Archive for January, 2018

University of Pennsylvania — Clinician Educator Appointment in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of Pennsylvania — Clinician Educator Appointment in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track.

Arizona State University Historian Compares College Athletics to Jim Crow

Arizona State University Historian Compares College Athletics to Jim Crow

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Victoria Jackson says that the revenue produced by predominantly Black football and basketball programs provides money for scholarships for athletes in other sports who are predominantly White.

New Historical Markers at Clemson University Relate the Good and the Bad

New Historical Markers at Clemson University Relate the Good and the Bad

Clemson University in South Carolina has installed new signs at 11 historic buildings on campus explaining the historical significance of the buildings and also providing information on the people for who the buildings are named.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Over the past 25 years, the nation’s highest-ranked research universities have made significant progress on the admission of Black students in their entering classes.

Colorado State University — Executive Director of Career Services

Colorado State University — Executive Director of Career Services

The Executive Director is responsible for the 2.5 million dollar budget and overall operation of the Career Center.

Miami University — University Registrar

Miami University — University Registrar

The University Registrar oversees a portfolio of responsibilities with a focus on advancing student success initiatives, supporting the academic enterprise through its strong and collaborative relationship with the Office of the Provost, and promoting the overall mission of the University.

Miami University — Physiology Laboratory Coordinator

Miami University — Physiology Laboratory Coordinator

Biology: Physiology Laboratory Coordinator to serve as laboratory coordinator for human physiology and anatomy courses in the Department of Biology.

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.

University of California, Los Angeles — Section Chair, Restorative Dentistry

University of California, Los Angeles — Section Chair, Restorative Dentistry

The University of California Los Angeles, School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for the chair position in the Section of Restorative Dentistry.

The University of Findlay — Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, College of Education

The University of Findlay — Full-Time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, College of Education

The University of Findlay invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to teach primarily in the graduate program to begin in August 2018 in the College of Education.

University of Illinois Springfield — Assistant Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages

University of Illinois Springfield — Assistant Professor, Department of English and Modern Languages

The Department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks a literature generalist to teach at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year composition/rhetoric, general education surveys, core classes, upper division seminars in their specialty, and graduate courses beginning August 2018.

State University of New York at Oswego — Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach

State University of New York at Oswego — Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach. 

Baruch College — College Laboratory Technician, Chemistry

Baruch College — College Laboratory Technician, Chemistry

The College Laboratory Technician will provide technical support for undergraduate courses and for research by designated faculty where appropriate.

Washington University in St. Louis Is a New Partner of QuestBridge

Washington University in St. Louis Is a New Partner of QuestBridge

QuestBridge, based in Palo Alto, California, connects high-achieving students from low-income families to 40 of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities.

University of Georgia Launches New Fundraising Initiative Aimed at Black Alumni

University of Georgia Launches New Fundraising Initiative Aimed at Black Alumni

On January 9, 1961, Hamilton E. Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault became the first African-American students to register for classes at the University of Georgia. Now the 1961 Club, commemorating that event, has been established to raise funds from the more than 14,000 Black alumni of the university.

Roanoke College Students Create Digital Archive Documenting the Area's Civil Rights Era

Roanoke College Students Create Digital Archive Documenting the Area’s Civil Rights Era

Last semester students in an introduction to public history class at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, created a digital archive of newspaper and other clippings collected during the civil rights era by the Hill Street Baptist Church in Roanoke.

University of Minnesota Aims to Boost Retention and Graduation Rate of Black Students

University of Minnesota Aims to Boost Retention and Graduation Rate of Black Students

For students who enrolled at the flagship Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2010, 80 percent of Whites earned their degrees within six years. For African Americans the figures was 63 percent. The university hopes to narrow the gap.

Old Dominion University — Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Old Dominion University — Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The Director of Undergraduate Admissions develops, implements, and executes recruitment and admission strategies that fulfill the University’s enrollment objectives.

Racist Posts on Social Media Reportedly Made by Students at the University of Pittsburgh

Racist Posts on Social Media Reportedly Made by Students at the University of Pittsburgh

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh is looking into a series of racist posts on social media that were included in a group message by several university students.

