Archive for June, 2017

Morgan State University Partners With the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Morgan State University Partners With the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Under the agreement, the department will provide apprenticeships, fellowships, and internships focused in the fields of construction, engineering, environmental infrastructure, information technology and science to Morgan State University students.

Two African American Faculty Members in New Roles

Two African American Faculty Members in New Roles

John Winters was promoted to associate professor of sports recreation management at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Nicole Stokes-DuPass, a professor of sociology at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, was named associate vice president for institutional effectiveness and diversity.

Bethune-Cookman University Looks to Bolster the Institution's Financial Outlook

Bethune-Cookman University Looks to Bolster the Institution’s Financial Outlook

An investigative report by the Daytona Beach News-Journal revealed that historically Black Bethune-Cookman University had nearly a $18 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. But later data shows that the university has an improved financial outlook.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Financial, Managerial and Tax Accounting

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Financial, Managerial and Tax Accounting

The Wharton School’s Accounting Department is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, in Financial, Managerial, and Tax Accounting.

State University of New York at Oswego — Resource Sharing Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

State University of New York at Oswego — Resource Sharing Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure academic-clinician track)

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure academic-clinician track)

The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine with a focus on Solid Organ Transplantation and Addiction.

Notable Honors Awarded to Two African American Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors Awarded to Two African American Women in Higher Education

Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, was honored by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation and DiOnetta Jones Crayton, associate dean for undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received an award from the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure academic-clinician track)

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure academic-clinician track)

The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure academic-clinician track.

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

The governor of the state of Tennessee recently signed into law the Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The legislation creates a director’s position who will act as a liaison between lawmakers and leadership of the state’s HBCUs.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure clinician-educator track)

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Psychiatry (non-tenure clinician-educator track)

The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track.

Texas A&M University — Vice President for Research

Texas A&M University — Vice President for Research

The VPR provides broad, strategic vision and collaborative leadership that supports faculty and students to elevate the quality and scope of Texas A&M’s research mission and portfolio to further strengthen its contributions to the discovery, development, communication and application of knowledge for the benefit of the state of Texas, the nation and the world.

Three African American Men in New University Administrative Posts

Three African American Men in New University Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Kevin McDonald at the University of Missouri, Johnny P. Tooson at the University of Massachusetts, and James A. Felton III at the State University of New York-Cortland.

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

Yeworkwha Belachew served as assistant dean, ombudsperson, and founder of the Dialogue Center at Oberlin College. She retired in 2015 after more than 35 years of service to the college.

University of Arizona — Dean, College of Education

University of Arizona — Dean, College of Education

The Dean of the College of Education is responsible for all facets of leadership and management of the unit.

Harvard University — Research Analyst

Harvard University — Research Analyst

Performs in-depth research on prospects. Conducts comprehensive research and works with confidential as well as publicly accessible information, with a view to assessing donor interest and viability.

Harvard University — Assistant Director, Research

Harvard University — Assistant Director, Research

Performs in-depth research and analysis on prospects. Conceptualizes and develops proactive prospecting methodologies to support fundraising objectives.

Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Management

Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Management

The School of Business Administration at Oakland University is recruiting a faculty member to teach strategic management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels beginning in the 2018 -2019 academic year.

State University of New York at Oswego — Discovery Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

State University of New York at Oswego — Discovery Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

California State University Northridge — Dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

California State University Northridge — Dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

University of Nevada, Reno  — Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts

University of Nevada, Reno — Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts

Duties include activities related to advising, recruitment, and retention for undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts.

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Director of Logistics

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Director of Logistics

The Assistant Director of Logistics primary responsibility is to insure that the campus’s physical property is safe and well maintained, provide leadership and training for staff and ensure the campus has an effective maintenance and improvement program in place.

Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Marketing

Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Marketing

Candidates from all areas of marketing will be fully considered, but interests in brand management through integrated marketing communications, including Digital/Social Media Marketing are preferred.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore — Vice President for Administration and Finance

University of Maryland Eastern Shore — Vice President for Administration and Finance

The Vice President for Administration and Finance is charged with supervising/coordinating all areas to include the Comptroller and the Chief Information Officer, and Directors of the Physical Plant; Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction; Administrative Computing; Auxiliary Enterprises; Richard A. Henson Center; Budget; Procurement; Public Safety; and Human Resources.

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Biology, Physiological Ecologist

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Biology, Physiological Ecologist

We seek candidates with a Ph. D. in physiology or a related field, and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment.

University of Arkansas' New Historical Digital Archive Tells the Story of an Early HBCU

University of Arkansas’ New Historical Digital Archive Tells the Story of an Early HBCU

The University of Arkansas has debuted a new online archive of materials relating to Southland College in Phillips County, Arkansas. The school was the first institution of higher learning for African Americans in the United States founded west of the Mississippi River.

Hampton University Scholar Is a Contestant on This Fall's Edition of the Hit Television Series Survivor

Hampton University Scholar Is a Contestant on This Fall’s Edition of the Hit Television Series Survivor

Desiree Williams is an assistant professor of physical therapy and director of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University in Virginia. She was one of 18 contestants who competed for the $1 million first prize on the island of Fiji in the South Pacific. The show will air this fall.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (Part-time)

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (Part-time)

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach (Part-time)

State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach (Part-time)

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

University of Cincinnati — Professor and Chairperson, Pharmacology and Systems Physiology

University of Cincinnati — Professor and Chairperson, Pharmacology and Systems Physiology

We are seeking a high energy individual with the foresight and management skills to build one of the preeminent programs in Pharmacology and Physiology in the U.S.

University of Louisville's First African American Vice President Retires

University of Louisville’s First African American Vice President Retires

Dan Hall, vice president and director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, is retiring after 32 years on the university’s staff. He was the first African American to earn the title of vice president at the university.

Tuskegee University's Accreditation Warning Status Has Been Lifted

Tuskegee University’s Accreditation Warning Status Has Been Lifted

In June 2015, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges issued a warning to Tuskegee University regarding concerns for institutional effectiveness and financial stability. That warning has now been removed.

Wilberforce University Signs a Partnership Agreement With Seattle Central College

Wilberforce University Signs a Partnership Agreement With Seattle Central College

Students who earn an associate’s degree at Seattle Central College in Washington State will guaranteed admission to Wilberforce University, a historically Black college in Ohio. Transfer students will enter Wilberforce as juniors with all their credits accepted toward a bachelor’s degree.

Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members, it appears that only one of the new members is Black.