Archive for February, 2020

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith — Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith — Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Dean is an effective, engaging, outward-facing leader with a track record of fostering productive relationships within the University as well as with the community, donors, and advisory boards.

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Assistant / Associate Professor, Community, Workforce & Economic Development

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) — Assistant / Associate Professor, Community, Workforce & Economic Development

This is a non-tenure track faculty member of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service responsible for developing a nationally recognized extension education and applied research program in community, workforce and economic advancement for the state and region.

The University of Northern Iowa — Instructor, Philosophy

The University of Northern Iowa — Instructor, Philosophy

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Philosophy and World Religions is seeking a visiting professor appointment in Philosophy at the rank of Term Instructor for a 3-year term appointment beginning August 2020.

Sierra College — Vice President of Student Services 1920-54

Sierra College — Vice President of Student Services 1920-54

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment.

Claflin University Plans to Offer a Master's Degree Program in Nursing This Fall

Claflin University Plans to Offer a Master’s Degree Program in Nursing This Fall

The proposed program still needs to be authorized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. If approved, Claflin will be the first historically Black educational institution in South Carolina to offer a graduate degree program in nursing.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Jane Andayi Opiri has joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Donald Mitchell Jr., a professor of higher education, was named chief diversity officer at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Latesha Warren was promoted at Georgia Gwinnett College and Professor Anne Mungai was named associate provost at Adelphi University in New York.

Nova Southeastern University — Dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law

Nova Southeastern University — Dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law

The dean of the NSU Law will be an inspiring, broad-minded leader and legal professional with a clear vision for maintaining and enhancing the excellence of NSU Law.

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

The university has announced that after a 13-hour meeting with a mediator, Dr. Lane, whose contract was terminated in early February, would cut all ties to the university. He will be paid $560,000 — $100,000 of that compensation for “alleged emotional distress, damage to reputation and mental anguish.”

Texas Woman's University Scholar to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Texas Woman’s University Scholar to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders, a retired major general of the U.S. Air Force and the founding executive director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Public Leadership Education Network.

Bowie State University Opens Pantry to Combat Food Insecurity of Students

Bowie State University Opens Pantry to Combat Food Insecurity of Students

Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, has opened a new food pantry to benefit students with food insecurity; not having enough money to adequately address hunger or proper nutrition. The food pantry was opened in collaboration with Food Lion Supermarkets and the Capital Area Food Bank.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Sibby Anderson-Thompkins at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael E. Ayewoh at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Michelle Martin at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Dwayne Chambers at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Donna Stewartson at Simmons University in Boston.

Southern Methodist University — Director of Research, Crow Holdings – SMU Folsom Institute for Real Estate

Southern Methodist University — Director of Research, Crow Holdings – SMU Folsom Institute for Real Estate

The Director of Research for Crow Holdings will also hold a comparable position with the Folsom Institute for Real Estate within the SMU Cox School of Business and will have a scope and mandate that spans both organizations. 

Indian River State College — President

Indian River State College — President

IRSC’s next president will exhibit an unwavering commitment to the communities served by the College and enormous talent for relationship building with philanthropists and public policy makers.

Coastal Carolina University — HR Compliance Specialist

Coastal Carolina University — HR Compliance Specialist

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the following position: Compliance Specialist (Human Resource Specialist), reporting to the Associate Director for Human Resource Operations in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity.

Bridgewater State University  — Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Bridgewater State University — Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The successful candidate will manage the Technical Services unit and will provide access to library resources, in support of the University’s missions for teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, and student success and achievement.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Bloomsburg University — Dean of the College of Science and Technology

Bloomsburg University — Dean of the College of Science and Technology

The Dean will be responsible for the overall operations of the college including coordinating and assessing academic/instructional programs, improving academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative work, service and outreach, budgets, accreditation, recruitment and retention, ensuring program compliance, faculty evaluation and resource generation/stewardship.

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.

University of Pennsylvania  — Senior Director, Environmental Innovations Initiative

University of Pennsylvania — Senior Director, Environmental Innovations Initiative

The Senior Director will report to two Environmental Innovations Initiative Faculty Co-Chairs and be under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice Provost for Research. The Senior Director will work closely with the Faculty Co-Chairs initiate and manage this new initiative.

