Archive for July, 2020

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Director for Resident Success

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Director for Resident Success

The AD is responsible for the direct supervision of masters-level Community Coordinators, indirect supervision of Resident Advisers, and the collaborative supervision of a full-time Resident Success Specialist and student Desk Assistants/Desk Managers.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Posts 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.

Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs

Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The new bachelor’s degree program in business administration is geared toward working professionals. The new bachelor’s degree in psychology will provide practical, hands-on training to students who will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice and prepare them for mental health professions.

Hope College — Religion – Assistant Professor (Religion and Society)

Hope College — Religion – Assistant Professor (Religion and Society)

Candidates are expected to be trained in the analytical and comparative study of religion, with a focus on Islam, Buddhism, Middle East, and/or Africa. Expertise in relevant languages (like Arabic or Pali) is required.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, an organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Hope College — Biology – Assistant Professor (Ecology)

Hope College — Biology – Assistant Professor (Ecology)

The ideal candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that addresses questions of fundamental importance in ecology, is at least partially field-based and engages undergraduate students as active collaborators.

Hope College — Economics and Business – Open Rank Accounting Faculty

Hope College — Economics and Business – Open Rank Accounting Faculty

Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate students at the principles-level and upper-level accounting classes (and scholarly research if having obtained a Ph.D.).

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has entered into a partnership with the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences in Ghana. Six students from Ghana will study agriculture, computer science, and education at Florida A&M University for the 2020-21 academic year.

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

At Hendrix College, a liberal arts educational institution in Conway, Arkansas, Jericka S. Battle and Rosilyn Sanders were hired as instructors of psychology and Latorya D. Hicks was appointed an assistant professor of chemistry.

In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020

In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020

Cordy T. Vivian was former chaplain and dean of the Divinity School at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a key member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle during the civil rights movement.

The University at Albany — Chief Information Security Officer

The University at Albany — Chief Information Security Officer

The Chief Information Security Officer is a senior-level position in Information Technology Services that represents the Chief Information Officer on information security/cybersecurity issues across the University, working closely with senior administration, academic and research leaders, and the campus community.

Colgate University — Chief Diversity Officer

Colgate University — Chief Diversity Officer

Colgate seeks in its next CDO a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record of building programs and partnerships in addressing intersecting dimensions of diversity.

National Humanities Center – Residential Fellowships Available for 2021-22

National Humanities Center – Residential Fellowships Available for 2021-22

The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Vermont — Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The University of Vermont — Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The University of Vermont, one of the oldest universities in America, seeks an exceptional enrollment leader to serve as Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and further advance a vital unit within one of the nation’s premier small public research universities. 

University of California Merced  — Staff Psychologist

University of California Merced — Staff Psychologist

Conducts intake interviews with student-clients. Provides psychological assessment, individual, couples, and group counseling to student-patients on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention. Conducts outreach/workshops to campus community.

St. John’s University — President

St. John’s University — President

St. John’s University is searching for a leader to galvanize the University community around a vision for its immediate and longer-term future.

California State University San Marcos — Dean of Extended Learning and Global Programs

California State University San Marcos — Dean of Extended Learning and Global Programs

The Dean will join CSUSM at a transformative time, working closely with a new President and Provost to envision a strategy to address the evolving market of continuing education.

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Art – Photography

Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Art – Photography

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in photography to begin September 1, 2021. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms.

California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History

California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History

The collection from the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum contains more than 2 million rare books, films, documents, photographs artifacts, and works of art related to the history and culture of African-Americans in the United States, with a significant focus on Southern California and the American West.

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.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Academic Clinician Track

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Academic Clinician Track

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure academic clinician track. Expertise is required in the specific area of head and neck cancer.

Point Park University — Production Manager

Point Park University — Production Manager

The Production Manager for the Pittsburgh Playhouse is responsible for supervising and coordinating the production department and production facilities of the Pittsburgh Playhouse including all uses of stage and related equipment in the venues.

Carnegie Mellon University — Graduate Program Coordinator

Carnegie Mellon University — Graduate Program Coordinator

The Graduate Program Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of academic and administrative tasks related to our graduate programs. The primary focus of this position is on the PhD program, but there will also be assistance required associated with the Master of Statistical Practice program as well.

Columbia University in the City of New York — Case Manager

Columbia University in the City of New York — Case Manager

The Case Manager works closely with the Student Conduct and Community Standards team to provide students with information and access to resources.

University of California, Los Angeles — Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

University of California, Los Angeles — Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

As the chief executive and academic officer for the School of Theater, Film and Television, the dean provides strategic vision for and operational leadership of the school, which has an annual operating budget of approximately $36 million.

Wright State University Libraries Debuts Online Anti-Racism Resource Guide

Wright State University Libraries Debuts Online Anti-Racism Resource Guide

The staff at the Wright State University Libraries has created an online Anti-racism Guide providing campus resources, book recommendations, education videos, and more about racism and racial justice.

University of Alabama at Birmingham — Open Rank Occupational Therapy Faculty

University of Alabama at Birmingham — Open Rank Occupational Therapy Faculty

For this position, primary responsibilities will include teaching within the occupational therapy curriculum, student advising, pursuit of independent scholarship, and participation in department, school, community and national service activities.

In Memoriam: Elijah Walter Miles, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Elijah Walter Miles, 1934-2020

Dr. Miles joined the faculty at San Diego State University in 1966. At that time he was the only African American on the university’s faculty. This earned him the nickname “The Godfather of Black Faculty.”

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Stepping down from their posts are Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Donzell Lee, dean of graduate studies at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Alfonza Carter director of athletics at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

University of Connecticut — Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Business & Human Rights

University of Connecticut — Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Business & Human Rights

The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Business and Human Rights to begin in Fall 2021.

Lehman College — President

Lehman College — President

The president will be expected to advance a vision for the college that builds upon the strengths, plans and assets already in place, enhance the college’s profile in CUNY and New York City, lead efforts to raise new resources and build partnerships with business, government and philanthropic organizations.

Berklee College of Music — Managing Director, Center for Africana Studies

Berklee College of Music — Managing Director, Center for Africana Studies

The Managing Director will serve as the administrative and creative leader of Africana Studies initiatives, programming, partnerships, fundraising, and instruction.

Guttman Community College/CUNY  — President

Guttman Community College/CUNY — President

The College seeks an experienced, visionary, innovative leader who has a passion for teaching, learning, and student success; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the ability to lead this renowned community college in the transition from its founding to its next phase.

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.