Archive for May, 2021

Appalachian State University — Coordinator for Member Services

Appalachian State University — Coordinator for Member Services

Appalachian State University invites interested applicants for the position of Coordinator for Member Services to become a part of the University Recreation team as we facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage, and care for the App State community.

The Rise, Collapse, and Legacy: HBCU Football and the NFL Draft

The Rise, Collapse, and Legacy: HBCU Football and the NFL Draft

Currently, nearly 10 percent of Black players in the National Football League Hall of Fame are alumni of HBCUs. That percentage will inevitably decline, but that history, too, cannot be erased. HBCUs were in the vortex of the racial transformation of the NFL.

The Ohio State University — Associate Vice President for the Office of Institutional Equity

The Ohio State University — Associate Vice President for the Office of Institutional Equity

The newly established Office of Institutional Equity seeks a transformational leader to serve as its next Associate Vice President to engage The Ohio State University community in elevating the equitable treatment of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all campuses.

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.

Pellissippi State Community College — Culinary Arts Faculty

Pellissippi State Community College — Culinary Arts Faculty

The overall purpose of this job is to provide college level instruction to students pursuing an Associate Degree in the culinary arts. Additionally, the successful candidate for this position must be qualified to serve the culinary arts discipline as a Baking instructor and support the institution’s culinary arts certificate, and non-degree community courses that are or may be offered.

College of the Holy Cross — Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

College of the Holy Cross — Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The VPDEI reports to the Provost and Dean of the College and provides strategic leadership on institutional priorities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

University of California, Irvine — Director of Human Resources / HR Business Partner

University of California, Irvine — Director of Human Resources / HR Business Partner

This position is responsible for providing input and guidance in the organizational strategic planning process for academic personnel and staff administration, and payroll.

Purdue University — James J. Solberg Head and Professor of the School of Industrial Engineering

Purdue University — James J. Solberg Head and Professor of the School of Industrial Engineering

The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University is seeking an accomplished, dynamic, and innovative leader to serve as the James J. Solberg Head and Professor of the School of Industrial Engineering.

Adler University — Vice President, Finance & Operations

Adler University — Vice President, Finance & Operations

The VPFO provides thought leadership to the university and partners with the senior management team of the University to realize its vision of advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities and a more just society.

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Pharmacology

University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / Pharmacology

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine invites applications for full-time tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

University of Alberta — Tenure-track Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

University of Alberta — Tenure-track Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta invites applications to a tenure-track or tenured position with expertise in energy geotechnics research.

Harvard University — Administrative Director of Faculty Support Services

Harvard University — Administrative Director of Faculty Support Services

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Administrative Director of Faculty Support Services is responsible for supervising approximately 20 faculty assistants, facilitating administrative, course, and financial supports to faculty, and managing a variety of departmental administrative and financial responsibilities.

Harvard University — Executive Director, Harvard Education Publishing Group

Harvard University — Executive Director, Harvard Education Publishing Group

Oversee all aspects of the HEPG operations, including production and marketing of the Harvard Education Press books and the Harvard Educational Review.

Miami University — Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor, Department of Biology

Miami University — Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor, Department of Biology

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach lecture and laboratory sections of general biology, and to coordinate the laboratory sections in general biology.

University of Tennessee at Martin — Manager of Disability and Testing Services

University of Tennessee at Martin — Manager of Disability and Testing Services

This position provides leadership for, and oversight of the Office of Disability Services and Testing Center operations, programs and services delivery.

Western Washington University — Embedded Therapist, LGBTQ+ Western

Western Washington University — Embedded Therapist, LGBTQ+ Western

The Embedded Therapist is a member of the Counseling Center’s senior staff clinical team. This position is embedded part-time in LGBTQ+ Western and specializes in LGBTQ+ student mental health and wellness.

Website Will Track Racial Residential Segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas, Since 1957

Website Will Track Racial Residential Segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas, Since 1957

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture is creating a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the city of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis in 1957.

University of Oregon School of Law — Assistant Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

University of Oregon School of Law — Assistant Director for Career Planning & Professional Development

The Assistant Director’s work is shaped by key areas of substantive expertise such as: state trial court clerkships, private law firms, alternative JD career paths, and public interest and public service.

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.

Vanderbilt University — Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Vanderbilt University — Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions is part of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for assisting in the efforts to recruit, evaluate the applications of, and select new members of the undergraduate schools of the university.

