Fully funded PhD

Fully-funded PTUC PhD Project with the University of Portsmouth and Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Fully-funded PTUC PhD Project with the University of Portsmouth and Lloyd’s Register Foundation

In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on local infrastructures and imperial cultural knowledge between the years 1869-1918.

This exciting opportunity includes an annual stipend at the UKRI rate and a generous travel allowance for the student to conduct national and international research.

The PhD is funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and supported by the University of Portsmouth’s Port Towns and Urban Cultures (PTUC) research group in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. The visiting scholarship in 2023 is supported by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and Dalian Maritime University (DMU), who will host the student as a visiting scholar. An international conference will be co-hosted by HKBU in Hong Kong during summer 2023.

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, and will be supervised by members of the Port Towns and Urban Cultures research group: Dr Matthew HeaslipDr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.

Executive Director Vancouver Maritime Museum

The Executive Director will be a transformative champion for VMM’s exhibition, educational, and program offerings while elevating its stature as a destination for and within Vancouver. This individual will have exceptional business acumen in seeking first to understand the diverse communities VMM serves and then being a visible leader in guiding VMM to its next level of growth in service to its audiences. Committed to advancing reconciliation, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism for all people, the Executive Director will act as a liaison between the city, First Nations communities, tourism agencies, and a multitude of distinct yet interrelated public, private, and government stakeholder groups. As VMM’s lead fundraiser in advancing its mission, vision, and values, the Executive Director will partner with and report to the board of trustees in driving their effectiveness in governance, policy making, and community ambassadorship. They will collaborate with the board and staff to drive financial support that results in dynamic and accessible exhibitions, collections, and facilities. This individual will have primary responsibility for all aspects of VMM’s operations and will be accountable for empowering, guiding, and mentoring a highly motivated team.

Maritime Historian


The Humanities Department at SUNY Maritime College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant, or Associate Professor of History, beginning Fall, 2021 semester. The selected incumbent will teach Maritime History. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in History, have substantial experience teaching online, and demonstrated experience teaching and researching in Maritime fields. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise as a Historian, and will be engaged in professional activities. The incumbent will teach in both the MRST and graduate MNST programs. The Assistant Professor of History will help to maintain the College’s traditional commitment to General Education and to Maritime Studies, and will help to continue to grow both our undergraduate and graduate programs. The incumbent will enhance the national appeal of our growing graduate MRST program, and will further enhance the international draw of our MNST program. Successful candidate will demonstrate mastery of online course delivery methods and to facilitating access to digital texts at all levels of the curriculum.

We strongly encourage candidates with teaching and research interests in archival study, maritime museums, information management, and digital humanities to apply. Maritime College is committed to further strengthening its inclusive campus community, one that comprises diverse faculty, students and staff. Maritime College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the campus.

Professor for Roman Archaeology


The professorship will be filled in a joint recruitment procedure with the „Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum – Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (RGZM)“. The post holder shall be granted leave of absence (Jülicher Modell) for the management of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, Mainz.

The post holder’s main focus in research and teaching is on the archaeology of Italy and/or the Western Mediterranean area and/or the North West provinces of the Imperium Romanum. The evidence of research focus in two of the following topics is required: a) Italic archaeology b) antique trade and economic history c) cultural and material connections of the antique Mediterranean world to the North West provinces of the Roman Empire.

The post holder actively participates in the design of the joint research focus Roman Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology, newly established by the University of Trier, the RGZM and the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (GDKE). For this purpose, you specifically develop research projects and work in cooperation with the Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften an der Universität Trier (ZAT).

As head of the competence area Roman Archaeology at the RGZM, you are responsible for the further development of the department‘s research programmes within the framework of the RGZM research fields. You also engage yourself particularly to the knowledge transfer to which the RGZM as Leibniz research centre is committed. You are a member of the enlarged board of directors of the RGZM. In this function, we also expect your participation with the RGZM’s further development in terms of content and strategy and the assumption of tasks in the field of science management of the institution.

