Archive for November, 2021

Hate Crime on the Campus of the University of Utah

A university contractor was making a delivery to the loading dock at a residence hall on the campus of the University of Utah. Two students in a room above the loading dock shouted the N-word and threw sunflower seeds and coffee pods out the window at the individual below.

Arizona State University — Assistant Professor, Interior Design (Multiple)

Arizona State University — Assistant Professor, Interior Design (Multiple)

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track appointments in the Interior Design at the assistant professor rank beginning fall 2022.

University of Pittsburgh — Appointment Stream Faculty Position in Information Systems and Technology Management

University of Pittsburgh — Appointment Stream Faculty Position in Information Systems and Technology Management

The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time, appointment stream faculty position (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor) in our Information Systems and Technology Management area starting Fall 2022.

University of Washington Tacoma — Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

University of Washington Tacoma — Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.

University of Tennessee at Martin — Director of Equity and Diversity

University of Tennessee at Martin — Director of Equity and Diversity

The director of equity and diversity helps create and maintain an atmosphere within the university community that seeks and supports diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life.

In Memoriam: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021

Dr. Smith served as dean of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa before being named president of Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts in 1974. He was appointed president of Florida A&M University in 1977 and served in that role until 1985.

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.

Central College — Vice President for Finance and Administration / Treasurer

Central College — Vice President for Finance and Administration / Treasurer

President Putnam and Central College, located in Pella, Iowa, seek a seasoned, highly accomplished visionary financial executive as its next Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer.

University of Illinois at Chicago — Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Illinois at Chicago — Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Bridge to the Faculty program is an initiative to diversify the faculty by attracting and retaining promising individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in health professions education and the health humanities.

George Mason University — Events Manager, College of Health and Human Services

George Mason University — Events Manager, College of Health and Human Services

The George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services seeks an energetic experienced Events Manager to create and host engaging and memorable alumni, donor and community events to foster engagement with the College now in its final transition in becoming a college of public health.

Chatham University — Director of Annual Giving

Chatham University — Director of Annual Giving

The Director of Annual Giving is a key leader within University Advancement and is responsible for achieving the University’s annual giving fundraising and participation goals, and for meeting goals for ongoing unrestricted operating support for the University. 

The University of Central Florida — Dean of the College of Community Innovation and Education

The University of Central Florida — Dean of the College of Community Innovation and Education

The University of Central Florida, a diverse metropolitan research university and Hispanic-Serving Institution, seeks an experienced, innovative, and visionary leader with a deep commitment to community engagement for the position of Dean of the College of Community Innovation and Education.

Point Park University — Assistant Professor, Sports, Arts and Entertainment

Point Park University — Assistant Professor, Sports, Arts and Entertainment

The Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management department of the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; appointment to begin August 2022.

California State University, Sacramento — Tenure Track Faculty, Child and Adolescent Development

California State University, Sacramento — Tenure Track Faculty, Child and Adolescent Development

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the Department of Undergraduate Studies within the Child and Adolescent Development Program beginning August 2022.

Contra Costa Community College District — Vice President, Equity and Instruction

Contra Costa Community College District — Vice President, Equity and Instruction

Under general administrative direction of a college president, serves as a campus Assistant Chief Executive Officer, overseeing academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for the college.

Wilkes University — Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Wilkes University — Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

The University is seeking an experienced academic leader who has the vision and leadership skills to guide the College to new levels of achievement and recognition for an integrated approach to science and engineering.

Hartwick College — President

Hartwick College — President

The Board of Trustees of Hartwick College seeks a strategic, collaborative leader to build on Hartwick’s 225-year legacy of innovation and academic excellence and join a student-centered community dedicated to advancing the institution for future success

Park University — Assistant Professor, Business Analytics

Park University — Assistant Professor, Business Analytics

Park University’s College of Management invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor qualified to teach Park’s undergraduate and graduate business analytics curriculum.

