Archive for May, 2021

University of Arizona — Full Time / Part Time Faculty, College of Applied Science & Technology

University of Arizona — Full Time / Part Time Faculty, College of Applied Science & Technology

The University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology is seeking diverse candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching and course development consistent with the college’s purpose, vision, and values.

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.

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.

The Catholic University of America — Dean of Undergraduate Admission

The Catholic University of America — Dean of Undergraduate Admission

The Dean will serve as the chief undergraduate admission officer for the University and is a highly visible member of the campus community.

Morris Brown College — Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs - Chief Academic Officer

Morris Brown College — Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs – Chief Academic Officer

The provost will be an innovative leader who will provide an energizing vision for enriching and reinstating academic programs; hiring and focusing members of the faculty; expanding and enhancing programs; and augmenting the student experience.

Chatham University — Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Chatham University — Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Chatham University has an opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology in the undergraduate psychology program for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Johns Hopkins University  — Therapist: Liaison with under-represented populations

Johns Hopkins University — Therapist: Liaison with under-represented populations

University Health Services, the Johns Hopkins medical campus student health service, is seeking a licensed clinician (Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Licensed Psychologist) to serve in our University Health- Mental Health (UHS-MH) program.

Valparaiso University — Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Valparaiso University — Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The AVP for DEI is charged with shaping, articulating, and enabling Valparaiso University’s strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the campus community.

Oregon State University — Head Academic Advisor, College of Engineering

Oregon State University — Head Academic Advisor, College of Engineering

The Head Advisor will provide leadership for the school with academic advising, support of students through orientation, academic success strategies, career planning, course programming, and retention efforts.

University of Washington — Administrator, Cardiology

University of Washington — Administrator, Cardiology

The Administrator is responsible for the administrative functions, financial management/planning and operational affairs of the Division of Cardiology academic and service units.

University of Rhode Island — Lecturer in Amplified Voice

University of Rhode Island — Lecturer in Amplified Voice

Teach applied lessons in contemporary vocal styles; teach a voice class in contemporary vocal style and improvisation; advise students; teach courses in other areas in another area of qualification, which might include but not be limited to music theory, music education, musicology, music business, jazz studies or music courses in general education.

Coastal Carolina University — Administrative & Customer Relations Specialist

Coastal Carolina University — Administrative & Customer Relations Specialist

Duties include, but are not limited to: registration and related activities; process student registrations, on-line, for advance, regular and late registration phases; process drops/adds/changes of student schedules; process transcript and records requests from customers.

Queens University of Charlotte — Dean of the Blair College of Health

Queens University of Charlotte — Dean of the Blair College of Health

As chief academic officer of the College, the Dean provides leadership to advance the educational and scholarly missions of programs in the College and fosters an inclusive environment that encourages an academic climate that is responsive, student-centered, innovative, entrepreneurial and values diversity. 


University of Georgia — Limited Term Lecturer & Associate Director of Bands, Hugh Hodgson School of Music


University of Georgia — Limited Term Lecturer & Associate Director of Bands, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia seeks an experienced artist-teacher for a limited-term appointment as lecturer and associate director of bands wherein they will conduct the Wind Symphony, teach conducting and/or related courses, and contribute broadly to a large, comprehensive university band program.

University of Denver — Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Engagement and 4-D Experience

University of Denver — Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Engagement and 4-D Experience

The AVC is responsible for establishing a strategic direction for a comprehensive portfolio of campus activities and event support programs that complements the missions and priorities of the University and the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence.

Purdue University — Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Purdue University — Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Associate Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is part of the leadership team responsible for working toward creating and sustaining a welcoming campus where all students can excel, increasing and retaining the number of historically underrepresented and diverse students, faculty and staff, and preparing all students to thrive in our diverse, global environment.

Miami University — Director of Creative Services

Miami University — Director of Creative Services

The Director of Creative Services will lead the creative team and directly impact the University’s brand to help elevate it to a national level.

Florida State University Scholar Creates Documentary Film on Florida's Plantations

Florida State University Scholar Creates Documentary Film on Florida’s Plantations

Valerie Scoon, filmmaker in residence at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts is the director of a new documentary film on the history of plantations and the enslaved in northern and middle Florida.

Carnegie Mellon University — Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University — Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The AVP-DEI is a new position that will serve as a strategic partner and leader within the vice provost’s office, working with the entire campus community—students, faculty, staff, and administration—to support Carnegie Mellon’s mission and prioritize DEI strategies.

Salisbury University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

Salisbury University — Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

Salisbury University’s School of Social Work is accepting applications for one faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, who is eager to be part of an innovative and growing academic environment.

The University of Miami — Senior Director of Compliance, Budget, and Operations

The University of Miami — Senior Director of Compliance, Budget, and Operations

This Senior Director will manage the administration of operational aspects of aid administration to ensure effective and efficient administration of all aspects of financial aid delivery.

Augustana College  — President

Augustana College — President

The Board of Trustees of Augustana College seeks an accomplished, engaging leader who will anticipate the trends and opportunities in higher education and be innovative and inspirational in setting a bold agenda for Augustana’s future.

Grossmont College in California Names Denise Whisenhunt as Its Next President

Grossmont College in California Names Denise Whisenhunt as Its Next President

Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president of student services at San Diego City College. She served as interim president of the college in 2016 and 2017. Whisenhunt has been on the staff at the college since 2001.

Study Finds Blacks in Medical Schools Face an Onslaught of Microaggressions

Study Finds Blacks in Medical Schools Face an Onslaught of Microaggressions

Sixty-one percent of all respondents to a survey in a study led by scholars at Yale University experienced at least one microaggression a week. Students identifying as Black, Asian, multiracial, and female were the most likely to have experienced microaggressions at least weekly.

The New Leader of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

The New Leader of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

Melinda Anderson currently serves as the interim associate vice chancellor for student success at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. NACADA, with approximately 15,000 members in 35 countries, is housed in the College of Education at Kansas State University.

San José State University — Associate Vice President of Research

San José State University — Associate Vice President of Research

The Associate Vice President of Research oversees university research administration-related activities and is the President’s designee for externally sponsored research, scholarship, and creative activities and other specialized programs in the Office of Research.

Appalachian State University — Full-Time Theatre Lecturer (Performance), Department of Theatre and Dance

Appalachian State University — Full-Time Theatre Lecturer (Performance), Department of Theatre and Dance

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a Full- time, Theatre Lecturer (Performance) position for the 2021-22 academic year beginning August 2021.

Starr King School for the Ministry — Annual Giving Coordinator

Starr King School for the Ministry — Annual Giving Coordinator

Starr King School for the Ministry, recognized as a leader in progressive theological education, is searching for an Annual Giving Coordinator. The successful candidate will help raise operating funds for the school and steward donors in their relationship with the school. 

Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The Core Writing (Writing Across the Curriculum) Program at Fairfield University invites applications for one full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to start September 1, 2021.

University of Utah — Assistant or Associate Professor of African American History

University of Utah — Assistant or Associate Professor of African American History

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-line Assistant or Associate professor in African American History (1600-present), research specialization and time period open.

The Large Gap in African American Voting Rates Between the States

The Large Gap in African American Voting Rates Between the States

In the District of Columbia and Mississippi, more than 72 percent of all eligible Black adults cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In Mississippi and Tennessee, Blacks were more likely to vote than non-Hispanic Whites. Massachusetts and New York had the lowest Black voter participation rates in the United States.

Mordecai Brownlee Will Be the Next President of the Community College of Aurora in Colorado

Mordecai Brownlee Will Be the Next President of the Community College of Aurora in Colorado

Dr. Brownlee has been serving as vice president for student success at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, he held positions at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, Blinn College District in Texas, and Houston Baptist University. Dr, Brownlee will assume his new duties on July 15.

How Did Racial Segregation in the Armed Forces Impact Battlefield Mortality?

How Did Racial Segregation in the Armed Forces Impact Battlefield Mortality?

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S Truman issued Executive Order 9981 which abolished racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces. But as was the case with schools several years later, desegregation moved at a snail’s pace. During the first half of the Korean War, most units remained racially segregated.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The four African Americans who have been appointed to dean positions are Phylicia Rashad at Howard University, Eve De Rosa at Cornell University, Battinto Batts Jr. at Arizona State University, and Linda Thomas at James Madison University.

Coastal Carolina University — Counselor

Coastal Carolina University — Counselor

Duties include providing individual/couples/group counseling to students who are experiencing psychological, developmental, career and educational concerns.

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services

Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Director, Office of Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services

Coastal Carolina University seeks candidates for the Assistant Director position in the Office of Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services.