Underwater Archaeology Volunteers


The UK’s Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST), in partnership with Bournemouth University, is calling for volunteers to assist with cleaning, recording and preserving artefacts during the underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744.

Invincible, built by the French in 1744 and captured by the Royal Navy in 1747, sank in the Solent in 1758. Her special design, unique lines and 74-gun capacity were copied and her class became the model for the Royal Navy’s fleet until sailing vessels were replaced by steamships.

Since 2017, a dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what MAST describe as ‘the country’s most significant maritime archaeology project since the 1980s’.


Military Historian


SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate.

2 Posts Marine Archaeologist


NA International, a world leader in forensics, biometrics and identity intelligence, is currently looking for a Marine Archaeologist.

The Marine Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific leadership to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel working on investigation and recovery missions on a project basis and in regard to processing, analyzing, and managing underwater remote-sensing datasets and geospatial data collected during field missions. This position will follow all DPAA policies and procedures to serve as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute archaeological strategies to search for, verify, survey, and recover sites in underwater contexts and forensically process any evidence. Investigation and recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments. This position will require both field and laboratory work.

Assistant Professor Maritime Archaeology


The Department of History and the Program in Maritime Studies invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Maritime Archaeology to begin August 12, 2019. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor. Area of specialization within Maritime Archaeology is open. Service to the university, community, and profession is expected. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all underrepresented groups in higher education to submit applications.

Screening will begin December 1, 2018. Candidates should submit an online candidate profile, letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching experience/philosophy at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Also, arrange for three current letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts to be sent to: Dr. Nathan Richards, Search Committee Chair, Program in Maritime Studies, Eller House, Mail Stop 149, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Questions can be sent to Dr. Nathan Richards at richardsn@ecu.edu.

Closes 30 November.

Fully Funded PhD

Please see below link regarding a fully funded 3.5 year NERC PhD Studentship opportunity at Cardiff University.

“Rocky coast geomorphology: the key to unlocking our archaeological heritage”



This PhD opportunity is part of the NERC GW4 Doctoral Training Partnership where the successful PhD student would join the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, supervised by Dr Claire Earlie and Dr David Thompson. The project also involves collaboration from Dr Robin Shailand Dr Matthew Eyre at the University of Exeter (Falmouth campus).

The project will be largely field based, where the student will receive additional supervision from the CASE partner: Dr Nick Holder, English Heritage at the historic site of Tintagel.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions,

Kindest regards

Dr Claire Earlie

Lecturer in Coastal Processes

School of Earth & Ocean Sciences

Cardiff University

Main Building, Room 1.32

Park Place


Tel: 029 208 75563

Email: EarlieC@cardiff.ac.uk

Maritime Archaeologist Abroad


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Netherlands Cultural Heritage Service, Maritime Archaeologist Abroad

Closes 7 November

As a (maritime) archaeologist at the Maritime Program Abroad you contribute to the development of the management and preservation of the Dutch maritime heritage overseas.

You set up projects with partners in other countries and report on this, do knowledge transfer, act as advisor and also help in projects of others. These can be diving projects, but also projects that involve knowledge exchange via GIS (Geographic Information System).

You draw up reports, provide substantive support and advise the partners involved. You map underwater sites using GIS / Data systems and carry out (diving) research. 
In addition, you will be deployed in guiding / managing projects. Quality control, developing knowledge products and securing knowledge is part of the job. You also maintain your network and make your information available to third parties.