New Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position
The Department of Archaeology at Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in maritime archaeology (in the broadest sense and open to all technical/theoretical areas of expertise), subject to final budgetary approval. The position will commence on July 1, 2024 (negotiable) on the St. John’s campus. Candidates must hold a PhD or have defended their doctoral thesis in archaeology or a cognate discipline by the time of appointment. We are seeking a candidate with a research portfolio oriented to the study of maritime cultures, encompassing the history of human (Indigenous and/or settler) populations and their relationships with marine and coastal ecosystems, landscapes, and changing climates. In a Canadian province where lifeways and identities are intertwined with stories, practices and beliefs connected to the sea, and in a university where ocean-related research and programs are a core strength, we are especially interested in applications from individuals already engaged in, or willing to develop, research projects anchored in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Check out the Employment Opportunities page for more information!
Study in Britain! Spring (May to June) 2025
Empire & Colonial Process
Embark on a journey through Britain's history from a distant outpost of Ancient Rome to the hub of a global economic and military Empire.
Uncover the past, explore the present, and be part of a transformative experience at Harlow Campus - where history comes to life!
- FOLK/ARCH 3700: Museums and Historic Sites
- ARCH/HIST 3582: Historical Archaeology
- ARCH 3651: Archaeology of Exploration, Interaction and Settlement
- ARCH 4172: Postcolonial Archaeology
Interested? Please reach out to:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University
Dr. Barry Gaulton
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University
Archaeology MA Student Carli Perri Wins 2023 Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Student Paper Prize
Carli Perri, one of our MA students, won the 2023 Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) student paper prize at this year's conference in Montreal. The title of her paper was "19th-Century Experiences of Childhood: A Rural Newfoundland Perspective". Prize winners receive an invitation to submit their research to the journal Northeast Historical Archaeology.
Four of our MA students participated at the CNEHA conference this year: all performed exceptionally well and were great ambassadors for the Department.
Graduate Student Opportunity: Seeking M.A. and Ph.D. Students in Anthropology, Geography, and Archaeology
We are seeking graduate students either at the Ph.D. and M.A. levels, in Geography, Anthropology and Archaeology/Heritage studies interested in pursuing research on some of these broadly defined topics. Check out the news article for more details!
Donna Teasdale, Conservator in the Archaeology Department, was recently interviewed by CBC News for her involvement in preserving a case of Enfield muskets from the time of the US Civil War. Listen to her interview on the preservation process that has allowed these muskets to be on display at The Rooms Provincial Museum in St. John's.
Amazing work, Donna (and what an excellent shot below by CBC)!
A Fine Crowd 2022 celebrated faculty accolades in previous academic year, including our faculty members earning more than a dozen awards, publishing more than two dozen books, and being awarded more than $6 million in grants and agreements. In addition, we named this year's Dean's Award winners. Read more in the Gazette!
Archaeology PhD Candidate and Per Course Instructor Rita Ujunw Onah was awarded the Faculty Volunteer Award this year. This award is presented to a Memorial University faculty member for their significant volunteer contributions to the Memorial community, the St. John’s/provincial community, and/or a national or global community.
Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Rita!
Rita Ujunwa Onah, PhD Candidate and Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, was recognised by The Honourable Judy May Foote, P.C., O.N.L. earlier this month in honour of Black History Month. Rita, originally from Nigeria, moved to Newfoundland and Labrador, where she is working at Memorial and conducting research focused on The Archaeology of Labrador Inuit and the Igbo Peoples of Nigeria.
Check out Rita's Graduate Student Profile to learn about Rita's research interests.
Read Her Honour's Facebook post for more about Rita and her fantastic work!
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Rita!
Dr. Lucas da Costa Maciel has received the Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship for his work on decolonizing musuems. Valued at $140,000, The Banting is one of the most prestigious post-doctoral awards in North America. Read more about Lucas and his work in the Gazette.
University isn’t only about course work and studying. While academics will always be one of the key components of university life, it is equally important to use your time here to build your practical experience and explore as many things as possible. Through exploration, you will be able to discover:
- What you are truly interested in;
- What you are not interested in:
- What you are curious about;
- What makes you happy;
- And what you excel at doing.
To help you answer these questions, Student Life has created a tool to help you to engage, explore, and gain experiences.
Memorial’s Online Record of Experience (MORE) is a new experiential tracking tool that provides students with the ability to record and capture their various experiences. MORE compiles those experiences and showcases overall time committed, and competencies gained from participation. More than simply a record of student involvement or student activities, MORE uses reflection to transform activities into deeper learning experiences.