Applications are now being accepted for 2014 field schools in underwater archaeology in Croatia and Montenegro, as well as AAUS scientific diver training. Taught by the Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program in partnership with RPM Nautical Foundation, International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (Croatia), Regional Center for Underwater Demining in Bijela (Montenegro), and Transylvania University (United States). Students will gain experience in a wide range of skills required to be professionals in the field through practical field experience and classroom lectures. The course includes NAS training and transferrable university course credit.
Scientific diver training: June 2-15 (International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar)
Croatia: June 16-29 (International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar)
Montenegro: July 4-17 (Regional Center for Underwater Demining in Bijela)
Visit http://www.illyriancoast.org/ to read more.
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1) Research Officer, University of Hull, closes 1 January 2014
“your aim will be to enhance research capacity, especially in the fields of maritime and marine environmental history.”
2) Honor Frost foundation M.A. and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton, closes 14 February 2014.
3) Phd Studentships in Maritime History, University of Hull, closes 3 February 2014.
4) 38th Voyagers on the Charles W. Morgan Volunteers, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea seeks volunteers to participate in an exciting, unprecedented public-history project onboard the former whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Beginning Dec. 1, 2013, the Museum will accept project proposals by talented, self-motivated adults from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to document and share their experiences during the ship’s commemorative 38th Voyage in Summer 2014. During its first 37 voyages (1841-1921), this vessel ventured into all the world’s oceans in pursuit of whale oil and baleen, carrying multi-ethnic crews and coming into contact with many different cultures. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Morgan will sail to seven New England ports, engaging communities with their maritime heritage, raising awareness of the changing perceptions about whales, and furthering ongoing research into whales, whaling, and whaling peoples. During the day-long passages between ports, museum staff will examine every aspect of the voyage to better understand the past experiences of those who sailed this ship and others like her. While rooted in history the 38th Voyage is not a reenactment, but rather an opportunity to add to the ship’s story with contemporary perspectives. We seek additional public participants, with each volunteer sailing aboard one voyage leg (one night plus the following day). These “38th Voyagers” will document and filter this experience through their own perspectives and talents, producing finished products for the Museum to share online and through exhibits, publications, and public programs. Artists, scholars, teachers, scientists, museums professionals invited to apply. Complete CFP at: www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyagers
1) Museum Reference and Curatorial Associate, Hart Nautical Collections, apply today
2) Curator, Maritime History, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, closes December 9
3) Curatorial Assistant/Ship Interpreter, USS Texas, closes December 4
Under the direction of the Battleship TEXAS Curator, this position performs curatorial and interpretative work for and related to, Battleship TEXAS. Curatorial work includes acquistioning, preserving, cataloging and inventorying of the sites collections. Performs research work connected with collections, interpretive projects, publications and social media. Responsible for resource education, interpretive programming, outreach and volunteer coordination for Battleship TEXAS. May supervise the work of volunteers, interns and assistants. Other duties may include: report preparation, general maintenance, custodial duties, visitor/customer service and assisting with the safety and security of visitors, staff, volunteers, and community service workers. Performs physical labor in various climates to complete projects. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.
4) Senior Exhibits Manager, Nauticus
The City of Norfolk and Nauticus, are seeking a qualified, creative Senior Exhibits Manager to oversee all operations and activities of the exhibit department. The Senior Exhibits Manager develops and maintains exhibit schedules, reviews and facilitates all exhibit-related contracts, assists with the development and design of in-house exhibits, and manages the logistics and installation of exhibits. A creative approach to interpretation and exhibit design is necessary.
The qualified candidate will manage staff scheduling, daily maintenance of equipment and exhibits, and departmental purchasing. Close coordination with other departments (including education, visitor services and marketing) is essential. The qualified candidate will be hands-on, and have the necessary skill set to help maintain and repair exhibit-related components.
The Naval History and Heritage Command, Department of the Navy, is offering the following competitive incentives to pursue original work in the history of the United States Navy for the academic year 2014-2015.
The Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U. S. Naval History.
The fellowship includes a stipend of $10,000 for the fellowship year (September 2013- June 2014) plus a travel grant for travel twice to the command’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, not on active duty in the armed forces; be enrolled in a recognized graduate school; have completed requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation by June 30, 2014; and have an approved dissertation topic in the field of U.S. naval history.
The Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant.
