Archive for July, 2017

Education Department Report Documents Educational Inequality in the United States

Education Department Report Documents Educational Inequality in the United States

The report contains data on African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, American Indians and other ethnic groups. There are detailed tables on enrollments, educational achievement, retention, student behavior, degree attainments, and outcomes of education.

Haywood Strickland to Retire From Presidency of Wiley College

Haywood Strickland to Retire From Presidency of Wiley College

Haywood L. Strickland has announced that he will step down as president of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. He has led the historically Black educational institution in East Texas since 2000.

Washington University Professor Says Schools' Policies on Black Hair Are Discriminatory

Washington University Professor Says Schools’ Policies on Black Hair Are Discriminatory

Several school districts around the nation have adopted policies that prevent students from wearing their hair in braids, twists, dreadlocks and Afros. Kimberly Norwood of Washington University is a leader in the fight to end these discriminatory rules.

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

The New President of the Penn Valley Campus of Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City

Since 2009, Tyjuan Lee has served as vice president for student affairs at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. Earlier, Dr. Lee was associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

University of Denver — Three Assistant-level, Tenure-line Positions, Psychology Department

University of Denver — Three Assistant-level, Tenure-line Positions, Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is seeking exceptionally well-qualified candidates for three assistant-level, tenure-line positions.

For Black High School Students Math Tracking May Not Make Sense

For Black High School Students Math Tracking May Not Make Sense

In a project designed by researchers at the University of South Carolina, Black students assigned to a remedial mathematics track were instead taught algebra. Ninety percent of the students passed the course.

The New Leader of the  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The New Leader of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jacqueline Holland is an assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Holland is the fifth person of color to lead the organization in its 108-year history.

Williams College — Tenure-Track Position in Statistics

Williams College — Tenure-Track Position in Statistics

The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics, beginning fall 2018, at the rank of assistant professor (a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances).

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Assistant Director of University Housing (Residence Life)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Assistant Director of University Housing (Residence Life)

The Assistant Director is expected to lead an area of University Housing in its primary goal of establishing a positive, academically supportive environment for the residents of SIU Carbondale.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Hall Director, University Housing

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Hall Director, University Housing

University Housing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale announces an opening for the position of Hall Director. It is a full-time, 12-month, live-in professional position.

Cornell University — Faculty Position, Human Resource Management

Cornell University — Faculty Position, Human Resource Management

We are interested in applicants whose research and teaching focus on human resource management and employment relations in organizations more generally.

University of California, Los Angeles — Multiple Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions in Bioengineering

University of California, Los Angeles — Multiple Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions in Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites highly qualified applications for TENURE-TRACK or TENURED faculty positions at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

Southern Methodist University — Full-Time Assistant Faculty Positions #051186 and #49923 in Information Technology and Operations Management

Southern Methodist University — Full-Time Assistant Faculty Positions #051186 and #49923 in Information Technology and Operations Management

SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for full-time faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Information Technology and Operations Management.

Southern Methodist University — Full Time Clinical Faculty Position #051614 in Information Technology and Operations Management

Southern Methodist University — Full Time Clinical Faculty Position #051614 in Information Technology and Operations Management

SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for a full-time Clinical faculty position, at the level of Clinical Professor in Information Technology and Operations Management.

Albany State University Partners With Albany Technical College for Nursing Students

Albany State University Partners With Albany Technical College for Nursing Students

Albany State University in Georgia has entered into an agreement with Albany Technical College that will make it easier for nursing graduates of Albany Tech to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Albany State University.

Five African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Five African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Marvella Ford at South Carolina State University, Lyle Gibson at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, David J. Wallace at the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York, Lena Hill at the University of Iowa, and Carol Annette Wilson at Voorhees College in South Carolina.

Spelman College Establishes Scholarships for LGBTQ Advocates

Spelman College Establishes Scholarships for LGBTQ Advocates

Spelman College received a pledge from alumna and professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall to establish the Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program. The program will offer two $25,000 scholarships to Spelman College students who are advocates for the rights of LGBTQ students.

A Trio of Black Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

A Trio of Black Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College in Boston, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and Robert A. Winn of the University of illinois at Chicago.

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

An American Bar Association investigative committee visited the campus and heard complaints relating to sexual harassment and gender discrimination and determined that the law school was not meeting the standards set by the ABA.

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Seven African American Women

New Higher Education Administrative Appointments for Seven African American Women

They are Shari Clark at Eastern Washington University, Teare Brewington at South Carolina State University, Karla Foster at the University of Wisconsin, Cheri Fisher Wilson at Oakwood University, Charlene Johnson at Voorhees College, Kimberly Fair Reese at Winston-Salem State and Felicia Blow at Hampton University.

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

In Memoriam: Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, 1953-2017

Cynthia Barnes-Boyd was a clinical associate professor of community health and director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

University of California, Los Angeles — Temporary Faculty Positions, Department of Mathematics

University of California, Los Angeles — Temporary Faculty Positions, Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for temporary and visiting appointments.

University of California, Los Angeles — Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions, Department of Mathematics

University of California, Los Angeles — Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions, Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions starting July 1, 2018.

Stanford University — Assistant Professor in African American Art

Stanford University — Assistant Professor in African American Art

The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure-track, in African American art history.

University of Minnesota — Assistant Professor and Curator, Breckenridge Endowed Chair in Ornithology

University of Minnesota — Assistant Professor and Curator, Breckenridge Endowed Chair in Ornithology

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota invite applications for a tenure-track, endowed position in ornithology.

University of Pennsylvania — Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

University of Pennsylvania — Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track.

University of Michigan — Open Rank Faculty, Media, Culture, and Society

University of Michigan — Open Rank Faculty, Media, Culture, and Society

The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one tenure-track or tenured position to complement and expand our strengths in qualitative media and critical-cultural studies.

Olympic College — President

Olympic College — President

The President is responsible for implementing Board policies, and represents and develops relationships with multiple communities of the district, to the Legislature, to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and to other educational partners, both locally, across the state and nationally.

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.

Harvard University — Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Resource Development

Harvard University — Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Resource Development

Oversee donor relations functions at HKS which include financial reporting, stewardship reporting, and creative donor recognition.

The Research Foundation for SUNY — WRVO Director of News and Public Affairs

The Research Foundation for SUNY — WRVO Director of News and Public Affairs

WRVO Public Media seeks a Director of News and Public Affairs to lead our award-winning News Department.

California Institute of Technology — Registrar

California Institute of Technology — Registrar

The Registrar oversees a broad portfolio of responsibilities that support an institutional focus on student success and excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Towson University — Assistant Professor, Science Education

Towson University — Assistant Professor, Science Education

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Science Education position.

Vanderbilt University — Chief Business Officer, University Enrollment Affairs / Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group / Academic and Strategic Affairs

Vanderbilt University — Chief Business Officer, University Enrollment Affairs / Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group / Academic and Strategic Affairs

The Chief Business Officer provides overall leadership and support of financial and administrative operations of the assigned Vice Provost areas, directly assisting and supporting operational leads and serving as a member of the Financial Operations and Planning Team.

Vanderbilt University — Finance Director, Vice Provost Support

Vanderbilt University — Finance Director, Vice Provost Support

The Director provides leadership and support to the chief business officers and other personnel supporting the Vice Provost areas within Academic Affairs.

University of Michigan — Evaluation Specialist

University of Michigan — Evaluation Specialist

The position of Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for working directly with CEDER’s Evaluation Coordinator to respond to and coordinate evaluation requests, consult with faculty experts on the particular substance of the evaluation request, and organize staff members and students to assist with the work.