Full-time, Tenure Track Marine Transportation Faculty

Posting:  June 2024

Position:  FY24-45

Deadline for application: 30 July 2024 First Review; 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 Cods quaint villages, sandy beaches, harbors, and lighthouses, with access to the islands of Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket. Boston and Providence are both within an hour by car. While adhering firmly to its traditional miss ion 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, Fa cilities 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 (10-month), tenure- track professional maritime faculty member. 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 selectee will report to the Marine Transportation chair.


General Responsibilities, Essential Skills:

·         Ability to teach an academic course load of 12 credits per semester.

·         Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literacy, and an understanding of the Academy's unique mission.

·         Provide  support  to  students  through  academic  advising  of  assigned  students  and  hold  a  minimum  of  three  (3)

office/instruction hours each week.

·         Demonstrated commitment to mentoring and student development, along with a dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the maritime industry.

·         Prepare course materials and examinations with minimal 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).

·         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 Merchant Mariner Credential.

·         Comply with MMAs 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.


Candidates holding educational and professional credentials in excess of those outlined above will be eligible for increased academic rank and benefits.


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.

The academic rank of the successful candidate is determined by licensure, educational background, and experience.

Salary:  $74,000-$84,000, the Academy offers generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with education, qualifications and experience. Please note, the Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.


Application Deadline: Application Review begins 1 August; position open until filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, an Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment link under quick links 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.  Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen-minute presentation on a relevant topic.  Finalists must complete a pre-employment physical, 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.