Archive for June, 2019

The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Neuro-Ophthalmologist Faculty

The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Neuro-Ophthalmologist Faculty

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking a Neuro-Ophthalmologist to join the faculty. 

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Financial, Managerial, and Tax Accounting

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Financial, Managerial, and Tax Accounting

The Wharton School’s Accounting Department is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, in Financial, Managerial, and Tax Accounting.

Miami University — Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sport Analytics

Miami University — Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sport Analytics

Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Sport Analytics, direct the Sport Analytics Summer Academy, maintain an active research agenda, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the institution.

Tarrant County College District  — Executive Director of Human Resources

Tarrant County College District — Executive Director of Human Resources

Directs and coordinates the implementation of the organization’s human resource policies, programs, and practices. Provides leadership and managerial direction for the college’s human resource departments.

Leadership Change on the Horizon at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Leadership Change on the Horizon at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

The board of trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, has chosen not to renew the contract of President Andrea Miller. Dr. Miller was appointed the 12th president of the historically Black college in 2015. She is the first woman president in the college’s history.

Southern Illinois University System — President

Southern Illinois University System — President

Southern Illinois University System seeks a president who deeply understands the intense pressures facing American higher education and demonstrates a history of affecting change to accommodate the dynamic nature of the global, information-based economy.

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

The new doctoral degree program will be offered to graduates of the university’s family nurse practitioner master’s degree program. Students will take courses on evidence-based practice, quality improvement, healthcare systems, evaluation of practice models, and health policy.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Akinlolu O. Ojo was named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Robin Renee Davis will be dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University and Linda Burton has been named dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

Elizabeth City State University to Launch New Bachelor's Degree Program in Sustainability Studies

Elizabeth City State University to Launch New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Sustainability Studies

The curriculum will consist mostly of courses in biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, entrepreneurship, communications, technology, health, and psychology that already exist at the university. Only four new courses will be developed for the new degree.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans 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.

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program

In 2017, Morehouse approved the establishment of a physician assistant program and began planning the curriculum. Over two years later, this month the program’s first class of 20 students arrived on campus for orientation.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Jessica Scoffield of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University, Rodney Priestley at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Lynette Yarger at Pennsylvania State University.

University of Pennsylvania — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

University of Pennsylvania — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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

Gonzaga University — Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Gonzaga University — Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

The new Dean will be responsible for the academic leadership of the College of Arts & Sciences and for ensuring excellence in all of the College’s programs.

The Ohio State University — Senior Fiscal Officer

The Ohio State University — Senior Fiscal Officer

This position is responsible for the oversight, strategic forecasting, and maintenance of established and future financial operations of the College, ensuring adherence to established internal control structures.

University of Pennsylvania — Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania — Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

The Chair will provide strategic vision and leadership for the Department, sustaining its mutually supportive environment and sense of community.

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.

The University of Chicago, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences – Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Political Science

The University of Chicago, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences – Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Political Science

The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Political Science.

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.

Pennsylvania State University  — Director of Diversity Programs in Geosciences

Pennsylvania State University — Director of Diversity Programs in Geosciences

We seek a colleague who will build on existing departmental programs, mentor students, and lead, develop and innovate a suite of sustainable research and teaching initiatives that promote and support a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty members committed to inclusivity and equity.

Virginia Tech — Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Virginia Tech — Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the college and is responsible for providing leadership and support in all areas related to faculty and the matriculation of degree seeking students.

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Physics

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Physics

Carleton College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2020.

University of Colorado Historian Maps the Oyo Kingdom of West Africa in the Early 19th Century

University of Colorado Historian Maps the Oyo Kingdom of West Africa in the Early 19th Century

At its peak, the Yoruba kingdom of Oyo was one of the largest and most influential West African states. It was established in roughly the 13th century, and is best known for its cavalries that would patrol the forested savannas and capture people to be sold to slave traders.

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Byrdie Annette Larkin, 1952-2019

Dr. Larkin joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 1977. At the time, she was the only women faculty member in the department of political science. She taught at the university for 39 years until her retirement in 2016.

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.

The University of Michigan —  Open Rank Faculty Position in Media, Culture, and Society

The University of Michigan — Open Rank Faculty Position in Media, Culture, and Society

The Department of Communication Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one tenure-track or tenured position to complement and expand our strengths in media studies, media history, and critical-cultural studies.

State University of New York at Oswego — Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor

State University of New York at Oswego — Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor

The Technical Director will be responsible for mounting all departmental productions during the academic year as well as overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the scene shop and affiliated performance venues

Phillips Theological Seminary — Vice President of Advancement

Phillips Theological Seminary — Vice President of Advancement

The Vice President of Advancement, in collaboration with the President, the Board of Trustees and other administrators, leads and oversees all activities and programs related to understanding and building financial support for the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary.

Santa Clara University — Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Multicultural Theatre History and/or Performance Studies

Santa Clara University — Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Multicultural Theatre History and/or Performance Studies

The Theatre and Dance Department at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Multicultural Theatre History and Performance Studies, with specializations in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance, to begin in September 2020.

Case Western Reserve University — Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs

Case Western Reserve University — Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs

Case Western Reserve University seeks an outstanding academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs.

Case Western Reserve University — Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Case Western Reserve University — Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean is the chief academic, executive, and fiscal officer of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean provides leadership and oversight for the strategic, academic, intellectual, and administrative affairs of the College.

University of Oregon Teams Up With Two HBCUs to Offer a Unique Study Abroad Experience

University of Oregon Teams Up With Two HBCUs to Offer a Unique Study Abroad Experience

Students at the University of Oregon, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Southern University in Louisiana will begin by spending time in New Orleans. From there, students will travel to Ghana, where they will live with host families while attending classes and excursions.

University Looks to Address the Shortage of Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

University Looks to Address the Shortage of Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

The University of North Florida in Jacksonville has introduced the Holmes Scholarship program with the aim to increase the number of teachers from underrepresented groups who, in return for financial aid, commit to serving in the local public schools.

Baylor University Is Now Collecting and Preserving Sermons From Black Civil Rights Era Preachers

Baylor University Is Now Collecting and Preserving Sermons From Black Civil Rights Era Preachers

The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, was established to identify, acquire, preserve, record, and catalogue gospel music. Now the project is branching out to find and preserve recorded sermons of Black preachers.

Florida Gulf Coast University — Dean, Lutgert College of Business

Florida Gulf Coast University — Dean, Lutgert College of Business

The Dean is responsible for the college’s leadership strategy, and for effective management of the faculty and staff, fiscal resources, compliance with accreditation standards, community outreach, fundraising, marketing and enrollment, interdisciplinary initiatives, and physical facilities of the college.

Lasell College — Vice President for Finance and Administration

Lasell College — Vice President for Finance and Administration

The VP serves as a vital partner to the President, charged with the achievement of strategies and objectives that enhance the college’s valuation and brand in the long term while maintaining its long and successful focus on its student-centered mission.