Archive for November, 2020

Northeastern University — Open Rank - Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Humanities and Humanistic Study of Race and Social Justice

Northeastern University — Open Rank – Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Humanities and Humanistic Study of Race and Social Justice

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications for several tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the humanities and humanistic study of race and social justice with an expected start date of Fall 2021.

Tufts University — Director, Feinstein International Center

Tufts University — Director, Feinstein International Center

Providing vision, leadership, and direction to the work of this exciting Center and its diverse professional staff, which includes management of teams and activities around the globe such as current FIC personnel based in Boston, New York City, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, France, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.

San Diego State University — Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Afrolatinidad, Department of Africana Studies

San Diego State University — Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Afrolatinidad, Department of Africana Studies

The Department of Africana Studies seeks a scholar with expertise in the Black experiences of Latin America and who can expand our teaching on the diverse cultural expressions and histories of African descendant populations.

Centennial College — Dean, Community and Health Studies

Centennial College — Dean, Community and Health Studies

The Dean of Community and Health Studies contributes to the academic well-being and growth of the College and provides academic and administrative leadership, supervision, support and direction to chairs, faculty and other academic managers as well as administrative and support staff in the school.

St. Edward's University — Dean of the School of Natural Sciences

St. Edward’s University — Dean of the School of Natural Sciences

The Dean provides vision and leadership to all areas of the School’s operation: academic and curricular affairs, student success, promotion/tenure, budget management, fundraising, external partnerships, and community service, among others.

Syracuse University — Newhouse Chair, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University — Newhouse Chair, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a scholar with international standing for the position of Newhouse Professor, an endowed chair established at the founding of the School.

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

In his 1910 report, Abraham Flexner wrote that Black students should be trained as “sanitarians” rather than surgeons and their primary role should be to protect White people from disease. “A well-taught negro sanitarian will be immensely useful; an essentially untrained negro wearing an M.D. degree is dangerous.”

St. John's College — Assistant Director of Admissions / Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity Recruitment

St. John’s College — Assistant Director of Admissions / Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity Recruitment

The Assistant Director supports the efforts of the Admissions Office by managing an assigned territory, implementing recruitment strategies, communicating with student prospects, building relationships with high schools, managing inquiries and applications, and supervising the tasks of student workers.

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Director of the School of Communication

University of Nebraska at Omaha — Director of the School of Communication

The next director will have the opportunity to build further on the school’s success and develop a compelling vision for its future. The director will be a champion for student, faculty, and staff success while advocating for the school and all its programs.

Swarthmore College — Associate Director of Athletic Giving, Alumni & Parent Engagement

Swarthmore College — Associate Director of Athletic Giving, Alumni & Parent Engagement

The Associate Director of Athletic Giving reports to the Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement. The candidate is responsible for raising current philanthropic support for the College.

Minnesota State College Southeast — President

Minnesota State College Southeast — President

The next President will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the colleges, community and Minnesota State.

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.

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 California Merced — Vice Chancellor and CFO

University of California Merced — Vice Chancellor and CFO

The University of California Merced, the youngest campus in the world-renowned University of California system, seeks a new Vice Chancellor and CFO to help lead this unique institution into an exciting new era of rapid growth and distinction within the UC system and among research universities globally.

Delaware Valley University — Vice President for Finance and Administration

Delaware Valley University — Vice President for Finance and Administration

The VPFA will have responsibility for financial planning, management and assessment of the financial activities of the University, as well as leadership of the information technology, auxiliary services and enterprise risk management activities.

The University of Virginia — Dean, UVA Engineering

The University of Virginia — Dean, UVA Engineering

The Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School and its role within the broader University.

Virginia Commonwealth University — Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University — Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost is the chief academic officer with oversight of the curricular, student life, and faculty affairs of the institution. The Provost is the second-ranking executive officer at VCU and serves as the President’s partner in the articulation and execution of a compelling vision that builds on a history of excellence and access in higher education.

Georgetown University  — Assistant Professor

Georgetown University — Assistant Professor

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) aims to recruit a research-oriented economist for a core faculty position at GU-Q. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments.

Georgetown University  — Associate Professor / Professor

Georgetown University — Associate Professor / Professor

Georgetown University in Qatar aims to recruit a senior research-oriented economist for a core faculty position at GU-Q. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments.

Georgia Gwinnett College  — Dean, School of Science and Technology

Georgia Gwinnett College — Dean, School of Science and Technology

The Dean of the School of Science and Technology is the chief administrator of the School, providing overall leadership to drive effective operations of the different academic disciplines.

Ball State University — Director of the School of Art

Ball State University — Director of the School of Art

The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and serves as the school’s chief executive who plans, directs, and coordinates the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary matters and promotional activities pertaining to the school, provides leadership and direction in the development and implementation of academic programs, and advocates quality in teaching.

Oakland University — Assistant Professor in PK-12 Science Education

Oakland University — Assistant Professor in PK-12 Science Education

Join innovative faculty in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University. We invite applications for a PK-12 science teacher educator at the rank of assistant professor.

Northeastern University — Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program

Northeastern University — Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program

The Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seek nominations and applications from leading scholars for the position of Director of the Africana Studies Program, with an expected start date of Fall 2021.

Mercer County Community College — Director of Financial Aid

Mercer County Community College — Director of Financial Aid

The Director of Student Financial Aid is responsible for developing financial aid strategies that are consistent with the student success objectives of the College, within the framework of federal and state regulations.

University of Toronto Mississauga — Assistant Professor, Anthropology of Health

University of Toronto Mississauga — Assistant Professor, Anthropology of Health

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Anthropology of Health.

The Nationwide Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Nationwide Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Black student college graduation rate of 48 percent was 22 percentage points lower than the rate for Whites and 31 percentage points below the rate for Asian Americans. The Black student graduation rate trailed the rates for Hispanics by 13 percentage points.

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

Thomas Hudson has been serving in the post on an interim basis since February. Before being named acting president in February, Hudson had been serving as special assistant to the president and chief diversity officer at the university.

Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise

Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise

The report, by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Pennsylvania State University, reveals that segregation among schools in the same division contributes to half or more of all multiracial school segregation in Virginia’s metropolitan regions.

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

Does the  FBI's Hate Crime Data Present A True Vision of Reality?

Does the FBI’s Hate Crime Data Present A True Vision of Reality?

In 2019, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI. More than 86 percent of all participating law enforcement agencies reported zero hate crimes in their jurisdictions. There were 245 reported hate crimes on college and university campuses in 2019.

Deep Springs College — Visiting Faculty

Deep Springs College — Visiting Faculty

Deep Springs is offering a one-semester faculty appointment in fields including, but not limited to: PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES; THE HUMANITIES; LANGUAGES; MATHEMATICS; THE ARTS; and THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES.

West Liberty University in West Virginia Names Its First Black President in Its 183-Year History

West Liberty University in West Virginia Names Its First Black President in Its 183-Year History

For the past four years, W. Franklin Evans has been president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president.

Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at State Universities

Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at State Universities

Doneka Scott will be the next dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University. Rhea Ballard-Thrower will become dean of libraries at the University of Illinois Chicago and Camellia Okpodu was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

The Fletcher School - Tufts University — Faculty Position in International Human Rights Law

The Fletcher School – Tufts University — Faculty Position in International Human Rights Law

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law.

University of Nebraska Omaha — Assistant Professor, Spanish

University of Nebraska Omaha — Assistant Professor, Spanish

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Foreign Languages and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an earned doctorate in Spanish linguistics, applied linguistics, or closely related field.