Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs, the chief academic officer of the Academy. The new provost will be expected to take office July 1, 2019.

The Position

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor of Science and Master of Science 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 mission of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is to provide a quality education for graduates serving in the merchant marine, the military services, and those who serve the interests of the Commonwealth, nation and global marketplace. The Academy does so by combining a rigorous academic program with a regimented lifestyle that instills honor, responsibility, discipline, and leadership.


“Discipline, Knowledge, Leadership” — One must have the discipline to acquire knowledge and both are required to be a good leader.

Vision Statement

We serve the transportation, engineering, environmental, and industrial—as well as the maritime and commercial—business interests of the Commonwealth and nation, but our traditions, values, ethics, and aspirations are all rooted in the mariner’s profession, and we will remain true to our roots in all we undertake. We will carry out this part of our mission by identifying ways to meet these broader goals, through graduate, undergraduate, and non-credit programs, which build on the distinctive competencies we have developed during more than a century as a maritime academy. We will seek to instill in all undergraduates officer-like qualities, regardless of whether any choose to seek a commission. We will continue the honorable tradition we share with other American military colleges of producing the citizen-sailor/soldier, equally prepared to serve the community in peace and the nation in war.

As we broaden our scope of academic offerings, the emphasis on curricular design will continue to adhere to our educational philosophy: Learn – Do – Learn. This successful learning model has been developed through our license-track programs and includes as an essential element, opportunities for the practical application of theories and concepts learned through sea terms, commercial shipping experiences, or internships in real world corporate settings.

While alternative student life models will co-exist at the Academy, especially in graduate and evening programs, the Regiment of Cadets will remain, as it has for more than a century, the central feature of undergraduate residence life. The mission of the Regiment will continue to be the development in its members of character, honor, discipline, integrity, leadership, and self-discipline. The limited option of civilian status for non-traditional students will be carefully managed to serve the needs of those students while avoiding unintended negative impacts on the Regiment.

Our commitment to lifelong learning, especially in the form of continuing professional education in our areas of special expertise, but also through workforce development and similar activities supporting the economic progress of the Commonwealth and all its citizens, will lead us to develop creative and innovative program delivery strategies reaching far beyond our Taylor’s Point campus.

In all we do, the Academy will uphold the rights and dignity of the individual, whether student, faculty, or staff; will never discriminate on basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, religion or disability; and will strive to create and maintain a learning community based on fairness and civility in the pursuit of knowledge.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy aspires to excellence in all it undertakes. Specifically, we aspire to become and remain the foremost institution of maritime higher education in the world, and will, through the development and application of appropriate measures and benchmarks, strive continuously toward that goal.

Strategic Plan

The following governing objectives create the framework for Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s long-range institutional goals:

  • Achieve a more diverse 1,800-member student body by 2020
  • Enhance and improve both excellence and diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff
  • Improve institutional effectiveness
  • Optimize available resources in support of the mission of the Academy

MMA’s strategic plan (FY 2016-2020) is available at:

Responsibilities of the Position

The provost reports directly to the president and works collaboratively with the senior leadership team to achieve the Academy’s strategic goals and vision of excellence. As chief academic officer, the provost manages the academic enterprise, providing leadership for MMA’s academic programs, academic policy, and related administrative offices. The provost is responsible for ensuring the integrity of all academic programs through curricular development, assessment and program review, regional and professional accreditation, and coordination with the state university system. The provost plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of teaching and learning at MMA and provides new perspectives and direction in such areas as academic configuration, optimal faculty size and makeup, modes of delivery, and continuous innovation to meet emerging market and societal needs.

The provost provides leadership for deans, department heads, and faculty within an environment of shared governance and collective bargaining, and fosters a climate of collegiality that is conducive to teaching, learning, research, service, and ongoing development of faculty, staff, and students. Direct reports include the dean of undergraduate programs, dean of graduate programs, assistant dean of academic affairs, assistant dean and registrar, and other departments such as career and professional services.

