Archive for December, 2022

University of Vermont — Lecturer, Animal Science

University of Vermont — Lecturer, Animal Science

The Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences at the University of Vermont invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position starting in Fall 2023.

Baruch College — Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Baruch College — Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a lecturer in cognitive psychology to begin in August 2023.

Accrediting Agency Places Saint Augustine's University on Probation

Accrediting Agency Places Saint Augustine’s University on Probation

Citing concerns about Saint Augustine’s University’s finances, the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently voted to place the historically Black university on accreditation probation for a year.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who have been appointed to new roles are Sylvester Johnson at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, LaQuandra Nesbitt in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University, Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.

Fayetteville State University to Offer Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training

Fayetteville State University to Offer Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training

Fayetteville State is the first HBCU in the country to host a sexual assault nurse examiners training program at its nursing school. Today, there are fewer than 100 SANEs certified across the state of North Carolina. The university’s SANE program aims to train 20 of these specially qualified nurses per semester, including the summer, with a goal of reaching 60 per year.

The Library of Congress Recognizes Rita Dove for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry

The Library of Congress Recognizes Rita Dove for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry

Rita Dove, the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, received the 2022 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for lifetime achievement from the Library of Congress. Professor Dove has published 11 collections of poetry. She served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995 and won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1987.

Spelman College Will Be the First HBCU to Offer a Bachelor's Degree in Documentary Filmmaking

Spelman College Will Be the First HBCU to Offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking

Support from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation for the new film documentary program began during the pandemic with equipment purchases, which allowed students to continue their studies remotely and without interruption. Now a $1 million donation will fund the creation of the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Center for Documentary Media Studies.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are William Broussard at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Angela Griffin at Wilmington College in Ohio, Anthony Brooks at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Yogananda Pittman at the University of California, Berkeley, and Kenyatta N. Shamburger at Talladega College in Alabama.

Northwestern University — Open Rank Professor of Instruction, Computational Social Science and Research Methods Pedagogy

Northwestern University — Open Rank Professor of Instruction, Computational Social Science and Research Methods Pedagogy

The Department of Political Science at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as an open rank (assistant/associate/full) Professor of Instruction, whose research and teaching are dedicated to innovations in computational social science and research methods pedagogy.

University of Connecticut — Assistant Professor - Art, Graphic Design

University of Connecticut — Assistant Professor – Art, Graphic Design

The Department of Art and Art History in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Graphic Design at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Baruch College — Assistant Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

Baruch College — Assistant Professor, Social Entrepreneurship

This position is intended to support a new interdisciplinary faculty cluster – “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” – that will span Baruch’s three schools: the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Science, and the Zicklin School of Business.

Northeastern University — Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Northeastern University — Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Northeastern University seeks a leader of vision, accomplishment, intellectual breadth, and entrepreneurial energy to serve as the next Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

University of North Carolina Wilmington — Assistant Professor – Spanish / Coordinator of the Spanish for Heritage Speakers Program

University of North Carolina Wilmington — Assistant Professor – Spanish / Coordinator of the Spanish for Heritage Speakers Program

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish, to begin fall 2023.

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.

Wayne State University Announces a Cluster Hire Program for 30 Scholars Focused on Black Studies

Wayne State University Announces a Cluster Hire Program for 30 Scholars Focused on Black Studies

Wayne State University is launching a cluster hire program that will recruit and hire 30 new humanities faculty and create the Detroit Center for Black Studies. The initiative will support Wayne State’s goal to build a more inclusive and equitable university by prioritizing faculty and research centered on the Black experience.

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.

North Central College — Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

North Central College — Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing

This Cabinet-level position oversees and coordinates all aspects of North Central’s undergraduate enrollment and marketing efforts and provides strategic leadership for graduate and international enrollment efforts. 

In Memoriam: Sylvester Modupe Broderick Jr., 1941-2022

In Memoriam: Sylvester Modupe Broderick Jr., 1941-2022

A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Professor Broderick came to the United States in 1959 to attend what is now Otterbein University in Ohio. He later taught at North Carolina A&T State University, the University of Wisconsin, and universities in Brazil and Africa.

