Full-time, Instructional Specialist Marine Transportation

Position:  Full-time, Instructional Specialist Marine Transportation                                                 

Start date:  April 15, 2024                

Division:   Academic Affairs; Marine Transportation Department

Union Affiliation:   Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Supervision Received:  Marine Transportation Department Chair and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Supervision exercised:  Subordinate professional, classified, and student personnel in areas of responsibility


The Marine Transportation Department (MT) at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is seeking applications for a full time position of Instructional Specialist. The appointee to this position would serve in the MT department reporting directly to the Department Chair.  Applicants need to be comfortable with teaching USCG Deck license courses and associated labs in the areas of navigation, seamanship, lifesaving, firefighting, mooring operations, and vessel safety.

General Responsibilities:

·       Collaborate closely with Marine Transportation (MT) professors to support the objectives of the USCG Mariner Credential program.

·         Enhance the quality of education by assisting faculty in the professional MT courses and labs such as navigation, seamanship, and vessel operations and safety in a collaborative, team-based environment.

·       Participate in Sea Term on an annual basis supporting the Deck Training Coordinator in instruction of labs/classes.

·       Perform STCW assessments.

·       Grade and record laboratory assignments.

·       Assist Marine Transportation faculty in the development and revision of instructional materials, USCG approved course submittals and renewals.

·         Responsible for organizing and maintaining the Marine Transportation laboratory and equipment in the academic buildings and aboard the Academy training vessels in a clean and good working condition.

·         Prepare MT labs in support of faculty and student use.

·         Maintain safety-training and MT department lab equipment. 

·         Conduct inventories, maintain stock levels and order supplies in support of labs.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.



·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation or related field required.

·         Licensing requirement is a current Officer in Charge of the Navigation Watch (OICNW) license, 500 GT, Operational Level (STCW II/1) or higher level license

·         Minimum of three years full time experience in professional service supporting the maritime industry/field.


Salary:  XXXXXXX, based on education, qualifications and experience


Application Deadline: XXXXXXX To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website www.maritime.edu. Applications may be attached and sent electronically to [email protected]. Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen minute presentation on a relevant topic provided by MMA. Finalist must complete a drug screening and background check.


MMA is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability employer.  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.