The following duties and responsibilities outlined in the official position description:

  • Hire all full-time and part-time faculty
  • Ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements
  • Evaluate faculty in accordance with collective bargaining agreements  regarding promotion, tenure, post-tenure review, reappoints, and sabbaticals
  • Ensure accreditation standards are satisfied and lead efforts for reaccreditation by NEASC, IACBE, ABET
  • Develop and implement the Academy’s academic calendar
  • Work closely with MMA’s internal governance structure in implementing new policies, courses and programs
  • Ensure academic policies are being adhered to
  • Sit on senior staff council and provide insight to strategic planning
  • Maintain divisional budget for salaries, equipment, and consumables
  • Serve as academic liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Author and/or submit the annual special mission report to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Ensure compliance with STCW standards with USCG (prepare for five year cycle of review and approval of USCG license programs)
  • Work with Athletics in bonding academics and athletics
  • Seek nominations for honorary degree recipients through the Board of Trustees
  • Identify and pursue grant funding opportunities
  • Acquire statistical data on employment of graduates
  • Oversee co-op, placement, and experiential learning programs
  • Oversee the Learning Resource Center
  • Publish annually the college catalog, faculty handbook, and academic standards
  • Hear union grievances at the Step 1 level
  • May serve as acting president in the absence of the president

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate

Massachusetts Maritime Academy seeks in its new provost an experienced, collaborative, and entrepreneurial academic leader with strong management skills to build on MMA’s reputation and elevate the Academy to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success. Candidates should have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and a demonstrated record of progressive administrative and academic leadership responsibilities, preferably as the head of an academic unit or division. The ideal candidate will bring strategic vision, a steadfast and unwavering ethical compass, proven financial and budget management skills, the capacity to inspire curricular innovation, familiarity with diverse modes of course and program delivery (including online, hybrid, on land, and at sea), a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, a demonstrated commitment to shared governance, and an affinity for the distinctive mission and character of the Academy.

The following required qualifications are outlined in the official position description:

  • Earned doctorate
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty and an administrative team on enrollment management, finance and administration, and strategic planning
  • Experience working within a framework of shared governance
  • Experience developing strong and innovative academic programs and support services
  • A series of responsible administrative positions within higher education providing leadership in an academic setting, including cross-divisional collaboration
  • A demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • A record of fostering excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • An ability to analyze and use data effectively in decision making
  • Established track record of employment at the executive level in higher education
  • Superior communications skills
  • Familiarization with regional and specialized graduation standards
  • Familiarization with collective bargaining agreements
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Ability to create a culture of collegiality
  • Ability to effectively manage a divisional budget
  • Understanding of the Academy’s unique mission

As outlined in the position description, additional preferred qualifications include:

  • Must be self-starter as well as a team player, able to work collaboratively at all levels of our diverse Academy community, and able to contribute to a positive work environment in which mutual respect and mutual support are guiding principles
  • Must be results-oriented, and have a strong work ethic, to include a willingness to travel frequently and to work nights and weekends frequently to achieve goals
  • Must have integrity, enthusiasm, a sense of humor and broad perspective, and a passion for the ocean, boats, and for the place and potential of Massachusetts Maritime Academy within the global maritime enterprise and community
  • Experience in coordination of campus-wide self-studies
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in oversight of co-operative education and experimental learning
  • Experience in bringing new degree programs through governance and through the Department of Higher Education approval process
  • Experience with distance learning
  • Experience in procuring grant funding
  • Military experience
  • Maritime industry experience and familiarity with shipboard operations

History of the Position

Commodore Bradley Lima, senior vice president for academic affairs, has announced his intention to retire at the end of June 2019. A 1974 graduate of the Academy, he joined the MMA faculty as an assistant professor in the early 1980s and served as engineering department chair from 1990 through 1999. Named dean and vice president for academic affairs in March 2002, Lima was promoted to senior vice president in June 2017. As the Academy’s chief academic officer, he manages the academic enterprise, providing leadership for MMA’s academic programs, academic policy, and related administrative offices.

MMA has retained Spelman Johnson to assist in recruiting Lima’s successor, who will hold the title provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Likely Opportunities, Priorities, and Measures of Success

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is seeking a strategic, visionary leader to be its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Serving as the Academy’s chief academic officer, the provost will address the following priorities, among others:

Collaborate with the president and the senior leadership team

Working in close partnership with the president and the senior leadership team, the provost will play pivotal role in achieving the Academy’s strategic goals and vision of excellence. Leading the academic enterprise, the provost will ensure the integrity of all academic programs and have broad influence in shaping the future of teaching and learning at the Academy. This requires a talented and experienced academic leader with an open and transparent style, who can effectively exchange ideas and opinions with a broad range of diverse constituencies and who can contribute effectively to the overall administration of the institution.

Continue to evolve the academic program

The provost will work collaboratively with the president, senior officers, deans, department chairs, and faculty to advance the academic mission of the institution and further develop its academic programs. The provost will be responsible for articulating a compelling vision for academic affairs, driving academic innovation, and ensuring academic programs are positioned to maintain and strengthen MMA’s position as a national leader in maritime education. The provost will build upon the work that has been done in revising and expanding the curriculum while creating, supporting, and sustaining an environment of assessment, adaptation, and continuous improvement.

