Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 25, 2016

Closes December 9.


The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution, may apply. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.3 grade point average to be eligible to apply and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.3 for every term and for the duration of their award. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required. For master’s degree level scholars, completion of a program collaboration is strongly recommended, but is not required. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship funds cannot be used toward research costs. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients will be required to participate in a mandatory NOAA Orientation Training to meet with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries staff at a date and location to be determined in the summer of 2017. If scholarships have not been awarded before this training, recipients may be required to incur pre-award costs that will be reimbursed after award funds have been issued. As a recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, you become a recognized member of the NOAA community. NOAA provides significant financial resources to help you pursue your independent graduate studies, as well as the staff expertise to assist you with your research along the way. All Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients must put together an outreach product (e.g., video, infographic) that communicates their scientific research in a way that the average viewer can understand it and its importance. Appropriate training in the creation of outreach products will be provided to all scholarship recipients. The program collaboration opportunity is designed to allow scholars to participate in research or other activities for four to six weeks at a field office of the National Marine Sanctuary System, or other NOAA program offices. Federal support for the program collaboration may be used toward allowable costs such as: travel to and from the NOAA facility, housing, per diem, laboratory costs, research vessel support, and consumables while conducting research at the NOAA facility. Scholars are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the program collaboration. More details on allowable costs can be found in 2 CFR part 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles. If scholars choose to participate in a program collaboration during a specific year, they must notify the Program Officer by December of the academic year in which they intend to participate in the collaboration. Approval from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is required prior to embarking on the program collaboration.

Two (2) Faculty Positions in Maritime Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 25, 2016

Koç University

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Archaeology and History of Art

Full-Time Faculty Positions in Maritime Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University invites applications for two full-time faculty positions beginning with a flexible start date in 2017: one junior position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one senior position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates for both positions are expected to have a PhD specializing in aspects of maritime archaeology or to have an established record of post-PhD research activity in the same.

Closes November 30. Apply today. Start the new year with a new job.

Archaeological Conservator

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 14, 2016

Position: Archaeological Conservator
Warren Lasch Conservation Center at Clemson University
North Charleston, South Carolina

Clemson University is seeking a conservator to assist with the conservation of the American Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley (1864), its associated artifacts, as well as other specialized projects at the Center. The conservator will work in the conservation and maintenance of materials and collections managed by the Warren Lasch Conservation Center (WLCC), working closely with the conservation, archaeological and conservation science teams.

Warren Lasch Conservation Center:
The WLCC at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston is a facility dedicated to advance knowledge and best practices in the analysis, conservation and restoration of materials of historical significance, focusing primarily on artifacts in, and recovered from maritime environments. Our expertise is based on years dedicated to the analysis, preservation and stabilization of the H.L Hunley submarine (1864) and its associated artifacts housed at the WLCC since 2000. We value an integrated approach where conservation practice, archaeology and materials science work together to solve preservation challenges. The facility also houses a state-of-the-art materials analysis and characterization laboratory. For the past 8 years, the WLCC has coordinated an extensive collaborative project with the National Park Service (NPS) designing and applying new treatment approaches to historic outdoor items at two major heritage sites in Charleston, SC.

Both our experience working on complex conservation projects, and our innovative and collaborative approach to conservation, have broadened our area of inquiry to include materials in historic preservation which are been shared with the worldwide scientific community. As a result of our recognized expertise, especially in metal conservation and our growing international reputation, the WLCC was selected to host the triennial meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group, METAL 2010, in Charleston, SC. It marked the first time the international conference was held in the United States.

A Masters degree in the cultural heritage field is required; a Masters in conservation will be preferred with a minimum of 3 years specialized experience in materials conservation. Applicants must have a broad knowledge of conservation and stabilization techniques of marine archaeological objects and the skill to apply this knowledge to highly degraded and complex materials of all sizes.

The successful candidate should be able to elaborate, execute and supervise the Center’s conservation projects and ensure compliance with established laboratory procedures.