University of Chicago — Senior Instructional Professor (Open Rank), Department of Economics

University of Chicago — Senior Instructional Professor (Open Rank), Department of Economics

The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Instructional Professor (at rank Assistant, Associate, or Full) position with expertise in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and its applied fields to begin on or after July 1, 2022.

New Reports Shows How HBCUs Are a Major Contributor to Social Mobility for African Americans

New Reports Shows How HBCUs Are a Major Contributor to Social Mobility for African Americans

On average and across institution type, when it comes to mobility rates HBCUs outperform all other categories of educational institutions and are double the national rate. HBCUs are the primary postsecondary driver for moving Black Americans from poverty to the middle class.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign — Dean of the College of Education

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign — Dean of the College of Education

The Dean of the College of Education reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost’s Council of Deans.

Stevens Institute of Technology — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Stevens Institute of Technology — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty opening in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science starting as early as September 1, 2022.

Stevens Institute of Technology — Teaching-Track Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology — Teaching-Track Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for a teaching-track faculty opening in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science commencing September 1, 2022.

Miami University — Assistant / Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Miami University — Assistant / Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering: Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor (non tenure-track position) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise undergraduate students; and provide service to the profession and university starting in the Fall semester August 2022.

Arizona State University — Head of Industrial Design

Arizona State University — Head of Industrial Design

The Design School at Arizona State University seeks applications for full-time faculty appointment in Industrial Design beginning in August 2022. The candidate selected will also be Head of the Industrial Design program.

Columbia University — Assistant Director, Annual Fund Marketing

Columbia University — Assistant Director, Annual Fund Marketing

Reporting to the Executive Director, Alumni Development and Engagement Strategy and working closely with the staff of Columbia College Alumni Affairs and Development, the Assistant Director collaborates with the Executive Director to develop and manage the annual fund marketing strategy for Columbia College.

Kennebec Valley Community College — President

Kennebec Valley Community College — President

The Board of Trustees of the Maine Community College System invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Kennebec Valley Community College located in Fairfield, Maine.

Eastern Maine Community College — President

Eastern Maine Community College — President

As a priority, the Board of Trustees seeks a President who has the ability, commitment, and vision to continue the college’s commitment to enhancing student success and delivering high-quality education and training.

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Dr. Bryant Davis. professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is the youngest person to be elected president of the association and the fourth Black woman to hold the post.

Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

The study found that Black men were at least 23.6 percent less likely than their White counterparts to receive an MRI exam following a prostate-specific antigen blood test. Prostate MRIs are increasingly being used to reduce the need for invasive biopsies.

Johns Silvanus Wilson Jr. Chosen to Lead the Millennium Leadership Initiative

Johns Silvanus Wilson Jr. Chosen to Lead the Millennium Leadership Initiative

A former president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Dr. Wilson was executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities from 2009-2013. He will now serve as executive director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Students From Sub-Saharan African Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2020-21

Students From Sub-Saharan African Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2020-21

The Institute for International Education reports that in the 2020-21 academic year, there were 39,061 students from sub-Saharan Africa enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States. This was down by 6.3 percent. But overall international student enrollment was down by 15 percent.

Janai Nelson Appointed President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund

Janai Nelson Appointed President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund

Janai Nelson has served as associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for the past eight years. Earlier, she spent nearly 10 years in academia as a full professor and high-level administrator and dean at St. John’s University School of Law in New York.

Central Connecticut State University — Assistant Professor of Special Education

Central Connecticut State University — Assistant Professor of Special Education

The Department of Special Education and Interventions is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the growing undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Connecticut State University for the Fall 2022 semester.

The University of Texas at Austin — Director of Choral Activities

The University of Texas at Austin — Director of Choral Activities

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position requires relocation to Austin, TX. 

A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachuetts

A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachuetts

A racial slur directed against African Americans was found on a window of a common area in a  residence hall at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.