Full-time, Temporary Marine Transportation Faculty


Position:                         Full-time, Temporary Marine Transportation Faculty

Posting:                          June 2024

Start date:                      September 1, 2024

Division:                         Academic Affairs; Marine Transportation Department

Union Affiliation:           Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)

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

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


Please note, this is a benefitted, temporary full-time.


General Responsibilities:

The Marine Transportation Department invites applications for a full time, temporary position in Marine Transportation with an emphasis in navigation and seamanship. The successful candidate will teach four sections per semester, advise majors, and serve the University through committee work. The preferred specializations include navigation, ship-handling and shipboard safety, seamanship, watch-standing, and pollution awareness. Potential courses may also include Electronic Charting and Display (ECDIS), Advanced Ship-handling, Basic Seamanship.  Massachusetts Maritime Academy follows a Learn-Do-Learn” model, where our hands-on simulation labs and classroom experiences enable our students to applytextbook knowledge in the field.



Qualifications and Requirements:

·         Hold a Bachelors Degree in Marine Transportation or related field; Masters Preferred

·         Hold a Third Mate license with current Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) qualifications.

·         Have at least three years of full time experience in teaching at an accredited institution of higher learning, or have three years of service in a professional maritime field time (or a combination thereof)

·         Possess an understanding of teaching in the university setting

·         Exhibit excellent oral and written communications skills

·         Understand the unique mission of the university as a maritime academy



This is a full-time, temporary, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2023-2024 academic year beginning September 1, 2024.



Salary: $74,000-$84,000


MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. Located at the west-end of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, MMA is an hours drive from the thriving urban communities of Boston and Providence and offers easy access to the pristine beaches of Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard.


Application Deadline: 08 August 2024; open until filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of three (3)) 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  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.  Finalist must complete a 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.