Archive for October, 2020

Former Assistant Dean at Millersville University in Pennsylvania Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Former Assistant Dean at Millersville University in Pennsylvania Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

The suit alleges severe harassment from her superiors, including leaving her out of important meetings, denying opportunities for advancement, being passed over for promotion, and interfering with an attempt to hire a Black student to assist her.

Cedar Crest College — Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Cedar Crest College — Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Cedar Crest College is seeking a results-oriented professional to provide leadership, expertise, and vision to cultivate and sustain a consistently inclusive campus climate that welcomes, embraces and supports diversity and inclusion.

University of Houston College of Medicine — Open Rank Faculty, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

University of Houston College of Medicine — Open Rank Faculty, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

The Department of Health Systems and Population Health Sciences in the newly established University of Houston College of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical faculty position in quality improvement and patient safety and as a faculty member within the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute.

The University of Mississippi — Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

The University of Mississippi — Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

The vice chancellor will invigorate university-wide enrollment efforts for domestic first year and transfer students and lead efforts for financial aid awards for all prospective and continuing students.

University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity

University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity

The five-year effort to create the new Center on Racial Disparities includes hiring 12 additional faculty members with research expertise in understanding and addressing racial disparities in areas such as health, education, housing, employment, and wealth.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.

Umoja Community Education Foundation — Umoja Program Regional Coordinator Director

Umoja Community Education Foundation — Umoja Program Regional Coordinator Director

The primary duty of the RC Director is to co-develop and implement programs and strategies for Umoja programs in the community colleges.

Sweet Briar College — Associate or Full Professor of Engineering

Sweet Briar College — Associate or Full Professor of Engineering

In addition to teaching a variety of courses and laboratories that lead to our B.S. in Engineering Science, the incumbent will have opportunities to support and provide direction to the overall mission of the Engineering Program and our Center for Excellence in Science Technology and Engineering.

Sweet Briar College — Assistant Professor of Theatre

Sweet Briar College — Assistant Professor of Theatre

The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of performance and theory courses, typically three courses per semester, in theatre and drama that serves our major in Performing Arts which offers programs in music, dance, and theatre as well as a certificate in arts administration.

Sweet Briar College — Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sweet Briar College — Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

University of Texas at Austin — Associate / Full Professor in Postsecondary Access & Success

University of Texas at Austin — Associate / Full Professor in Postsecondary Access & Success

This unique college-wide faculty search is designed to attract a scholar who will add to the college’s strong academic and research programs in postsecondary access & student success with a strong equity lens across diverse populations.

California State University, San Bernardino — Dept. of Educational Leadership & Technology - Career & Tech. Teacher Edu. Open Rank, Tenure Track

California State University, San Bernardino — Dept. of Educational Leadership & Technology – Career & Tech. Teacher Edu. Open Rank, Tenure Track

Candidates must have knowledge, skill and interest in teaching Career and Technical Education methods courses. Single Subject (i.e. Secondary) Credential Program holders in related areas including Agriculture Education, Business Education, Distributive Education, Family and Consumer Science, Industrial/Technology, Workforce Education are a strong plus in the consideration process.

California State University, San Bernardino — Assistant Professor in Journalism: Communication Studies

California State University, San Bernardino — Assistant Professor in Journalism: Communication Studies

In addition to entry-level newswriting, journalism practicum, and core communication classes, ideal candidates will be expected to develop and teach upper-division journalism classes in multimedia production, online journalism, and data journalism.

SUNY Brockport — Chief Diversity Officer

SUNY Brockport — Chief Diversity Officer

The CDO will be responsible for communicating the value and vital importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion to the campus and its stakeholders.

The University of Chicago — Assistant Instructional Professor of African History

The University of Chicago — Assistant Instructional Professor of African History

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Instructional Professor of African History to begin July 1, 2021. The initial appointment is for a two-year term, renewable based upon a performance review.

University of San Francisco — Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of San Francisco — Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

USF seeks a provost who will provide visionary and collaborative leadership as the university builds upon its 165 years of outstanding teaching and scholarship and its commitment to social justice.

The University of New Hampshire — Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar

The University of New Hampshire — Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar

The University of New Hampshire is proud to launch the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program designed to support the professional development, excellence, diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups of postdoctoral scholars through a nationally competitive application and selection process.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Applied Analysis, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Applied Analysis, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications Applied Analysis, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Sciences.

Arizona State University — Director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Arizona State University — Director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

The next Director should have a leadership style that aligns with the University’s culture of invention and innovation, creates meaningful and enduring results, encourages a passion for the social sciences as interconnected, inclusive, and impactful fields, and provides a persuasive vision for the future of HDSHC that reflects the highest aspirations for the School and the role it can play in civil discourse and society.

