Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, MA
Jan 30, 2020Full time
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The new Dean will be expected to take office in the summer of 2020. MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering bachelor and master’s degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. Located at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, MMA is an hour’s drive from the thriving urban communities of Boston and Providence and offers easy access to the pristine beaches of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. One of nine campuses of the Massachusetts state university system, MMA serves and prepares 1,780 undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the marine transportation, engineering, international maritime business, emergency management, and environmental fields. MMA has long offered a successful blend of career-focused education informed by strength in both an academic core and the discipline of regimental life. MMA graduates enjoy a competitive advantage in the marketplace: they are highly sought after due to their strong leadership qualities and work ethic. MMA has earned consistent national recognition for its commitment to excellence. MMA is currently named as a best college in Money magazine and ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best regional universities, top public institutions, and best undergraduate engineering programs. Forbes magazine has also ranked MMA among the nation’s top 25 colleges with the best return on investment. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies works closely with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to provide leadership for and ensure the integrity of the undergraduate program across eight academic departments. The Dean develops strategies to achieve educational goals and objectives; ensures academic integrity and quality education at the Academy; and establishes academic goals and standards for the Division of Academic Affairs. As supervisor of the Registrar’s Office, this person works with the Registrar and faculty to schedule classes and ensure that faculty loading is consistent with applicable faculty union contracts. The Dean has oversight of all personnel actions for the undergraduate faculty and administrators within the Division of Academic Affairs and assists with the screening and selection process for full-time and part-time faculty and staff. In addition to the duties associated with traditional course delivery and faculty resourcing, the Dean also manages the experiential learning program for undergraduates. The Dean may also serve as chief academic officer in the absence of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position will manage a $12.5 million budget and supervise 11 direct reports.