Archive for July, 2019

Stanford University  — Assistant Professor - Department of Bioengineering

Stanford University — Assistant Professor – Department of Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.

Georgetown University  — Core Faculty Position in American Studies - Assistant Professor

Georgetown University — Core Faculty Position in American Studies – Assistant Professor

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a core faculty position in American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Georgetown University  — Non-Core Faculty Position - Arabic Language Instruction

Georgetown University — Non-Core Faculty Position – Arabic Language Instruction

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) aims to recruit a teaching-oriented faculty member in Arabic Language.

Bates College — Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Bates College — Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

We seek a scholar or scholar/practitioner in cultural studies, literature, or performing/studio arts who is attentive to hierarchies of power and privilege and can offer cross-cultural and/or transnational perspectives on environmental traditions.

Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on Stanford University Campus

Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on Stanford University Campus

A noose was found hanging from a tree in front of a student residence on the Stanford University campus. The residence hall was housing high school students who were attending a camp on campus.

Pennsylvania State University  — Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Pennsylvania State University — Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

This individual is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the Undergraduate Admissions Office and for the organization and implementation of all activities and responsibilities related to the office. The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education and serves as a senior member of the Vice President’s leadership group and Enrollment Management Cabinet.

University of Michigan Creates New Professorships to Honor Diversity Efforts

University of Michigan Creates New Professorships to Honor Diversity Efforts

The new professorships will recognize senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.

Harvard Law School Students Receive Racist Messages

Harvard Law School Students Receive Racist Messages

The messages included “we all hate u”, “you know you don’t belong here” and “you’re just here because of affirmative action.”

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.

American University — Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer

American University — Vice Provost and Chief Online Officer

The vice provost and chief online officer will be responsible for the leadership, administrative oversight, and coordination of all aspects of online and digital education, which is central to learning, one of the overarching themes in the university’s 2019–2023 strategic plan, thereby playing an integral role in helping to shape American University’s future.

University of California, Merced — Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

University of California, Merced — Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Merced invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position. We seek applicants with teaching interests in a wide variety of areas, especially those who can teach multiple required undergraduate courses as well as contribute to departmental and campus-wide curricular initiatives such as writing intensive, internship, and capstone courses.

White Professor Sues Tuskegee University for Age and Race Discrimination

White Professor Sues Tuskegee University for Age and Race Discrimination

Marshall Burns joined the faculty at the university in 1976, was promoted to associate professor in 1978, and to full professor in 1980. Yet, according to the lawsuit, his annual salary of $60,500, is akin to what an associate professor at the university would receive.

University of Central Florida Foundation — Chief Financial Officer

University of Central Florida Foundation — Chief Financial Officer

Among the specific responsibilities of the CFO are accounting, financial analysis and reporting, audit oversight and management, real estate and asset management, budgeting and forecasting, internal controls, and policy development.

No Progress in the Number of Black Students Admitted to the University of California

No Progress in the Number of Black Students Admitted to the University of California

Three years ago, there was a major increase in the number of Black students admitted to the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California. Since that time progress has stagnated.

In Memoriam: David L. Ferguson, 1949-2019

In Memoriam: David L. Ferguson, 1949-2019

David L. Ferguson was department chair and Distinguished Service Professor of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University in New York. He had taught at the university since 1981.

University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of English (Technical Writing and Professional Communication)

University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of English (Technical Writing and Professional Communication)

The English Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Technical Writing and Professional Communication, to start in the Spring 2020 semester.

Three Ole Miss Students Suspended From Fraternity for Offensive Photograph

Three Ole Miss Students Suspended From Fraternity for Offensive Photograph

The photograph showed the three students armed with guns and smiling in front of a historical marker designating where the body of Emmett Till was found in 1955. The sign was riddled with bullet holes.

California State University, Fullerton — Assistant / Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Marketing

California State University, Fullerton — Assistant / Associate Professor or Professor, Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing at California State University, Fullerton invites candidates to apply for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (or higher) to begin Fall 2020.

