PhD Opportunity: Marine Heritage and Sustainable Development in the Eastern Mediterranean

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a three-year international PhD studentship fully-funded by the Honor Frost Foundation.

Application deadline: 4 October 2021, PhD start date January 2022.

The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing January 2022, at an annual stipend of £16,000 with an additional travel fund of £1,000 per annum. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the appropriate fee rate.

The Studentship

We are looking for a PhD proposal that sets out to identify ways in which marine heritage can be part of ethical, inclusive and sustainable development in the eastern Mediterranean. The approach should consider the role marine heritage can play in helping to address the challenges in the region.

We invite applications from any discipline including, but not limited to, archaeology (maritime and terrestrial), anthropology, coastal management, cultural heritage, digital humanities, development law, environmental science, ocean science, museum studies, history and visual arts. While proposals can come from any discipline or perspective, they MUST include Marine Cultural Heritage as a resource that can inform solutions to present day challenges at the core of their approach. Proposals can consider the eastern Mediterranean as a whole or be focussed on one or a range of countries in the region.

Proposals should aim to identify the ways in which marine heritage can be seen to be an asset to sustainable development. They should demonstrate how marine heritage, and the data set it can provide, has an important role to play in evidence-based decision-making across the coastal and marine sectors. This could include informing Blue Economy initiatives such as heritage tourism, coastal and offshore development projects, coastal management, climate change mitigation, fisheries management, as well as marine ecosystem conservation, marine spatial planning, policymaking and ocean governance more widely.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a citizen of Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt or Syria. Due to funding this studentship is ONLY open to nationals of these countries.

The PhD scholarship requires a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters degree in any related discipline (see above).

During their doctoral research, the successful candidate will be required to submit annual reports on their progress to the HFF and contribute towards the Foundation’s activities, including supporting the annual lecture, promoting the Foundation and its activities whenever possible, including social media.

Underwater Archaeological Expedition, St. Eustatius

The Shipwreck Survey, in cooperation with the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (SECAR), is organizing an underwater archaeological expedition on St. Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean, from July 2 to 16, 2022.

St. Eustatius, a tiny island in the northeastern Caribbean, was the busiest port in the Americas in the late eighteenth century and played an instrumental role in supplying arms and ammunition to the rebels during the Revolutionary War. The island is believed to have the densest concentration of archaeological sites of any area of comparable size in the New World, and is dotted with the remains of sugar plantations, cemeteries, old warehouses, fortifications, and marine structures. The waters surrounding the island are home to an estimated 200 shipwreck sites. Nowadays St. Eustatius is relatively quiet and undeveloped. It has a population of some 3,500 people. There are no large resorts, casinos, night clubs, or crowds of tourists. Instead, the island is a hidden gem with friendly people, little to no crime, beautiful national parks, and a laid-back atmosphere.

The 2022 summer expedition builds on our successful 2019 program, during which we surveyed some of the more remote parts of the waters around St. Eustatius. It will focus on discovering and documenting unknown shipwrecks and other submerged archaeological sites through extensive underwater surveys. We will then document these using a variety of techniques. Documentary research will complement the field work and provide context to our findings.

Diving during the expedition will be truly ‘off the beaten path’; we will go to places that no one has ever been before and see things that no diver has ever seen. That also means we will be diving further offshore and in deeper waters – the diving will be a bit more advanced than during our regular field school. We therefore require participants to have at minimum an Advanced Open Water certification, 25 dives of experience, and be certified to dive with Enriched Air (this is an easy 1-day course that can also be done on the island). You are more than welcome to sign up for the program if you do not yet possess the required dive experience and certifications, as long as you meet the requirements at the start of the program.

Participants will be completely immersed in Caribbean history and archaeology through various presentations, workshops, and site visits. Interested participants will have the opportunity to work on, and co-author, a publication on the research results. See for a complete list of all activities during this program.

