The Department of History and the Program in Maritime Studies invite applications for a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Fellow appointment in Maritime Archaeology to begin as soon as possible. The DPAA Research Fellow for the History Department at East Carolina University is a temporary position beginning as soon as possible and ending April 16, 2019. The Fellow will work in collaboration with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), an agency of the Department of Defense whose mission is to search for, recover and identify remains of missing personnel from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and other recent conflicts. DPAA’s cases are based on information received from families, archival and historical research, findings from local residents in the area where these wars were fought, and field investigations.
The DPAA Fellow will have the following responsibilities:
• Initiate a research agenda and contribute to the historical and archaeological scholarship on unaccounted-for service personnel (e.g., missing in action, killed with no body returned, or prisoners of war that did not return).
• Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and provide a defined search grid and survey plan to locate prioritized underwater loss incidents identified by DPAA.
• Build and manage a network of constituencies involved in underwater archaeology who can contribute to on-going research on POWs/MIAs.
• Communicate with DPAA Fellows at other institutions to build effective scholarly collaboration on POW/MIA research issues. Other institutions include The University of Wisconsin, Brigham Young University, Tuskegee University, and Scripps Oceanographic Institute.
Underwater Archaeology Field School
The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to provide a one-of-a-kind field school experience in St. Augustine, FL. LAMP oversees an intense, four week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a marine survey and underwater excavation of a historic shipwreck site. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving and seamanship and laboratory analysis.
2019 Field School
- 2019 Dates: June 24th – July 19th
- Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
- Research Focus: The “Anniversary Wreck” is an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine.
- Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will also be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Additionally, the field school will host an evening lecture series with instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.
- Students must be scuba-certified and EITHER qualify as a scientific diver through AAUS(American Academy of Underwater Sciences) or a similar institution OR qualify as a scientific-diver-in-training through LAMP’s scientific diver program. These requirements include a specific medical exam to be completed prior to field school and a swim test to be conducted upon arrival. More information and downloads of the medical exam form and other required paperwork are available below.
- Students must have DAN diving accident insurance covering at least $125,000 for skin and scuba diving injuries, or an equivalent policy.
- Students must hold current CPR and First Aid certifications.
The fee for the field school is $2,500 for students seeking academic credit and $2,900 for students not seeking credit. A $250 deposit is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due on the first day of class; all fees are payable to LAMP. This fee includes housing, food (except on weekends when you are responsible for your own food), all diving gear (other than mask, fins, snorkels, & booties), air fills, dive locker, classroom and laboratory facilities. The deposit and remaining balance may be paid with check or credit card.
Graduate or undergraduate credit is available through Plymouth State University or through your own institution, if appropriate arrangements are made, at additional expense paid directly to the school for tuition. Students may receive four credit hours for completing the full four week program. Tuition must be paid separately through the university issuing credit and the tuition cost is separate from the Field School fee payable to LAMP.
Housing is provided as part of the programs, but students must provide their own transportation to and from St. Augustine. Students are also responsible for the required diving insurance, diving medical exam and CPR/First Aid before the start of the course.
If you have any other questions, please call or email Allyson Ropp at email@example.com or 904-829-0745.
Heritage Victoria are advertising for a Fixed Term position, some of you may be interested in applying.
We are currently advertising a fixed term VPS3 position at Heritage Victoria.
This is a new Project Support Officer (Major Projects) role. We’re looking for someone with a background in archaeology or related heritage discipline, who can tackle statutory and administrative support for major projects.
This role will work closely with the Manager Major Projects and Archaeology and Maritime archaeology teams, and will assist in the operation of the VHI.
The position is fixed term for three years, applications close at midnight on 31 January. This role is being externally advertised.
Link to the role: https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-PNTBC1
The Schools of Ocean and Earth Science and Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Marine Geoscience to work with a multi-disciplinary group on the ACROSS project – Australasian Colonization Research: Origins of Seafaring to Sahul on a 2 year fixed term contract. ACROSS is focused on the earliest migrations into Australia (c. 60ka) and represents a multidisciplinary approach (including marine geological/geophysical, hydrodynamic and archaeogenetic methods), to examine the “When, Where, Who and How” of the earliest seafaring in world history. We seek a quantitative earth or ocean scientist capable of working with conventional 3D seismic data and running extant large scale ocean models to generate a series of Late Quaternary reconstructions of the Australian shelf. Training in all areas can be provided as the successful candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists, geologists, oceanographers and geneticists.
LCMM Educator AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Ability to swim is required.