Inspire, support, and lead the Academy’s talented and dedicated faculty

To be successful, the provost must build strong rapport with faculty, gain their confidence and trust, and support their ongoing development through strategic decision-making, thoughtful resource allocation, and inspirational leadership. A central responsibility is to recruit, guide, retain, evaluate, and support faculty in their efforts to provide a rigorous educational experience for all students. The provost will attend to the factors that support faculty success, rewarding collaboration and entrepreneurship while recognizing and supporting faculty’s central teaching, mentoring, and advising responsibilities. The provost will promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as establishing priorities and plans for faculty development.

Oversee accreditation, policy compliance, and assessment

The provost oversees assessment, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness. The primary objective of the Academy’s assessment program is to establish a practice of research that informs planning and assures the effectiveness of MMA’s academic programs in meeting established learning outcomes and external accreditation standards, as well as the requirements of governmental agencies and professional societies. In addition to regional accreditation by the New England Association of Colleges and Schools, specific programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Encourage collaboration across the institution

The provost will work to bring a committed community of faculty and staff together in supporting student success through the Academy’s academic and co-curricular programs. Partnering with the vice president for student services and commandant to create an atmosphere centered on holistic student learning will be an important priority. Through collaboration and clear communication, the provost will lead in delivering the educational mission of the Academy, creating educational opportunities for faculty and students that encourage and strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and build a more integrated approach to advising at the Academy.

Support an environment of inclusive excellence

The provost will partner with the campus community to strengthen MMA’s commitment to supporting a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The provost will support academic faculty and staff in effectively working with students from all backgrounds and identities and will invest time and resources in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and with varied perspectives to promote inclusive excellence at the Academy.

Contribute to external relations and reputation

The provost will share in the ongoing effort to build strong relationships with local, regional, global, alumni, industrial partners, and donors and expanding visibility and reputation of the Academy. This role will purposefully ensure an active and expanding dialogue with external constituencies by encouraging key partnerships, engaging in advancement activities, assisting the president with fundraising, and supporting faculty in applying for grants and contracts. The provost will promote and advance MMA’s mission by actively participating in important external activities and interacting with appropriate state, regional, and national organizations, charitable groups, and civic entities.

Institution & Location

Institutional Background

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a fully accredited, four year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. The Academy is located on Taylor’s Point in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and prepares students for careers in the marine transportation, engineering, maritime business, emergency management, and environmental fields.

MMA’s campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to train the next generation of industry leaders. The Academy’s rigorous academics and hands-on approach to building leadership and professional skills fully prepare students for successful careers. The proof: most MMA graduates are employed in well-paying, career-track positions within 90-days of graduation.

The Academy experience is unique. The Regiment of Cadets and regimental-style uniforms play an important role in campus life at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Regiment reinforces that status at the Academy is not an entitlement based on gender, race, or socio-economic class; it is earned through hard work, honor, and integrity. Though MMA is structured as a regimented academy designed to grow effective leaders, only cadets who volunteer for commissioning programs have military obligations during and after their time at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Through Sea Terms and Cooperative Education Programs, undergraduates log invaluable career experience during their four-year pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, often while traveling to foreign countries.  Upon graduation, MMA’s cadets are distinctly qualified to lead as licensed maritime professionals, skilled business managers, ship safety officers, commissioned military officers, and more.

The United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) recognizes the Academy as one of six state maritime colleges approved to prepare graduates for federal license examination as third mate, ocean vessels, unlimited tonnage or third assistant engineer, steam or motor, unlimited horsepower.

Extracurricular activities are viewed as a way to cultivate pride in the Academy tradition as well as maintain the Academy’s Tradition of Pride. All cadets encouraged to participate in the wide variety of activities and athletics offered at MMA. An impressive 40 percent of cadets are athletes on one or more of MMA’s competitive NCAA and ECAC Division III college teams.

Buzzards Bay, MA

Buzzards Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Bourne in Barnstable County. The population was 3,859 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous of the five CDPs in Bourne. Along with Bournedale and Sagamore Beach, it is one of only three communities in Barnstable County that are northwest of the Cape Cod Canal. Excessively drained sand underlies most of the community and the majority is mapped as Carver soil series.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles 1.9 square miles of it is land and 1.0 square mile of it is water, consisting primarily of Buttermilk Bay, an arm of Buzzards Bay that forms the western edge of the CDP.

