Full-time, Tenure Track Professional Maritime Engineering Faculty Diesel Instructor

Posting:  December 2023

Position:  FY24-19

Deadline for application:  Open until filled

Start Date:  01 September 2024

Division:  Academic Affairs

Union Affiliation:  Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)

Supervision Received:  Marine Engineering Department Chair and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Supervision Exercised:  Supervises personnel in area of responsibility as assigned


Instruct college-level courses in Marine Engineering. Preferred specializations include one or more of the following: Diesel Electric Propulsion Systems, Naval Architecture, Shipboard Engineering Systems (including Steam, Motor & Gas Turbine) and/or Auxiliary Systems. The successful candidate will have the capability to teach cadets in a variety of courses dependent on specialty area. This fulltime faculty member will also advise, mentor and guide cadets on individual plans of study and progress toward degree completion. As a member of the Professional Maritime faculty, the selectee will also sail aboard the Training Ship on alternating years in a 2-month winter Sea Term experience and participate in random drug testing.


Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:  

·         Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering

·         Hold a Second Assistant Engineering any horsepower 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 five years of service in a professional maritime field time (or a combination thereof)

·         Possess an understanding of teaching and advising processes and the application of teaching and advising in the university setting

·         Exhibit excellent oral and written communications skills

·         Have proficient computer skills

·         Understand the unique mission of the university as a Maritime Academy


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Hold a Master’s degree in a related discipline

·         Hold a First Assistant Engineering any horsepower license.


Academic rank of the successful candidate determined by licensure, academic background


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.


Application Deadline:  open until filled.  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 link under quick links 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.  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.