Social Scientist

California Sea Grant and the Delta Stewardship Council are hiring a social scientist to assist with research and outreach on the human dimensions of California water and environmental management and policy issues related to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

This incumbent will be a member of the California Sea Grant extension team, who provide integrated research, outreach, and education to help Californians balance diverse coastal and marine interests and adapt to changing conditions and needs.

This position will serve as a central contributor to advancing collaborative partnerships and catalyzing and implementing social science research to inform management of the delta. The social scientist will serve as a leader in applying quantitative and qualitative social science methods to identified management issues.

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (

This position will be based in Sacramento, California.

US Navy Historian (Recent Graduate)

You will be a Historian with the Naval History & Heritage Command.

This position will be filled using the Direct Hire Authority for Recent Graduates.

In addition to the Basic Requirements described below for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1. Utilizing a specialized knowledge in modern organizational and operational naval or military history, 2. Conducting scholarly research in naval or military archives, 3. Presenting papers at scholarly historical conferences and presenting historical material to general audiences, 4. Publishing peer-reviewed articles in books or scholarly journals.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

2 DPAA GIS Posts


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is responsible for finding and recovering missing US Service Members from our Nation’s past conflicts. DPAA is a Department of Defense (DoD) joint military organization comprised of military service members, DoD civilians, and contractors, with offices in Hawaii, Washington DC, and Omaha, NE.

DPAA is offering a learning opportunity to support their global search and recovery efforts. The research will be based on the locations and coordinates derived from the analysis of historic documents, current and historic imagery, leads developed through investigations, and previous search and recovery efforts. As a DPAA participant, you will learn all that is needed to maximize the technological capabilities of the systems through research and a hands-on experience. This opportunity will offer experiential learning and exploration in any number of technological areas including:

  • Programing automated processes using scripts
  • Customizing user interfaces with coding and/or configuration
  • Cyber security configurations.

The nature of the Geographic Information System (GIS) industry requires the need to have a large research and educational component in order to be successful. This opportunity will require the individual to interact with users from many different backgrounds and disciplines, including both civilian and military, and from historians to anthropologists. The DPAA GIS brings all these disparate data sources together into a Common Operating Picture (COP) where analysts, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists can visualize and analyze the spatial data in easy-to-use applications. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will take part in implementing a Field Data Collection program using Trimble, TopCon, and Leica systems so DPAA teams can collect the pertinent geospatial data when investigating a case or excavating a site.

Underwater Archaeology Technician

Parks Canada Agency – Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Ottawa (Ontario)
6-month term with possibility of extension
$62,741 to $71,340 (salary under revision)

The successful candidate will serve as a diving and support technician for Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) based in Ottawa. We work throughout Canada primarily at National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. Within the wider Parks Canada organization we research, help protect, and present nationally-significant examples of Canada’s underwater cultural heritage. Our work takes us to remote and environmentally challenging locations throughout Canada, for example, The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada in Nunavut. We work from various platforms that include the Research Vessel (RV) David Thompson, excavation support barge Qiniqtirjuaq, and the survey and diving boat RV Investigator. The successful candidate will join our professional dive team of seven underwater archaeologists and a diving systems technologist for archaeological fieldwork, surveys, logistics support, and boat and vehicle operations. The successful candidate requires, among other qualities, excellent technical aptitude in commercial diving (and related equipment operation, maintenance and repair), knowledge and experience of working from boats, effective interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to fit into a dynamic team. For additional information on Parks Canada, our team, and some of our work, see the following links:

Funded MA/PhD in Maritime Archaeology

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) is offering one or two additional funded MA (two-year) / PhD (four-year) positions on Ship Graffiti and Iconography beginning in the Autumn of 2020.
Students receiving a funding package will have a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and possibly housing near the Koç University campus in Istanbul, Turkey.
The deadline for applications is April 3rd, 2020.
For more information about these opportunities, please visit the KUDAR website at

Instructional Assistant Professor in Nautical Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a temporary, full-time, nine-month, non-tenure Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology, starting in the Fall 2020 academic semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (Fall and Spring semesters).

Courses in the Fall semester include Historical ArchaeologyArchaeological Artifact Conservation, and Analytical Archaeology; courses in the Spring semester will be determined at the time of appointment based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the operation of the Conservation Research Laboratory, as well as the administration of the department’s MS degree in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.

Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to teach electives in Historical Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, and Conservation.