Job # FY17 2017 -121
Job Type Faculty
Department Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy -Urban Educational Leadership
FLSA Status Exempt
Hiring Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date June 8, 2017
Closing Date Open Until Filled


Department:  Advanced Studies, Leadership & Policy - Urban Educational Leadership

THE POSITION:  Morgan State University is seeking an experienced and highly qualified scholar who is suitable to be hired at the rank of full professor. This is a faculty position with administrative responsibilities as Program Director of Morgan's Community College Leadership graduate programs. The successful applicant will be innovative and results-oriented and have a strong track record of mission-driven accomplishments. The Community College Leadership programs, already well recognized nationally, are poised to make an even greater contribution in the preparation of middle and upper level administrators for the community college sector. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy, the Director will be responsible for crafting a renewed vision for the programs that is responsive to changing trends in community college education, and will provide academic leadership for the faculty and students in the pursuit of that vision. The position will begin in fall 2017.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the distinct designation as Maryland's public urban university. The university currently carries the Carnegie Foundation classification of Doctoral Research University: Moderate Activity. Morgan State is one of the few historically black institutions nationally to offer a comprehensive range of academic programs, in business, engineering, education, architecture, and social work, in addition to those in the arts and sciences and programs leading to the doctorate. Undergraduates may pursue studies in 44 areas of concentration as well as in pre-professional fields of pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, medical technology and law. At the graduate level, the university offers master's degree programs, including programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, built-environment studies (i.e., architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning), engineering, public health, social work and transportation. The university offers 14 doctoral programs including Bioenvironmental Science, Business Administration, Educational Leadership, Engineering, English, Higher Education, History, Mathematics Education, Public Health, Science Education and Social Work.

The Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy produces the largest number of doctoral graduates of any department in the university. It is a vibrant community of scholars drawn from five specialist areas: Higher Education Administration, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Community College Leadership, and Urban Education Leadership. The department includes 17 full-time and several part-time and adjunct faculty.

The Community College Leadership Doctoral Program (CCLDP) and the Community College Leadership Master's Program (CCLMP) are signature programs of the University. The CCLDP has the highest enrollment and graduation rate of any program at Morgan State University, was the first fully online doctoral program at MSU, and the first such program at an HBCU. Approximately 80% of the learners are enrolled in online cohorts and 20 % in face-to-face cohorts. Both programs boast outstanding faculty, including many practitioners in the field. Small classes coupled with learning-centered faculty encourage a high level of interaction between faculty and learners. Over 100 graduates have earned the EdD in Community College Leadership since the program commenced in 1999. The Master's program, which began in the Fall of 2016, will graduate its first class of MEd students in the Spring of 2018.

• Lead the faculty in maintaining high academic standards commensurate with the award of the master's degree and the doctoral degree while developing in students the practical competencies needed for leadership in the community college sector.
• Engage in continual curriculum enhancement and program structure renewal in response to changing needs in the sector.
• Recruit and support the work of faculty of the highest caliber who can promote student success.
• Lead the program in becoming a nationally recognized producer of research that advances the field.
• Promote student success in the classroom and beyond by forming strategic alliances with community colleges and related organizations.
• Forge and maintain strong alliances with community colleges within and beyond the state.
• Demonstrate financial leadership in development and management of the program budget.
• Provide leadership for procurement of external funding to support program growth and expansion.
• Advise doctoral students and teach graduate courses as needed.

• An earned doctorate in Higher Education or other relevant aspect of Educational Leadership
• A track record of teaching, research and service suitable for appointment at the level of full professor, preferred
• Experience in an upper level administrative position in the community college sector, and well recognized among peers.
• Knowledgeable about the history, mission and current trends in community college education.
• Experience in the development and leadership of academic programs.
• A commitment to social justice consistent with the mission of HBCUs
• Collaborative, collegial and student-centered leadership style

Applications should be sent electronically or by post to:

Dr. Glenda Prime
Professor and Chair, Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy
Banneker Building, 315
Morgan State University
1700E Cold Spring La.
Baltimore, MD 21251