, or other
relevant topics to the itinerary as assigned by the Expedition Leader

· Cultivate the guest experience by focusing on the observation of the surrounding operations by encouraging passengers to spend as much time on deck exploring and participating in supporting roles

· Maintain the cleanliness, order and function of all Expedition equipment and gear

· Assist in general shipboard tasks during expeditions, including loading and unloading, laundry, room changeover, garbage etc.

· Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance amongst crew and guests at all times, while living in a close community setting for extended durations


· Demonstrable written and verbal communications including interpretive materials and presentations

· Minimum one-year professional experience leading small groups in remote field settings and on the water

· Exceptional and demonstrable customer service and problem solving skills

· Experience in long duration expeditions in austere environments preferred

· A strong preference for working in team settings

· Valid U.S. Passport

· Prior small ship cruise industry experience strongly preferred

· First Aid/CPR and Wilderness First Responder Certified preferred

Required Credentials to be obtained after employment:

TWIC Card, Passport, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Client Service in Travel: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Paid Training:

  • Yes


  • Team Lead
  • Key Leader

Typical start time:

  • 7AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Company’s website:

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Assistant or Associate professor ECU Coastal Studies Institute

The Department of Coastal Studies, in East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs, seeks to appoint a social scientist at Assistant or Associate Professor level with an active, interdisciplinary research program focusing on coastal and marine environmental issues. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. This tenure-track position is part of a major ECU investment in research and teaching programs focused on natural, social, physical, and engineered dimensions of ocean margins.

We seek creative, rigorous scholars with interests in working across disciplinary boundaries to shed light on complex problems resulting from the interaction of people and the natural environment. Although this is a research-focused position, the new faculty member will also teach and mentor students in the department’s interdisciplinary and research-intensive Integrated Coastal Sciences PhD program ( and develop classes at ECU’s Outer Banks campus. This position is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic new enterprise in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of DCS, ECU, and partner institutions. The faculty position will be located at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus on Roanoke Island.

Doctoral degree in Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Science, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology, Geography, or other social or interdisciplinary science.

Disciplinary background for this position is open. Examples of disciplinary backgrounds may include anthropology, economics, environmental science, political science, social psychology, or sociology.

We anticipate that the selected candidate will have a solid background in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods to contemporary theoretical and practical research questions. Additional qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes related to coastal issues, evidence of working on interdisciplinary research projects, and a record of publishing and securing external funding for their own research and for student research.

MA and PhD Fellowships in Maritime Archaeology

MA and PhD Fellowships in Maritime Archaeology (Koç University)

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) is pleased to offer funded MA (two year) and PhD (four year) positions beginning in the Autumn of 2021.  Students receiving a funding package will have a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and housing aid.  The deadline for applications is May 28th, 2021.

For more information about these opportunities, please visit the KUDAR website:

Principal Heritage Officer

Heritage; Environmental Policy and Programs; Flexible location

Principal Heritage Officers in the Heritage branch provide a high standard of timely, professional advice about implementing the state’s strategic approach to identifying and conserving historical heritage places.

For this position there is a focus on places with archaeological cultural heritage significance: terrestrial as well as underwater cultural heritage in Queensland, including ship and aircraft wrecks in State and coastal waters.

You will be required to work independently and demonstrate leadership within your discipline group. This Principal Heritage Officer position is located in the Development Assessment and Archaeology team, a multidisciplinary group of highly skilled officers responsible for assessing the impacts of development on places on the Queensland heritage register under a range of legislation including the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 and the Planning Act 2016.

Historical Archaeologist

The Historical Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific expertise to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on a full-time basis, and will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Provides professional archaeological analysis and produces proposals for fieldwork utilizing a variety of materials associated with covered conflicts, including the Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean Conflict, and World War II.
  • Serves as an expert in fundamental spatial concepts for assessing, visualizing, and managing data using software, such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer, and GoogleEarthPro.
  • Synthesizes various data sources – to include historical documentation, geospatial information, and archaeological reports – to comprehensively inform field activities related to recovering the remains of service members from past conflicts.
  • Deploys as directed, to both foreign and domestic locations, which may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments.