Research Engineer in Geochronology & Environment

The GPR ‘Human Past’: our group and our research

The GPR (Grand Programme de Recherche) ‘Human Past’ is an interdisciplinary research project supported by the University of Bordeaux’s Initiative d’Excellence. ‘Human Past’ gathers ~110 researchers from 3 laboratories (PACEA, AUSONIUS, and Archéosciences Bordeaux) affiliated with the University of Bordeaux (UB) and the University of Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM). Our expertise combines Biological Anthropology, Classical and Medieval Archaeology, Prehistory, Protohistory, History, Epigraphy, Archaeometry, Geochronology and Computer Science Applications to Cultural Heritage.

’Human Past’ aims to document, characterize and understand the tipping points that have induced major biological and cultural changes within past human populations. Spanning a large chronological period (from Prehistory to historical times), our research aims to identify the steps that enabled a primate originally adapted to African ecosystems to evolve into a species that occupies and impacts every ecosystem on the planet. Biological and social systems will be scrutinized at different scales from a multitude of perspectives with particular attention paid to phenotypic and genetic variability, cognition, technology, social organization, belief systems, and genetic and cultural adaptive strategies that drive human societies.

This position advertisement belongs to the first part of the funding scheme, planned for 4 years.

Project description

The 18-month research engineer position will be devoted to establish and date potential tipping-points in the paleoenvironmental record from the pollen analysis of a deep-sea core collected in the NW Mediterranean Sea, and statistically correlate them with the archeological record of SE France and NE Spain, corresponding to the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic period. This core will be dated using 14C dating technique from the end of the Upper Paleolithic until ca. 40 ka, and luminescence methods for the whole core. This approach will allow us to evaluate whether a synchrony, and thus eventually a correlation, exists between cultural changes and climatic transitions. With this aim we will also use different statistical techniques. This research will be carried out in synergy with that of a post-doctoral researcher who will reassess the traditional classification of Middle and Upper Paleolithic technocomplexes and explore their connection with climate change.

Adequacy of the project with the objectives of the GPR

Our research project aims to: a) identify potential environmental and cultural tipping points during the upper Pleistocene, b) test whether there is a correlation between them, and c) evaluate the role of climate in the emergence of new techno-complexes. This research is in line with the objectives of the GPR Human Past, which aims to detect and understand tipping points through time in cultural evolution and the impact of climate change on them.


  • The HISTORY Channel seeks a Historian/Vice President, who will be responsible for assisting with fact-checking, research and ensuring overall accuracy for a wide range of historical projects including documentary programming, social media and short form video, podcasts, newsletters, articles, and more. This role includes implementation of historical projects including outreach to historians with an emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  The role also encompasses implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives and development of educational content for teachers and students. The ideal candidate possesses a deep knowledge of history, a detail-oriented and impeccably organized approach to research and fact-checking (copy and visuals), and an ability to help craft and review historical content for a fast-paced, entertainment-driven television brand.  Knowledge of the histories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, etc.) and other historically excluded communities required.  
  • Responsibilities: ·         Work with the Chief Historian to assess and review a wide range of historical projects for entertainment-driven television brand ·         Responsible for day-to-day fact-checking and accuracy checks for a wide-range of historical content ·         Serves as a liaison with production and creative teams, providing historical input and insights on a wide range of projects, including ensuring accuracy  ·         Identifies and builds relationships with historians, with a focus on BIPOC histories·         Works closely with the historical community to source experts to provide commentary and perspective on historical programming and content ·         Helps develop and edit historical educational content including classroom guides and newsletters geared toward teachers and high school students ·         Assists with project management for corporate social responsibility initiatives.  
  • Qualifications/Requirements Basic Qualifications: • Advanced Degree in History or a deep knowledge of history developed through hands-on research, fact-checking and writing experience; MA or Ph.D. in History or extensive knowledge of History preferred• Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience in the history field• Proven fact-checking, research and writing skills • Knowledge of BIPOC history, communities and institutions required 
  • Additional Qualifications: • Ability to work independently with strong decision making and critical thinking skills. • Ability and willingness to work on deadline and handle multiple tasks at once with a precise and detail-oriented approach with an impeccable attention to historical accuracy. • Must love entertainment and television and understand the intricacies of creating content for consumer audiences• Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively and on-brand with consumers as well as internal and external stakeholders. Strong editorial discretion and great copywriting skills. • Works well with teams. Excellent project and time management skills, you learn fast and can accommodate rapid change reacting quickly to new information.  
  • Desired Characteristics: • Innovative and creative thinker with a deep knowledge of history. Excellent research and analytical skills. • Knowledge of social media platforms and short form video. • Ability to learn new databases and project management systems 

Chief Scientist, Ocean Exploration Trust

The Opportunity
Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is hiring a forward-thinking, collaborative Chief Scientist committed to advancing ocean exploration, developing programs that promote inclusivity in the field, and liaising with the ocean science community to broadly share results and open data. As the Chief Scientist, you will be responsible for ensuring the work carried out by OET has scientific excellence, efficacy, and integrity as its highest priorities while integrating the science with the other mission pillars of the organization—education and outreach, and technological innovation. You will be a member of OET’s senior leadership team and will provide direction and strategy for our science and exploration program, including its use of remotely operated vehicles, uncrewed autonomous systems, mapping systems, and other technologies. To be successful in this role, you will act as a representative for the priorities of the ocean exploration community at large.

About Ocean Exploration Trust
OET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Ballard—that owns and operates exploration vessel (E/V) Nautilus. Annual expeditions aboard the vessel are conducted in partnership with the organization’s primary sponsor, NOAA Ocean Exploration, and others including
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Geographic Society. Through telepresence, all E/V Nautilus expeditions are streamed live to provide scientists and the public with real-time access to exploratory research and these live streams reach millions around the globe each year. Additionally, data, samples, and results from all expeditions are made openly available.
In 2019, OET was selected—in partnership with University of Rhode Island, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of New Hampshire, and University of Southern Mississippi—to implement NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute. With partners, OET will introduce a new shallow water focus to our programs in 2022 centered on studying the health of the US’s coral reefs in the Central Pacific.

Data Analysts

Oceaneering International Incorporated

Position: Data Exploitation Analyst

Location: Suitland, Maryland (Washington, DC)

Requirements: BA Degree or 5 years experience in marine sciences, including: Archaeology, Biology, Oceanography, Geology, Geography, or other maritime related sciences. Experience with side-scan-sonar, bathymetry and marine survey software suites preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience/education; with a MA/MS approximate to federal GS-9/11 payscale for DC Metropolitan Area

Job Post:

Contact/Referral: Dan Brown (301)669-2717

Marine Archaeologist

Gray & Pape, a national and international cultural heritage management firm, has an opening for a Principal Investigator – Marine Archaeology. The preferred location for this opportunity is in Providence, RI, but we will consider Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, or Richmond, VA. For candidates who meet all of the required qualifications and many of the preferred qualifications, Gray & Pape will consider a remote work option. This role is regular, full time, and salaried exempt. The salary range for this position is $65,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience, qualifications, and education. Gray & Pape offers a hybrid work environment with built in flexibility for days in the office.

Summary of the Role:

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.

Key Duties:

  • Responsible for timely and cost-effective conception, implementation, and completion of projects.
  • Works toward competency in managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Develops project-specific budgets, personnel assignments, and schedules.
  • Develops research goals, field plans, work products (including all reports), and resource-specific recommendations.
  • Serves the client by understanding the requirements of the scope of work, using professional expertise for the management of cultural resources and providing a high-quality work product on time and on budget.
  • Sets realistic project goals which can be achieved within cost and time constraints.
  • Organizes and provides sufficient and complete information to team members; coordinates project input from staff and subcontractors.
  • Develops professional recommendations for the management of cultural resources, particularly archaeological resources, using the National Register of Historic Places and other applicable criteria.
  • Responsible for the organization and completion of project-specific reports.
  • Responsible for communication and/or coordination with other project and company personnel, clients, and client representatives.
  • Participates in public outreach programs to educate people about the importance of archaeological resources and Heritage Management, at the project, professional, and/or community levels.
  • Supports marketing and prepares proposals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A./M.S. in Anthropology, Archaeology with an emphasis in underwater archaeology, or related field plus 5 years CRM supervisory and report preparation experience.
  • Ability to function as a Qualified Marine Archaeologist (QMA) per Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Guidelines.
  • Experience collecting and interpreting geophysical remote sensing survey data including side-scan sonar, magnetometer, gradiometer, sub-bottom profiler systems, and/or multibeam.
  • Experience with GIS mapping, geodetic conversions, and geodatabase creation.
  • Demonstrable attention to detail and clear communication as applied to client interactions.
  • Demonstrable experience with project scoping, technical execution of the project, and report writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA).
  • Marine archaeology experience in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions.
  • Management standards regarding identification and treatment of historic properties in federal waters.
  • Certified diver with demonstrated scientific diver training.
  • Marine archaeology data acquisition, documentation, analysis, and interpretation skills (e.g., ROV deployment, underwater photography, underwater excavation techniques, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating geophysical and geotechnical data for potential submerged paleolandscapes.


This position requires travel and is project-dependent with an expectation of travel outside the local area and for multiple days. Some projects may require extended travel.

Gray & Pape offers a competitive pay and benefits package, including paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision, and disability insurance, and a 401(k)-retirement plan. A complete job description is available upon request.

If you are ready to join our team, please submit the following to Charity Touchette, HR Director, No phone calls, please.

  • Cover letter detailing expression of interest and office preference;
  • Resume or CV;
  • 1 writing sample. Preferred writing sample will be a CRM report with applicant as the author.

The position is open until December 3, 2021, and we will be interviewing qualified applicants immediately.

Gray & Pape is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and inclusion where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law. Please contact HR to request an accommodation.

Lecturer in Maritime History

The Historical and Political Studies group is looking to recruit an energetic and committed lecturer in early modern maritime history on a fixed term contract for 12 months commencing 24 January 2022. This teaching post is a replacement for a colleague who is undertaking a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship in 2022/23.

You would be expected to teach across the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate History curriculum, and to specifically lead the following module:

  • HIST604 Piracy and Privateering c.1560-1816

You will have research expertise pertaining to one or more of the following areas:

  • Early Modern Maritime History

You will need to demonstrate that you have excellent interpersonal skills and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal, and external associates.

The post requires:

  • A first degree in History or a cognate discipline and PhD in History or a related subject, at or near completion;
  • Ability to teach the specific modules listed, and more broadly across the undergraduate and postgraduate History curriculum;
  • Experience of academic administration responsibilities;
  • Excellent academic and pastoral support for students;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team and to take initiative.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

Interviews are likely to take place on 16th December 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Rebecca Emmett, Associate Head of School: Historical and Political Studies by email or via the School Office on telephone 01752 585119.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages 

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.


You will serve as a Historian of the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

  • You will plan, research, and prepare original studies, monographs, briefings, booklets, articles, scripts, chronologies, exhibits labels, and other products that furnish detailed historical background and perspective to Navy issues.
  • You will provide historical support and information to high-ranking civilian personnel and Navy leaders and planners in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV).
  • You will investigate and define past events and provide in depth analysis of these events.
  • You will provide perspective on historical events of the purpose of education military and civilian personnel about the history and heritage of the U.S. Navy.
  • You will demonstrate a thorough understanding and assessment of the materials and the ability to independently plan and execute the research and writing of historical products.
  • You will be required to respond to naval history inquiries from OPNAV.
  • You will edit or transcribe historical documents.
  • You will collect and analyze historical documents.
  • You will organize and direct his/her own projects and may divide the work into smaller segments.
  • You will conduct research as necessary.

BOEM Tribal Engagement and Consultation RFP

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has a requirement for contractor support for Tribal Engagement and Consultation. The estimated period of performance for this requirement is eighteen (18) months from date of award.

BOEM Funding

Dear Stakeholder,

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for managing the development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. A critical component of BOEM’s mission is protecting the environment while overseeing the development of OCS energy and marine mineral resources.

BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program (ESP) develops, funds, and manages rigorous scientific research specifically to inform policy decisions on the development of energy and mineral resources on the OCS, as required by law. This environmental and socioeconomic research is designed to provide BOEM the necessary information to assess, predict, monitor, and manage potential environmental impacts of the activities it authorizes.

As part of this effort, ESP staff prepare BOEM’s annual Studies Development Plan to cover a two-year planning period. The plan includes brief study descriptions, or profiles, that describe proposed studies for the upcoming fiscal year and for one successive year. These studies are designed to collect the information necessary to meet the needs of BOEM scientists, rule writers, modelers, decision makers and other users. Proposed studies are evaluated for program relevance, programmatic timeliness, and scientific merit.

BOEM is beginning to formulate its Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Studies Development Plan covering all BOEM energy and minerals activities. We invite you to submit study ideas for consideration in Alaska, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific OCS areas. Study ideas must be relevant to BOEM’s information requirements in the areas of biological, oceanographic (physical and chemical), traditional knowledge, and social sciences (including economic and cultural research).

I encourage you to review BOEM’s National Studies List for Fiscal Year 2022, which identifies studies BOEM intends to procure in FY22 (subject to funding availability). The current Studies Development Plan is online and the Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS)  provides access to ongoing studies and completed reports. Brief summaries of recently completed studies can also be found in the archive of ESPIS Quarterly Reports. Please carefully consider BOEM’s ESP Strategic Framework – particularly the criteria and questions – when formulating your study ideas. Also note that BOEM is keen to advance research pertaining to fish/fisheries, climate change , environmental justice, and Tribal issues. Please comment on these topics when they may appropriately fit into the work you are suggesting.

Send your suggestions in a short paragraph via email to ESP by December 10, 2021, including an explanation of why BOEM should consider funding them in light of the points noted above. Please note that all submissions become property of the federal government. While suggestions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, there is no guarantee they will be accepted. Some ideas may be combined with other suggestions. Acceptance of an idea does not imply that the submitter will receive funding.

We appreciate your participation in this process and look forward to your suggestions.


Dr. Rodney E. Cluck
Chief, Division of Environmental Sciences
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
U.S. Department of the Interior

— BOEM —

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.


Joint Military Operations
The Joint Military Operations (JMO) Department teaches two of the College’s six core courses. Joint Military Operations, taught to senior-level students, is focused at the theater-strategic level and emphasizes Joint military operations. Joint Maritime Operations, for intermediate-level students, is focused at the operational level and emphasizes joint maritime operations. Subjects covered in both courses include problem-solving and decision-making, the operational art, Joint/Navy operational planning, interagency coordination, and Joint and multinational warfare. The curriculum is taught primarily through readings and seminar discussion. JMO faculty comprise both civilians and active-duty officers from across the U.S. military services, along with international officers and civilians from U.S. Federal agencies.

Incumbents teach the JMO course at the Intermediate and Senior Service College Levels, with duties including: conducting classroom instruction, primarily through seminars, developing curricula, reviewing and evaluating student research papers, examinations, and other written and oral assessments; advising and mentoring students and other faculty, maintaining and developing curricula; research and publication; and performing educational administrative functions for the department; performing various types of service for the College.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned PhD in national security affairs, international relations, political science, history, or a cognate field. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2022 are encouraged to apply.
  • Proven expertise working effectively with colleagues in a collaborative learning environment, both in maintaining and developing curriculum and creating a professional seminar atmosphere that enhances student educational outcome.
  • Record of scholarly research and publication.
  • Proven expertise teaching adult students at the Master’s degree level in a seminar setting.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of maritime warfare theory, military or naval history and prior military service, especially in the naval services.

Wooden Objects Conservator

Master’s Degree in Conservation and two years of professional experience or seven years of professional experience as a Conservator; work experience includes specialization in the conservation of Wooden Objects.

he Conservator reports directly to the head of the Conservation Unit within the Bureau of Historic Site and Park Services. This position, one of seven professional conservator titles, specializes in the care and restoration of wooden objects. All conservators are expected to adhere to the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Wooden objects include domestic and office furniture (upholstered and non-upholstered), case clocks, wagons and carriages, canoes, kayaks and small boats. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Repairs damaged or abraded natural and decorative finishes on wooden objects, including a variety of clear and opaque coatings.

• Creates molds and casts ornament in “compo” or epoxy resin to repair losses or damaged elements.

• Repairs damaged or broken joints in wooden assemblies, including reinforcing blocks, and installs structural braces or supports.

• Prepares treatment plans, recommending and performing materials analyses.

• Documents conservation procedures in a treatment report. Treatment reports include a detailed narrative supplemented by photographs.

• Serves in an advisory capacity relating to the care, handling, use and display of objects, including those received on loan.

• Performs individual examinations of objects on display and in storage to assess condition and assist with setting treatment priorities.

• Assists with evaluating the merits of proposed acquisitions through detailed examination to assess condition and authenticity.

• Maintains cleanliness and proper care, handling and storage of materials and equipment within the laboratory.

• Obtains Safety Data Sheets for chemicals, properly labels containers and disposes of used chemicals in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations.

DPAA Historian

***NOTE: This is a one-year contingent position.***

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.

Internship: Artifact Conservation

Description of Work

Department: Natural and Cultural Resources

Division: Historic Resources

Job Duties: To help progress the conservation of artifacts from one of North Carolina’s most significant archaeological sites: the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, formerly the French slave ship La Concorde. 

Major Task to be Performed: 1) Solution testing. 2) Data entry. 3) Artifact analysis. 4) Monitoring of storage environments. 5) Records digitization. 6) Image processing and filing. 7) Assist with outreach. 8) Assist conservators with long-term conservation projects. 

Final Product or Outcome Anticipated: Conservation is critical to a collection from a submerged environment. The intern will help progress the collection so that all artifacts can be safely studied and exhibited, contributing to not only our understanding of piracy and the slave trade but to heritage tourism in NC. 

Academic Majors Desired: Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Library Sciences, Museum Studies, Public History, Conservation, Maritime History, Maritime StudiesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office, comfortable working with a team Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • An applicant must be a permanent North Carolina resident attending a college, university, law school, community college or technical institute in North Carolina or a North Carolina resident attending an equivalent institution out of state. 
  • Applicants must carry a 2.5 or greater overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Community college students must have completed their first year completed before beginning the internship.
  • Applicants must be continuing their education in the fall following their participation in the program.
  • To qualify for a law internship, applicants must have completed at least one year of law school before the beginning of the internship, unless other majors are listed.
  • Students having previously held paid internships with this program are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to work full-time for the entire 10-week internship. Applicants must be able to provide legal proof of identity and work authorization within three working days of employment.

Supplemental and Contact Information

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click “Application Status”.  It is not necessary to contact the Council for Women & Youth Involvement Office to check the status of an application.

If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627.  If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please contact the Council Women & Youth Involvement Office.
 NC Department of Administration
 Council for Women & Youth Involvement
 Attn: Candace Dudley, Internship Coordinator
 116 W. Jones Street
 Raleigh, NC  27699-1322
 Phone: (984) 236-0345

Park Manager for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

The incumbent of this position serves as the Park Manager for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and is the principal authority to carry out an overall management program for the national park. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located within the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service.

Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime’s legislative purpose is to “preserve and interpret the history and achievements of seafaring Americans and of the Nation’s maritime heritage, especially on the Pacific Coast.” At 50 acres in size, San Francisco Maritime is small in footprint, but large in park resources and facilities. The park is in a premiere location on the city’s northern waterfront Aquatic Park Historic district, within which is the Sala Burton Maritime Museum building, Aquatic Park Pier and Aquatic Park cove; the Hyde Street Pier, home to the park’s fleet of historic ships and visitor and operational facilities; and the historic California Fruit Cannery warehouse, adaptively reused as a boutique hotel, and the park visitor center. The park headquarters, maritime library, and museum collections center are nearby in an historic military warehouse (Building E) at Fort Mason Port of Embarkation, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Of the aforementioned park resources and facilities, Aquatic Park, Building E (as part of the Fort Mason Port of Embarkation), and the ships Alma, Balclutha, CA Thayer, Eureka, and Hercules are National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), our Nation’s highest, official recognition historical significance, thus San Francisco Maritime has the most NHLs of any park in the system. In the East Bay, the park has 86,000 sq. ft. of leased warehouse space to store materials and supplies for ships and facilities as well as large museum collections. Located next to San Francisco’s major tourist destination, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco Maritime attracts 4 million visitors a year and thus has the 12th largest park visitation in the National Park System. These visitors’ first and/or last impression of the park is-largely influenced by their use and enjoyment of the park assets and facilities.

The park’s location, resources and exceptional maritime collections interest a broad and diverse range of maritime advocates, researchers, volunteers, partner organizations, community groups, elected officials, and other local to national public agencies. In addition to its many constituents, the park has several significant partnerships-the San Francisco Maritime National Park Associations, the Western National Parks Association, the San Francisco/Aquatic Park Senior Center and two Sea Scout units of the Boy Scouts of America.

San Francisco Maritime is both a national park unit and an internationally recognized maritime museum. Prior to being a unit of the National Park System, San Francisco Maritime’s properties and extensive maritime collection were part of a city maritime museum in a city park and a state maritime park on a city waterfront pier. In addition to the properties and maritime collection, the NPS inherited the local identity, strong museum management philosophy, and international reputation of these founding organizations, which present both challenges and opportunities to the Superintendent today, including: establishing a strong national park identify, professional NPS reputation for maritime ships and NHL structures, cultural landscape and artifact, history, archeology preservation; sustaining traditional maritime understanding and skills and occupations by NPS staff and volunteers; providing technical assistance to others challenged with preserving of these resources; becoming more relevant to an ethnically and culturally diverse range of visitors as both a museum institution and a national park; and revitalizing visitor experiences within the park and creating new educational program which take the park experience beyond its boundaries, locally and globally.

The park’s annual operating budget is $7,407,000, $500,000 – $2 million in project funds, and non- appropriated revenue sources and donations of more than $1,700,000 annually. Additionally, the park has historically received $2-10+ million in appropriations for multi-million-dollar construction programs to protect its assets. Approximately eighty-five (85) Full Time Equivalents and a volunteer workforce of 100 persons accomplish the park’s mission.

PhD: Novel landscape-response models to plan for rising sea levels: using submerged environmental records to inform coastal decision making

About the Project

Sea-level rise is one of the greatest threats to the global community. The UK Climate Change Committee stated that “climate change will exacerbate the already significant exposure of the English coast to flooding and erosion. The current approach to coastal management in England is unsustainable in the face of climate change.” Forecasting large-scale landscape responses is therefore essential to improved management and planning. However calibration of models is currently restricted to short-duration observational data. Newly-acquired palaeo archives from the southern North Sea (Fig. 1) provide an exciting opportunity to understand long-term responses of terrestrial and coastal areas to periods of sea-level rise. This project will utilise a large-scale palaeo dataset to develop landscape models of coastal change. Palaeo-coastline reconstructions can benefit stakeholders, decision makers and the public, providing storylines as to how landscapes may respond to future climate change.

During the last ice age, the southern North Sea comprised a terrestrial environment beyond the limit of the ice sheets, which extended across much of Europe. As the ice sheets melted, sea level rose, submerging this landscape to become the modern North Sea. Collecting core material from these environments is challenging and prohibitively expensive; but site investigations for new windfarms in the southern North Sea are providing a wealth of data, which means this research is extremely timely. Using this new offshore core material, which the supervisory team have unique access too, this studentship will use palaeo-environmental reconstruction techniques (e.g. microfossil analysis such as pollen and diatoms, and sediment dating), alongside landscape modelling, to build an integrated model of coastal palaeolandscape in the southern North Sea, to assess the ecological and landscape responses to rising sea level.


In this project, you will work with leading scientists in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, and CASE Partner Wessex Archaeology (the UK-leading consultancy in archaeological and heritage services) who have a wealth of expertise working in Quaternary sediments in the North Sea region, and beyond. Specific objectives will be developed in collaboration with the student and CASE-partner and include, but are not limited to:

  • Reconstructing and dating the timing of palaeoenvironmental change in the southern North Sea using cores from offshore of Norfolk, the Thames and the Dogger Bank.
  • Assessing the ecological and landscape response to rising sea level based upon stratigraphy and/or microfossils in the cores.
  • Developing landscape evolution models of environmental change to rising sea levels during the early and mid-Holocene

Training, CASE partner and wider research group

This research project will build upon collaboration between the University of Leeds, the offshore energy industry and Wessex Archaeology, as well as existing research relationships with the Dutch Geological Survey (TNO), Utrecht University and Deltares. The successful candidate will have access to our expanding palaeoenvironmental laboratory within The School of Earth and Environment at Leeds and work along PhD students in similar areas, as well as in the Leeds Quaternary Group. The lead supervisor (Natasha Barlow) is currently leader of a large European Research Council project (RISeR) which focuses on the Last Interglacial environments in the southern North Sea which is complementary to this PhD, and is leader of the international PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA) research group, therefore providing the potential for wider networking opportunities.

The project is supported by CASE Partner Wessex Archaeology who will provide an additional £3.5k over the 3.5 years of the studentship to enhance the students training grant (RTSG). There will be opportunities for one or more research placements (a minimum of 3-months) at Wessex, whose head office is in Salisbury. This will provide the student the opportunity for training (e.g. in pollen analysis and landscape modelling) as well as exposure to an archaeology and geoscience consultancy environment, during the course of the project. The successful candidate will also have access to a broad spectrum of training workshops facilitated by the DTP at the University of Leeds.

Student profile

The ideal candidate will have a background in Geosciences or Geoarchaeology, with a relevant degree e.g. Geography, Environmental Science, Archaeology or Geology. A keen interest in environmental processes is desirable, in particular with a focus on the coastal landscape. Some experience with microfossils (e.g. pollen, diatoms or testate amoeba) and/or landscape modelling would be desirable.

Funding Notes

This project is in competition for up to 26 fully-funded PhDs for UK, EU, and overseas candidates. Each scholarship will provide full tuition fees, tax-free stipend (£15,609 for 2021/22), and a substantial Research Training and Support Grant, for 3.5 years.
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Underwater Archaeologist

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as a professional archaeologist providing professional and scientific leadership to DPAA and OSD organizations.
  • Conducts historical background research, witness interviews, and overhead imagery analysis.
  • Performs all scientific decision-making and scientific data collection in the field using differential and/or non-differential global positioning systems, side-scan sonar, magnetometry, multi-beam echo-sounders, ROV, underwater metal detectors, and other underwater remote-sensing technologies.
  • Assists in the planning and facilitation of DPAA scientific underwater operations conducted by external scientific providers to include training on Laboratory standard operational procedures, expected deliverables, and expected levels of scientific rigor.
  • Provides expert advice to laboratory management and throughout the Agency regarding the fundamental scientific concepts used to collect, assess, visualize, and manage underwater remote-sensing survey data, using such software as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer, and GoogleEarth Pro.
  • Represents DPAA laboratory leadership in meetings with other government officials, to include foreign governments for purposes of planning recovery and investigative operations.
  • Performs the design, update, and maintenance of a Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) Underwater Geographic Information System.
  • Mentors junior archaeologists and provides training to all laboratory staff in the area of forensic archaeology and other areas of expertise.
  • Maintains a continuous liaison with other OSD agencies, other service headquarters counterparts, and DOD offices to integrate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency plans with other defense agencies.

Curator of the National Coast Guard Museum (NCGM)

This position serves as the Curator of the National Coast Guard Museum (NCGM), performing work related to research, education, and exhibits for the National Coast Guard Museum.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Responsible for overall exhibition programs at the museum, traveling exhibits, care of artifacts, security, management and proactively seeking exhibition opportunities outside the museum building.
  • Planning, developing and implementing exhibit schedules and exhibitions.
  • Formulating long-range and short-term plans for the curatorial operations of the NCGM.
  • Ensuring exhibit and artifacts within meet industry standards for care.
  • Establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the museum relating to curatorial topics.
  • Supervising the NCGM curatorial staff, work to be accomplished by subordinates, preparing schedules for completion of work, and assigning work to employees.

Director of Exhibits and Programs for the National Coast Guard Museum (NCGM)

You will serve as Director of Exhibits and Programs for the National Coast Guard Museum (NCGM) provides administrative and policy direction in terms of broad mission, vision and objective statements. You will be responsible for applying highly specialized knowledge of Coast Guard (CG) exhibits, education practice and local, state and national standards, and audience behavior in programming related to both community and national outreach, as well as in the development of interactive learning opportunities within the exhibition.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating comprehensive museum exhibits and programs.  
  • Leading the development of goals and objectives for each CG museum program.
  • Ensuring programs provide historical reference and perspective, promote critical thinking about objects, related primary source materials and real-world issues and reflect careful consideration of culturally and politically sensitive issues.
  • Conducting  analytical studies to identify issues and problems unique to Coast Guard museum programs and recommends solutions or program improvements, coordinating such with appropriate organizational and headquarters professionals or developing internal solutions for application.
  • Administering departmental programs and products through the proper development of annual budgets and spending plans and the responsible execution of these plans. Analyzing needs and making recommendations for multi-year budgets.
  • Preparing plans to meet substantial changes in workload; justifies revisions in staffing levels, work priorities and deadlines.
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