California State University


Mid Level

California, USA

Not defined

13 Jan → 12 Feb

Job Description

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 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. 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.


  • Master’s Degree (preferably in a maritime or industry related field)
  • Teaching experience
  • Ship and workboat (tugs, supply, ferries, etc.) experience and endorsements
  • Senior USCG unlimited license (chief mate or master)

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


  • 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.
  • The person selected for the position will be required to follow all policies and procedures set forth by Cal Maritime both on-campus (land) as well as aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear.


  • 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 a current CSU employees conditionally offered the position.
  • Applicants must submit on hire official documentation as proof of degree, license, or certificates as required.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Department of Marine Transportation husbands the Marine Transportation degree and provides instructional support to other degree programs on campus.
  • Teaching courses in tug and barge operations
  • Teaching courses in ship handling
  • Teaching courses in vessel maintenance and operations
  • Teaching courses in marine survival
  • Teaching other maritime courses, as needed
  • Grading student performance and assessing STCW competencies in a timely manner according to stipulated procedures

Requirements / Qualifications

  • United States Coast Guard license as 500-ton Master, Master of Towing Vessels

  • STCW compliant

  • Current or prior approval from US Coast Guard as a Designated Examiner (DE) – Near Costal/Oceans

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marine transportation or appropriate field

  • Significant experience in vessel operations

Benefits/What We offer

  • An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available for qualifying positions which may include, if eligible, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement plans, fee waiver, vacation and sick leave.

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