This position requires general knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry, a good understanding of materials science, and experience in the use of standard and more complex laboratory equipment. Exceptional manual dexterity and care in performing conservation treatments are required, as well as moderate-to-high physical ability to handle large artifacts and equipment.

Individuals seeking this position should have the required knowledge to carry out current data collection methods pertinent to conservation and archaeology and maintain a project database that inventories and registers the location and status of all artifacts, samples, and other technical information.

The successful applicant must be able to maintain a working relationship with individuals from academia, government agencies, and the private sector, and communicate effectively in both oral and written English. Additional requirements: Manual dexterity, Ability to carry out finite work for long periods of time, Ability stand for long periods of time, Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to wear respirators and other required PPE, Good overall physical health.

Job duties would include but are not limited to:
1- Conduct established conservation procedures including examination and treatment of artifacts of a variety of materials and contexts;
2- Identify conservation problems, implement solutions under established conservation guidelines, and make recommendations for resolving difficult or unusual problems in conservation of artifacts;
3- Collaborate with other staff on large scale artifact documentation and treatment activities;
4- Participate in the background research, technical studies, and experimental work to determine the appropriate surface preparation, coating, corrosion inhibition and passivation needed to treat outdoor metal objects and structures;
5- Maintain laboratory upkeep and assist in the ordering of supplies and equipment and maintenance and inventory of materials;
6- Organize, produce and maintain reports of treatments, updates on project status, and dissemination of conservation work.

Applications received by November 10th, 2016 will be given full consideration.

To apply submit a cover letter, a CV and 3 academic/professional references to

Dr Stephanie Crett at scrette@clemson.edu<mailto:scrette@clemson.edu>

Or apply online at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html under external applicant staff job board.


NOAA Navigation Response Teams

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 7, 2016

This is advice from an Underwater Archaeologist that used to be on one of the NOAA Navigation Response Teams:

“Wow, NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams (NRTs) are hiring a slew of jobs! Similar to when I was hired there back in 2004. Its a great job, and for all you underwater archaeologists looking for a job or wanting a different job, look here! Lots of unmentioned perks to this job!”

You want a job in this field. Apply today.

2 vacancies – Richmond, CA
2 vacancies – New London, CT
1 vacancy – Fernandina Beach, FL
2 vacancies – Stennis Space Center, MS
2 vacancies – Galveston, TX
2 vacancies – Seattle, WA

Closes 18 October 2016.

Marine Archaeology Tender: Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection for Historic England

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 26, 2016

The National Heritage Act 2002 redefined an ‘ancient monument’ to include any site comprising, or comprising the remains of, any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or other movable structure, or part thereof, in, on or under the seabed.

In order to provide for the conservation and enhancement of significant marine heritage assets, including those most at risk through neglect, decay or other threats, within UK territorial waters adjacent to England, Historic England is seeking to procure, within a single contract, assessment functions to support marine protection and management for the two-year period April 2017 to March 2019 (inclusive).

Effective marine protection advice is reliant on the provision of field observations to underpin the core functions of protection and management of, and access to, the marine historic environment in order to realise wider social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits. Both the UK Marine Policy Statement (2011) and the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) recognise the need to protect and manage marine cultural heritage in a manner appropriate to its significance.
Closes 25 October, get your Proposal in.

BOEM Archeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 22, 2016

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), Environment Branch for Renewable Energy (ERBE), in Sterling, VA.

The incumbent serves as a Cultural Resource Specialist in the ERBE. The responsibility of the incumbent is to provide the professional expertise and guidance for cultural resources necessary to support planning and decision making related to offshore renewable energy activities.

This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.

Closes October 6.

Also advertised to Status Candidates.

WDHOF Underwater Archaeology Scholarships

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 8, 2016

Archaeological Conservator

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on September 1, 2016

Archaeological Conservator, Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research. Closes 9/20/16

Assists the Historic Conservator with conserving marine and terrestrial archaeological objects.

Processes and documents archaeological objects.

Assists the Historic Conservator with facility and equipment maintenance. This duty includes procuring supplies, arranging for equipment inspections, and ensuring the laboratory workspace remains clean and neat.