The grant of up to $2,500 is intended to assist a scholar in the research or writing of a book or article by helping to defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication, related to the research process. Proposals that have high promise of filling gaps in the literature of U.S. naval history that the Naval History and Heritage Command has identified as of higher interest are eligible for consideration. The command’s list of priority subjects in U.S. naval history is posted on the command’s website, www.history.navy.mil, and is regularly updated. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited university, awarded no later than March 31, 2013, or equivalent attainment as a published author.
The Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship.
The scholarship provides a $5,000 cash award to one active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who is already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field. The award is to help pay for expenses related to research, travel, and the purchase of books or other educational materials.
Closing Date for Applications: April 1, 2014 Announcement of Awards: in May 2014
For details and application forms, visit http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/prizes.htm.
Send Application Form to: Naval History & Heritage Command, Senior Historian, 805 Kidder Breese St., SE, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060.
The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus is 20 times larger than the present one with a projected fast growth of student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.
The Department of History currently comprises programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees and 11 diverse historians in terms of nationality, gender and specialty, with a research concentration on Chinese History, Macao History and the History of East-West Interactions.
Rank of appointment is open, depending on qualifications. Applicants should specialize in the Spanish Empire during the Age of Sail, with a focus on relationships between East and West, ideally including but not limited to diplomatic history and missionary history as well as cultural, social and economic exchanges. The successful candidate will be required to teach General Education courses in Global History. Preference may be given to candidates with excellent command of Spanish and/or other European languages and who are willing to teach courses in European history.
Selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2014.
Director of Operations, National Museum of the Great Lakes, closes 29 November.
Position reports to the QAR Lab Director/UAB Chief Conservator and will work cooperatively with others in the QAR Project team. Position holder will undertake all aspects of work for documentation, investigation, and conservation of archaeological artifacts recovered from a marine underwater environment. Primary focus will be on post recovery treatment of artifacts from the shipwreck site of Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) through to their transfer to museum. The position is based at the NCDCR QAR Lab, located at East Carolina University- approx. 10 miles west of downtown Greenville, NC. Other duties include, but are not limited to, public education and outreach, training and supervision of students, and laboratory maintenance and administration.
Experience and education in archaeological artifact conservation required, preferably of material recovered from underwater marine environments. Familiarity with laboratory practice and protocols, vigilance in complying with safe and proper handling of equipment and materials is essential. Ability to lift heavy objects using mechanical devices and use of industrial shop equipment, including x-radiography recommended. Proficiency with personal computer applications essential. Ability to work as part of a team essential.
Master’s degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a closely related field; or graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field and two years of progressive experience in archaeology, or archaeological preservation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Management prefers a Master’s degree in Conservation (Archaeological Artifacts), or graduation from a four year college course or university with a major in conservation, anthropology or related field and at least two years of progressive experience in material conservation or archaeological conservation.
1) Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Naval War College, closes 1/17/14
The Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS) serves as the Chief Research Officer of the College and is responsible to the President and Provost for the effective execution of the Colleges function to help the Navys leadership define the future Navy and its role in national security. The Chairs of the following departments report to the Dean: War Gaming, International Law, Strategic Research, Warfare Analysis & Research, NWC Press, and Maritime History.
CNWS is the primary research organization of the Naval War College and conducts both independent and sponsored research. Its focus is primarily on matters of naval warfare, maritime strategy, national military strategy, international law, and national security strategy. The purpose of this research is to help the President of the Naval War College serve as a source of independent, long-term assessment for the Chief of Naval Operations and senior Navy commanders and their planners. The identification of the issues to be studied and the priority accorded to the research efforts to support this objective are determined in consultation with the President and the Provost.
* Maritime Archaeology/Geology degree or equivalent
* Previous experience within a research role is desirable but not essential
* An eye for detail and ability to complete projects and keep to deadlines
3) Marine Science Educator and Deckhand (Maritime History), closes 15 December
4) Historic Site Manager, CSS Neuse, closes November 5
Historic Site Manager III position is located at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center and Governor Richard Caswell Memorial in Kinston. This leadership position is responsible for the supervision, preservation, program development and operation of two sites: the new CSS Neuse Interpretive Center and the Governor Richard Caswell Memorial. Work will include development and implementing operational and interpretive plans and include developing community support; maintaining a strong volunteer program; conducting visitor services and presentations on and off-site; coordinating budget and purchasing; conducting research; maintaining the remains of the Civil War ironclad CSS Neuse, Civil War interpretive center and exhibits, Governor Caswell family cemetery and Visitor Center, planning events and directly supervising five full-time staff members.