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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Marine Transportation Faculty Human Resources - Marine Transportation Faculty

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system             

Position: Full-time, Tenure Track Marine Transportation Faculty

Posting: October 2012      

Start date: TBD

Position Number: FY12-22

Division:  Academic; Marine Transportation Department

Union Affiliation: Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA)

Supervision Received: Reports to Chair of the Marine Trans. Department and to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

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

General Responsibilities: The instruction of an academic course load of 12 credits per semester in a variety of professional maritime subjects such as: Basic Safety Training, Radar, ARPA, ECDIS, Ship Construction, Container and Intermodal Cargo Operations, GMDSS, Small Vessel Operations, Seamanship, Coastal and Celestial Navigation, or any other courses or practical laboratories within the Marine Transportation Department’s curriculum. Prepare course materials and examinations with minimal assistance. Access cadets to STCW standards, with or without simulation, and be familiar with USCG, IMO/STCW mariner training and competency assessment procedures.  Faculty hired will require Blue-Gold Sea Term participation (annual training cruise) on alternating years (all maritime safety personnel are subject to random drug testing). All selected candidates must comply with Massachusetts Maritime Academy military customs, uniforms and ranks as outlined in the current contractual agreement.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

-Tenure-track appointment at the Instructor level requires: Current USCG Second Mate’s Oceans Unlimited license- or ability to obtain one within one year of hire, full STCW 95 certification-or ability to obtain within one year of hire, accredited bachelor’s degree in appropriate field, and three years full-time experience teaching at accredited institution of higher learning or in professional service in maritime field (or combination thereof).    

-Tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level requires: Current USCG Chief Mate’s Oceans Unlimited license, full STCW 95 certification, accredited master’s degree in appropriate field, and three years full-time experience teaching at accredited institution of higher learning or in professional service in maritime field (or combination thereof).    

-Excellent oral and written communication skills, proficient computer skills

-Demonstrated ability to fulfill the evaluation criteria of college level teaching and advising

-Understanding of and dedication to the Academy’s unique mission

Preferred Qualifications: Dynamic positioning training and certification and/or ECDIS training/certification. USCG PIC Endorsement: DL, LG, Chemical. Train the Trainer in simulation. 

Desired Assets:  Recent service on vessels with dynamic positioning or vessels equipped with ECDIS. Recent sea service on USCG license, experience in use of and training with simulation. Experience aboard LNG/LPG vessels, high-speed vessels, ITB/ATBs. Experience working with young people in teaching environment, ability to create positive learning environment.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and subject to the MSCA collective bargaining agreement plan.

Application Deadline: November 7, 2012. 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  Applications may be attached and sent electronically to  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.  Finalist must complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check. 

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

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