The professorship represents the teaching at the University of Trier to the extent of two semester hours per week within the study courses of the subject Classical Archaeology. Furthermore, the post holder participates in the further development of the study programme. The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Trier are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect strong presence of the teaching staff. The recruitment requirements result from § 49 Higher Education Act Rhineland-Palatinate, in particular, a successfully completed university degree in Classical Archaeology or in a comparable subject at a university or a comparable higher education institution, a qualified doctorate in a field relevant to the subject, pedagogical aptitude and additional scientific achievements (e.g. through habilitation, junior professorship or tenure track) are to be proven.

Disabled candidates with appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Trier University aims to increase the quota of female professors and strongly encourages female academics to apply.

Candidates are requested to submit their documentation (CV, list of publications, list of courses, course evaluations if applicable, certificates and copies of diploma), a concept paper (past and future research projects, design of the subject’s course programme, content-related perception of the position) as well as five writings (for the preparation of the reading reports) in digital form (pdf-files of max. 10 MB each) exclusively by mail (dekanatfb3@uni-trier.de) until 15.05.2021.

To the

Dean of the Faculty III of Trier University

Prof. Dr. Torsten Mattern

54286 Trier

DPAA Historian


Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • The incumbent for this position will set, convey, and enforce standards and procedures for research and case development. Will coordinate the tasking and monitoring of the work of other researchers to ensure all casework conforms to Agency requirements, shepherding all cases through the entire development process, and serving as the subject matter expert and point of contact for area of research. The incumbent must utilize appropriate project management techniques to plan, coordinate, develop, and execute major historical research projects that involve multiple individuals.
  • Incumbent will be the historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information; interpreting military history in the context of U.S. military and civilian personnel; establishing historical facts based upon research conducted; and grouping historical facts along with determining interrelationships to search, recover, and identify unaccounted-for persons from past conflicts.
  • Incumbent will research historical records and investigative leads to identify information requirements and gaps to satisfy during field investigations and disinterments. The incumbent will compile data from Agency repositories, foreign and domestic archives, electronic sources, oral histories, field investigations, and other sources to conduct analysis and build case narrative information for missing individuals and unidentified remains from past conflicts in accordance with Agency guidelines.
  • Incumbent acts as the lead in developing historical information and regional strategies to directly support casualty investigations and search and recovery missions.
  • Incumbent possesses an understanding of the geography and flow of battle, casualty evacuation processes, remains recovery activities, and remains handling and processing procedures.

Archaeological Conservator


The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks a full-time conservator to undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation of objects recovered from the wreck of the American Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve artifacts and to prepare them for exhibition and/or long-term storage.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in conservation from a recognized graduate conservation training program (or equivalent). Applicants should have a minimum of four years of post-graduate conservation experience and familiarity with a wide variety of materials including metals and organics.

The salary for this position is $55,000 plus a full benefits package. 

To view the full position description and apply online, please visit: marinersmuseum.org/jobs_listings

About the Mariners’ Museum and Park:

The Mariners’ Museum was founded in 1930 with the goals of collecting, preserving, and sharing the world’s maritime heritage with the community. Since then, the institution has grown to become the steward of a world-class collection of over 32,000 objects, including three dimensional objects, paintings, and art on paper. The museum is also home to the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere, housing over 110,000 books and 1 million pieces of archival material. Along with its own vast collection, the museum is the repository of nearly 210-tons of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the American Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The Mariner’s Museum is situated on a 550 acre park whose trail and lake serve as a beloved community resource. 

PhD Studentship


PhD Studentship: A Comparative History of the Supply and Maintenance of the English Navy c1650-85

University of East Anglia – School of History

Based on archival research, including the examination of maritime records held at regional and national archives, including The National Archives and The National Maritime Museum, the thesis will explore how issues of supply and maintenance affected the service of, in particular, the Third-Rate frigates built in the 1652 Programme GloucesterEssexPlymouthTorringtonNewburyBridgewaterLymeMarston MoorLangportFairfaxTredagh. The proposed PhD will explore, document, and analyse data relating to the supply and maintenance of a number of mid-seventeenth-century warships across an important period of naval administrative reform and of political and regime changes. Given the naval administrative reforms of the mid-seventeenth century led by Samuel Pepys as clerk of the acts to the navy board and later secretary to the Admiralty, and the political turbulence of the period leading to alterations in key personnel, an important question is how dynamic were these economic processes in this period? The work undertaken by the studentship will add to the understanding of distinctive areas of early modern naval and maritime history and will begin to redress the imbalance of traditional accounts which underplay the role of economic history and administrative reform. It will be the first study to bring detailed analysis to the ways economics and the politics of supply lines determined the working and resting lives of seventeenth-century ships, explored in the context of the transition between the Cromwellian regime and Stuart rule and the history of naval reform.

