The DPAA Fellow will have the following responsibilities:
Initiate a research agenda and contribute to the historical and archaeological scholarship on unaccounted-for service personnel (e.g., missing in action, killed with no body returned, or prisoners of war that did not return).
Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and provide a defined search grid and survey plan to locate prioritized underwater loss incidents identified by DPAA.
Build and manage a network of constituencies involved in underwater archaeology who can contribute to on-going research on POWs/MIAs.
Communicate with DPAA Fellows at other institutions to build effective scholarly collaboration on POW/MIA research issues. Other institutions include The University of Wisconsin, Brigham Young University, Tuskegee University, and Scripps Oceanographic Institute.
Teach a course per year on underwater archaeology and/or battlefield archaeology.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references. We will ask top candidates to have two reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within 7 days of notification. Official transcripts and original hard-copy reference letters are required upon employment.
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jennifer McKinnon (McKinnonJe@ecu.edu), Search Committee Chair.
Inquiries regarding the University’s policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (http://www.ecu.edu/edc/).
M.A. in History or Anthropology with a field specialization in underwater archaeology.
Open Water SCUBA certified and American Academy of Underwater Sciences qualified.
Register of Professional Archaeologist certified or qualified.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500018
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department is home to over twenty full-time professors whose strengths include United States, European, Public, Military, Atlantic World, and Maritime History. The Department offers courses in the full range of international areas. At the undergraduate level the Department offers a BA in History and Minors in History and Public History. At the graduate level the Department offers MA degrees in History (concentrations in American, European, Military, Atlantic World, and Public History), and an MA in Maritime Studies.
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