Full-time, Tenure Track Marine Transportation Faculty

 

 

 

 

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Position: Full-time, Tenure Track Marine Transportation Faculty
Posting:   February 2024
Position:  FY24-27
Deadline for application:  First Application Review date on  01 March 2024; Open until filled
Start Date:  01 September 2024
Division:  Academic Affairs
Union Affiliation:  Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)
Supervision Received:  Marine Transportation Department Chair and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Supervision Exercised:  Supervises personnel in area of responsibility as assigned

About Massachusetts Maritime Academy:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is a state university located at the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal. The more than 55-acre, oceanfront campus is just minutes away from Cape Cod’s quaint villages, sandy beaches, harbors, and lighthouses, with access to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Boston and Providence are both within an hour by car. While adhering firmly to its traditional mission as a maritime college, the Academy has diversified its degree offerings and now offers Bachelor of Science degrees in seven major programs in International Maritime Business, Emergency Management, Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection, Facilities Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation serving approximately 1300 undergraduate students. The Academy has also instituted three graduate degree programs in Facilities Management, Emergency Management and Maritime Business Management. 

Marine Transportation Department Instructor/Assistant Professor Job Description:

  • The Marine Transportation Department is seeking professional and dynamic candidates for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor or Instructor of Marine Transportation dependent upon qualifications. We are interested in experienced mariners who will be able to teach in a variety of basic and advanced professional maritime subjects including Basic Safety Training, Radar, ARPA, ECDIS, Ship Construction, GMDSS, Tanker Operations, Mate of Towing and Small Vessel Operations, Seamanship, Terrestrial and Celestial Navigation, Dynamic Positioning, Shiphandling and Bridge Resource Management. Other courses may be included as the needs of the department dictate and background experience allows. The incumbent will report to the Marine Transportation chair.

General Responsibilities, Essential Skills:

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literacy, and an understanding of the Academy’s unique mission.
  • Ability to teach an academic course load of 12 credits per semester.
  • Provide support to students through academic advising of assigned students and hold a minimum of three (3) office/instruction hours each week.
  • Prepare course materials and examinations with minimum assistance.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of high quality curriculum for the changing needs of the industry.
  • Assess cadets to STCW standards in the classroom, simulators, aboard the fleet of academy small vessels and on the new training ship Patriot State II. 
  • Participate on the annual training cruise on alternating years (Blue/Gold teams) participate in random drug testing.
  • Engage in scholarship and professional development that advances the mission of the Marine Transportation Department and the university.
  • Participate in the decision making process by serving on departmental and standing committees of the university.
  • Maintain a valid USCG MMC.
  • Comply with MMA’s military customs, uniforms and ranks as outlined in the current contractual agreement.

Specific minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • An accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation or appropriate related field.
  • Valid USCG Second Mate’s Oceans Unlimited Tonnage Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) or USCG Master 1600 GRT MMC with command time.
  • Three (3) year’s full-time experience in professional service in the maritime field or three years teaching at an accredited institution of higher learning (or a combination thereof).
  • All currently required STCW Certifications.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Seagoing experience at the command level.
  • Endorsements as Dynamic Positioning, Tankerman PIC, Master/Mate of Towing Vessels, Designated Examiner Towing Vessels.
  • Shoreside experience in the maritime industry.
  • Graduate of a Maritime Academy.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development and/or the modeling of inclusive behaviors.   

Academic rank of the successful candidate determined by degree, academic background and experience.

Salary:  $74,000-$84,000. This is a tenure-track, 9-month academic calendar position. The Academy offers generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please note, the Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references, a statement on teaching (1-2 pages) and evidence of teaching excellence (including syllabi)  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website www.maritime.edu.  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to hr@maritime.edu.  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalists must complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.

By Professional Mariner Staff