The island of St. Eustatius is relatively quiet and undeveloped. There are no large resorts, casinos, night clubs, or crowds of tourists. Instead, the island is a hidden gem with friendly people, little to no crime, beautiful national parks, and a laid-back atmosphere. Getting to St. Eustatius is easy. There are several direct flights into St. Maarten (airport code SXM) from US and European cities. From St. Maarten, take a short 18-minute flight to St. Eustatius (airport code EUX) with Winair.


The Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology Branch (UA) requires a wooden scale model of the remaining timbers and planks from the wreck of Revolutionary War-era schooner Royal
Savage. The wreck remains have been 2D documented, 3D scanned, and virtually reassembled by NHHC-UA. The next step is a physical scaled wooden model of the wreck timbers. The wreck model will be used to confirm
and solidify the virtual reassembly, develop a plan to reassemble the actual conserved wreck timbers for exhibit, and, since little to no information survived about the construction of the ship, the model will add to the historical
record and understanding of naval shipbuilding of the era.

In addition to supporting the UA mission to study, preserve, and protect the Navy’s shipwrecks, the model supports the broader NHHC initiative to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War and the founding of the U.S. Navy in 2026.

If funding is available in later fiscal years, a second objective is to develop and build a scaled wooden reconstruction model of the schooner as it was during the Revolutionary War.

This will be used for exhibit, archeological research and interpretation, outreach, and education.

DPAA PostDoc

Re-advertised. No applications?

he University of Delaware (UD) School of Marine Science and Policy invites applications specializing in remotely sensed underwater spatial data analysis for a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Partner Fellowship. The Fellow will conduct research projects that assist the DPAA mission to provide the fullest possible accounting for the nation’s missing personnel from past conflicts.

The DPAA will provide project oversight, policies, procedures, and templates for all research projects. The priorities of these projects will be determined by the DPAA. Regular updates will be provided back to the DPAA, with occasional updates to other relevant parties.

The Fellow’s projects will include, but not be limited to, post-mission data processing and large-scale GIS projects. This will involve analyzing archival and previously collected field data (side scan sonar, multibeam, camera, magnetometer, and other sources) from Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), as well as towed and vessel-mounted instruments, using processing software and other GIS applications to identify possible MIA-associated aircraft wreckage and other targets.

Major Responsibilities:

The Fellow will identify, analyze and process information on MIA-associated sites via multiple sources (examples follow).
• Leads and data sources identified by DPAA and assigned to the Postdoc for further development.
• Leads and data sources cultivated by the Fellow through personal, professional, and institutional networks of historians, curators, genealogists, veterans organizations, and surviving family members. These efforts will be facilitated by other researchers at UD and partner organizations.
• Leads and data sources identified by other researchers contributing to the larger project.
• Internal data sources previously collected by UD.

The Fellow will catalog and store all data and other material collected, or produced, by the partnership on an institution-owed computer, backed up with a secure cloud-based account, or hard drive. The Fellow will follow DPAA guidance on naming conventions, database fields, and best practices in order to ensure that research procedures and protocols conform to those used by the DPAA, and the Department of Defense (DOD) generally.

The Fellow will report directly to the DPAA under the supervision of Dr. Mark Moline, who will serve as the project liaison to both the University and DPAA. The Fellow will not have any mandatory teaching or grading responsibilities but will be encouraged to teach one course per year related to job responsibilities. The Fellow will engage with external entities and outreach activities as approved by the DPAA.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in underwater archelogy, geography, history, oceanography, or a closely related field, with demonstrated strengths in analysis of sonar data, geographic information systems, and/or database management.

Experience with ArcGIS required. Experience with Sonarwiz, Hypack, and ArcGIS Python scripting preferred.

Additional Information:
The position will be located at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus of the University of Delaware in Lewes, Delaware. The initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation pending performance and funding for up to a total of four years. Please contact Dr. Mark Moline ( for additional information.

NPS Archaeologist

This position is located in Everglades National Park, in the Cultural Resources Division.