Dartmouth College Commits $100 Million to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Dartmouth College Commits $100 Million to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Dartmouth’s STEM-X program will focus on student diversity in STEM programs, faculty recruitment, and research and scholarship. The program will include an undergraduate scholarship program with the goal of enhancing STEM participation by students from underrepresented groups. 

Brown University — Senior Media Technician

Brown University — Senior Media Technician

The Senior Media Technician supports the Department of Computer Science users of audiovisual and IT equipment in classrooms and event spaces; maintains equipment; and collaborates with colleagues to ensure high quality services are delivered to the campus community, faculty needs are met and customer satisfaction is high.

Brown University — Executive Assistant

Brown University — Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing executive level, advanced, and confidential administrative support to the Dean of the College, and limited administrative and calendar support for the College’s Deputy Deans.

Brown University — Research Assistant

Brown University — Research Assistant

This Research Assistant position will work on adolescent and young adult research studies within the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. 

African Americans Are Making Progress in Medical School Enrollments

African Americans Are Making Progress in Medical School Enrollments

In 2022, there were 9,630 African Americans enrolled at U.S. medical schools. They made up 10 percent of total enrollments. In 2015, Blacks were 7.2 percent of total enrollments. Since 2015, the number of Blacks enrolled in U.S. medical schools is up by nearly 54 percent.

T. Ramon Stuart to Lead the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

T. Ramon Stuart to Lead the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Dr. Stuart most recently served as the president of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. In 2016, he was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Before joining the staff at Fort Valley State University, Dr. Stuart served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

A Severe Lack of Teacher Diversity in the Nation's K-12 Schools

A Severe Lack of Teacher Diversity in the Nation’s K-12 Schools

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that 80 percent of the nation’s K-12 teachers are White, while only 45 percent of the students in these schools are White.  African Americans are 6.1 percent of all teachers in public schools but 15 percent of all students.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York Names its First Black President

The American Museum of Natural History in New York Names its First Black President

The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869. In 2006, the museum established the Richard Gilder Graduate School which includes a Ph.D. granting program in comparative biology within the museum. It also offers a master’s degree in teaching program. Sean Decatur, president of Kenyon College in Ohio, will begin leading the museum in April.

Oluwaranti Akiyode Named Dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy

Oluwaranti Akiyode Named Dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy

Dr. Akiyode has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Pharmacy since July 2022. She has taught at Howard University for 21 years and is a full professor in the department of clinical and administrative pharmacy sciences.

Brown University — Class Giving Associate

Brown University — Class Giving Associate

The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to assist in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Brown Annual Fund prospects and volunteers.

Brown University — Law Intern

Brown University — Law Intern

The Office of the General Counsel at Brown University is offering a unique summer opportunity to a highly motivated second year law student who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and enjoyable work environment.

Brown University — Staff Accountant

Brown University — Staff Accountant

The Hybrid-eligible Staff Accountant will be one of the primary reviewers and approvers of the journal entries in the financial system.

Brown University — Administrative Coordinator

Brown University — Administrative Coordinator

This position is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative services in support of the Dean of the faculty office and other departments’ numerous projects as needed, as well as assisting with coordinating the general operational needs of the office.

Brown University — Technology Transfer Specialist

Brown University — Technology Transfer Specialist

The Technology Transfer Specialist will successfully identify needs of stakeholders in HHS Region 1 (New England) around opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder. 

Cerritos College — Program Facilitator (Dreamers Resource Liaison) (Categorically Funded)

Cerritos College — Program Facilitator (Dreamers Resource Liaison) (Categorically Funded)

Plans, organizes, leads, and coordinates stand-alone grant-funded student, community-based, or adult training and programs that contribute to and encourage college attendance and retention for targeted students or groups.

Cerritos College — Humanities (Cultural Studies)

Cerritos College — Humanities (Cultural Studies)

The successful candidate will ideally have an academic concentration in Cultural Studies, as well as experience teaching interdisciplinary Cultural and/or Visual Studies courses with a critical focus on gender, race and/or ethnicity.

Cerritos College — Facilities Manager

Cerritos College — Facilities Manager

Plans, supervises, assesses and evaluates the activities and operations of the Facilities department.