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Marine Transportation Department Chair & Assistant or Associate Professor - 12 Month

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Employment type
Full Time
Mid Career

Marine Transportation Department Chair & Assistant or Associate Professor - 12 Month

About SUNY Maritime College:
SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:
Academic Responsibilities
This is a twelve-month teaching position in the Marine Transportation Department. The incumbent will be assigned courses in vessel operations, management and maritime regulation as the needs of the Department dictate and their background allow.

The selected individual must be available for campus committee assignments and be active and involved in the maritime industry through publication, participation in regulatory events or industry conferences.

Duties of the Marine Transportation Department Chairperson
The Marine Transportation Department Chair teaches six (sometimes more) credits each semester. The Chair is an advisor for Marine Operations- Engineers as well as other deck license students.

Summer Sea Term
The Marine Transportation Department Chair participates in one-half of the summer sea term as Senior Deck Training Officer (SDTO) and, with the help of department staff, prepares the deck training plans. As Chair and SDTO the incumbent is responsible for all deck training (classroom and lab) and cadet watchstanding. The SDTO works closely with the Chief Mate to assure cadets are assigned proper maintenance duties and are working safely. The SDTO works closely with the Master and deck watch standers to assure cadets are rotating through all watches and grading is being done effectively. The SDTO teaches classes aboard and may stand an underway watch.

Department Management
The Chairperson is a member of the Academic Council and the Academic Board. The Chair prepares the class schedule for each semester assuring enough sections are available to cover student enrollment and that all staff are assigned classes where their individual talents and knowledge will best serve the student. The Chair monitors section size to assure classes are not overloaded or undersubscribed. The Chair is responsible for STCW compliance and is the deck-license point person for both internal and Coast Guard audits.

Required Qualifications
  • STCW Management level license, Unlimited/Oceans. Experience as either a Chief Mate on US flag merchant vessels of unlimited tonnage or Master of a limited tonnage vessel.
  • Master's degree in Marine Transportation or related field.
  • Experience on a range of vessels including military, dry cargo and liquid cargo.
  • Current on the international regulatory environment and SMS.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in maritime education.

Additional Information:
Classification/Salary Range: The Marine Transportation Department Chair & Assistant or Associate Professor - 120 Month is a UUP Position. The anticipated salary for this position is $85,000 - $95,000 annually with an outstanding benefits package (For more information please see the UUP Benefits Summary). Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications to commence immediately and will conclude when position is filled.

Special Notes:
This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Budget Title:
Assistant or Associate Professor- 12 Month

Local Title: Marine Transportation Department Chair & Assistant or Associate Professor - 12 Month

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

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Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter with salary requirements
  • Contact information for three professional references

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