This position is open to the first 100 applicants or until 09/07/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

This position involves the following duties:

  • Is responsible for the preparation of historic preservation documentation, compliance, and background materials for clearances, permits, licenses, etc., as required by Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), NPS Management Policies, and cultural resources management guideline for planning and construction projects that involve cultural resources for all park undertakings. Recommends, plans for, and executes archeological investigations required to meet NHPA, ARPA, NPS guidelines, and the research needs of the parks.
  • Incumbent designs, implements, and supervises multi-phased archeological projects involving documentary, archival, and collections research; field investigations (both survey and excavation); laboratory analysis of recovered data; and professional report writing.
  • Incorporates appropriate GIS technology into job to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound answers to inquiries from managers and others. Uses automatic methods of data collection, analysis or illustration. Inputs data into digital form and uses computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation.
  • Develops work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and to accomplish goals. Administers and tracks project funds and prepares accomplishment reports, as needed. Maintains awareness of applicable funding sources within NPS and outside.
  • Interprets heritage and cultural resources to public and professional contacts through presentations at professional conferences, visitor facilities, professional journals, etc.
  • Develops contract specifications for heritage and cultural resource work and acts as COR or inspector on such contracts.
  • Develops and implements projects related to stewardship enhancement and public interpretation of heritage and cultural resources, such as partnership agreements and site steward programs.

Underwater Project Archaeologist

Still recruiting for this post. If you have not applied, do it!

HJF is seeking a Underwater Project Archaeologist to support the – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA. 

Provides professional and scientific assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner-related activities. 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.  

Collections Manager: Underwater Archaeology

(three-month fixed-term contract position) Project Funded Contract

Basic Salary: R22 896 per month excluding benefits
Requirements: BSc or BA Honours in Archaeology or related field which can include Geophysics, Oceanography or Marine Biology,
Class IV Diving qualification, Collections management experience, Written and verbal communication skills, Valid driver’s license.

Key Responsibilities include: Underwater survey of shipwreck site, Assist with implementation of environmental monitoring of shipwreck site,
Excavation and recovery of shipwreck material, Planning and general management of field operations.

Note the closing date: Monday, 12 November 2018.

Thandi Nkosana
Acting Human Resources Manager
Iziko Museums of South Africa
Switchboard: +27 (0) 21 481 3800
Direct Line: +27 (0) 21 481 3982
Fax: +27 (0) 21 461 6659
St Johns Road, Gardens, Cape Town
PO Box 61, Cape Town, 8000

DPAA Historian

NOTE: This is an 8-month CONTINGENT position.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years of professional historical research experience (includes educational experience) 
  • Masters’ degree in History or related field with a strong understanding of US Military History, preference for research background in WWII-Pacific Theatre, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War
  • Strong written and oral communication skills evidenced by publication and conference presentation record
  • Demonstrated history of writing for a wide, non-specialist audience
  • Knowledge of relevant primary and secondary source material
  • Experience with archival research
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, with excellent time management skills
  • Able to work well independently as well as in a team environment

Critical Work Responsibilities:

  • Organize, enhance, and maintain current unresolved service member case files
    • Identify cases requiring the organization and collation and, if needed, make record requests to the DPAA Records Room Point of Contact (POC)
    • Identify the Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) and create case files in the Case Management System (CMS) and enter pertinent information
    • Re-distribute records currently in CMS into the proper new file(s) as appropriate
    • Scan and file records into the appropriate case file folder
  • Conduct independent historical research and writing
    • Perform complex, targeted historical research on-line and through archival research at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, MD to locate and identify data associated with missing service members from past conflicts to advance Fullest Possible Accounting objectives
    • Write case summaries
    • Peer review case summaries, case narratives, and historical reports
    • Upload reports into their proper folders in the CMS
  • Assist with related activities for DPAA’s Indo-Pacific Directorate
    • Provide oversight of administrative, technical, cost, quality, schedule, and performance
    • Report significant deviations in project cost, schedule, and/or parameters
    • Follow all appropriate DPAA policies and procedures
    • Submit monthly status reports to include schedule, cost, and staffing
  • Generate a final report under the supervision and direction of the SNA Program Manager and Contract Lead that will include such information as:
    • Summarize the final organization and location of all case files, providing metrics, remaining gaps, and recommendations for future efforts
    • Review current process and develop a process flow
    • Identify average processing times and work requirements
    • Recommend areas for improvement, if identified, to increase operational efficiency
  • Protect the organization by keeping information confidential
  • Follow all client policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned consistent with the position for which you were hired

