Archive for March, 2020

University of North Carolina at Charlotte — Faculty Site Coordinator, Cato College of Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte — Faculty Site Coordinator, Cato College of Education

The primary goal of the Faculty Site Coordinator is to coordinate the work of student teachers, faculty, and clinical educators, eliminating the silos traditionally established in university-based teacher preparation programs.

University of Wisconsin-Madison — Director of Student Financial Aid

University of Wisconsin-Madison — Director of Student Financial Aid

The director will lead a group of 48 team members charged with administering a financial aid program consisting of federal, state, institutional and private funds that exceed $480 million annually.

In Memorial: Don Alden Crewell, 1952-2020

In Memorial: Don Alden Crewell, 1952-2020

Crewell joined the California Institute of technology as director of financial aid in 2007, a position he maintained until November 2019. Earlier, he served on the staff at the California College of the Arts, the California School of Professional Psychology, and Lehigh Univeersity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

University of Lynchburg to Launch an Africana Studies Major This Coming Fall

University of Lynchburg to Launch an Africana Studies Major This Coming Fall

Students in the program will explore race-related questions and study the lives of Africans and people in the African diaspora. Africana studies combines a core intro class and a capstone project with existing courses from a variety of disciplines, including history, English, sociology, psychology, and music.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, General Pediatric Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, General Pediatric Dermatology

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for several Assistant Professor positions in the non-tenure academic clinician track.

University of San Francisco  — Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

University of San Francisco — Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission provides recruitment, admission, and enrollment services designed to meet the needs of prospective, admitted, deposited, and enrolled undergraduate students for traditional degree programs.

Racial Differences in the Gender Wage Gap

Racial Differences in the Gender Wage Gap

A new report from the Center for America Progress finds that White women earn 79 percent of what is earned by White men. But African American women earn only 62 cents to the dollar compared to the earnings of White men.

US Naval War College — Professor of International Law Howard S. Levie Professor of the Law of Armed Conflict AD-1701-07

US Naval War College — Professor of International Law Howard S. Levie Professor of the Law of Armed Conflict AD-1701-07

The Levie Professor is responsible for conducting advanced operational and international law research and writing, mentoring military professor faculty from the armed forces of the United States and its allies, teaching, and engaging internationally in order to inform and shape the legal battlespace for the U.S. Naval, joint and combined force.

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

How Racism Impacts African Americans' Decisions to Seek Unemployment

How Racism Impacts African Americans’ Decisions to Seek Unemployment

Two sociologists at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that working Black adults with “racial capital,” or high awareness of the systemic nature of racism, were seven times more likely to pursue self-employment than those with low awareness.

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Historically Black colleges and universities, which, in some cases, have been previously dealing with low enrollment, now must face what will happen if the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates an already tenuous financial future.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

Academic Study Finds a Growing Racial Divide in Autism Disorders

Academic Study Finds a Growing Racial Divide in Autism Disorders

While autism disorders in wealthy counties of California have decreased since 2000, the study found incidence among Blacks has increased rapidly across California, marking the highest rates among any ethnic or racial group.

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020

In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020

Joseph Lowery, often referred to as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Moevment,” held a doctorate from the Chicago Ecumenical Institute. In 2002, the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights was founded at Clark Atlanta University.

California State University Channel Islands  — Manager of Institutional Equity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

California State University Channel Islands — Manager of Institutional Equity and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

The successful candidate will possess a singular commitment to serving a largely first generation, historically underserved student body and a demonstrated record of advancing inclusive excellence within an academic community.

Eastern Kentucky University  — Chair/Professor/Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Eastern Kentucky University — Chair/Professor/Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

The College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and motivational leader with experience in curriculum development, student recruitment, support for faculty and students, and facilitating accreditation processes.

State University of New York at Binghamton — Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology

State University of New York at Binghamton — Visiting Assistant Professor in Musicology

The Binghamton University (State University of New York) Department of Music invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Musicology beginning in September 2020.

HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Corona Virus Stimulus Package

HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Corona Virus Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency Title III and Title V aid to HBCUs, predominantly Black institutions and other minority-serving institutions. The act also authorizes the Department of Education to loosen the restrictions on currently appropriated Title III funds.

North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master's Degree in Health Psychology

North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree in Health Psychology

The degree is a two-year program designed to provide the foundational knowledge and skills for students to work in the health psychology field. The first students are expected to enroll in the program during the Fall 2021 semester.

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been named a University Professor at the University of Georgia. He has served as chair of biological engineering and as associate director of the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Prairie View A&M University Alumnae Develop My HBCU Box

Prairie View A&M University Alumnae Develop My HBCU Box

Subscribers to the service receive a package each quarter that contains merchandise valued at $100 or more. The items in the box pertain to HBCU culture and to the subscriber’s particular HBCU.

Ann Brothers Smith Honored by the American Association of University Administrators

Ann Brothers Smith Honored by the American Association of University Administrators

Dr. Smith, a retired public school administrator, has served as a member of the West Virginia State University Board of Governors since 2011, serving as chair, vice chair, and chair of several board committees. She is the former associate superintendent for school leadership for the Detroit public school system.

Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections

Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections

Turner, a native of Newport News, Va., comes to Hampton University after recently working at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

A Pair of African American Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at HBCUs

A Pair of African American Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at HBCUs

Valora Richardson was named director of Hampton University Online and Sonya Audria Miller was appointed counsel at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.

University of Pennsylvania — Vice Provost for University Life

University of Pennsylvania — Vice Provost for University Life

The Vice Provost will lead all campus initiatives related to student life in a manner that is inclusive, innovative, strategic, data-informed, and maximizes the value of available technologies, while maintaining the responsiveness and individualized approach to students that Penn has always exemplified.

Maine Maritime Academy — Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Maine Maritime Academy — Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

In collaboration with the president, faculty and staff, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to imagine the future of maritime education and to help steer the institution through anticipated academic and industry paradigm shifts with the goal of ensuring that an MMA education continues to be relevant to the emerging needs of the global maritime industry.

Bellevue College  — English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20022

Bellevue College — English, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20022

The English department is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track opening in the program. English faculty teach writing and reading at all levels to a diverse student body.

Northern Arizona University — Lecturer, Ethnic Studies

Northern Arizona University — Lecturer, Ethnic Studies

Ph.D. or doctorate degree in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, or a related field with a focus on African American studies completed by the date of hire is required.

Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics

Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics

During a recent trip to Africa, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced that Yale will co-sponsor two upcoming meetings of the African Linguistics School, which is devoted to collaborative training and research on generative linguistics in Africa.

Towson University — Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Towson University — Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Area of specialization is open but those candidates with interdisciplinary teaching experience and research backgrounds are preferred as are applicants with interests in global aspects of American Studies.

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.

California State University, Northridge  — Associate Dean, Tseng College (8665)

California State University, Northridge — Associate Dean, Tseng College (8665)

The Associate Dean is a key member of the senior team of the College along with the Dean and the Executive Director of the College’s Division of Business Operations and Finance and is expected to know the work of the College well and to ensure that the College works in keeping with the college’s mission, purpose, values and five-year vision.

New College of Florida — Director of the Center for Community Outreach and Engagement

New College of Florida — Director of the Center for Community Outreach and Engagement

The Director plans, organizes, and directs the development and implementation of research programs and services related to CCOE, and implements appropriate policies and procedures.

The Higher Education of the Surgeon General of the United States

The Higher Education of the Surgeon General of the United States

Each day when President Trump meets with reporters to give a daily briefing on the government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, standing by his side is Jerome Adams, an African American man who serves as Surgeon General of the United States.

Harvard University Offers Online Course on the Selma Voting Rights March

Harvard University Offers Online Course on the Selma Voting Rights March

Selma Online is an interactive program that is designed for middle or high school students. The platform uses scenes from Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film Selma as a storyboard to bring the voting rights movement to life