Archive for September, 2021

Grinnell College — Tenure-Track Appointment in Performance Studies

Grinnell College — Tenure-Track Appointment in Performance Studies

Teaching responsibilities include a combination of survey classes in performance studies, seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and directing of a mainstage production.

Indiana State University — Provost

Indiana State University — Provost

The provost and vice president for academic affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for academic policy, accreditations, planning, curriculum, faculty development, academic personnel administration, library, information technology and program effectiveness.

Adler University – Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Adler University – Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Adler University, an institution that is a fierce champion of social justice, seeks a Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to partner with the University’s stakeholders as it seeks to build on its social justice mission and become an anti-racist institution.  

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Hall Director

Southern Illinois University Carbondale — Hall Director

The Hall Director is responsible for the development and implementation of strong community building initiatives through the use of educational and social programming. The position requires flexibility, a positive attitude and the desire to create opportunities for educational and social development.

The University of Alabama — Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition

The University of Alabama — Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition

The Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management, a growing Department with a thriving faculty, seeks to fill a full-time assistant professor position in Human Nutrition.

Carleton College — Associate or Full Professor of Africana Studies

Carleton College — Associate or Full Professor of Africana Studies

Carleton College invites applications for a senior (tenured associate or full professor) position split between Africana Studies and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies or other relevant departments or fields to begin September 1, 2022.

American University of Paris — President

American University of Paris — President

The AUP Presidency offers an exceptional opportunity for a gifted, inspirational executive to lead this distinctive center of liberal arts education in the heart of one of the world’s most intellectually and culturally stimulating cities.

The University of Findlay — Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the College of Education

The University of Findlay — Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the College of Education

The University of Findlay invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to teach primarily in the intervention specialist licensure program in the College of Education. The COE is seeking a candidate with experience working as an Intervention Specialist in K-12 schools.

Pennsylvania State University  — Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

Pennsylvania State University — Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

Candidates with technical expertise in soft materials broadly defined, including polymers, materials synthesis, biomaterials, or molecular materials, are encouraged to apply.

California Lutheran University  — Associate or Assistant -- Business Management

California Lutheran University — Associate or Assistant — Business Management

Cal Lutheran’s School for Professional and Continuing Studies invites applicants for an Associate or Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Lecturer position in the field of Business Management beginning in Fall 2022.

D'Youville College  — Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion

D’Youville College — Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion

The VPMDI reports directly to President Lorrie Clemo and will work with the senior leadership to ensure the university proudly honors its mission and rich heritage of service while openly welcoming and vigorously supporting students of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.

Iona College  — Senior Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs

Iona College — Senior Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs

The Senior Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs, who reports directly to the President, serves as the chief development officer and provides extraordinary vision, strategic direction, and entrepreneurial management for the Office of Advancement and External Affairs.

Cal Poly Pomona  — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Cal Poly Pomona — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost & VPAA must have extensive experience as a successful faculty member and academic leader who possesses the academic, financial, and strategic acumen to offer strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership within the community.

Ivy Tech Community College  — Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Ivy Tech Community College — Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections

The Executive Director serves as the primary advisor to the Chancellor regarding career development of students and in fulfilling training, education, internships and other work-and-learn opportunities, and placement needs of employers in the campus service area.

Ivy Tech Community College  — Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Ivy Tech Community College — Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Vice Chancellor will serve as chief advisor to the Chancellor in the formation of policies affecting all academic programs, and will provide leadership and supervision for all campus academic schools and other areas including the learning resource center, instructional technology, and library services.

College of the Holy Cross  — Area Coordinator

College of the Holy Cross — Area Coordinator

The AC is responsible for providing a living-learning environment which offers opportunities for individual and group development congruent with the mission of the College.

University of Notre Dame  — Teaching Professor in Construction Engineering & Management

University of Notre Dame — Teaching Professor in Construction Engineering & Management

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure-track, endowed teaching faculty position which will shape and build our university’s future construction-related course offerings at both departmental and campus-wide levels.

Princeton University — Vice President for Academic Outreach

Princeton University — Vice President for Academic Outreach

The Vice President for Academic Outreach will develop, launch and oversee a comprehensive strategy to extend Princeton’s educational reach and impact to adult learners and other non-traditional groups of students in ways that innovate while remaining consistent with Princeton’s mission and distinctive strengths.

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.

Visa Announces the First Cohort of Its Black Scholars and Jobs Program

Visa Announces the First Cohort of Its Black Scholars and Jobs Program

In addition to financial assistance, Visa Black Scholars will work with mentors from the company, receive year-round programming and training aimed at developing their professional and technical skills, and will also be provided opportunities for paid internships. Those who meet program requirements will be invited to join Visa full-time after graduation.

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.

In Memoriam: Charles Wade Mills, 1951-2021

In Memoriam: Charles Wade Mills, 1951-2021

Since 2016, Charles W. Mills was the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Earlier, he served as the John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Southern Methodist University — Director, Division of Music

Southern Methodist University — Director, Division of Music

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University invites nominations and applications for a faculty position that includes service as the Director of the Division of Music.

The Persistent Black-White Poverty Gap Hinders African American Access to Higher Education

The Persistent Black-White Poverty Gap Hinders African American Access to Higher Education

In 2020, 17.4 percent of all Black families were living in poverty. The government defines the poverty rate for a four-person family – two adults and two children – as having an annual income of less than $26,646. For non-Hispanic White families, only 5.7 percent were living below the poverty threshold.

Ericke Cage Is the New Leader of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Ericke Cage Is the New Leader of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Cage joined the university in July as vice president and chief of staff and has been serving as the university’s chief operating officer managing the day-to-day operations of the university since July 30. Before arriving at West Virginia State, Cage was the senior advisor to the president and university ombudsman at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Adding Ethnic Studies to High School Curricula Improves Performance and Graduation Rates

Adding Ethnic Studies to High School Curricula Improves Performance and Graduation Rates

In one California school district, ninth graders with a grade-point average of 2.0 or under were automatically enrolled in an ethnic study course. The research showed that enrollment in ethnic studies substantially increased high school graduation, attendance, and the probability of enrolling in college.

Sean Perryman to Lead the New Center for Social Justice at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Sean Perryman to Lead the New Center for Social Justice at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Perryman has served as director of social impact policy at the Internet Association leading the association’s efforts on diversity in tech, immigration, and its racial justice strategy. Earlier, Perryman served as the youngest-ever president of the Fairfax County, Virginia, NAACP.

Experiment in Problem Solving Finds Whites Pay Less Attention to the Ideas of Their Black Peers

Experiment in Problem Solving Finds Whites Pay Less Attention to the Ideas of Their Black Peers

Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Texas at Dallas gave a puzzle to a diverse group of participants. Each person was able to see how their peers solved the same puzzle and could choose whether to learn from them. They found that participants were 33 percent more likely to pay attention to and learn from White peers compared to Black ones.

Three Black Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at HBCUs

Three Black Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at HBCUs

Afua Arhin is the new dean of the College of Health, Science, and Technology at Fayetteville State University. Michelle McQueen-Williams was appointed interim dean of the School of Education at Virginia Union University and Julia Wilson was named interim dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University in Virginia.

Several Racist Incidents Occur at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Several Racist Incidents Occur at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Racist emails and online messages have recently been directed at Black students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Also, it was reported that a motorist yelled a racist slur at a group of Black students on campus.

Pellissippi State Community College — Specialist, Tennessee Small Business Development Center

Pellissippi State Community College — Specialist, Tennessee Small Business Development Center

The overall purpose of this job is to provide expert assistance to all types of small businesses, including both startups and existing businesses. Assistance is provided through one-on-one consultations and classroom instruction, primarily in person.

Southern Methodist University — Earth Hazards Cluster Hire

Southern Methodist University — Earth Hazards Cluster Hire

Southern Methodist University announces four faculty positions in the area of earth hazards and national security. These tenure-track positions are in the areas of atmospheric science and climate change; optical remote sensing; big data analysis and machine learning; and the socio-economic impacts of earth hazards, including environmental justice.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Bruce Milton Jackson at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Johnny Rice II at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

A Large Group of African Americns Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is a roundup of recent announcements regarding the appointments of African Americans to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.