Post Doc Research Fellow

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) seeks a historian to serve as its Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Partner Fellow.  The position is funded for two years and requires residency at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

The DPAA Research Partner Fellow at UNL will leverage the University’s assets to serve the Agency by conducting historical research and analysis related to U.S. personnel losses in the twentieth century.  Under supervision and guidance from Agency staff, the UNL Fellow’s primary work responsibilities will include conducting oral history interviews for an internal archive, in addition to overseeing a large-scale digital humanities project and other research projects as assigned by DPAA.

The Fellow is expected to maintain a presence on campus. While teaching is not required, the Fellow will be permitted to teach one course per calendar year and will be encouraged to manage an internship program, mentor students, and encourage student learning through engagement with their DPAA projects. UNL seeks a person who, in concert with DPAA, actively engages with the UNL community and other local communities to raise awareness about issues related to the identification of unaccounted-for remains of American service personnel from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle Eastern wars.

Strong writing, data collection, and analysis skills, along with an ability to collaborate with others, are required for this position.  Experience conducting oral histories and with digital history is preferred. This position requires a time commitment of 40 hours per week on DPAA related work and outreach activities. 
 As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Nautical Archaeologist

RCG is still recruiting for Nautical Archaeologists: (Posted today, 13 August, 2 positions are open)

Nautical Archaeologist – Frederick, Maryland

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. (RCG&A) has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. The candidate should possess knowledge of geological sequences in the Northeastern United States, scientific methods, and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in geophysical/geotechnical data processing and analyses is required, as well as skill in technical writing. Scientific diver and AAUS safety training is available to qualified candidates free of cost. Experience conducting or supporting remote sensing surveys is ideal.

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 highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

Candidates who have submitted applications with RCG&A previously are encouraged to apply again.

Underwater Archaeologist Needed in Canada, Newfoundland

I am putting together a small production to film in Harbor Grace, NL on August 17th, 18th and 19th. I am looking for an underwater archaeologist to join us on those days as well as to assist in the permitting process with the Provincial Archaeology office. 

If you are interested or available, or know of anyone that may be interested or available please reply to this email with your phone number and I will give you a call or feel free to call me on one of the numbers below.

We will cover travel to and from Harbor Grace as well.

Trent Bullard

Associate Producer

Prometheus Entertainment

6255 Sunset Blvd Ste. 1800

Los Angeles, CA

O: (323) 769-4042C: (910) 508-8145

2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The McMullen Naval History Symposium is the pre-eminent academic conference about naval and maritime history, and the largest regular meeting of naval and maritime historians in the world. This year, we are excited to announce that the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium will be a highly-interactive, hybrid event. We are holding our traditional, in-person conference at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on September 23-24, and invite all interested folks to join us. At the same time, we will be completely and fully virtual as well. This means that individuals who are unable to travel to Annapolis can participate in the Symposium remotely and still enjoy the entirety of the conference experience in real-time. Virtual and in-person registrants can attend all 54 panels and interact with panelists; mingle with peers and colleagues at Symposium social events; attend a special luncheon event with the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael M. Gilday (virtual access to be determined); and watch the keynote lectures by Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.) and Dr. Kathleen Broome Williams, all in real-time. Please register today (no charge) to join us – either in-person or virtually or both — for the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium.

For more information and to register, please go to the Symposium website: Questions?

Please email

Plans and Budget Support Specialist – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Plans and Budget Support Specialist to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA. U.S. citizenship required. This position is remote during COVID-19 and will require someone who can be on site upon reengagement.