Assists the Collections Manager and Historic Conservator with public outreach programs, including laboratory tours and other speaking engagements.

Assists the Historic Conservator with maintaining a safe lab environment, including safety inspections.

Assists the Historic Conservator with instructing and training conservation interns and volunteers.

Performs other related duties as requested.


2017 Maritime Archaeology Field School, Philip Island, Australia

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on August 22, 2016

Maritime Archaeology Field School

Philip Island, Victoria, Australia

January 27 – 12 February 2017. Flinders University

The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH 8152/ARCH 3309) provides students with an introduction to the techniques of coastal, intertidal and underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording and excavation. Some lectures will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

In 2017, the Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School will be taught at an undergraduate level (as ARCH 3309) and graduate level (as ARCH 8152). This year the topic will be based at Phillip Island, Victoria, and run in cooperation with Heritage Victoria. Students may investigate a number of maritime sites on land and underwater.

The 2017 Flinders University maritime archaeology field school will include a shipwreck survey of McHaffie Reef plus a study of a land-based survey of maritime infrastructure and coastal and maritime sites of various ages and types.

Maritime archaeologists from Heritage Victoria inspected the McHaffie Reef shipwreck sites in the 1980s and confirmed that one of them dates possibly to the mid 19th century. The vessel’s remains are partially intact, are of wooden construction, and have an estimated length of 20 metres. In 2012, the team relocated the shipwreck site and tentatively identified its remains as from the Leven Lass. The ship ran aground on Phillip Island to save its cargo after the vessel had sprung a leak in 1854.  The archaeological evidence, i.e., construction materials, cargo, vessel size, and wrecking location all correspond to evidence gathered during archival research. The goals of the 2017 field school are to map the remains of Leven Lass, and to date, identify, and record other shipwrecks on McHaffie Reef, and facilitate further maritime archaeological studies of Western Port Bay.

Non-diving students enrolled in the 2017 field school will survey and record details of historic maritime sites to be confirmed by Heritage Victoria. An example of a terrestrial sites includes the steel ship Speke. This large, three-masted steel ship capsized on the southwest side of Phillip Island, where its bow is still a prominent feature on the beach. Non-diving students will also participate on shore-based activity working along with divers, and will undergo topside training and education in underwater archaeology in order to familiarise themselves with the process of maritime fieldwork. This will include taking total station points from shore in partnership with the dive and snorkel team.


For overseas and interstate students

For further information contact

Dr Jonathan Benjamin, Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology

Or visit the Maritime Field School webpage


Underwater Archaeologist

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on August 17, 2016

The University of California, San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography is seeking a new Program Specialist. As a representative of the Coastal Observing R&D Center (CORDC) at the Marine Physical Laboratory, this position will independently coordinate, lead, and manage projects associated with Project Recover; a program to develop and apply underwater science and technology to find historical sites associated with missing US servicemen from previous overseas conflicts. On behalf of CORDC Director, work with sponsors on planning, programming, budgeting and reporting requirements.

On behalf of the CORDC Director, generate and present briefings, written materials, and performance evaluations of test efforts. Represent CORDC (technical staff, Director) to program sponsors providing extensive technical expertise and solutions to complex problems ensuring research and development efforts meet sponsor’s needs. Provide archaeological expertise of historical sites and permitting requirements. Lead diving operations at underwater wreckage sites. Provide support function to sponsors, including the developing of training curricula and outreach materials for technical assessments of underwater sensors, archaeological sites, and test results from complex at-sea study sites.

Conduct independent research and publication of research in peer-reviewed journals. Work with Department of Defense collaborators, scientists, and sponsors in the scoping of joint research sites potential science and technology that the Center could field expeditions, translation of new methodologies, and communication of survey results. Provide technical expertise, including training and development of training curricula in areas of underwater technology, data fusion, information technology, archival research, and applications to underwater archeology.

  • Willing and able to participate in sea cruises or field expeditions, approximately 6 weeks/year.
  • Telecommuting arrangements to be considered if work site is near a DOD facility.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Must be willing and able to travel.


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