Miami University — Project Coordinator

Miami University — Project Coordinator

Miami University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of Students Project Coordinator. This is an outstanding opportunity for a new student affairs professional or an established higher education professional looking to gain experience in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Brandeis University — Assistant / Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

Brandeis University — Assistant / Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

The Department of Politics at Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time tenure track or tenured position in Comparative Politics at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.

University of Houston-Clear Lake — Assistant Professor, Biology

University of Houston-Clear Lake — Assistant Professor, Biology

The Program in Biology in the School of Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston-Clear Lake invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2020.

The University at Albany — Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

The University at Albany — Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

The School of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position to begin Fall 2020. Area of specialization is open.

University of North Dakota — President

University of North Dakota — President

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and innovative leader to build upon the traditional strengths of UND to help the University take its place among the leading institutions in the nation and beyond.

Michigan State University — Instructor, Introductory Microbiology

Michigan State University — Instructor, Introductory Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University is seeking a fixed-term instructor to coordinate and teach our Introductory Microbiology course, a large enrollment hybrid course serving 500 life science undergraduate majors per semester.

Carnegie Mellon University — Assistant Director of Campus Engagement, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University — Assistant Director of Campus Engagement, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Responsible for ensuring a comprehensive and intercultural set of programs and initiatives are designed to raise awareness and educate the campus community.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Management Department of the Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Management Department of the Wharton School

The Management Department of the Wharton School is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

How the Student Loan Debt Crisis Impacts Racial Diversity in the Teacher Workforce

How the Student Loan Debt Crisis Impacts Racial Diversity in the Teacher Workforce

The statistics show that 91 percent of the Blacks who completed teacher training programs accumulated student debt, compared to 76 percent of their White counterparts. And the median undergraduate debt load of Black teachers is about double the median debt load of White teachers.

Colby College — Executive Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

Colby College — Executive Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

The Executive Director will lead the Center through rebranding; establishing the vision and programmatic direction of the Center; the identification, recruitment, and selection of policy practitioners for year-long fellowships; establishing networking and collaborative opportunities with partner institutions throughout the globe; organizing symposiums, conferences, speakers, and fellows to advance the goals of the Center; identifying and selecting policy projects; and overseeing the educational program development, ensuring integration with Colby undergraduate programs.

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020. He came to Duke in 2015 after serving as dean of the medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles.

University of California San Diego — Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation in Education

University of California San Diego — Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation in Education

The AVC-IE will lead the Strategic Academic Program Development Initiative, designed to stimulate the creation of new academic programs and related infrastructure to meet campus priorities for access, academic success, enhanced reputational standing, and/or new revenue generation.

Texas Tech University — Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Texas Tech University — Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

The CMCO leads the development and implementation of the University’s brand vision, strategy, and public relations campaigns to enhance national and global visibility, attract the best students, motivate alumni and donors, and recruit high quality faculty and staff.

Study Sheds New Light on Racial Disparity in Special Education Assignments

Study Sheds New Light on Racial Disparity in Special Education Assignments

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research and led by an economist at Michigan State University finds that special education assignment rates aren’t necessarily about a student’s race – but rather about how that student’s race compares to the school’s racial makeup.

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two African American Men Appointed to Positions as Deans

Donald Easton-Brooks is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Richard C. Miller is now serving as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

Racial Disparities in School Discipline Have Little to Do With Different Student Behavior

Racial Disparities in School Discipline Have Little to Do With Different Student Behavior

A new study from scholars at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and Princeton University in New Jersey, not only examined racial differences in discipline rates at schools but goes farther to examine the reasons for the racial disparity.

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Bobbi Knight Chosen to Lead Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama

Knight has served on the college’s board of trustees and is the former vice president of the Birmingham division of Alabama Power. She has been serving as chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority. She will begin her duties as interim president on September 1.

University of Pennsylvania — Pediatric Neuroradiologist at CHOP- Clinician Educator and Academic Clinician – Junior & Senior Ranks

University of Pennsylvania — Pediatric Neuroradiologist at CHOP- Clinician Educator and Academic Clinician – Junior & Senior Ranks

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks highly qualified candidates for faculty positions in the Clinician-Educator track (non-tenure) and Academic Clinician (non-tenure) track at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks.