Department Head Department of Marine Engineering

Great Lakes is looking for Department Head of Marine Engineering.

Instructor - Department Head
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Job Description
Position Title: Maritime Engineering Instructor – Department Head
Department: Great Lakes Maritime Academy (GLMA)
Reports To: Superintendent of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Anticipated Starting Date: 8/10/2015
Expected Starting Salary: $66,818

Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.

The primary duties of this position are to serve as the department chair responsible for the administration of the department and to prepare cadets for service as engineering officers in the United States Merchant Marine. Duties of this position include teaching any subject that is covered either in the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) exams, or is listed as a proficiency required to be demonstrated in the Standards for Training Certification, and Watchstanding Code (STCW Code). Specific courses may include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Engineering, Engine Systems Graphics, Engineering Mechanics, Unloading Systems, evaluation of performance during Sea Project, Refrigeration, Watchstanding, Engine Room Business, and License Preparation. Faculty are required to sail on their license aboard the U. S. flag training ship State of Michigan as required. Weekend responsibilities may include supervising cadets during in port sea time during fall/ spring semesters.
Bachelor’s degree
A U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) endorsed as: Third Assistant Engineer, unlimited horsepower, and Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch.
Candidates must be willing/ able to sail on TS State of Michigan.
Must hold and be able to maintain the required MMC.
Teaching experience
Must possess leadership, communication, and decision-making abilities

Master’s Degree.
USCG MMC endorsed as Second Assistant Engineer, Steam and Diesel, unlimited horsepower.

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees
Ethical behavior and integrity
Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
Accountability/personal responsibility
Commitment to lifelong learning
Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
Collaboration/Team work
Value all people

Directly supervises Great Lakes Maritime Academy Cadets during sea time and in port activity; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
This is a full-time, 11-month position.

Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on 6/2/2015 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC on the web at For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email .

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Job Location
Traverse City, Michigan, United States

  • 66,818.00 USD
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Please attach resume and cover letter; scan and attach transcripts, if possible. Original transcripts will be required of all finalists. Please mail to: Northwestern Michigan College Attention: Human Resources 1701 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686. All finalists will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration.

US$67K? No, really, how much. . . .