Maritime Vocational Lecturer (Pool Position)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences



Applicants expecting to be considered at this time must complete and submit their online employment application and requested materials to Human Resources to receive priority consideration for the position. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open since it is a pool position. 

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: The Department of Marine Transportation manages the Marine Transportation degree and provides instructional support to other degree programs on campus.


  • Teaching courses in vessel maintenance and operations
  • Teaching courses in marine survival
  • Teaching courses in small vessel operations
  • Teaching other maritime courses, as needed
  • Develop course material and content applicable to assigned courses
  • Grading student performance and assessing STCW competencies in a timely manner
  • Attend all required faculty training sessions, faculty meetings, or otherwise directed by Department Chair or Dean
  • Complete all required training prescribed by the CSU or Cal Maritime by due date


  • Current and valid United States Coast Guard license as 3rd Mate or higher, unlimited, STCW compliant; limited USCG license/endorsements may be accepted in lieu of the unlimited license but placement will be at the entry level.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline of Marine Transportation. Equivalent experience (military, marine industry, etc.) may be accepted in lieu of the degree but placement will be at the entry level.
  • At least five years in vessel operations of progressive responsibilities


  • Master’s Degree
  • Relevant Teaching experience
  • Ship and Workboat (tugs, supply, ferries, etc.) experience with applicable endorsements
  • Senior USCG unlimited license
  • Ice navigation, DP Operator, DL PIC, Ship Handling experience


  • Hiring salary is budgeted at $5,500 - $6,500 per month commensurate with experience and qualification.
  • CSU Salary Range: $4,521 - $7,684 per month.

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.
  • The incumbent will participate in the random drug screening program on campus and 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. Work site aboard the training ship and small vessels requires climbing up and down ship and boat ladders and gangways; lifting and carrying material from pier to training ship and boat, and occasional work in excess heat, cold, dampness or dry atmospheric conditions.


  • 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 Faculty Listings

  1. Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Copy of appropriate license
  4. Resume
  5. Teaching evaluations (if any)
  6. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references

BACKGROUND CHECK: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check and fingerprinting) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

TITLE IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or sex and the Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at: TITLE IX .

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.

EEO STATEMENT: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

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