Archive for January, 2020

Queens College — Dean of Math and Natural Sciences

Queens College — Dean of Math and Natural Sciences

Duties for this position includes but are not limited to: Collaborate with departments to develop an overarching vision for student success and research, and communicate this vision to students, faculty, and external constituencies; Provide leadership to develop excellence in funded research, and to enhance the research experiences of graduate and undergraduate students; Partner with faculty and staff in advancing the curriculum and developing new academic programs to address the changing needs of students and society.

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian Religion

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian Religion

The Program in Religious Studies at Union College invites applications for a one-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin in September 2020. PhD should be in hand by August 2020. We invite applications from specialists in Asian Religions.

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Union College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in September 2020. A Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field is required and postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Union College department of Chemistry invites applications for a three-year Visitor position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2020. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory chemistry courses and labs.

Montana State University — Dean of the College of Letters and Science

Montana State University — Dean of the College of Letters and Science

The dean is the senior academic and administrative officer of the College of Letters and Science and is responsible for working with senior administration, college faculty, students, and staff in setting strategic, operational, and financial directions.

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be ABD in computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer information technology, or a closely related, highly technical computing discipline.

Texas A&M University Libraries — University Archivist

Texas A&M University Libraries — University Archivist

The University Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the University Archives and will be the primary spokesperson for Texas A&M history on behalf of the Libraries.

Valencia College — Dean, Communications

Valencia College — Dean, Communications

The Dean of Communications is a front-line learning leader of the college and a member of the Campus President’s executive staff, responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with Valencia’s Strategic Learning Plan.

Valencia College — Dean, Business

Valencia College — Dean, Business

The Dean of Business is a front-line learning leader of the college and a member of the Campus President’s executive staff, responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with Valencia’s Strategic Learning Plan.

The University of Chicago — Instructional Professor (Lecturer), Psychology

The University of Chicago — Instructional Professor (Lecturer), Psychology

The Instructional Professor (lecturer) will be responsible for teaching 6 quarter-long undergraduate classes. Assignments may include introductory survey-level classes and upper level elective seminars in psychology.

Major Utility Makes a Commitment to Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Major Utility Makes a Commitment to Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Southern Company, a major provider of power in the southeastern United States, and its subsidiaries announced a $50 million multi-year initiative to provide students attending HBCUs with scholarships, internships, leadership development, and access to technology and innovation to support career readiness.

Rice University — Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations & DAR Communications

Rice University — Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations & DAR Communications

The assistant vice president, alumni relations & DAR communications will benefit from a strategic planning process crafted to align the interests and ambitions of Rice University with those of its alumni.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The Black faculty members in new roles are Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University, Colin Martin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tera Jordan at iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State' s Four HBCUs

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State’ s Four HBCUs

Bills moving through both houses of the Florida legislature would create a scholarship fund for students attending any of the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities: Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters College. Florida A&M University, and Florida Memorial University.

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University commissioned a portrait of Dr. Brenda Armstrong, who was the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. She served as a professor of pediatrics, associate dean for admissions, and senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at the university’s medical school.

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

The agreement allows any Miami Dade College student who receives an associate’s degree in majors that align with Alabama State’s curriculum to be accepted into the historically Black university’s degree programs.

Yale School of Drama / Yale Repertory Theatre — Sr. Administrative Assistant

Yale School of Drama / Yale Repertory Theatre — Sr. Administrative Assistant

Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre seeks an individual to serve as Sr. Administrative Assistant to Marketing/Communications Department and Associate Dean’s Office.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy — Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Massachusetts Maritime Academy — Dean of Undergraduate Studies

The Dean of Undergraduate Studies works closely with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to provide leadership for and ensure the integrity of the undergraduate program across eight academic departments.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

The Pennsylvania State University — Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The Pennsylvania State University — Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The VPIT/CIO will be expected to drive innovative solutions that support the University’s strategic and operational goals.

Texas A&M University San Antonio — Vice President for Business Affairs / Chief Financial Officer

Texas A&M University San Antonio — Vice President for Business Affairs / Chief Financial Officer

As the Vice President for Business Affairs/Chief Financial Officer of the University, the individual has responsibility for ensuring quality administrative, facilities and fiscal services.

University of California Los Angeles  — Tenure/Tenured-Track Professorial position in the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry

University of California Los Angeles — Tenure/Tenured-Track Professorial position in the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry

The University of California Los Angeles, School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track professorial position in its Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry.

Curry College — Vice President for Enrollment Management

Curry College — Vice President for Enrollment Management

The successful candidate will possess a depth of experience in higher education enrollment management along with a background steeped in understanding the markers of student persistence and retention.

Pennsylvania State University  — Assistant/Associate Professor in Water Research

Pennsylvania State University — Assistant/Associate Professor in Water Research

At this time we are inviting applications for candidates interested in interdisciplinary research and with expertise in a diversity of water and water-related disciplines, including but not limited to smart water infrastructure and systems, sensors, data collection, analysis, modeling, optimization, prediction, and/or real-time control, aquatic ecology, research and landscape design of riverine, coastal, or wetland systems, and hyperspectral imaging (HSI) with a focus on water resource sensing.

Washington State University  — Director and Professor

Washington State University — Director and Professor

The Director’s portfolio includes fiscal management of SMB, participation in and promotion of mentoring and professional development for faculty members and fostering curricular development and scholarship in teaching.

Simpson College  — Senior Vice President and Academic Dean

Simpson College — Senior Vice President and Academic Dean

Simpson seeks an experienced chief academic officer with an earned terminal degree who brings evidence of strong academic leadership and management.

Eastern Kentucky University  — Combo Ad A.P. Curriculum (F00162P & F00130P)

Eastern Kentucky University — Combo Ad A.P. Curriculum (F00162P & F00130P)

This position is a tenure-track Special Education position at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate special education courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as effectively conduct practicum and student teaching supervision responsibilities.

Syracuse University Taking Further Efforts to Improve Campus Climate for Black Students

Syracuse University Taking Further Efforts to Improve Campus Climate for Black Students

After a series of racial incidents occurred on campus during the fall semester, Syracuse University announced that it would take steps to improve the campus climate for African American students who make up 6 percent of the student body and students from other underrepresented groups.

Yale Medical School Looks to Boost Mental Health Services in Nigeria

Yale Medical School Looks to Boost Mental Health Services in Nigeria

In 2018, the HAPPINESS (Health Action for Psychiatric Problems in Nigeria including Epilepsy and Substances) Project was established to train primary care workers in Imo State to screen for, assess, and treat mental health conditions like depression, psychosis, and anxiety.

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.

University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant or Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant or Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for a full-time, twelve-month core faculty position with corresponding administrative responsibilities as the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator (entry-level OTD program), within the Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Professions, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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 Washington — Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The University of Washington — Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The University of Washington (the UW), one of the world’s preeminent public universities, is seeking an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.

Bergen Community College — Program Supervisor (2 positions), Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Bergen Community College — Program Supervisor (2 positions), Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Bergen Community College is seeking two Program Supervisors to manage all aspects of program development, staffing, promotional materials, marketing, instructional quality and student relations on behalf of the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Colgate University  — Administrative Assistant, Provost and Dean of Faculty

Colgate University — Administrative Assistant, Provost and Dean of Faculty

Responsibilities include coordination of the daily and ongoing operations of a division or function. Serves as a lead with other support staff within the division. Responsible for developing work procedures and maintaining quality control and ensuring deadlines are met.

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.