Buzzards Bay was originally Wampanoag territory. The “buzzards” for which the town was named were most likely turkey vultures or ospreys. Buzzards Bay was settled by Europeans in 1621. Among the community’s most prominent residents was President of the United States Grover Cleveland, who maintained a “Summer White House” at his home at Agawam Point in Buzzards Bay. Cleveland’s home, a local landmark, was destroyed by fire on December 10, 1973.


MMA’s initial accreditation as a college was granted by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 1974 and was renewed in 1980, 1990, 2001 and 2011. In addition, specific programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.


As one of the nine Massachusetts Commonwealth Universities, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is overseen by a Board of Trustees, which is in turn overseen by the Board of Higher Education (BHE). Tasked with defining the mission of and coordinating the Commonwealth’s system of public higher education and its institutions, the BHE also oversees the University of Massachusetts system and the state’s 15 community colleges. The BHE reports to the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth. The Department of Higher Education, headed by a Commissioner, is the executive arm of the BHE.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees is comprised of eleven members: nine appointed by the Governor, one by the Academy’s alumni body, and the last by the student body. The board meets, on campus, a minimum of eight times a year in the presence of Academy staff and the public. There are currently six committees within the Board of Trustees, including the audit and governance committee, education committee, facilities and finance committee, marine operations committee, and the student life committee. Each of these committees is led by a chairperson and is supported by an executive staff member appointed by the President.


Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, President

Rear Admiral McDonald is the President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies in the country. Founded in 1891, the Academy has been training business leaders, ship captains, engineers, and professional officers in the 19th, 20th, and now the 21st century. Offering seven undergraduate and two graduate majors, the Academy is one of two “special mission” public universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Upon graduation from the Academy in 1985, McDonald pursued an engineering career and earned a Master of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He returned to his alma mater in 1995 to serve as Director of Cooperative Education, a role in which he developed and implemented the cooperative education program and dramatically increased placement rates for undergraduate interns and graduating seniors. Appointed as Dean of Enrollment Management in 1999, he led the rebranding of the Academy which resulted in a dramatic increase in numbers and diversity of incoming freshmen. He has since served as Vice President for Operations, heading up a major campus building expansion, and as Executive Vice President. President McDonald holds a Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University and has served as an adjunct professor in the Academy’s emergency management graduate program. He assumed the role of President in August 2015 following unanimous votes of the MMA Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, with the rank of Rear Admiral conferred by the U.S. Maritime Administrator.

President McDonald is active in or has served on several community and professional organizations including the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Barnstable School Committee, Sturgis Charter School, Cape Cod Collaborative, and the Marine Society at Salem. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, President McDonald now resides in Marstons Mills with his wife Beth and their two children Kathryn and Harrison.

The Academic Program

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Facilities Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Marine Safety & Environmental Protection
  • International Maritime Business
  • Marine Transportation


Graduate Programs

  • Masters of Science in Facilities Management
  • Masters of Science in Emergency Management
  • Masters of Science in Maritime Business Management

The Faculty

The faculty of Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a dedicated group of individuals whose expertise is anything but limited. MMA’s faculty goes beyond the classroom experience typical of other universities.

In order to train students to operate and control the Academy’s vessels, several faculty members sail with the students during Sea Term.

As of Fall 2017, Massachusetts Maritime Academy had 168 faculty members (104 FTE), split nearly evenly between full- and part-time members. The ratio of students to faculty was 16:1.

The Student Body

Fall 2017

Total Undergraduates  1,688

  • 87% Men
  • 13% Women

Total Graduates  92

  • 77 % Men
  • 23% Women

Student retention and graduation rates: 88 percent freshman-to-sophomore retention rate; 75 percent six-year graduation rate

Additional information is available at

Athletics and Student Life

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an NCAA Division III school offering intercollegiate competition in 11 sports, taking the field in school colors blue and gold as the Buccaneers. There are both men’s and women’s teams in crew, cross-country running, lacrosse, riflery, sailing, soccer, and track and field. The Academy offers baseball and football for men, and volleyball and softball for women. Intramural sports are offered in basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and water polo.

The athletics facilities of the Academy have improved dramatically over the last decade and now rank among the best in the region. New renovations to Clean Harbors Stadium include two turf fields and seating. Additional renovations to the athletic complex include cardiovascular and weight training facilities, as well as a new locker room and meeting areas dedicated to women’s varsity programs. The cardiovascular and weight training equipment on the Kennedy have also been updated.

MMA hosts a Regimental Band, Honor Guard, and Drill Team (Seventh Company), first formed in 1945 as a jazz band that evolved into a field band for Academy formations and ceremonies. Today a unit built on an axiom of service to Academy, community, and country whenever called upon, Seventh Company performs at events and parades during fall, winter, Sea Term, and spring semesters.

The MMA Student Government Association represents the student body as an independent entity from the regiment of cadets. Serving as the liaison among the administration, regiment, outside organizations, and the student body, the SGA ensures efficient and prudent use of student fees, provides quality opportunities for academic and extracurricular experiences, and promotes student involvement in Academy clubs, organizations, events, and activities. Actions of the SGA are approved by the President and the Board of Trustees.

Tuition and Fees

The following costs apply to students entering, or being re-admitted to MMA beginning in the fall of 2018 and beyond:

Residency Tuition and Fees Room and Board Annual Total
In State – MA only $9,728 $12,675 $22,403
New England Regional – CT, ME*, NH, RI, VT $14,666 $12,675 $27,341
Out of State and International $26,106 $12,675 $38,781

*All Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection and Emergency Management majors as well as Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation majors that live south of Portland, ME.

For additional information regarding tuition and fees, visit

Assessment and Continuous Improvement

MMA is committed to the systematic collection, analysis, and use of data for continuous improvement of student learning. The chart below depicts MMA’s system of assessment, beginning with the collection of student learning outcomes data at the course and academic department levels. Data is also collected at the institutional level and shared with the campus-wide assessment committee, with recommendations to the provost and vice president for academic affairs and the Board of Trustees.

MMA National & Regional Rankings

Below are recent highlights of MMA’s ranking in various reports and lists:

US News and World Report – 2019 Best Colleges Rankings
#19, Best Regional Universities North
#4, Top Public Schools (Regional Universities North)
#57 (tie), Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools where doctorate is not offered)

Additional recognitions (Regional Universities North):
Recognized among schools with the highest average first-year student retention rates
Recognized among schools with the highest 6-year graduation rates
Recognized among schools with the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students

Money Magazine – 2018-2019 Best Colleges Rankings
#21 (national)
#12 among the 50 Best Public Colleges
#4 among the 50 Best Small Colleges
#2 among the 50 Best Colleges You Can Actually Get Into

PayScale – 2018 College Education Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings*
#21, Best Value Colleges (national)
#12, Best Value Colleges (public colleges)
#3, Best Value Colleges (Massachusetts)

*Rankings data reflect the 20-year net ROI for on campus students at in-state rates with no financial aid.
When 20-year net ROI is annualized, MMA is tied at #7 nationally.

PayScale – 2018 Colleges with Highest Salary Potential
#96, all four-year institutions
#22, public four-year institutions
#15, four-year institutions in Massachusetts

US Department of Education College Scorecard
One of 23 four-year schools with low costs that lead to high incomes (published 9/12/2015)

Washington Monthly – 2018 College Guide and Rankings
#1 Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast)
#36 National Universities (Masters level institutions)

Victory Media – Military Friendly School List 2018-2019
Military Friendly Schools designation

College Factual  – 2018 Rankings
#1, Best Colleges for the Money (all undergraduates, Massachusetts)
#6, Best Colleges for the Money (all undergraduates, New England)

College Raptor – 2019 Rankings
Recognized among Hidden Gems in the Northeast

The Chronicle List
Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as among 4-year public institutions with the best 4-year graduation rates*

*for students who began their students in the fall of 2011

Business First – 2017 Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges
#98 (national)

27 colleges with the highest-earning graduates (published 4/14/2017) – 2017 Best Value Colleges
#3 Best Value Colleges (Massachusetts) – 2017 Rankings
#4, Top Colleges in Massachusetts

Brookings Institution 2015 Value-Added Rankings Using College Scorecard Data
#5 (Four-year or higher colleges with the highest value-added, Table 3)
#11 (Four-year colleges with the largest increase in value-added, Table 5)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Ranking Your College*
#9 (20 four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries in the labor market 10 years after beginning their studies)
#10, tied (same listing adjusted for choice of major, students’ academic preparation, and likelihood of graduate degree attainment)

*analysis based on U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, 2015

Benefits Overview

Benefits Overview

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Retirement Options
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Benefits
  • Tuition Remission

Application & Nomination

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has retained Spelman Johnson to assist with this search. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jim Norfleet at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Massachusetts Maritime Academy website at

MMA is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disabled employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.