Archive for April, 2021

Mayo Clinic — Director, Diversity and Anti-Racism Curriculum

Mayo Clinic — Director, Diversity and Anti-Racism Curriculum

With the goal of partnering with others to transform health care globally, we seek an energetic curriculum director to orchestrate category-of-one thought leadership for the Education Shield of Mayo Clinic, an organization that sets the standard for patient care, education and research.

Olivet College — Sport and Recreation Management Faculty Position

Olivet College — Sport and Recreation Management Faculty Position

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in south central Michigan with a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, seeks an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance to work with students and to instruct in our programs in the area of sport and recreation management.

Diversity Efforts More Likely to Be Supported When They Are Seen to Benefit White Students

Diversity Efforts More Likely to Be Supported When They Are Seen to Benefit White Students

A new study by scholars in the department of psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey finds that the rationale for greater diversity in higher education often reflects the views of Whites but not necessarily those of Blacks.

The Next Chancellor of the Indianapolis Campus of Ivy Tech Community College

The Next Chancellor of the Indianapolis Campus of Ivy Tech Community College

Dr. Lorenzo Esters currently serves as vice president for Advancement and Member Engagement with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a higher education association representing more than 1,200 two- and four-year institutions located in 50 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 25 countries.

Pew Research Center Report Documents Racial Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Pew Research Center Report Documents Racial Gap in STEM Degree Attainment and Employment

Black students earned 7 percent of STEM bachelor’s degrees as of 2018, the most recent year data is available. This is below their share of all bachelor’s degrees (10 percent) or their share of the adult population (12 percent). Black adults are also underrepresented among those earning advanced degrees in STEM.

Morris Brown College in Atlanta Granted Accreditation Candidacy

Morris Brown College in Atlanta Granted Accreditation Candidacy

In 2002, Morris Brownollege lost its accreditation due to an unstable financial position. The college filed for and later re-emerged from bankruptcy. Enrollments slowed to a trickle. Now with the announcement that it is a candidate for accreditation, students at Morris Brown will now once again be eligible for federal financial aid programs including Pell grants.

Report Finds De Facto Racial Segregation in Virginia's Public Universities

Report Finds De Facto Racial Segregation in Virginia’s Public Universities

At the University of Virginia, just 13 percent of undergraduates identified as Black or Hispanic; that share is 60 percent lower than the state’s population ages 18 to 24. The College of William & Mary and Christopher Newport University are near large Black population centers but each of their student bodies is just 7 percent Black.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Visiting Assistant Professor of Public History

The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Visiting Assistant Professor of Public History

The History Department and the African American Studies Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public History and African American studies, beginning August 2021.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Fortune Mhlanga was named the founding dean of the School of Applied Computational Sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Debra J. Barksdale will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. has been named dean of the College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.

Pellissippi State Community College — Testing Technician II

Pellissippi State Community College — Testing Technician II

The Testing Center is responsible for the testing activities of PSCC. These primarily include administering exams, proctoring and properly securing test materials. We administer standardized assessments such as HiSET, CLEP, DSST, HESI, Certiport, etc., class testing for professors including on-line courses, testing for off campus agencies and other colleges and universities.

Lenoir-Rhyne University — Assistant Professor, Public Health

Lenoir-Rhyne University — Assistant Professor, Public Health

The successful candidate will serve as a core faculty member in the CEPH accredited MPH Program with the potential for collateral teaching assignments in other Health Science programs based on qualifications and need.

Santa Clara University  — Health Insurance Coordinator

Santa Clara University — Health Insurance Coordinator

The Student Health Insurance Coordinator provides the highest quality of administrative health insurance work to students, staff and faculty while supporting the vision of the University to make student learning a central goal of the Center.

Whitman College  — Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Whitman College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Sociology Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position with expertise in criminology and/or crime/law/deviance, as well as statistics and quantitative methods, at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2021.

University of Pennsylvania  — Full-Time Lecturer in Spanish

University of Pennsylvania — Full-Time Lecturer in Spanish

The Department of Romance Languages invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment (non-tenure track) as a Lecturer to teach all levels of Spanish language in an undergraduate program committed to dynamic language instruction.

University of Oregon  — Research Computing Specialist

University of Oregon — Research Computing Specialist

The Research Computing Specialist will be aligned to the central IT organization but will uniquely work collaboratively with research computing groups on campus, including faculty, researchers, and staff.

Kenyon College — Vice President of Student Affairs

Kenyon College — Vice President of Student Affairs

As the chief student affairs officer, the VPSA is responsible for stewarding a diverse and vibrant Student Affairs division, while also serving as a key member of Kenyon’s senior administrative team.

Carleton College — Open Rank Faculty Position, African American History

Carleton College — Open Rank Faculty Position, African American History

Carleton College invites applications for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured) position in African American History to begin September 1, 2022. We welcome applications from all subfields of African American history.