The Plans and Budget Support position will improve DPAA’s ability to develop and monitor annual, program-wide plans and budgets for the Partnerships and Innovations Directorate.  

Key Tasks:

  1. Work directly with the PI Directorate leadership to help formulate informed annual plans and budgets for partnership activities, and closely with PI personnel in related areas (innovation, operations, etc.).
  2. Monitor current-year projects and programs for compliance with fiscal requirements and thresholds.
  3. Identify and track future-year projects and programs in order to develop best-fit partnership solutions.
  4. Assist DPAA’s PI Directorate leadership by monitoring the activities of the rest of the directorate as well as the agency at large, identifying potential impacts to, or opportunities for, partnership plans and budgets.
  5. Contribute to annual assessment process that evaluates performance of PI Directorate.
  6. Occasionally travel for partnership development or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  7. Comply with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinate and all plans and results through all appropriate channels.
  8. Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  9. Work directly and independently with clients.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Serve as an Agency-wide and cross-organizational (HJF-DPAA) conduit for defined programmatic partnership planning and budgeting issues. Respond to all requests/inquiries within 48 hours of receipt.
  2. Develop objectives, milestones, and resource requirements for the entire unit under guidance of the DPAA in each annual cycle.
  3. Assist other team members as they develop objectives, milestones, and resource requirements for individual projects and activities.
  4. Develop, facilitate, and monitor budgetary negotiations and awards between funding administrator(s) and internal/external stakeholders to mitigate relational programmatic impacts and/or improve efficiencies, as appropriate.
  5. Foster transparency and collaboration on OPLAN development and execution, and provide guidance pursuant to status, process, standards, & procedures. Participate in cross-directorate coordination meetings, as needed.
  6. Provide continuous feedback, oversight, and guidance to internal stakeholders, to include arrangement processing, project shaping, budgetary negotiations, budgetary execution, administrative requirements, troubleshooting, and action planning, pursuant to PI’s approved partnering efforts.
  7. Monitor project implementation, transition, underlying information/financial mechanisms, and project life-cycle assessments to ensure defined programmatic initiatives are met.
  8. Assist with resolving funding or plan discrepancies through investigation, critical analysis, and collaborative problem-solving.
  9. Prepare programmatic reporting capturing annual metrics, strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities pursuant to PI’s planning and budgeting endeavors.
  10. Shape and improve appropriate success metrics and targets, utilizing input from internal and external stakeholders to measure quality, efficiency, and overall process improvement.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated record of extensive budget planning, execution, and assessment at the project and/or program level.
  2. Demonstrated record of extensive program-level plan development, execution, and oversight.
  3. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision.
  5. Experience supporting and anticipating mission needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills.
  6. Experience with identifying and leveraging common interests to create actionable opportunities for collaboration.
  7. Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities.
  8. Knowledge of DPAA partner mission subject areas (Terrestrial Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Research, Program Support).
  9. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  10. Ability to learn new software and incorporate its use into daily work functions.
  11. Detail oriented: ability to produce material with minimal errors, and easily correct the work of others.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration or a closely related discipline.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of experience with at least three years in the following: program management; budget development; budget execution oversight; annual planning; strategic planning. Experience with STEM, interdisciplinary engagement, and collaboration methods and programs desired. Demonstrated ability to carry to completion complex projects involving multiple organizations, on time, on budget, while meeting planned objectives. Able to work well independently as well as in a team environment. Experience in archeology-related projects desired.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired.

Work Environment: This position is remote during COVID-19 but will require to be on-site at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman once position reengages.

Physical Capabilities: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to access information using a computer for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • Incumbent must be capable of working in stressful situations with short deadlines.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required. Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Travel: May have up to 10% travel.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.   

Underwater Project Archaeologist – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

HJF is seeking a Underwater Project Archaeologist to support the – Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) located in Joint Base Pearly Harbor-Hickman in Honolulu, HI. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DPAA. 

