Archive for July, 2018

Tarrant County College District  — Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tarrant County College District — Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President and has responsibility for fostering and sustaining an academic culture that promotes collaboration, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, especially among faculty.

UC San Diego — Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) – Chemical & Nano Engineering

UC San Diego — Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) – Chemical & Nano Engineering

Candidates must have advanced to candidacy or earned their Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or a related area to support the Chemical Engineering Program within the department.

Rice University's New Archive on Texas' Convict Leasing System

Rice University’s New Archive on Texas’ Convict Leasing System

The system routinely leased out prisoners to local plantations and other private landowners, where they were worked under horrendous conditions. Large numbers of these leased prisoners were African Americans.

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

James Meredith to Be Inducted Into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Ole Miss

In October 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Rioting occurred on campus resulting in two deaths. Now Meredith is receiving the highest honored bestowed by the Ole Miss Alumni Association.

Newark Campus of Rutgers University Honors Frederick Douglass

Newark Campus of Rutgers University Honors Frederick Douglass

On April 17, 1849, Frederick Douglass delivered an address at the First African Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey. The church, which no longer exists, was located on the current site of the university’s athletic fields. The fields now have been named to honor Frederick Douglass.

Alvernia University  — President

Alvernia University — President

The President is Alvernia University’s chief executive officer and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

University of California, Los Angeles  — Faculty Position in Accounting (Tenured Professor)

University of California, Los Angeles — Faculty Position in Accounting (Tenured Professor)

The Accounting Area of the UCLA Anderson School of Management is seeking to fill an associate or full professor position (with tenure) starting in the 2019-20 academic year.

Southern Methodist University — Endowed Chair in Finance

Southern Methodist University — Endowed Chair in Finance

SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Finance position at the associate or full professor level.

Southern Methodist University — Faculty Position in Finance

Southern Methodist University — Faculty Position in Finance

SMU’s Cox School of Business invites applications for an Assistant Professor or higher rank position in Finance.

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Roberta Troy to Serve as Provost at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. Troy has been a member of the faculty at Tuskegee since 1999 and is the founding director of the Tuskegee University Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education.

Three African American Men to Be Inducted Into the National Academy of Engineering

Three African American Men to Be Inducted Into the National Academy of Engineering

Two of the three new Black members of the National Academy of have current academic affiliations. They are Lynden A. Archer, the James Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Cornell University and Gary S. May, the chancellor of the University of California, Davis.

Counties Where Lynchings Occurred Have Higher Mortality Rates Today for Blacks and Whites

Counties Where Lynchings Occurred Have Higher Mortality Rates Today for Blacks and Whites

The study estimates that living in a high-lynching county is associated with 34.9 additional deaths per hundred thousand per year for White males, 23.7 deaths for White females, and 31 deaths for African American females. African American male death rates today were not affected.

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

The board of regents of Kentucky State University has extended the contract of M. Christopher Brown II for four years through July 2022. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed by state law. Dr. Brown was appointed the 15th president of Kentucky State University in March 2017.

Southern Methodist University — Clinical Professor, Marketing

Southern Methodist University — Clinical Professor, Marketing

The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University is seeking candidates for the non-tenure track position of Clinical Professor in the Marketing department for Fall 2019.

University of Denver — Assistant or Associate Professor / Teaching Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

University of Denver — Assistant or Associate Professor / Teaching Assistant Professor, Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is seeking exceptionally well-qualified candidates for one assistant- or associate-level, tenure-line position and one assistant-level teaching position.

The Ohio State University — Director of Finance & Business Services

The Ohio State University — Director of Finance & Business Services

Primary duty is to preserve and enhance EHE’s assets and allow the college to achieve our vision, implement our mission, and promote our values.

How Greater Diversity in the Physician Workforce Would Reduce Racial Health Disparities

How Greater Diversity in the Physician Workforce Would Reduce Racial Health Disparities

After conducting a randomized clinical trial among 1,300 Black men in Oakland, the researchers found that the men sought more preventive services after they were randomly seen by Black doctors for a free health-care screening compared to non-Black doctors.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

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

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

The Dean will play a critical role in the University’s strategic planning initiative, provide leadership and direction for the AACSB-accredited College to ensure the highest standards of quality in Business Administration education and research.

Virginia Tech — Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Virginia Tech — Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and assessing the advancement of diversity and inclusion of all stakeholders of the Pamplin College of Business.

New York University — Assistant Professor Positions, Politics Department

New York University — Assistant Professor Positions, Politics Department

The Wilf Family Department of Politics seeks qualified candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.

New Evidence That Early Child Education Programs Can Have Long-Term Positive Benefits

New Evidence That Early Child Education Programs Can Have Long-Term Positive Benefits

Early studies have shown that early childhood education programs have initial benefits but that the positive effects slipped away when children entered elementary school. But new data shows that the long-term effects may be positive.

Pasadena City College  — Superintendent/President

Pasadena City College — Superintendent/President

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District is seeking a visionary and forward thinking chief executive, committed to a 21st century comprehensive community college mission.

Florida Atlantic University — Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Florida Atlantic University — Assistant Professor of Public Administration

The Assistant Professor will be responsible to a Chair or other appropriate higher-level administrator of the university and will perform teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

Taking on new assignments are Coray Davis at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Terrell L. Strayhorn at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, and Lydia Thompson at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Xavier University of Louisiana Changes Core Curriculum and Adds Degree Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Changes Core Curriculum and Adds Degree Programs

The new core curriculum reduces the mandated course requirements from 60 hours to 40 hours. The streamlined core curriculum offers students greater opportunities to pursue minor degrees, certificates, double majors, and to take classes outside of their chosen degree path.

Colgate University — John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Associate Professor or Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies

Colgate University — John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Associate Professor or Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies

The Program in Africana and Latin American Studies at Colgate University invites applications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019.

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two Black Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erin Berry-McCrea, a lecturer in the department of communications at Towson University in Maryland and Renee A. Middleton, dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens.

Albany State University Announces a Restructuring of Its Academic Colleges

Albany State University Announces a Restructuring of Its Academic Colleges

Albany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced a restructuring of its academic units. The university will now have three academic colleges instead of five.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Florida A&M University's Post-Admit Program Prepares Students for Law School

Florida A&M University’s Post-Admit Program Prepares Students for Law School

Sixteen students received housing, meals, course materials and faculty instruction at no cost for the two-week program held earlier this summer. The program aims to enhance students’ problem-solving, legal reasoning, critical reading and thinking skills.

Two African Americans Appointed Athletic Directors at HBCUs

Two African Americans Appointed Athletic Directors at HBCUs

Etienne M. Thomas was named director of athletics at Kentucky State University in Frankfort and George L. Bright is the new director of athletics at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

University of Pennsylvania — Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Molecular Imaging Investigator

University of Pennsylvania — Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Molecular Imaging Investigator

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

Nazareth College — Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience

Nazareth College — Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience

This forward-thinking position provides the strategic vision and leadership for the College’s enrollment and student experience programs, ensuring an integrated and dynamic student experience from application through graduation.

University of Michigan — Vice President for Development

University of Michigan — Vice President for Development

The University of Michigan seeks nominations and applications for a vice president for development.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor (Research Track), Computational Biologist

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor (Research Track), Computational Biologist

The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track.