Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of MSA Program

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Barton College seeks qualified applicants for an 11-month position as a full-time faculty appointment in the School of Education at the assistant professor rank. This faculty member will teach in the Master of School Administration program and also serve as the Coordinator of the MSA Program.

Barton College is a four-year, private college in Wilson, N.C. The College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 7th in 2017 Best Value Schools in Regional Colleges of the South and 13th in the top-tier 2017 Best Regional Colleges of the South, and by Princeton Review as one of the 2017 Best Colleges in the Southeast. In addition to providing a challenging academic environment, Barton is committed to celebrating bold thinking among our faculty and staff as they nurture bold leadership development among our students.

Coordinator of Master of School Administration (Principal Licensure) Program

  • Reports directly to the Dean of the School of Education
  • Oversight of data collection, analysis, and other requirements for the MSA program from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, CAEP, and other accrediting bodies and the associated reporting to these agencies for this program
  • Oversight of quality of the MSA program, including updating and creating course materials for online instruction, as well as face-to-face, and hybrid formats
  • Plan and lead an advisory board for the MSA program and collaborate with leaders in partnering public schools
  • Engage actively in graduate recruitment efforts, along with the Admissions Office and others in the School of Education associated with graduate programs
  • Make budget recommendations to the Dean of the School of Education for the MSA program
  • Prepare schedules for the MSA program and submit them to the Dean of the School of Education
  • Lead the planning for events related to the MSA program, such as the hooding ceremony
  • Serve as academic advisor for all students in the MSA program

Responsibilities

  • Teach full-time in the Master of School Administration (Principal Licensure) program, including supervision of internships in this program. Full time in this program is defined as an 11-month position with 24 semester hours of course work distributed over the 11-month period.
  • Coordinate the MSA program
  • Oversight of requirements from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, CAEP, and other accrediting bodies and the associated reporting to these agencies related to the MSA program
  • Oversight of quality of the MSA program, including updating and creating course materials for online instruction and face-to-face and hybrid formats
  • Plan and lead an advisory board for this graduate program
  • Engage actively in MSA recruitment efforts, along with the Admissions Office
  • Additional responsibilities include appropriate scholarly activity, academic advising in the MSA program, and college service.
  • Teach full-time in the School of Education. Most courses will be in the graduate program, but courses in the undergraduate program could also be assigned. Courses include face-to-face/hybrid delivery and online courses. Full-time in this program is defined as an 11-month position with 24 semester hours of course work distributed over the 11-month period.
  • Work with the Dean of the School of Education to recruit, train, and oversee the work of adjuncts who teach in the MSA program.
  • Maintain 10 office hours a week
  • Communicate regularly with candidates in the MSA program

Service and Professionalism

  • Participate in service to the Barton College community and the surrounding community, especially in areas related to education
  • Participate actively in scholarly work in related areas of Education

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, School Administration, or equivalent field
  • A current teaching license and a principal’s license
  • Experience as a public school teacher and as a principal in a K-12 public school system
  • Teaching experience in higher education is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, good collaboration skills, the ability to function well as part of a team, and commitment to excellence in preparing principals and improving instruction in public schools are crucial.
  • Excellent skills in planning and delivering assessments and using the results for improvement

Application Process

Applicants must submit all materials electronically to the search committee chair, Dr. Jackie Ennis, Dean of the School of Education, at MSASearch2017@barton.edu. Include a letter of application addressing the requirements of the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of all university-level academic transcripts, a teaching philosophy/pedagogic approach to teaching, and an unofficial copy of the teaching license, including the principal license. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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