Provides professional and scientific assistance pertaining to DPAA’s partner-related activities. 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.  


  1. Assist with the planning and implementation of field activity-related partnerships to contribute to DPAA’s mission.
  2. Coordinate partner-related field activity efforts.
  3. Complies with all DPAA requirements for reporting and coordinating and all plans and results through all appropriate channels.
  4. Occasionally travel for partnership development or assistance, or other activities as required by DPAA.
  5. Work directly and independently with clients; follows all client policies and procedures.
  6. Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  1. General knowledge of DPAA mission and past field activities.
  2. Knowledge of mission planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support.
  3. Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  5. A demonstrated history of initiative and achievement.
  6. Demonstrated ability to engage with all levels or an organization to include management and mission partners in an independent manner to achieve required results.
  7. Experience working independently with minimal direction or supervision.
  8. Experience supporting and anticipating mission needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills.
  9. Experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities.
  10. Comprehensive knowledge of DPAA field activity requirements.
  11. Comprehensive knowledge of mission planning, execution, oversight, and logistical support.
  12. Comprehensive knowledge of the theories and practical applications of archaeology.

Minimum Education: Master’s degree required. Doctoral degree preferred.  

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience required for this position.

Work Environment: This position takes place in a typical office setting. This position may start as remote but will require someone who can be on site at Joint Base Pearly Harbor-Hickman in Honolulu, HI.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC). 

Travel: This position will have up to approximately 10% international travel.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.   

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Senior Marine Archaeologist

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Marine Archaeologist who can be based in our Germantown, MD, Houston, TX, Tampa, FL, or Rocky Hill, CT office.

The Senior Marine Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the United States and potentially international work, as available. The Senior Marine Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field data collection techniques, implement marine archaeological monitoring, inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze marine remote sensing data and maritime archaeological data, and prepare compliance reports.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
  • Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
  • Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
  • Serves as a Principal Investigator and have experience preparing Work Plans, designing research and field methodologies, directing field crews including scheduling work, making individual or teamwork assignments, and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods, performing and overseeing data interpretation, overseeing report production, and making determinations of eligibility and client recommendations.
  • Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
  • Writes archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms and in making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and assessing effects on historic properties.
  • Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
  • Performs manual labor including diving.
  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain or marine vessels in a wide range of weather conditions.

DPAA Historian

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is responsible for oversight of the entire process for investigating and recovering missing persons (including matters related to search, rescue, escape, and evasion) and the accounting for missing persons (including locating, recovering and identifying missing persons or their remains after hostilities have ceased).

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Sets, conveys, and enforces standards and procedures for research and case development.
  • Serves as historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information; interpreting military history in the context of U.S. military and civilian personnel; establishing historical facts based upon research conducted; and grouping historical facts along with determining interrelationships to search, recover, and identify unaccounted-for persons from past conflicts.
  • Researches historical records and investigative leads to identify information requirements and gaps to satisfy during field investigations and disinterments.
  • Acts as the lead in developing historical information and regional strategies to directly support casualty investigations and search and recovery missions.
  • Possesses an understanding of the geography and flow of battle, casualty evacuation processes, remains recovery activities, and remains handling and processing procedures.

Research Fellowship in the History and Culture of the Countries of the Silk Roads, 2022-2026

King’s College, Cambridge

Stipendiary Research Fellowship

Through a generous donation, King’s College Cambridge is able to invite applications for a four-year Research Fellowship from those who are completing or have recently completed a doctorate and who intend to pursue a research project on some aspect of the Silk Road countries, societies, and cultures of Asia from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as their relationships with China in the East and Europe in the West. The research project’s discipline may address, amongst other issues, Environmental History, Religion, Art, Maritime History, China before 1911, Ottoman Empire, and Russian Central Asia, but applicants should not feel constrained by this list.

This Research Fellowship is part of a broader programme of studies of the countries of the Silk Roads, which includes lectures, seminars and conferences, as well as graduate scholarships and further Research Fellowships. As well as pursuing their own research project, the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in developing the programme and in organizing academic activity concerned with the countries of the Silk Road.