Carroll University  — Vice President For Institutional Advancement

Carroll University — Vice President For Institutional Advancement

Partnering with President Cindy Gnadinger in launching the institution’s next comprehensive campaign aligned with Carroll’s new strategic plan, the VPIA will be gracefully aggressive in all aspects of their work.

Pennsylvania State University  — Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Pennsylvania State University — Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is seeking a collaborative partner to work alongside the Director to help provide overall guidance, resources, and support for advancing Finance and Business’ diversity and inclusion efforts as a means to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees across Finance and Business.

University of California Riverside School of Medicine  — Biomedical Sciences Tenure Track/Tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

University of California Riverside School of Medicine — Biomedical Sciences Tenure Track/Tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Division of Biomedical Sciences and the Division of Clinical Sciences within the School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside are seeking to hire 1-3 new faculty members at the tenure track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate or Full Professor rank as single or joint appointments.

University of California Berkeley  — Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity, Graduate Division (5955U) 5853

University of California Berkeley — Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity, Graduate Division (5955U) 5853

The CoS & Asst. Dean directs the Office of Graduate Diversity (OGD), a program designed to support the outreach to, recruitment, admission, academic success, and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of graduate programs at the University of California, Berkeley.

State University of New York at Oswego — Associate Director of Engineering

State University of New York at Oswego — Associate Director of Engineering

The primary responsibility of the Associate Director is to insure the campus physical property is safe and well maintained, provide leadership and training to staff and ensure the campus has an effective maintenance and improvement program in place.

Champlain College — Director of Student Development and Belonging

Champlain College — Director of Student Development and Belonging

The Director of Student Development and Belonging will carry out this mission by: (1) facilitating students’ personal and social development through co-curricular learning about identity, culture, equity, and social justice and by creating opportunities for students in unserved and underserved communities to grow as proud and engaged members of their community(ies); (2) facilitating students’ sense of belonging by providing opportunities for them to interact and communicate across difference, to connect with interests and activities that bring them meaning, and to foster affinity and fellowship.

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling

Teaching expectations will cover a variety of areas as needed, including courses such as counseling theory and techniques, group methods, counselor orientation, and internship/practicum supervision.

University of New Mexico — Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO, UNM Health System

University of New Mexico — Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO, UNM Health System

The University of New Mexico seeks an Executive Vice President for Health Sciences to lead and empower UNM Health Sciences Center leaders to develop a vision and strategy to greatly enhance the academic, clinical care delivery, education and training missions of the UNM Health Sciences.

Wake Forest University Apologizes for its Historical Ties to Slavery

Wake Forest University Apologizes for its Historical Ties to Slavery

The university was founded on the grounds of an old plantation near Raleigh in 1834 before moving to its current location in 1956. In 1860, 14 enslaved humans were auctioned for a total of $10,718 that added to the university’s endowment.

Morgan State University — Dean of The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering

Morgan State University — Dean of The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering

The Dean will be responsible for the implementation of a vision for innovative strategic growth; leadership through a shared governance process of dynamic faculty, staff and students; management of several research centers and facilities; budget oversight; and leadership of academic and research programs, which prepare students for careers in the industries of the future.

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.

State University of New York at Oswego — Career Development Specialist

State University of New York at Oswego — Career Development Specialist

Working with the Director of Career Services and other campus partners, and within the context of industries related to fine and performing arts, media, entertainment, and communications, the Career Development Specialist will plan and execute major career development plans, programs, and events in collaboration with a variety of on/off campus partners.

The George Washington University — Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success

The George Washington University — Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success

The George Washington University, a world-class research and teaching institution dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders, seeks an experienced, creative, and inspiring individual to serve as its next Vice Provost for Enrollment and Student Success.

University of Alaska Anchorage — Term Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation

University of Alaska Anchorage — Term Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation

The Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a term Recreation Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.

University at Albany — Associate for Technical Assistance

University at Albany — Associate for Technical Assistance

The responsibilities of the Associate for Technical Assistance include design, coordination, and delivery of technical assistance and trainings across New York State.

Mississippi State University Digitizes Records of Enslaved People

Mississippi State University Digitizes Records of Enslaved People

This undertaking involves digitizing 19th-century documents from across the South. The database will utilize records created or used by slave owners or the legal system to track enslaved persons, such as inventories, bills of sale, and probate and other court records.