Archive for September, 2019

Boston University — Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Boston University — Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health is excited to announce one or more new faculty positions beginning in Fall 2020 to lead on innovative biostatistical scholarship and to work collaboratively with Biostatistics faculty and investigators from various biomedical disciplines, and to teach and mentor students.

Cornell University – Full-Time Teaching Faculty (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Title), Information Science

Cornell University – Full-Time Teaching Faculty (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Title), Information Science

The Cornell University Department of Information Science in the college of Computing and Information Science invites applications for full-time, long-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Cornell University – Tenure-Track Faculty, Information Science

Cornell University – Tenure-Track Faculty, Information Science

The Cornell University Department of Information Science in the college of Computing and Information Science has tenure track and tenured faculty positions available at its Ithaca, NY campus.

The Persistent Racial Gap in Scores on the SAT College Entrance Examination

The Persistent Racial Gap in Scores on the SAT College Entrance Examination

Nearly half of all Black test takers did not meet the minimum benchmark for college or career readiness in either reading or mathematics. For Whites, the figure was 18 percent.

Miami University of Ohio — Assistant / Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Miami University of Ohio — Assistant / Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering: Assistant/Associate Professor (two tenure-track positions) to teach in areas of computing or engineering; maintain an active research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Dr. Stanback Stroud has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and leader. She served most recently as president of Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She served in that role from 2010 to 2019.

Lebanon Valley College — President

Lebanon Valley College — President

LVC’s next president, the 19th in a 153-year history, will join a dynamic institution in charting the course for a new era of success and achievement in student-focused education.

Black Women Have the Highest Voting Rates Among U.S. College Students

Black Women Have the Highest Voting Rates Among U.S. College Students

African American college students raised their voting rate by more than 18 percentage points between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections. Among college students, Black women had the highest voting rate of any racial or ethnic group.

University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

The Department of Public Affairs and Planning at UTA invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin Fall 2020.

Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts — Assistant Professor, Musicology

Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts — Assistant Professor, Musicology

Teach blended Music History/Theory curriculum for sophomore music majors in addition to upper-division music history seminars for undergraduate students; maintain an active program of research and present at national conferences; serve on committees and perform other appropriate university service.

Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts — Assistant Professor, Director of Bands

Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts — Assistant Professor, Director of Bands

Direct wind ensemble and teach courses in conducting and coordinate concert ensembles as well as the Virginia Tech Honor Band.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges in Massachusetts

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges in Massachusetts

Leykia Nulan has been named dean of admission at Mount Holyoke College, the liberal arts educational institution in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Sheila Stamm was named as dean of the School of Education at American International College in Springfield.

Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professors of Economics

Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professors of Economics

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured, and/or tenured track positions in Economics to begin Spring/Fall 2020.

Southern Methodist University — Assistant / Associate Professors in Natural Sciences

Southern Methodist University — Assistant / Associate Professors in Natural Sciences

Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured, and/or tenured track positions to begin Spring/Fall 2020 in Molecular and Cellular Biology; Experimental Chemistry; and Statistics.

Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professors in Humanities

Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professors in Humanities

SMU’s Dedman College is accepting the following applications for tenured, and/or tenured track positions to begin Spring/Fall 2020 in Literatures in African Diaspora and Creative Writing.

Stanford University Research Finds Persisting Racial Segregation in Public Schools

Stanford University Research Finds Persisting Racial Segregation in Public Schools

Analyzing data on all public schools in the United States from 2008 to 2016, Stanford University researchers conclude that “racial segregation appears to be harmful because it concentrates minority students in high-poverty schools, which are, on average, less effective than lower-poverty schools.”

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Sean Seymore Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University

Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development — Dean’s Fellowship Program

University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development — Dean’s Fellowship Program

The Curry School of Education and Human Development is proud to offer the Dean’s Fellowship Program. The program is funded by UVA’s Strategic Investment Fund that provides increased financial support for top Ph.D. applicants.

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College, the highly rated historically Black institution for men in Atlanta, has announced a series of initiatives to tighten its budget. Most professional staff and faculty will be required to take a one-day unpaid furlough each month. The college will also stop making matching contributions to employees’ retirement accounts.

Duke University — Academic Dean, Trinity College (1769)

Duke University — Academic Dean, Trinity College (1769)

As academic officers of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Deans report to the Dean of Academic Affairs and serve under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean Gerald Wilson. They are an integral member of the College Deans Staff, and serve on College and University committees as requested by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Georgia State University — Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Georgia State University — Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University invites applications for up to two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to individuals using state-of-the-art cross disciplinary approaches incorporating molecular, genetic/genomic, computational, or quantitative methods.

A Trio of African American Women Faculty Taking on New Roles

A Trio of African American Women Faculty Taking on New Roles

Tiffany A. Butler was named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Amanda Wilkerson is a new assistant professor of higher education at the University of Central Florida and La Tanya Rogers was appointed associate professor of English and literature at Fisk University.

University of Texas at Austin — Professor of Practice, Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education

University of Texas at Austin — Professor of Practice, Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education

The Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking to appoint a Professor of Practice to primarily teach organized courses and supervise practicum experiences in our Early Childhood and Autism and Developmental Disabilities graduate specializations.

University of Texas at Austin — Associate / Full Professor in Equity and Diversity in Special Education

University of Texas at Austin — Associate / Full Professor in Equity and Diversity in Special Education

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Special Education is seeking a faculty member in Equity and Diversity in Special Education at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA's HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA’s HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

The agreement allows the CIA to engage in a broad range of classroom workshops, curriculum development, and recruitment activities to foster ongoing relationships with key university staff and personnel on Southern University’s five campuses.

Harvard University — Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard College

Harvard University — Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard College

The Associate Dean leads efforts to imbed the principles of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the co-curricular and residential experience of all Harvard College students.

University of Minnesota Duluth — Assistant or Associate Professor, Reading and Literacy

University of Minnesota Duluth — Assistant or Associate Professor, Reading and Literacy

The Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a full-time tenure track faculty position available at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Reading and Literacy Education beginning August 24, 2020.

University of Minnesota Duluth — Assistant or Associate Professor, Elementary Education

University of Minnesota Duluth — Assistant or Associate Professor, Elementary Education

The Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth is seeking applicants for a position in Elementary Education to begin August 24, 2020.

Wittenberg University — Director of Student Conduct & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Wittenberg University — Director of Student Conduct & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

The director is the chief student affairs officer responsible for administration of the student conduct system, oversight of the Student Code of Conduct, and development and implementation of educational programming relative to student conduct.

Wittenberg University — Director of Student Counseling

Wittenberg University — Director of Student Counseling

The Director provides campus-wide leadership on mental health-related issues and values vision, creativity and collaboration with both mental health providers and all campus constituents.

University of Virginia's Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

University of Virginia’s Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. Professor Everson will be honored for his body of work in film on October 17 in Pittsburgh.

Saint Augustine's University Earns Approval to Offer Its Academic Programs Online

Saint Augustine’s University Earns Approval to Offer Its Academic Programs Online

After receiving approval from the accrediting agency, Saint Augustine’s University will begin by delivering its organizational management bachelor’s degree as a fully-online program, beginning this coming spring, through the department of extended studies.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

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.

University of California, Santa Barbara  — Temporary Lecturer Pool in Writing and Literature

University of California, Santa Barbara — Temporary Lecturer Pool in Writing and Literature

The Writing & Literature major in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for part-time temporary lecturers to teach a combination of creative writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting; literature; and/or literary publishing seminars.

University of Notre Dame  — Tenure-Track Professor in Screenwriting

University of Notre Dame — Tenure-Track Professor in Screenwriting

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is seeking a tenure-track professor in screenwriting. Additional areas of specialization might include producing, directing, editing, and cinematography.

University of California, San Diego  — Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum, UC San Diego Sixth College (Academic Coord I/ Lecturer AY)

University of California, San Diego — Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum, UC San Diego Sixth College (Academic Coord I/ Lecturer AY)

The Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and administration of the Sixth Experiential Learning Program, including program planning, development, implementation, assessment, and strategic vision.