Archive for July, 2018

University of Tennessee at Martin — Coordinator of Facilities / Activities, Campus Recreation

University of Tennessee at Martin — Coordinator of Facilities / Activities, Campus Recreation

The Coordinator assists in the day to day management of the Student Recreation Center, Elam Center and surrounding outdoor recreational areas.

Mills College — Manager of Financial Operations

Mills College — Manager of Financial Operations

The Manager of Financial Operations supervises the operations, activities and customer service of the business office (Finance Office) including supervision of the accounts payable specialist (AP Accountant II), the main college cashier (Accounting Assistant I) and student employees.

Patti Bellinger Named Chief of Staff for the New President of Harvard University

Patti Bellinger Named Chief of Staff for the New President of Harvard University

Bellinger has been serving as a lecturer and senior fellow at the Kennedy School at the university. Earlier, Bellinger was executive director of the Center for Public Leadership and executive director of executive education at Harvard Business School.

A Racial Employment Gap for Students Entering Two-Year Colleges

A Racial Employment Gap for Students Entering Two-Year Colleges

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that slightly more than 14 percent of entering Black students at two-year colleges were employed full-time, compared to 20.5 percent of entering White students at these institutions. Whites were also more likely than Blacks to hold part-time jobs.

A Check-Up on Black Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

A Check-Up on Black Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows a total of 174,570 faculty members at U.S. medical schools in 2017. Of these, 5,769 are Black. Thus, in 2017, Blacks made up only 3.3 percent of all medical school faculty.

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

A new study by researchers at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago finds that young adults whose parents have been incarcerated during their childhood are less likely to obtain quality healthcare and are more likely to participate in unhealthy behaviors.

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

Rob Knox, the associate director for athletics communications at Towson University in Maryland was chosen to serve as the 64th president of the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is the second African American to serve as the organization’s leader.

Study Finds Link Between Residential Racial Segregation and Firearm Homicide Rates

Study Finds Link Between Residential Racial Segregation and Firearm Homicide Rates

A new study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health finds that states with a higher degree of residential racial segregation have higher racial disparities in homicide rates by firearms. This remains true even when other racial inequalities are accounted for, according to the authors.

University of Michigan — Organizational Studies Faculty Position

University of Michigan — Organizational Studies Faculty Position

The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies solicits applications for a tenured (associate or full professor) faculty position to begin September 1, 2019.

Saint Xavier University — Director of Counseling Center

Saint Xavier University — Director of Counseling Center

The Director of Counseling Center provides overall direction and vision for the Counseling Center and provides leadership and supervision of the counseling staff in all aspects of the counseling program.

Miami University — Senior Associate Director for Regional Enrollment

Miami University — Senior Associate Director for Regional Enrollment

The Senior Associate Director for Regional Enrollment will provide the primary leadership, vision, and direction regarding Miami’s non-resident enrollment strategies and goals and its regional enrollment staff.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Sanyu Mojola at Princeton University in New Jersey, Hillary A. Potter at the University of Colorado, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Tiffany A. Flowers at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Kimya Dennis at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

South Carolina State and Clemson Universities to Offer Dual-Degree Program in Physics

South Carolina State and Clemson Universities to Offer Dual-Degree Program in Physics

Under the plan, students will spend the first three years at South Carolina State and then transfer to Clemson for the last two years of the program. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State and a master’s degree from Clemson.

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Rene Revis Shingles, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at Central Michigan University, was elected into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is the first African American woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

This partnership between historically Black Howard University and Carnegie Mellon University will cover a wide range of initiatives between the two institutions, including a dual-degree Ph.D. program that will allow students to earn a doctoral degree in engineering from both schools.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Greg Hunley at Mississsippi University for Women, Janet Wormack at Houston Community College in Texas, Tommye Sutton at the University of Virginia, Sheriah Dixon at Syracuse University and Crystal L. Wheeler at Howard University.

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Tarrant County College

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Tarrant County College

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, has signed an agreement with Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, to facilitate the transfer process between the two institutions.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Academic-Clinician Track

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Academic-Clinician Track

The Department of Radiation Oncology 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.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Clinician-Educator Track

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Clinician-Educator Track

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Clinician-Educator Track

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Clinician-Educator Track

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track.

DePaul University — Two Assistant Professor Positions in Advertising

DePaul University — Two Assistant Professor Positions in Advertising

We seek two colleagues with strong commitments to excellence in both teaching and research, who will help advance DePaul’s national profile in advertising education.

Emory University — Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

Emory University — Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

The Vice President and Dean for Campus Life will provide the strategic and visionary leadership for the University’s campus life division.

State University of New York at Oswego — Testing & Proctoring Coordinator

State University of New York at Oswego — Testing & Proctoring Coordinator

The Department of Extended Learning at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a part-time Testing & Proctoring Coordinator position.

State University of New York at Oswego — Academic Records Coordinator

State University of New York at Oswego — Academic Records Coordinator

The Academic Records Coordinator is the primary supervisor of academic history, transcript services and special programs within the Office of the Registrar.

Quinnipiac University — Head Coach, Women's Softball

Quinnipiac University — Head Coach, Women’s Softball

In this position, you will be responsible for total program management, including coaching, administration, recruitment and coordination of a collegiate women’s softball program.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Associate Director for Student Success and Engagement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Associate Director for Student Success and Engagement

The Associate Director will provide support in multiple areas including advising students, facilitating processes and implementing initiatives.

Seven Black Scholars in the Latest Cohort of New Members of the National Academy of Medicine

Seven Black Scholars in the Latest Cohort of New Members of the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine by JBHE finds that seven, or 10 percent, are Black.

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.

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.

State University of New York at Oswego — Financial Analyst

State University of New York at Oswego — Financial Analyst

The Finance Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Financial Analyst position.

University of California, Riverside — Lecturer Position, Bioengineering

University of California, Riverside — Lecturer Position, Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a full-time lecturer position beginning in the Fall for the 2018/19 academic year.

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

In 1939, Lucile Bluford, who had worked as a journalist for several newspapers, applied for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was accepted for admission but later was turned away when university officials saw the color of her skin.

University of West Georgia — Chair of the Department of Criminology, College of Social Sciences

University of West Georgia — Chair of the Department of Criminology, College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminology to begin July 1, 2019.

New Penn State Program Aims to Help Prepare South African University Leaders

New Penn State Program Aims to Help Prepare South African University Leaders

The College of Education at Pennsylvania State University has entered into a partnership agreement with three universities in the Republic of South Africa. The program is called “Phakamisa,” which means “to grow or lift up.” The goal of the program is to train the next generation of academic leaders for South Africa.

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 Connecticut — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Innovative Research Methods and Analysis of Complex Data in the Health Sciences

University of Connecticut — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Innovative Research Methods and Analysis of Complex Data in the Health Sciences

The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 23, 2019.