Archive for February, 2018

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Instructor - Irrigation Educator

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Instructor – Irrigation Educator

This position will provide education in modern irrigation technology for crop agriculture, targeting county extension agents, crop consultants, growers and the irrigation industry.

University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Engagement, Graduate School

University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Dean of Inclusion and Engagement, Graduate School

The Assistant Dean for Inclusion and Engagement will work with administrators, faculty, graduate students and staff to develop and oversee programs that promote diversity, inclusion and engagement at all stages of graduate education.

Auburn University — Associate Vice President for Campus Life

Auburn University — Associate Vice President for Campus Life

The Associate Vice President for Campus Life provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the departments of University Housing, Campus Dining, and Campus Life Property Services.

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Angela Davis

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Angela Davis

Professor Davis, who taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz until 2008, has been a political activist for most of her life, advocating for the rights of African Americans, women, and prison inmates.

Princeton University's Plan to Deal With the Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

Princeton University’s Plan to Deal With the Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

At Princeton, Woodrow Wilson had refused to consider the admission of Black students. As President of the United States, he racially segregated the federal government workforce and appointed White supremacists to his cabinet.

Trudier Harris Wins Nonfiction Writing Award From the University of Alabama

Trudier Harris Wins Nonfiction Writing Award From the University of Alabama

Trudier Harris, University Distinguished Research Professor of English at the University of Alabama, received the Clarence C. Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the journalism department at the university for her body of work on women and Black southern writers.

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Squire J. Booker was named to the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science at Pennsylvania State University and Damascus Kafumbe was promoted to associate professor of music at Middlebury College in Vermont.

University of Pennsylvania — AC Track Faculty Position in Myeloma & Amyloidosis

University of Pennsylvania — AC Track Faculty Position in Myeloma & Amyloidosis

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

University of Texas at El Paso — Dean, College of Business Administration

University of Texas at El Paso — Dean, College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration seeks an inspiring, intellectual, and entrepreneurial leader to set it on a dynamic course for the future.

School of Visual Arts — Chair, BFA Interior Design

School of Visual Arts — Chair, BFA Interior Design

The new chair of the program will have the distinct opportunity to build upon the substantial success of the distinguished former chair, and to lead the program’s faculty and students into the next chapter of the department’s evolution.

On Foreign Language AP Tests, the Racial Scoring Gap Is Small

On Foreign Language AP Tests, the Racial Scoring Gap Is Small

For all Advanced Placement tests combined in 2017, the average score for Blacks was 2.03, compared to the average White score of 3.02. But Black students do better in relationship to Whites on some AP tests, particular foreign language tests.

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Juliette Bell to Step Down From Presidency of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Bell became president of the university in July 1, 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Bell was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. In retirement, she plans to write a book on her journey from the cotton fields of Alabama to the presidency of a state university.

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

John L. Jackson Appointed Dean of School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Richard Perry University Professor and dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held that post since 2014. Professor Jackson joined the faculty at the university in 2006.

Academic Study Finds That Hip-Hop Music Encourages Black Youth to Try Ecstasy

Academic Study Finds That Hip-Hop Music Encourages Black Youth to Try Ecstasy

The study notes that lyrics in popular Hip-Hop music glorify the use of the drug. The authors interviewed a group of ecstasy users and found that 82 percent said that Hip-Hop music had influenced their decision to use the drug.

MIT Scholar Finds Racial Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

MIT Scholar Finds Racial Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

The study found that commercially available face analysis programs had a very low error rate when determining the gender of light-skinned men. For women who had the darkest skin, the systems failed to accurately determine their gender nearly half the time.

Clark Atlanta University Appoints a Dean for Its School of Business Administration

Clark Atlanta University Appoints a Dean for Its School of Business Administration

Silvanus J. Udoka currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of management at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He holds a joint appointment in the department of industrial and systems engineering.

University of Pennsylvania — Vice Provost and Director of Libraries

University of Pennsylvania — Vice Provost and Director of Libraries

The director will be expected to carry forward Penn’s reputation as a leader in defining the place and capabilities of a library in the 21st century.

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Ernest E. Jeffries, associate dean of students at Davidson College, Robert Smith, a graduate of Tougaloo College who was a major figure in the civil rights movement, and Roscoe Mitchell of Mills College.

California State University Channel Islands — Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planning

California State University Channel Islands — Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planning

The AVP-APP directly oversees Academic Support; Academic Programs and Planning; Undergraduate Studies; Mission Based Centers; and the Santa Rosa Island Research Station and acts on behalf of the Provost in his absence.

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

Hakim Lucas, the new president of Virginia Union University, is being accused by his former employer of taking a bribe to rig a contract for a private developer to build two 600-student dormitories at Bethune-Cookman University.

Miami University — Associate Director of Engineering

Miami University — Associate Director of Engineering

Divisional Engineering Representative providing organizational oversight that partners with project management teams comprised of architects, engineers, business administration, and construction administrators to effectively contribute university engineering oversight as needed throughout the duration of projects.

Augustana College — Psychology: Teaching Fellow

Augustana College — Psychology: Teaching Fellow

Psychology – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Teaching Fellow position teaching Introduction to Psychology beginning August 2018.

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

The recent budget deal that ended the brief government shutdown included an important provision for four historically Black colleges and universities that suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

University of Pennsylvania — Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation (Tenure or CE track)

University of Pennsylvania — Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation (Tenure or CE track)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine 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 Pennsylvania — Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation (Academic Clinician track)

University of Pennsylvania — Division Chief, Pediatric Rehabilitation (Academic Clinician track)

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine 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 the non-tenure academic-clinician track.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Gynecology Oncologist, Chester County Hospital

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Gynecology Oncologist, Chester County Hospital

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central University is the first historically Black college or university to be a member of a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence.

West Hills College Coalinga — Chemistry Instructor

West Hills College Coalinga — Chemistry Instructor

The successful candidate will exhibit a passion for educating a diverse student population through culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching methods and demonstrate the use of effective practices for engaging students with diverse learning needs, backgrounds, and academic goals.

West Hills College Lemoore — Art Instructor

West Hills College Lemoore — Art Instructor

The successful candidate must be qualified to teach any of the courses offerings in the art department including drawing, painting, ceramics, art appreciation, and art history.

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

This past October, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas was awarded a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish a Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League. The Team from Texas Southern University is the first champion.

University of Tennessee Martin — Lecturer in Economics

University of Tennessee Martin — Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Political Science is seeking a nine-month, non-renewable appointment for a Lecturer in Economics for the 2018-19 academic year.

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

Dr. Harris was the first African American women to serve as a chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia. She served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for 48 years.

Texas State University — Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Family & Consumer Sciences

Texas State University — Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Nutrition and Foods Program at Texas State University invites applications to fill a 9-month (academic year) Senior Lecturer position with possible summer teaching.

Georgia Institute of Technology — Associate Dean of Student Life

Georgia Institute of Technology — Associate Dean of Student Life

The Associate Dean of Student Life will lead strategic planning initiatives, guide assessment efforts, provide budgetary oversight, and manage a cluster of departments focused on orientation and transition.

California Lutheran University — Vice President for University Advancement

California Lutheran University — Vice President for University Advancement

The Vice President is the chief advancement officer of the University, reports to the President, and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Bunker Hill Community College — F/T Faculty, Communications

Bunker Hill Community College — F/T Faculty, Communications

Full-time instructor of Communications. Responsible for the teaching and curriculum development of Communications courses.