Fully funded PhD in Coastal Heritage

The University of Stirling, UK, and Historic England announce the opportunity for a fully-funded collaborative doctoral partnership student to undertake a project focusing on the economic valuation of coastal heritage in South West England entitled Entitled “Exploring the value of coastal heritage to different sectors of society using discrete choice experiments”

The project will explore the applicability of economic valuation to coastal heritage and apply discrete choice modelling to value maritime heritage. The research will seek to capture intangible, non-use values of the conservation of coastal heritage sites that go beyond narrow notions of economic value of heritage sites (e.g. tourism revenue or employment effects). The valuation study will explore values for coastal heritage sites held by different user groups (e.g. locals and tourists). While economic valuation is at the heart of this project, the use of focus groups, interviews and surveys within this approach allows for a deeper exploration of the factors that shape people’s relationships with coastal heritage. The project will use state-of-the-art methods to analyse discrete choice experiment (DCE) data to examine the relationships between (economic) values for coastal heritage and concepts such as social and contested values and place identity.

Application deadline: 17th of June 2020

Please see also: https://www.stir.ac.uk/scholarships/management/university-of-stirling-and-historic-england-funded-phd-studentship/

PhD position in quantifying past and future sea level changes in Norway


The PhD candidate will investigate late Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) and coastal environmental change in southwestern and northern Norway. The trend, rate, magnitude, and coastal impact of recent RSL change will be investigated by integrating new proxy data collected from shallow and marginal marine areas with previously reported tide gauge records. The candidate will also work closely with sea-level modelers in Norway and Canada to improve predictions of RSL change along the Norwegian coast over the next century and beyond. Together with partners at the Geological Survey of Norway, shallow marine areas adjacent to selected coastal sites will be surveyed and sampled. Sedimentary analyses will aim to characterize changes in coastal benthic ecology and biogeochemistry over the last 1–2 millennia. Documented trends will be compared with new RSL data and models to explore the impacts of RSL rise on coastal processes.

PostDocs in Naval Heritage (2 posts)


The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Naval Heritage for the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful applicants will possess a recent Ph.D. in history and a well-defined on-going research project in naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field), and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The Class of 57 Post-docs will teach one class per semester of either American Naval History or a topic in the instructor’s field. The fellows will also participate actively in the Department, especially as a resource for other instructors of naval/Marine Corps history.

This is a 12-month, federal excepted service position. The initial contract period is for approximately one year with an option for renewal which is contingent upon on the needs and emerging plans of the Naval Academy. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 http://www.imsearch.com/7385

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.