University of Rhode Island — Dean, Graduate School

University of Rhode Island — Dean, Graduate School

Serve as the executive officer of the Graduate Faculty and the senior administrative officer of the Graduate School and as a member of the Council of Deans.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis — Visiting Lecturer of Visual Communication Design

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis — Visiting Lecturer of Visual Communication Design

Herron School of Art + Design invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment as a Lecturer in Visual Communication Design.

Four Black Scholars Taking on  New Faculty Assignments at Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Universities

Taking on new positions or titles are Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, and Sekou Cooke at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

The School of Applied Computational Sciences will be focused on creating impactful academic research programming that will enhance health care and technology communities and solve complex problems in health care — especially those that impact underserved populations. The first students are expected to enroll this fall.

The University of Central Florida — Dean, College of Sciences

The University of Central Florida — Dean, College of Sciences

The new Dean will work with faculty and staff members to improve the success of a diverse student body, continue the growth in quality and impact of research and scholarship, and lead the philanthropic efforts of the College.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Communications Specialist for Open Learning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Communications Specialist for Open Learning

MIT Open Learning seeks a Communications Specialist to initiate and manage diverse, complex editorial, social media, event planning, and media relations projects.

Five Universities That Have Announced the Appointments of Black Administrators

Five Universities That Have Announced the Appointments of Black Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Donica Thomas Varner at Cornell University in New York, Godlove Fonjweng at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Lawrencina Mason Oramalu at Texas Woman’s University, Gerald Lewis Jr. at the University of Connecticut, and Alicia Dorn at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

USC School of Medicine – Greenville — Chair of Biomedical Sciences

USC School of Medicine – Greenville — Chair of Biomedical Sciences

The Chair is the individual responsible for leadership and continued academic development of the faculty of the multidisciplinary department of Biomedical Sciences and is charged with ensuring the effective delivery of the content of the biomedical science curriculum.

Xavier University of Louisiana Offers Pathway for Students to Earn Master's Degrees in Management

Xavier University of Louisiana Offers Pathway for Students to Earn Master’s Degrees in Management

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership with Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management in five years.

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Dr. Fleetwod’s book – Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration – which took nine years to complete, is based on scores of interviews with incarcerated people and their families, prison staff, activists, and other observers. It explores the importance of people in prison creating art as a means to survive incarceration.

Johnson C. Smith University Enters Partnership With Central Piedmont Community College

Johnson C. Smith University Enters Partnership With Central Piedmont Community College

Under the JCSU Connect program, students will complete an associate degree in psychology at Central Piedmont and a bachelor’s degree at JCSU. Students who remain eligible during their time at Central Piedmont and successfully submit their applications to Johnson C. Smith University will receive an $8,000 annual scholarship

Arizona State University — Lecturer in Graphic Information Technology

Arizona State University — Lecturer in Graphic Information Technology

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and teaching curriculum in Front-End Web Design and Development to a diverse body of students.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Shirley J. Everett was named senior adviser to the provost on equity and inclusion at Stanford University. Emmanuel Adero is the new deputy chief officer for the  Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Torsheika Maddox was named chief of staff for the chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Three African American Faculty Members Receive Promotions at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three African American Faculty Members Receive Promotions at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Nina Johnson was promoted to associate professor of sociology at Swarthmore College. Joseph Derrick Nelson was promoted to associate professor of educational studies and Ron Tarver was promoted to associate professor of photography.

Blackburn College — Provost

Blackburn College — Provost

The Provost is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight in support of the College’s strategic plan and priorities, especially for departments that fall under the Provost’s purview and for our academic programs, all while supporting campus and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Pennsylvania State University  — Associate Vice President and Associate Dean (Academic Administrator)

Pennsylvania State University — Associate Vice President and Associate Dean (Academic Administrator)

The Associate Vice President and Associate Dean is a member of the Vice President and Dean’s leadership team and works collaboratively with the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education and other University leaders to advance the strategic goals and innovation priorities of the Office of Undergraduate Education.

SUNY Oswego  — Vice President for Student Affairs

SUNY Oswego — Vice President for Student Affairs

The VPSA will oversee a recently reorganized division that is actively responding to the impacts of COVID-19 and work with staff to redefine and commit to a divisional mission and vision that will carry a new strategic plan forward.

University of California Santa Cruz  — Educational Measurement Innovation Advocate

University of California Santa Cruz — Educational Measurement Innovation Advocate

Serves as a source of innovation in psychometrics and data analysis that helps to creatively solve complex problems. Provides additional value to stakeholders and advances the field of large-scale assessment in support of equity in education.

University of California Santa Cruz  — Member Services Advocate

University of California Santa Cruz — Member Services Advocate

Uses advanced concepts regarding organizational communication and member engagement strategies to anticipate and resolve highly complex issues. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for outreach to state departments of education and service providers.