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 chair/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.
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 practical; 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.
OTHER ASPECTS OF FACULTY PERFORMANCE
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.
To teach at undergraduate and/or graduate level in areas allocated by the Department Chair or Dean.
To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
To assist in the development of learning materials, preparing lesson plans and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
To participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
To participate in MMA’s annual training cruises as may be required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
To participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other assessments of students, including STCW competencies.
To provide advice and support to students.
To inform students of their progress by promptly returning assignments, quizzes, papers and exams.
To hold at least 2 hours of office hours per week.
To participate in the administration of the department’s programs and other activities in support of the Marine Transportation Department as requested.
To contribute to departmental, faculty, or Academy-wide working groups or committees as requested.
To maintain one’s own continuing professional development.
To maintain an awareness and observation of fire and health and safety regulations.
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.
Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate students.
Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
Ability to speak and write clearly and tailor communication style to meet the needs of the recipient.
Ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to share in organization and management of various Academy programs.
Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.
Commitment to continuous professional development.
Commitment to MMA’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all genders, cultures and backgrounds.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential.
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
High degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and conditions.
How to Apply
Please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/ for application instructions and forms.
Interested individuals should submit the following documents in a single email to HR@mma.edu (in the subject line of your email, please write your name and the position for which you are applying):
Completed MMA Application*
Copies of applicable professional certifications and/or licenses
Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (faculty applicants only, unless otherwise specified)For all faculty appointments, 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)
*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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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.
For the health and wellbeing 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
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request.
Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location/Region: Castine, ME (US - 04420)