6 October 2008

Lecturer in Naval History, University of Exeter Centre for Maritime History, closes 27 October 2008

President, Columbia River Maritime Museum, closes December 1

Assistant Librarian, National Maritime Museum, closes October 17


2 posts, Research Associate in Maritime Archaeology and Freshwater Archaeology

*Research Associates: Maritime Archaeology and Freshwater Archaeology

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology (University of Ulster) is advertising two positions as Research Associates – one in maritime archaeology and one in freshwater archaeology.

*Research Associate – Maritime Archaeology
Ref: C08/147/W

The post holder will be responsible for conducting research in the field of Maritime Archaeology related activities. Applicants must have relevant postgraduate research experience in archaeology and a diving
licence that meets European Scientific Diver Accreditation. The post is fixed term for one year in the first instance.

*Research Associate – Freshwater Archaeology
Ref: C08/148/W

The post holder will be required to undertake a detailed desk based assessment of freshwater archaeology in Northern Ireland. Applicants must have relevant postgraduate research experience in archaeology and
preferably have experience in the field of freshwater archaeology and seabed survey. The post is fixed term for one year in the first instance.

Deadline for applications is: 17 October 2008

For application details, visit: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs or http://www.jobs.ac.uk (advertised from 06 October 2008)

For information on the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, visit: http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/cma/

Rory Quinn
Centre for Maritime Archaeology
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Ulster

Coleraine bt52 1sa
Co. Derry
Northern Ireland

[tel] +44 (0) 28 70 324884
[e-mail] rj.quinn@ulster.ac.uk
[cma] www.science.ulster.ac.uk/cma/
[slan] www.science.ulster.ac.uk/cma/slan/

3 October 2008

1) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Earth System Science

The Geology Program in the College of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Earth System
with a starting date of September 2009, pending available funding. We are looking for a broadly trained Earth System Scientist, who uses the geologic record to investigate coastal, oceanic, watershed, or atmospheric processes of ancient and/or modern systems. Applications are especially encouraged from individuals whose research interests include, but are not limited to global change/paleoclimatology, sedimentology, low-temperature geochemistry, and/or paleoceanography. We are looking for energetic candidates to pioneer new research directions on our growing campus. They should be able to engage in interdisciplinary research involving our existing programs and build on current research strengths in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in geology as well as other courses supporting interdisciplinary degree programs in Environmental Science (M.S.) and Coastal and Marine System Science (Ph.D.). The position will be rooted in the Geology program, which offers the B.S. degree, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise graduate students in the Environmental Science and Coastal and Marine System Science programs. For further information about the department and individual degree programs see http://pens.tamucc.edu.

A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment and some post-doctoral experience is desirable. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a doctoral Hispanic Serving Institution located on the Gulf of Mexico with
a modern campus overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. With over 9,100 students, the university offers a wide array of academic programs with 18% of the students enrolled in graduate programs. Applications must
include a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and the names and phone numbers of four or more references. Materials should be sent to:

Mr. Ken Brown
College of Science and Technology
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5806
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5806

or sent as a formatted e-mail attachment to kenneth.brown@tamucc.edu.
The position will remain open until filled but preference will be given to applicants submitting all requested documentation by November 21, 2008. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence (http://www.tamucc.edu/~hrweb/).

Feel free to contact me directly with questions:

James C. Gibeaut, Ph.D.
Endowed Associate Research Professor
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5869
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5869

HRI 215
Voice (361) 825-2060
Fax (361) 825-2050


2) The NAS 2008 Annual Conference: encouraging access will be held on Saturday 8th November at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (UK). Featuring presentations from a range of professional and amateur archaeologists, the NAS 2008 Annual Conference will provide an opportunity to discuss research, review the archaeological activities of colleagues, exchange ideas on encouraging access to our shared heritage, and network with friends and colleagues from the UK and abroad.

An exciting international event, the NAS 2008 Conference will incorporate a Maritime Trade Display, Poster Display, the Annual Adopt-A-Wreck <http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/projects/adoption.php>  Award, and the 2008 NAS Annual General Meeting.

The Conference day will be preceded by a casual evening of Beer & Skittles on Friday evening 7th November, followed by a ‘Sea Shanty‘ Dinner and Dance at the Royal Maritime Club, and ended with a day recording anchors as part of the new global ‘Big Anchor Project’ on Sunday 9th November.

More information about the Conference can be found on the NAS Portsmouth website:  http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/news/conference2008.php


3) Maritime Archaeologist, English Heritage, closes October 23

29 September 2008

Museum Learning Assistant, The River and Rowing Museum, closes October 31

Executive Director, Apalachicola Maritime Museum, ncd

Coastal Archaeologist, University of St. Andrews, closes October 2

National Maritime Museum research fellowships, applications close November 1

General Manager, Sharjah Maritime Museum, ncd

Collections Assistant
The Antique Boat Museum, the largest freshwater maritime museum in the world situated on the St. Lawrence River in the beautiful Thousand Islands, requires a Collections Assistant. Reporting to the Associate Curator and working closely with the other members of the Public Programs Department, and ABM Facilities staff, the Collections Assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist with the care and management of the Museum’s artifact collections.  The job also entails researching artifacts and historical themes for the development of exhibits, programs and publications. The ideal candidate will have experience in computerized collections management systems and related functions, such as insuring, moving, storing, packing and transporting artifacts. They should also have experience and/or an interest in maritime and boating history. The ABM’s Public Programs Department is a highly-computerized environment, and the Collections Assistant should be familiar with digital photography; scanning and digital imaging; Adobe Photoshop and MS Office applications. This position is full-time year-round; salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Applications should include a cover letter and resume, and should be submitted by mail or email to Daniel Miller, Associate Curator, Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624, dmiller@abm.org.

Back for a few weeks, then back to the field. JMB

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Executive Director, closes October 31

Immediate Opening

Executive Director

Minnesota Marine Art Museum                                                                                         9/5/08


Position Overview


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum seeks an Executive Director to provide administrative, intellectual, and programmatic leadership for the planning, management and growth of the Museum.  The Executive Director proactively engages and communicates with our many member, volunteer, donor and public constituencies; works closely with the Museum board of directors; plans and manages the business and financial affairs of the Museum and coordinates the work of staff and committees. This is a full-time position.


The applicant must possess a strong record of experience and achievement in the field of business and financial management; a record of experience in art museum and/or non-profit operations and marketing; and the ability to inspire and lead staff, volunteers and directors.  In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, management, and administrative skills, as well as strong interpersonal, communication, team-building, negotiation and problem solving skills. Proven leadership and experience in board, management, and donor relations and fundraising are also required. A detailed job description is available on the Museum website www.minnesotamarineart.org


The Museum, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit museum and educational institution working to preserve and present its art holdings, largely original oil paintings, regional folk art sculpture and historic Upper Mississippi photographic prints and traveling art exhibits.  The museum is complemented by its setting on a commercial harbor on the Mississippi River.  The museum’s website contains additional information about the museum and the area community.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, statement of purpose for applying, and the names and contact information for at least three references to:  Executive Director Search, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987.  Deadline is October 31, 2008.