This post-doctoral Fellowship is intended to encourage research into the Silk Roads and the countries of the Silk Roads by enabling the successful candidate to complete a substantial research project on their own choosing. Projects may concern any aspect of the countries, societies, and cultures of the Silk Roads, from the Western borders of China to the Mediterranean Sea, and of the Silk Roads themselves, that is to studies of relationships and the movement of materials, knowledge, and technologies between China and the Mediterranean, at any period to the present day.

The ideal candidate for this Research Fellowship will have a strong background in a relevant discipline and be completing or have completed an outstanding doctoral thesis. It is not a requirement that the candidate’s doctoral studies or the work that they submit in support of their application should have concerned questions of the Silk Roads specifically, but candidates will be expected to show in their applications both how their future work relates to the work that they have already done.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community.

A Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4-years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, but must not have undertaken more than 3-years of postdoctoral work by 1 October 2022 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30 September 2019).

The total remuneration is on a scale determined by qualification and experience rising to £28,313 plus benefits; these benefits include an accommodation allowance of £3,530; and either subsidised accommodation in College or a living-out £4,000 per annum housing allowance.

The closing date for applications, including references, is 9 a.m. on Monday 6 September 2021. Full details, including the method of application, are given on the King’s College website:

Centre Camille Jullian, Aix-Marseille University – CNRS

Contract of 15 months (60% brut) as Assistant Engineer (Assistant Ingénieur) in the framework of H2020 NEANIAS – Novel EOSC Services for Emerging Atmosphere, Underwater & Space Challenges.

Job description: Treatment of databases from underwater archaeological and geological photogrammetry, marine geological surveys and prospections for the testing and evaluation of the underwater services (U1, U2, U3) of the Neanias H2020 Project (


Previous experience in underwater archaeological excavation and survey

Capacities in underwater photogrammetry and aerial drone photogrammetry

Softwares: Excellent skills in QGIS, Agisoft Metashape, Abobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Advanced skills in underwater architectural design.

Specific Requirements

Diving professional certificate equivalant to 0 B (French INPP)


Mystic Seaport Museum


Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, CT The Interpretation department is responsible for programs and activities that inspire an enduring connection between museum visitors and the stories, artifacts and skills of the historic and contemporary American maritime experience. The Director is responsible for daily interpretation of the 17-acre site including the restoration shipyard, 19th century village, and formal exhibit galleries; daily special programs including family activities and maritime skills demonstrations; and special activities and programs during the museum’s weekend and holiday events. This position will play a key role in supporting the Museum’s commitment to creating visitor-centered experiences that transform the ways our audiences connect with our collections, the work of our staff and the stories of the sea. The department includes paid staff who work in the trades, demonstration and family areas and volunteers who facilitate the experience in the formal exhibit galleries as well as assist in all Museum departments. The Director of Interpretation leads the planning and execution of strategies to increase Mystic Seaport Museum’s leadership role in experiential and interdisciplinary museum and maritime education, and continuing high standards in authenticity and innovation while increasing the representation of diverse voices and stories in the museum interpretation. Additionally, the Director is expected to represent the museum in the media and public forums. The successful candidate must be comfortable being interviewed by electronic media, be able to emcee virtual and public events, and have sufficient camera presence to host video programming. The Director will work with Museum leadership with a focus on engagement to develop and advance relationships with more diverse audiences. For the full job posting and to apply, please visit


SALARY RANGE:57000-63000

Posted on: 07/15/2021

Employment with Ocean Exploration Trust

Open Opportunities


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At-Sea Contractors

These contract positions are available on a seasonal basis as we staff for our annual expeditions aboard E/V Nautilus. We are now seeking individuals interested in joining our 2022 expedition beginning early in the new year. 

Data Engineer Contractor (2021 & 2022)

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Video Engineer Contractor (2022)

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Mapping & Navigation Contractor (2022)

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Science Management Contractor (2022)

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