NOAA Posts


The purpose of this position is to provide scientific support analysis to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Developing, advising, and conducting research and field investigations. This role is heavy in analysis and detailed scientific reporting for research publications.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Technically competent in at least two of the following technical disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, biology (botanist, terrestrial, aquatic, wildlife, marine, micro, fisheries, and wetlands), chemical sciences (inorganic, organic, analytical, and geochemical), climatology, computer science, ecological, environmental, biophysical, cryospheric, geology, geography, hydrological, limnological, meteorology, oceanographic, pharmacological, physics, soils, statistical, toxicological, water resources, and zoological sciences.
  • Advises on and/or performs research or other professional and scientific work.
  • Develops mathematical models and designs computer software programs for analysis of engineering, scientific and biological systems problems.
  • Responsible for design and oversight of field investigations, data interpretation, evaluation and design or mitigation actions, and report preparation.
  • Develops and maintains quality assurance data to support analyses and writes technical reports and papers for publication.
  • Participates in peer reviews of programs, in workshops, and in conferences.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must possess an MA/MS in an environmental, scientific, or technical discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional and/or academic experience. Advanced degrees or certifications may qualify for shorter periods of required experience.

State Underwater Archaeologist: Virginia


The Department of Historic Resources (DHR) has a great working culture, allows for telework/flex schedules and is a learning environment that allows individuals to thrive in their careers. DHR is seeking an experienced Archaeologist to develop and implement a long-range underwater archaeology program in Virginia. The selected individual will work independently creating a framework for and administering an extensive inventory program underwater resources, both coastal and inland. They will work in consultation with DHR professional staff on projects that may disturb underwater historic properties, including advising projects under 106 review. The Program objectives include conducting archival research of potential submerged cultural resources lying on state-owned bottomlands; to identify sites of potential State and National Register significance; to identify geographical areas of high cultural resource density; to identify areas of high research potential, in conjunction with state guidelines; to identify areas of most probable negative impact, due to construction, erosion, salvage, etc.; and to develop and implement a preservation action plan for the investigation of those submerged cultural resources, based upon the above research data. Duties: Plan and conduct survey level field research and wreck inventory and partner with state and federal agencies on historic shipwreck investigations; archaeological research and wreck inventory; work with state and federal agencies to ensure appropriate historic resource protection after major disasters; analyze archaeological and historical data; utilize VCRIS and GIS; write reports, public materials, and scholarly articles, and present professional and public talks and lectures on Marine Archeology; manage the Virginia shipwreck tagging (STAMP) efforts and serve as the liaison to the broader STAMP program; works closely with Maritime Heritage Chapter of the ASV on training and volunteer programs; and follow all safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements. The incumbent will have Basic Open Water certification with a major certifying agency (Advanced Open Water certification preferred). Position requires periodic travel within the state for fieldwork, presentations, and meetings. Additional duties maybe assigned.

Comprehensive knowledge of archaeological principles; local, state and federal laws related to the cultural resource protection and marine archeology; remote-sensing survey electronics and interfacing; and field research logistics. Knowledge of software related to site mapping, image processing, computer-aided drafting, and photogrammetry preferred. Essential abilities include public speaking and public relations, to analyze and synthesize archeological field results to produce archeological reports and peer-reviewed articles; to interact with the public, avocational archeologists and owners of archeological sites; to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people; and to recruit and supervise volunteers. Demonstrated knowledge of the general maritime history of Virginia; software related to remote-sensing survey data collection and analysis, navigation, and GIS programs. Work experience in marine archeology field demonstrating project leadership and boat handling skills are essential. Human relations and organizational skills necessary. The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of employment. Must be a certified Diver and a valid driver license is required.