Indiana University — Data Services Librarian

Indiana University — Data Services Librarian

Data Services Librarian will develop, deliver, and assess library services, programs, infrastructure, and collections to support the use of data, data literacy, data management, and data curation and preservation. 

Washington University in St. Louis — Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer

Washington University in St. Louis — Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer

The CAO reports to the chancellor and oversees core administrative functions for the university, including information technology, human resources, procurement, environmental health and safety, and emergency management.

Northern Illinois University — Program Adviser (Student Success Coach) -00035967

Northern Illinois University — Program Adviser (Student Success Coach) -00035967

The Student Success Coach, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible providing educational and counseling services to enhance the retention and graduation rates of program participants.

Northern Illinois University — Program Adviser (Assistant Director for TRIO Student Support Services)- 00004350

Northern Illinois University — Program Adviser (Assistant Director for TRIO Student Support Services)- 00004350

The Assistant Director under the supervision of the Executive Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the TRIO Student Support Services Program.

A Snapshot of Pre-Pandemic Black Enrollments in U.S. Graduate Schools

A Snapshot of Pre-Pandemic Black Enrollments in U.S. Graduate Schools

In the fall of 2019, Blacks were more than 18 percent of total first-time enrollments in graduate programs in public administration but only 4.5 percent of first-time graduate enrollments in physical sciences and 5.8 percent in engineering.

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Director, Grace Abbott School of Social Work (Professor or Associate Professor)

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Director, Grace Abbott School of Social Work (Professor or Associate Professor)

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a full-time, tenured professor or associate professor to serve as director.

Saint Augustine's University President Succumbs to the COVID-19 Virus

Saint Augustine’s University President Succumbs to the COVID-19 Virus

Irving Pressley McPhail, the twelfth president of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, died on October 14 from complications relating to the COVID-19 virus. He had taken office as president of the university in July of this year. Maria A. Lumpkin was named interim preident.

The Nation Is Making No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in Standardized Test Scores

The Nation Is Making No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in Standardized Test Scores

The most striking statistic is that only 4 percent of all Black test takers were rated ready for college-level courses in all four areas of English, mathematics, science, and reading. Whites were more than six times as likely as Blacks to be prepared for college-level work in all four areas.

University of Pennsylvania — Chief of the Medical Service, Philadelphia VAMC

University of Pennsylvania — Chief of the Medical Service, Philadelphia VAMC

The Michael J. Crescenz Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track.

New York University Adds a Major Black Scholar to its Faculty

New York University Adds a Major Black Scholar to its Faculty

Claudia Rankine, an award-winning poet and past recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Award,” will join the faculty at New York University as a professor of creative writing. She will begin her tenure at NYU in the summer of 2021. Professor Rankine is currently the Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University

Southern University at New Orleans — Chancellor

Southern University at New Orleans — Chancellor

As the chief executive officer, the Chancellor is responsible for the administration of all activities of the SUNO campus including, but not limited to, academic, financial, student, administrative affairs and other support activities. 

Study Finds Huge Gap in Financial Literacy Between Blacks and Whites

Study Finds Huge Gap in Financial Literacy Between Blacks and Whites

A new study from the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University School of Business and the TIAA Institute in New York finds that Blacks are less likely than Whites to have the knowledge and understanding that enable sound financial decision making and effective management of personal finances.”

Three African Americn Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Three African Americn Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Southern Universities

Sharon E. Williams was appointed interim dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Brandon Common was named dean of students at Louisiana State University and Nichole Lewis is the new dean of students at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

Georgia Institute of Technology — Vice President for Sustainability, Facilities, and Safety

Georgia Institute of Technology — Vice President for Sustainability, Facilities, and Safety

The Vice President for SFS collaborates with the institution’s academic and research leadership to exercise leadership in the management of the campus’s physical environment.

University of Michigan — Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

University of Michigan — Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

The VPEM will help envision the university’s enrollment future, meeting undergraduate enrollment goals with particular attention to strengthening, supporting, retaining and graduating an increasingly diverse student population in compliance with state and federal requirements.

California State University, San Bernardino  — Dept. of Special Edu. Rehab. and Counseling - Counseling Program, Open Rank, Tenure Track

California State University, San Bernardino — Dept. of Special Edu. Rehab. and Counseling – Counseling Program, Open Rank, Tenure Track

Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the evenings, practicum and fieldwork supervision, scholarly activity, curriculum development, and service to the university and community.

California State University, San Bernardino  — Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling - Assoc. Prof. Rehabilitation Counseling

California State University, San Bernardino — Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling – Assoc. Prof. Rehabilitation Counseling

Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the evenings, practicum and fieldwork supervision, scholarly activity, curriculum development, and service to the university and community.