Marine Vocational Instructor (MVI II) AY-CR

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering


DEPARTMENT:   Engineering Technology

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Maritime Vocational Instructor (MVI II)

TIMEBASE/POSITION TYPE:  Full-time Tenure Track


DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:  The Department of Engineering Technology of the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applications for our full-time Maritime Vocational Instructor (MVI).  We seek a dynamic educator who is committed to creating an environment of active learning for our B.S. in Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology degree programs. We are interested in experienced mariners who will teach and assess basic and advanced Engineering Technology courses and STCW competencies on campus and aboard the annual training cruise. The candidate will also engage in scholarship that advances the mission of the Engineering Technology Department and the University. Candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in Marine or Facilities Engineering Technology, or related field to be considered. 

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 period is to begin February 1, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.

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 system. Serving a population of approximately ~1000 undergraduate and ~40 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 seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, International Strategy and Security (ISS), Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, 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.  Please visit our website for more information about California State University Maritime Academy .

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 full-time tenure-track teaching position and will require participation on Cal Maritime’s annual training cruise on board the Training Ship Golden Bear in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the cruise faculty MOU. The Department of Engineering Technology offers the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology degrees and provides instructional support to other degree and professional training programs on campus.

The responsibilities of this tenure-track position include but are not limited to:  

  • Instruction of marine and facilities engineering technology coursework in classrooms, laboratories, simulators or aboard the training ship. Curricula taught may include:
    • Steam, Diesel or Turbine Power Generation
    • Ship Propulsion Simulation
    • Ship’s Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Diagnostics
    • HVAC
    • Refrigeration
    • Plant or Ship Operations
    • Other fundamental engineering courses associated with the Engineering Technology program
  • Student advising in the Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology programs.
  • Creative and/or scholarly activities that advance knowledge within an engineering field.
  • Service in department and campus-wide academic and administrative teams and committees, and
  • Annual participation as an instructional faculty member and/or engineering watch officer aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear.


  • Current U.S. Coast Guard license as 3rd Engineer Unlimited or higher, with appropriate STCW endorsements, is REQUIRED.  Licenses in continuance may be considered.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline of engineering or engineering technology (marine, mechanical, electrical, naval, or industrial) or related field.
  • Professional maritime or industrial experience.
  • Seagoing experience, and
  • Excellent oral and written communication and leadership skills.


  • Master’s degree or higher in engineering, engineering technology or engineering management.
  • Current C/E or 1/E or 2/E U.S. Coast Guard license with appropriate STCW endorsements.
  • Interests and expertise in more than one technical area.
  • Academic instructional experience.
  • Engineering leadership role experience, and/or
  • Leadership training experience


  • Hiring salary for cruise academic year (includes ~65-day summer sea training assignment on board the training ship) is budgeted at $8,250 - $9,000 per month commensurate with experience and qualification.
  • CSU Salary Range: $5,830 - $9,928 per month.


  • 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 revised July 21, 2017 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 participate in a random drug-screening program 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 requires climbing up and down ship ladders and gangways; 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 and fingerprinting) is required prior to employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of a current CSU employees who was conditionally offered the position.
  • Applicants must submit on hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must apply on-line through our Cal Maritime Jobs website.  Click “APPLY NOW” to complete and submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application and attach  the following:

  1. Cal Maritime Employment Application (required)
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of U.S. Coast Guard License
  5. Teaching Evaluations (if any)
  6. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  7. Finalists will be required to submit three reference letters prior to final campus interview.

BENEFITS: An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available for "qualifying" positions which includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, fee waiver, and sick leave. Please note that benefits provided will account for approximately 40-50% of the annual salary.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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