Interdisciplinary Lead Archeologist/Lead Historian


This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy, in Sterling, VA. The incumbent’s responsibility is to provide the professional expertise and guidance for historic preservation necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association/Albacore Park in Portsmouth, NH, seeks an Operations Manager

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association/Albacore Park in Portsmouth, NH, seeks an Operations Manager. PSMA is the chief steward of the USS ALBACORE (AGSS) submarine. The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director and will function to manage the daily operation of Albacore Park Submarine and Museum including maintenance and repair, hours of operation, security of site, managing staff and volunteers and oversight of the museum store. The ideal candidate will be focused on establishing and maintaining a fully operational facility while helping to build the capacity of the organization to thrive for many years to come.

PSMA seeks an individual with a proven track record of success derived from service within or outside the organization and its membership. A background in museum management along with knowledge of Navy history is preferred, combined with evidence of an appreciation for collections interpretation, historic preservation, community memory and an interest in Naval history. Characteristics Desired: Enthusiasm for maritime history, and community-based narratives; Embraces change, takes initiative and shapes organizational strategies while keeping focused; Passion, integrity, positive attitude, and self-direction; Superior organizational and interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively with Board members, staff, partners, volunteers and sponsors; Excellent communication skills including public speaking and Have the ability to see challenges or issues before they become larger problems.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three work-related references in PDF documents to Patricia Violette at albacoremailcall@gmail.com. For the complete position description, please visit https://www.ussalbacore.org/employment-opportunities 

Position to start immediately.


SALARY RANGE:$18 to $20 per hour



The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and will be supervised by Dr Mathias SeiterDr Melanie Bassett and Professor Brad Beaven.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary to cover tuition fees at the UK rate for three years and £2,000 for research costs/ conference attendance. 

Heritage institutions face unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic. The fall in revenue and new virtual ways of experiencing heritage, ask questions about the relevance and shape of physical heritage spaces. It is therefore more important than ever for museums to build resilience by ensuring that they are relevant in a changing world. 

This exciting PhD project will allow you to both advance the scholarly understanding of museum practices across Europe and to support naval heritage institutions by developing strategies on how they can meet the challenges of the future.

Naval heritage is explicitly linked to histories of empire (or the loss of it), nationalism, and warfare. Naval history therefore plays an important reference point for the construction of national identities. At the same time, recent research has opened up new horizons for naval museums by stressing that BAME as well as LGBTQ histories are relevant to maritime settings. Heritage institutions have the opportunity to reach out to new audiences and to stay socially relevant.

By comparing naval museums, museum ships, as well as naval exhibitions in military museums, you’ll explore if and how themes such as nation, imperialism, war, race, or queer history are currently addressed by heritage institutions in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. Using methodologies from History, Heritage and Museum Studies, you will be able to uncover the different historical narratives that museums construct and show how these histories are reflected in the design of heritage spaces and through the display of artefacts. The comparison of three unique naval histories will allow you to identify differences between national curatorial practices and to highlight the similarities which exist regardless of national context and locality. Your comprehensive study will enable you to develop practical guidelines for professionals working in naval museums at the final stage of the PhD project. 

Archaeologist with underwater diving certification

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Job details

Salary$23 – $28 an hour

Job TypePart-time


Number of hires for this role2 to 4


  • Master’s (Preferred)

Full Job Description

We are looking for a degreed archaeologist with experience as a diver. You must be able to dive in different conditions, and with varying visibility. Nitrox certification is a plus, but not required.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $23.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • On call


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • archaeology/ diving: 2 years (Preferred)


  • PADI certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

Curator of Collections

The Curator of Collections is responsible for the care, research and interpretation of Mystic Seaport Museum’s important collection of art and objects, including nationally significant collections of marine paintings, prints, scrimshaw, historic photos and more. The Senior Curator also works closely with the museum’s Collections teams, researching objects relevant to the Museum’s mission and exhibits, playing a major role in developing new exhibits and interpretation for the Museum. The Curator of Collections will report to VP of Collections. They will carry out research and support an active collecting and exhibition program, including participation in conservation and preservation activities.