Vanderbilt University — Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Vanderbilt University — Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

The Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions is part of the leadership team of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for leading the efforts to recruit, evaluate the applications of, and select new members of the undergraduate schools of the university.

Miami University — Assistant Teaching Professor,  Sport Leadership & Management

Miami University — Assistant Teaching Professor, Sport Leadership & Management

Sport Leadership & Management: Assistant Teaching Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses beginning Fall Semester 2021. Responsibilities include teaching sport leadership and management courses; advising students; and providing professional service to the department, college, and institution.

University of Georgia Program Aims to Boost Black Male Retention and Graduate Rates

University of Georgia Program Aims to Boost Black Male Retention and Graduate Rates

The Georgia African American Male Experience (GAAME) started in 2014 as a two-day transition program for Black males accepted into the University of Georgia. The program has grown into a multifaceted initiative that centers on the needs of Black male students, supporting and improving retention and graduation rates.

Washington and Lee University — Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Washington and Lee University — Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Associate Provost will join the institution at a transformative time as W&L assesses its identity and strengthens its commitment to excellence by making diversity, equity, and inclusion an institutional priority.

William Tate IV Will Be the First Black President of a University in the Southeastern Conference

William Tate IV Will Be the First Black President of a University in the Southeastern Conference

Dr. Tate has been serving as the Education Foundation Distinguished Professor, executive vice president for academic affairs, and provost at the University of South Carolina since July 2020. Professor Tate served as dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Duke University — Director, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Duke University — Director, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

The next Director will be an experienced and committed leader and bring to Duke a strong commitment to advancing inclusion of Black students of all identities and socio-economic backgrounds. 

Southern Methodist University — Coordinator, Women & LGBT Center (STU00000067)

Southern Methodist University — Coordinator, Women & LGBT Center (STU00000067)

The Coordinator for the Women and LGBT Center is responsible for the development and implementation of student programs and events that assess and address the needs of students related to gender and sexuality.

Stanford University — Executive Director, Immigration Policy Lab

Stanford University — Executive Director, Immigration Policy Lab

From developing new strategic research partnerships to leading fundraising efforts, this is a dynamic and multifaceted role that is well-suited to an energetic, empathetic, and service-oriented leader—someone who is ready to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners and shape the future of evidence-based immigration policy.

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Hiram C. Powell Selected to Lead Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Most recently, Dr. Powell has served as dean of performing arts and communications at Bethune-Cookman University. During his time at the university, Dr. Powell has served in several leadership roles including interim provost and vice president of institutional advancement.

Yale Medicine — Senior Director of Compliance

Yale Medicine — Senior Director of Compliance

As the primary architect of compliance initiatives at Yale Medicine, the Senior Director is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of ethical behavior and conduct related to compliance.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that Black undergraduate enrollments are down 8.8 percent from the spring 2020 semester. But African American enrollments in graduate programs are up 10.4 percent, more than double the increase for Whites.

Two State Universities in the South Name African American Provosts

Two State Universities in the South Name African American Provosts

The University of Oklahoma announced the appointment of André-Denis Wright as senior vice president and provost for its flagship campus in Norman and Monica Terrell Leach was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Faculty at HBCUs Face a Large Pay Gap Compared to Their Peers at Predominently White Institutions

Faculty at HBCUs Face a Large Pay Gap Compared to Their Peers at Predominently White Institutions

A new report from the National Education Association finds a large pay gap for faculty who teach at historically Black colleges and universities compared to their colleagues at predominantly White institutions. Faculty teaching at HBCUs earned $69,180, on average, compared to $87,384 for faculty at non-HBCUs.

The First African American Dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University

The First African American Dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University

LaVonda N. Reed has been serving as associate provost for faculty affairs at Syracuse University. She joined the faculty there in 2006. Professor Reed’s research and teaching are in the areas of wills and trusts, property, and communications regulatory law and policy.

The Racial Gap in Voter Participation Has Increased in the Last Two Presidential Elections

The Racial Gap in Voter Participation Has Increased in the Last Two Presidential Elections

In 2012, when President Obama was locked in what was thought to be a very close election contest with Mitt Romney, the voting rate for African Americans was higher than the rate for Whites for the first time in American history. Since that time, the racial gap in voter participation has returned.