Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering (Steam)

Technical Area
Energy Systems Engineering
Facilities Engineering
Marine Engineering
Maine Maritime Academy
United States
Job Summary

The Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is seeking an engineer with professional experience in the area of steam production and it’s use in a power generation, shipping, or industrial setting to teach undergraduate college engineering courses directly related to steam generation, control, and it’s use. The ideal candidate will have three or more years of professional experience working in the field of steam generation, preferably with systems that utilize the steam in turbines.

Full Job Description

About Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is a public, fully accredited college located in the quintessentially New England coastal village of Castine, Maine. The college is one of six state-supported maritime colleges in the United States.

MMA is a college of engineering, management, science, and transportation with a community of approximately 950 students and 200 faculty and staff. Maine Maritime is a NCAA Division III institution that competes in the North Atlantic Conference, and is a New England Football Conference member.

MMA is a remarkable place to work and grow in a career, rich in opportunity, experiences and rewards. MMA offers a feeling of “family” that is unique. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.

The Area

Maine Maritime Academy is situated on a picturesque peninsula in the Penobscot Bay, a renowned sailing destination and home to more than 200 islands.

The Academy is only 40 miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city and home to Bangor International Airport. It is less than 50 miles from Acadia National Park, where opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure abound.

Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowmobiling – all right at your front door!


Maine Maritime employees enjoy competitive wages and some of the best benefits in the state of Maine, including
• health, dental, and vision insurance
• employer paid life insurance
• retirement plan with generous employer match
• tuition waiver for eligible dependents


The Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is seeking an engineer with professional experience in the area of steam production and it’s use in a power generation, shipping, or industrial setting to teach undergraduate college engineering courses directly related to steam generation, control, and it’s use. The ideal candidate will have three or more years of professional experience working in the field of steam generation, preferably with systems that utilize the steam in turbines.

This document describes duties that the Academy expects of faculty members. These may change with each academic year, through discussions between you and your department head/dean/vice president. You will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of how well you perform these duties.

The responsibilities for this position will include some or all of the following: teaching, student advising, scholarship, service, and administrative responsibilities. Teaching is the fundamental responsibility of each faculty member, all faculty members are expected to participate in this activity.

The incumbent will teach general undergraduate engineering courses at the discretion of the department chair, typically including courses with a focus on the engineering principles and the associated technologies used in the field of steam generation, monitoring, control and use.

Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or training ship(s) and in immediate preparation for these; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing contemporary teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and practica; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations; supervising independent study projects, and supervising or teaching clinical cooperatives or industry programs.

Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters.

Academy service includes, but is not limited to, service on the Faculty Senate, Academy and departmental committees. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the community, the state, the nation, or the world.

Professors must evidence their documented and continued professional development. Scholarship enables individuals to remain current in the theory, practice, knowledge, skills and/or pedagogy of their disciplines. For some, scholarship and continued professional development may mean hands-on development and training in industry. The scholarly expectations of Faculty should be consistent with the mission and purposes of Maine Maritime Academy.

Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.

• Teach at the undergraduate level in areas allocated by the Department Head or Dean. Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum. Assist in the development of learning materials, preparing lesson plans and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
• Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
• Participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other assessments of students within and without your department.
• Inform students of their progress by promptly returning assignments, quizzes, papers and exams.
• Contribute to departmental, faculty, or Academy-wide working groups or committees as requested.
• Maintain one’s own continuing professional development.
• May be required to participate as an instructional faculty member and/or engineering watch officer onboard the Training Ship State of Maine during cruise.
• Expected to advise students in the engineering undergraduate programs, and assist in department academic and administrative functions including serving on departmental and campus-wide committees.

All academic staff are expected to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to academic excellence; that is, to the conduct of possible research, publication, teaching and other forms of knowledge transfer, at the highest levels of achievement.

• Teaching and other forms of public presentation.
• Ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate students.
• Ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
• Ability to work collaboratively.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
• Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
• High degree of professionalism.
• Integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and conditions.

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in an appropriate engineering discipline
• Experience as an engineer in steam generation, control, or use (three year minimum).
• Excellent communication and leadership skills

• Extensive experience with steam systems (boilers, turbines)
• Extensive experience with power plants
• Experience with combined cycle power plants

• Advanced degree(s) in a related discipline
• Academic instructional experience
• Current U.S. Coast Guard license(s) with appropriate STCW endorsements or the ability to utilize military service to obtain such qualifications

• Tobacco-free campus
• Background check required
• Must present official copies of transcripts

• Typical classroom and office environment are in multi-story buildings with elevator access.
• Work in the labs may require: Climbing up and down ladders and gangways, lifting and carrying materials, occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.
• Those required to participate on the training cruise must be capable of the following:
• Living and working in cramped spaces on a rolling vessel and maintaining balance on a moving deck
• Rapidly donning an exposure suit and other lifesaving gear
• Opening and closing watertight doors
• Occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
• Climbing steep stairs or vertical ladders without assistance

How to Apply

Please visit for application forms. Interested individuals should submit the following documents in a single email to (in the subject line of your email, please write your name and the position for which you are applying):

Cover Letter
Completed MMA Application*
Copies of applicable professional certifications and/or licenses
Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official college transcripts must be received prior to a formal offer being made for employment)
Contact information for at least three professional references
Completed MMA Application Checklist
MMA Self-Identification Form (attach as separate document)
Do Not Send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) by email.

*Pages 2 and 3 of the MMA Application must be signed and dated by hand or signed electronically using an electronic signature verification service. Electronic signatures, to include images of hand-written signature, will not be accepted unless so verified.


All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.

Tobacco-Free Notice

For the health and well-being of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Maine Maritime Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with federal and/or state law that prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

MMA is unable at this time to sponsor visas. We welcome foreign nationals with valid U.S. work authorization to apply.

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