Valencia College — Campus President for the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Valencia College — Campus President for the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Valencia College seeks a dynamic, passionate and visionary leader to serve as a Campus President for the Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses.

State University of New York at Oswego — Network Technician

State University of New York at Oswego — Network Technician

The Department of Campus Technology Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invite applications for a Network Technician.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth — Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth — Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs oversees a comprehensive Student Affairs organization with a $40 million annual budget and is responsible for division-wide strategic planning, assessment, and staff development.

University of Pennsylvania — Epigenetics Faculty (Tenure Track)

University of Pennsylvania — Epigenetics Faculty (Tenure Track)

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the tenure track.

The Large Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

The Large Gender Gap in Degree Attainments Among African Americans

During the 2015-16 academic year, African Americans earned 570,354 degrees and certificates at degree-granting institutions in the United States. Of these, 65.3 percent were earned by Black women. Black women earned nearly 70 percent of all master’s degrees awarded to African Americans.

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2015, Dr. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of public health and senior scientist at the Prevention Research Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

The College Graduation Rates of African American Student Athletes

The College Graduation Rates of African American Student Athletes

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 59 percent of Black students entering college in 2010 on athletic scholarships at a group of the nation’s largest universities earned their diplomas within six years. This is 13 percentage points higher than the rate for Black students as a whole at these universities.

The Medical Schools With the Most Black Students

The Medical Schools With the Most Black Students

As expected, the three historically Black medical schools have the largest number of Black students. Among the predominantly White medical schools, the largest number of Black students is at Indiana University. Four U.S. medical schools have no Black students.

Blacks in STEM Jobs Report High Levels of Workplace Discrimination

Blacks in STEM Jobs Report High Levels of Workplace Discrimination

A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that 62 percent of Blacks who hold jobs in STEM fields say that they have faced discrimination in the workplace. In non-STEM jobs, 50 percent of Black workers reported that they had experienced discrimination at work.

Trinity College — Post Doctoral Fellow, Counseling Center

Trinity College — Post Doctoral Fellow, Counseling Center

A Postdoctoral Fellow at the Trinity College Counseling Center is a full-time, eleven-month fellowship which meets the Connecticut requirements for post-doctoral experience for licensure as a psychologist in Connecticut.

Monmouth University — Founding Director, Institute for Health and Wellness

Monmouth University — Founding Director, Institute for Health and Wellness

Monmouth seeks an accomplished, innovative leader who will serve as the respected head of the IHW while partnering with other campus operations and outside partners in defining the goals and objectives of the institute and implementing a progressive and evolving strategy for excellence and growth.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences — President

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences — President

The next president will help shape the vision for PNWU going forward to achieve the institution’s overall goals and objectives to improve the quality of health in rural and underserved populations.

Three Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Recently appointed to positions as deans are Jonathan Grady at the University of California, Merced, André-Denis Wright at Washington State University, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching positions are Samantha Sheppard at Cornell University in New York. Sean Jones at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marques Bradshaw at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and Charles Burnett at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Texas Southern University to Establish the Center for Justice Research

Texas Southern University to Establish the Center for Justice Research

The new center has the goal of producing innovative solutions to criminal justice reform and addressing challenges in America’s criminal justice system. Howard Henderson, professor of the administration of justice, will be the director of the center.

Two Black Scholars Honored by State Universities

Two Black Scholars Honored by State Universities

Pamela Scott-Bracey of Mississippi State University, was named Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the Southern Business Education Association. Tennessee State University has announced that its multimedia newsroom will be named in honor of the late Getahn Ward, a long-time adjunct professor of journalism.

Bethune-Cookman University Announces a New Master's Degree Program in Christian Ministry

Bethune-Cookman University Announces a New Master’s Degree Program in Christian Ministry

The master’s degree in Christian ministry program will be offered in two ways; as a 2-year master’s degree program or as a 5-year bachelor’s and master’s degree program where a student continues undergraduate studies through the master’s level.