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Assistant Professor in Engineering Technology

Nov 16, 2016 09:06 AM





Department of Engineering Technology
Full-time Tenure Track - CRUISE
Approximate Starting Date:  August 2017

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants expecting to be considered for the Assistant Professor position must complete their online application and submit requested materials to Human Resource by close of business day on December 9, 2016 to receive priority consideration.

California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applications for a tenure-track cruise position in Engineering Technology.  This position requires, at minimum, a USCG 2nd Assistant Engineer unlimited license with current STCW endorsements because the candidate will participate as an instructor on Cal Maritime’s annual training cruise on board the Training Ship Golden Bear. The Department of Engineering Technology offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology and provides instructional support to the Mechanical Engineering Program.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY (Cal Maritime):   Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.  Serving a population of approximately 1100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.   Cal Maritime offers six baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA), Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Transportation. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers.    Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree. For more information about California State University Maritime Academy, please visit our web page at

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness.  Cal Maritime students participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy.  Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, security and policy of the transportation industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond. We are equally committed to hiring and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential.  

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is a tenure track cruise position and will require participation on the Cal Maritime’s annual training cruise on board the Training Ship Golden Bear.  The Department of Marine Transportation offers the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation degree and provides instructional support to other degree and professional training programs on campus.

    •    Teach fundamental engineering courses and laboratories which may include:  boilers, steam systems, diesels, turbines, propulsion systems, refrigeration, HVAC, electrical, power distribution, auxiliary systems and engineering team management
    •    Teach other STCW content and courses in the major as needed
    •    Actively engage in research and scholarship that advances the mission of the Engineering Technology Department
    •    Participate as an instructional faculty member and/or engineering watch officer on the annual training cruise aboard Training Ship Golden Bear each summer
    •    Advise students in the Marine Engineering Technology & Facilities Engineer Technology programs
    •    Actively participate in departmental and campus-wide service

    •    Minimum of a USCG 2nd Assistant Engineer unlimited license with current STCW endorsements is REQUIRED
    •    Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline related to Engineering Technology
    •    A minimum of five years seagoing experience on commercial vessels
    •    Excellent communication and leadership skills
    •    Teaching experience in a classroom, ship or similar setting

    •    Maritime academy or maritime professional school teaching experience
    •    Extensive operational experience aboard large commercial vessels, especially diesel powered vessels
    •    USCG 1st  Assistant or Chief Engineer unlimited license with current STCW endorsements
    •    Seagoing experience at the senior management level
    •    Academic program management and program development experience
    •    Program accreditation experience

SALARY COMPENSATION:  Salary is commensurate with the education, qualifications and experience of the individual. 

BENEFITS:  An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available for qualifying positions which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver, vacation and sick leave. 

    •    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    •    A pre-employment physical is required as are subsequent USCG fitness physicals prior to each training cruise.  The incumbent must also pass a drug-screening test for participation on the training cruise as required by federal law.

    •    Typical classroom and office environment are in a two-story building with elevator access. Typical classroom and office environment are in a two-story building with elevator access.  Work site aboard the training ship requires climbing up and down ship ladders and gangway; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship, and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.
    •    All mariners should be capable of living and working in cramped spaces on rolling vessels, maintaining balance on a moving deck, rapidly donning an exposure suit, stepping over doorsills of 24 inches in height, opening and closing watertight doors that may weigh up to 56 pounds, pulling heavy objects, up to 50 lbs. in weight, distances of up to 400 feet, climbing steep stairs or vertical ladders without assistance, participating in firefighting and lifesaving efforts, including wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and lifting/controlling fully charged fire hoses.  Extended workdays are common.  

    •    Applicants must provide proof of US citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days from the date of hire.
    •    A background check investigation (including criminal records check) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
    •    Applicants must submit on hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.  

APPLICATION PROCESS:   Interested parties must submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application packet of information requested below.  Apply on-line at .
    •    Cal Maritime on-line Employment Application (required)
    •    Letter of interest
    •    Curriculum Vitae
    •    Copy of appropriate license
    •    Teaching evaluations (if any)
    •    Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references

NOTIFICATION:  Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed.  Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified only after the position closes and the successful candidate has been selected.  

DISCLAIMER:  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or changed.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability

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