This is a Full-Time appointment to the academic faculty at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The selectee will serve as the Academic Dean for an initial period of up to 3 years. At the discretion of the Superintendent, the selectee may serve additional years. Full faculty tenure may be granted after four to six years in the position.Learn more about this agency
The position serves as the Academic Dean within the Immediate Office of the Superintendent, in the Office of the Academic Dean, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. The Academy, one of the five Federal Academies, is a degree granting institution fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Upon graduation, the Midshipmen (male and female) are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, licensed as Merchant Marine Officers by the U.S. Coast Guard and are commissioned as Officers in the U.S. Reserves or Active Duty Military Service. Located on the North Shore of Long Island in Western Nassau County, it is one of the world’s foremost institutions in the field of maritime education and consists of 82 acres of waterfront land including a Museum, library and fitness/recreational facilities available to both faculty and staff. For further information, visit our web site at http://www.usmma.edu.
This position is ideal for a highly motivated, experienced professional who has the academic credentials and background to direct an institution of higher learning academic program. Well qualified candidates must be highly motivated and experienced professionals possessing integrity, stamina, and ingenuity, and be capable of adjusting to various work environments, physical demands, and schedules.
The Academic Dean, with the assistance of two Assistant Academic Deans, is responsible for developing, recommending, administering, and directing the Academy’s academic program. The specific duties include developing academic policy and curricula to implement that policy; administering faculty affairs, including the selection, orientation, supervision, guidance, and career development of the faculty; supervising the heads of the Department of Marine Engineering, Department of Marine Transportation, Department of Mathematics and Science, Department of Humanities, Department of Physical Education and Athletics, Office of Professional Development and Career Services, Office of the Registrar, Academic Center for Excellence, and the Library. This position is also responsible for controlling and evaluating the instruction, testing, and grading of Midshipmen, including evaluation of instructor and student performance; providing academic education necessary to qualify Midshipmen to receive the Bachelor of Science degree in accordance with standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; serving as the lead representative to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and other academic oversight, audit and accreditation bodies to ensure that Academy academic programs and policies are in compliance with applicable regulations. This position serves as the lead representative, in coordination with the Maritime Administrator and Superintendent, on all Faculty Union contract negotiations; and provides instructional systems and technology.
Occasional travel - 20% or less travel expected
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
This position is in the Excepted service, serving on an initial appointment of up to 3 years. May be extended at discretion of the Superintendent.
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