The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Regional Office, Navigability Section, seeks cost proposals to enter into a contract for the research of historical use of water bodies in Alaska and a work product containing the information outlined in this SOW.

The party providing this service will draft reports[1] summarizing the historical use of selected hydrologic regions in Alaska, depending on the funding available and the cost to provide these summaries of historical use. The hydrologic regions are included in Appendix A. The summaries will be used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist with administrative determinations of navigability. The prioritization of water bodies needing historical use research is dynamic, and the contractor should expect to consult with BLM regarding the priority of a given waterbody before starting on any report.

The deliverable should contain an analysis of the water bodies (and segments) of hydrologic regions that were historically used for travel, focusing on use before and until Alaska statehood (January 3, 1959). It is important to broadly include information for context of use. At a minimum, the report should contain the type of watercraft used, the segment or water body in which the use occurred, notes of use elsewhere in the state if applicable, earliest date of use, latest date of use, notes as needed, a reference to the source used, and a copy of the source. Digital submissions are sufficient.

[1] These reports prepared by the contracted historian will summarize the historical use of the selected water body, but they will not serve as a final navigability determination. BLM reserves that decision.

Maritime Archaeologists

There’s always something new at Ecology and Heritage Partners. Our business is constantly evolving, we embrace change and employ an agile approach to meet the needs of staff and our clients.

If you are looking to join a specialist team in a dynamic, premium consultancy, we welcome your interest and encourage you to take advantage of new opportunities. Please also take time to explore the benefits of being part of the team at Ecology and Heritage Partners.

Archaeologists (Aboriginal, historical, maritime)


Archaeologists in Quarantine!

Archaeologists in Quarantine!

Archaeologists in Quarantine!

Archeologists in Quarantine is a new LIVE streaming show on the Instagram & YouTube channels ‘behind the trowel.’ Created by Past Preservers Expert Presenter, Natasha Billson (@tash_archaeo).

Calling Archaeologists and Anthropologists to ‘sieve-out-the-dirt on their research and experiences’ with Natasha.
Behind the trowel, hopes to branch out into other disciplines such as History, Paleontology, and Geology. So if you are keen to share your field of expertise, drop an email and we will see what we can do.
There is no better time, than now! Most of us are working/studying from home on projects for post-lockdown. When will we have the opportunity to do this again? By having informal chats with archaeologists, Natasha hopes to popularise the profession and to de-stigmatize the discipline, one interview at a time, and says ” since the Time Team era, archaeological programs have struggled to be both educational and entertaining. Let’s change that!”

How to Apply!
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then please get in touch with us at with your availability.
If you wish to update your details or are not already registered with us, you can now do this online at

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:

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

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.

Two (2) Maritime History Post Docs

KU Leuven
Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and East Asian History
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources. The successful candidate has to focus on the examination of changing and varying concepts and perceptions, over time, of Chinese local elites, intellectuals, and officials towards trans-Pacific trade, focusing on contraband trade and ‘piracy’ and human-environment interaction.

Postdoc in Early Modern Chinese and Japanese Maritime History, with a Focus on Historical Geography
open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual, cartographic, visual, and archaeological sources; in the field of early modern Chinese and Japanese maritime history with a focus on historical geography and cartography, 16th to 18th centuries.

Closing date: 6 or 7 June 2020

Submerged Prehistoric, Pre-Contact Sea Level Post Doc

Dear colleagues,

The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage ( by June 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (

Sönke Dangendorf

Nautical Archaeologists

R.C. Goodwin still hiring Nautical Archaeologists:


R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, geology or closely related field is highly desirable. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in marine survey and data processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing.

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan). Salary is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., a thirty-eight year old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

PhD in underwater robotics and sensors in marine archaeology

The NTNU University Museum is seeking a highly qualified, ambitious and motivated candidate for a PhD position in marine archaeology and technology.

This position is a fixed term, full time (100 %) position for 3 years starting 1 September 2020.

The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History, NTNU Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab) and the Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at the Department of Marine Technology.

The PhD candidate will have access to AUR-Lab infrastructure, which includes several AUVs and ROVs with a range of different sensors.

The purpose of this PhD project is to contribute with new methods and knowledge towards a better integration of technology and marine archaeology, a strategic goal of the University Museum. The candidate must be prepared to participate in cruises and operations at sea.

Our research has civilian objectives. However, equipment restricted by export licenses and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is being used in the research areas listed above. Applicants that are citizens of Norway, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, EU or NATO countries are eligible. Other applicants are required to provide evidence of eligibility to use such equipment for their application to be considered.

You will report to Head of Department.

Underwater Archaeologists



Parks Canada is seeking Underwater Archaeologists. Are you or someone you know up for the challenge?


Here is a link to the job description:

Candidates can submit their application via, no later than 22 May 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time.

Please share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues in the underwater archaeology community!




Denise Laferrière

On behalf of the Selection Committee


Staffing Officer, Corporate Services

Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Parks Canada / Government of Canada

30 Victoria street (PC-03-J), 3rd floor, office 16, Gatineau Qc J8X 0B3 / Tel: 819-938-0362


Parcs Canada – 450 000 km2 de souvenirs / Parks Canada – 450 000 km2 of memories

New PhD Program


A new inter-disciplinary PhD position on human coastal adaptation and marine conservation is available in the Narayan Lab ( in the Dept of Coastal Studies at East Carolina University. Submission deadline for full applications is June 1, 2020. Interested candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Siddharth Narayan (narayans19 at before applying. More details below.

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate insights from multiple disciplines to explore the trade-offs and synergies between human adaptation to coastal hazards and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems. The PhD student will be part of an interdisciplinary research based at the Coastal Studies Institute in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. They will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Narayan and will have the opportunity to be co-advised by faculty from geography, conservation, social sciences and economics. The position provides a tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and health insurance for the first two years. Funding in subsequent years is likely, contingent on performance and available funds.


·       Master’s degree in coastal engineering or management, geography, geology, conservation, or a related field

·       Experience in analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative and spatial data.

·       Familiarity with GIS, statistical modeling, and hazard modeling is a plus.

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

To Apply:

·       Application deadline is June 1st 2020. Full applications need to be submitted to Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Siddharth Narayan (narayans19 at before applying. Please feel free to e-mail with any questions.