Salary range for this position is: $20,155/yr. – $27,913/yr. (depending on experience)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The employer will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Are you passionate about collaborating to lead engaging and equity-minded learning experiences in shipboard engineering? Will you develop innovative strategies to engage students in learning about working in the engine room aboard a ship? Are you inspired by the opportunity to advance antiracist practices in higher education? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our team, an equity-focused open-access college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

Seattle Maritime Academy seeks to provide the State of Washington and the local maritime industry with qualified entry-level mariners, representing the diverse communities of Washington.  Through active engagement with industry and local communities, SMA works to provide opportunities to enter the maritime industry for those who have been historically excluded and underrepresented.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will enjoy competitive compensation as well as all the benefits as a Washington State employee. To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE.

Application Requirements:

  • Attach current resume
  • Attach cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
  • Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges is working under hybrid remote and on-site operations and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

What you will be working on:

  • Instructing assigned courses (with an emphasis on Coast Guard Approved courses at Qualified Member of the Engineering Department level) in a manner that promotes student engagement and success for a diverse student population;
  • Leading efforts to advance equitable student success in shipboard marine engineering, including closing equity gaps, particularly with regard to race and ethnicity;
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research, particularly with regard to serving marginalized and minoritized students;
  • Continuously innovating inclusive and active learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
  • Creating unbiased/race-conscious course assessments and evaluations, assessing data, and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention, graduation, and successful transition;
  • Demonstrating cultural humility and intercultural engagement, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and create an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes;
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to transition;
  • Engaging in shared governance, including district-wide efforts to build an antiracist institution focused on action to advance access, retention, and success for our most marginalized and vulnerable students and employees;

What you bring as a candidate:

(Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees and a registered professional engineering license (P.E.) are considered positives.
  • Train the Trainer Certificate or similar training.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, or a related field
  • Equivalent Military Experience may be used as a substitute for these requirements

Physical Requirements:

The Position

  • typically works in an office, classroom, and laboratory environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office.
  • Will teach course up to 6 hours straight, requiring extended standing and walking.
  • Will be required to teach underway aboard the Seattle Maritime Academy training vessel MARITIME INSTRUCTOR.
  • Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 25 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; traversing steep shipboard ladders aboard Training Vessel MARITIME INSTRUCTOR and machine shop barge VULCAN; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials.
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person.

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement 

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Kelly Greenwood

About The Author: Kelly Greenwood

Port Captain at the Seattle Maritime Academy

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