Archive for February, 2018

University of South Carolina Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

University of South Carolina Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

In 1873, during the Reconstruction period when Blacks held political power in South Carolina, Richard T. Greener joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina. Four years later, all Black faculty and students were purged from the university.

In Memoriam: Stephen W. Jefferson, 1950-2018

In Memoriam: Stephen W. Jefferson, 1950-2018

Dr. Jefferson taught at the University of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2013 and directed the undergraduate sport management program from 1999 to 2011.

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.

Beloit College — Executive Director of the Beloit College Activity and Recreation Center

Beloit College — Executive Director of the Beloit College Activity and Recreation Center

The Executive Director will provide visionary, creative leadership for developing mission-centric programming that builds upon the assets of Beloit’s diverse community and ensures that all its members thrive in this environment.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE

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 California, Los Angeles — Statistics Faculty

University of California, Los Angeles — Statistics Faculty

We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of theoretical statistics, general statistical methodology or computational statistics.

Utah State University — Department Head, Kinesiology and Health Science

Utah State University — Department Head, Kinesiology and Health Science

The Department Head reports to the Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, and contributes to executive management of the college.

Johns Hopkins University — Senior Speech Writer, Office of the President

Johns Hopkins University — Senior Speech Writer, Office of the President

The Senior Speech Writer will be a senior member of the writing team for a high-visibility President, focusing on major speeches, remarks, and public communications that articulate the vision and ideas for the University President.

University of Pennsylvania — Instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine

University of Pennsylvania — Instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine

The Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Instructor position in the Academic Support Staff.

City College of New York — Reference and Instruction Librarian (Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor)

City College of New York — Reference and Instruction Librarian (Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor)

The successful candidate will work with the Information Literacy Librarian and colleagues to develop and offer reference and library instruction.

New Black Issues in Philosophy Blog Now Available Online

New Black Issues in Philosophy Blog Now Available Online

A new blog series produced by an editorial team in the philosophy department at the University of Connecticut, is being featured on the website of the American Philosophical Association. Lewis Gordon, a professor of philosophy, is the executive editor.

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.

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

After earning a master’s degree, Sarah Banks taught mathematics at Rutgers University-Camden. Completing a doctorate at Rutgers in 1984, she then joined the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she served in a number of roles including associate dean of the Graduate School.

State University of New York at Oswego — Financial Aid Advisor

State University of New York at Oswego — Financial Aid Advisor

The Financial Aid Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Financial Aid Advisor.

Delta College — Office Administration Technology Instructor (One Year Renewable)

Delta College — Office Administration Technology Instructor (One Year Renewable)

Bachelor’s degree in Office Education, Office Information Systems, Business Education, or similar specialty.

Towson University in Maryland Partners With a Nigerian University

Towson University in Maryland Partners With a Nigerian University

The partnership with Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria will include student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and academic exchanges that include information, materials and publications related to research, education and training.

Georgia Institute of Technology — Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services

Georgia Institute of Technology — Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services

The Assistant Dean and Director of Disability Services will provide strategic direction and lead the day to day operations and activities of the Office of Disability Services by providing support and information for Georgia Tech students with disabilities.

Delta College — Welding Instructor (Tenure Track)

Delta College — Welding Instructor (Tenure Track)

Associates Degree or documented training related to primary teaching area and Bachelor’s degree in technical, education or related field.

Williams College — Director of Human Resources

Williams College — Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources will be a trusted campus partner who provides responsive policies, services, and programs for the Williams community.

California State University Northridge — Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Three (3) positions, Health & Human Development

California State University Northridge — Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Three (3) positions, Health & Human Development

The successful candidates will participate in a faculty research cluster devoted to health and equity research in human development, health, and social sciences as well as serve as a mentor for the untenured faculty hires who are part of this cluster.

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., ranked in a tie for 14th place among medium-sized institutions and Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked fourth among small colleges and universities.

David R. Harris Chosen to Be President of Union College in Schenectady, New York

David R. Harris Chosen to Be President of Union College in Schenectady, New York

Since July 2012, Dr. Harris has served as senior vice president and provost at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Previously, he was senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University.

Study Finds That Police Are More Likely to Use Force Against Higher Income Black Women

Study Finds That Police Are More Likely to Use Force Against Higher Income Black Women

The study showed that for Black men, the lower their income the more likely they were to be the subject of police force. But just the opposite was true for Black women.

Census Reports New Data on Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Married and Unmarried Couples

Census Reports New Data on Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Married and Unmarried Couples

In 2016, there were nearly 57 million married opposite-sex couples in the United States. Only 7 percent were Black. Blacks made up 5.5 percent of male same-sex couples and 9.8 percent of all female same-sex couples.

Historically Black Concordia College in Alabama to Close

Historically Black Concordia College in Alabama to Close

Concordia College, a historically Black educational institution in Selma, Alabama, was founded in 1922. It is the only HBCU affiliated with the Lutheran Church. The college has about 400 students and 100 employees. The college will close at the end of the current semester.

Race Determined to Be a Major Factor for Employment of Breast Cancer Survivors

Race Determined to Be a Major Factor for Employment of Breast Cancer Survivors

In a study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis, the data showed that African-American patients were four times more likely to leave the workforce despite fighting a cancer with high survival rates than was the case for White patients of the same age.

University of Pennsylvania — Chief of Division of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinician-Educator or Tenure Track

University of Pennsylvania — Chief of Division of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinician-Educator or Tenure Track

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor (Academic Clinician Track), Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor (Academic Clinician Track), Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry

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

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Dr. Webb has been serving as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System.

Naropa University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling

Naropa University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling

The Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology seeks to fill four full-time core faculty positions in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling concentration beginning July 1, 2018.

University of North Texas — Director of Institutional Compliance

University of North Texas — Director of Institutional Compliance

The Director of Institutional Compliance is the Chief Compliance Officer of the University and is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in establishing and implementing a comprehensive compliance program that addresses regulatory requirements governing the University.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Chair, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

The College of Education and Human Sciences is seeking a dynamic leader for the department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.

Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. — Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement

Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. — Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement

The Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination of programs to inspire an already engaged alumni community, along with our diverse student population, through events and programs for current students and alumni, including the Senior Class and Future Alumni Network (student) programs.

State University of New York at Oswego — Senior Financial Aid Advisor

State University of New York at Oswego — Senior Financial Aid Advisor

The Financial Aid Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Senior Financial Aid Advisor.

College of Wooster — Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities

College of Wooster — Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities

The role of the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to foster an environment of safety and well-being for The College of Wooster students through education and awareness of individual responsibility and adherence to community standards for acceptable behavior.

Medical University of South Carolina — K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Training Program

Medical University of South Carolina — K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Training Program

The Hollings Cancer Center seeks applications for the NCI-funded K12 Paul Calabresi Clinical & Translational Oncology Program.