Job Description: Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (the iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) invites applications to fill two open faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/ Associate Teaching Professor or Professor of Practice. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong interest and ability in teaching in our Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs, and, as appropriate, teaching in the Doctorate of Professional Studies (DPS) and advising DPS research projects.
The compensation range is as follows: Assistant teaching professor - $83,000-98,000Associate teaching professor - $99,000-110,000Professor of Practice - $76,000-110,000 We are particularly interested in faculty members who can provide instruction and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1. Data science, machine learning and natural language processing, generative AI/text analytics, big data systems
2. Project management of Information systems -including PMBOK and Agile frameworks, risk management.
These two positions are full-time, 8.5-month (academic year) faculty appointments, from mid-August until mid-May. We are aiming for a January or August 2024 start date. Faculty are expected to teach primarily on campus with the possibility of online teaching. There is an option of summer instruction for additional compensation. All new faculty are assigned mentors to assist in course development, classroom management, assessment, and other aspects of teaching practice.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a masters or doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., data science, information systems, library science).
Job Specific Qualifications: Candidates for are expected to have the potential to teach classes as described below under responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Assistant and Associate Teaching Professors are expected to teach in the classroom, to meet with students during scheduled office hours, to prepare and grade assignments and exams, to contribute to the design, syllabi, and organization of college course offerings, and to know applications and development of pedagogy in the fields. Teaching Professors of any rank are not expected to conduct research or engage with practitioners. Teaching Professors carry administrative duties such as developing, updating, and overseeing courses that are taught online or that have multiple sections and instructors. They are expected to participate in routine service to the college and the university. Candidates for Assistant Teaching Professor are expected to have the potential to teach classes as described above. Candidates for Associate Teaching Professor should have the qualifications of an Assistant Teaching Professor as well as a history of five or more years of success teaching undergraduate or masters students in related programs on a full-time basis or the equivalent.Professors of Practice are distinguished practitioners whose presence on campus and in the classroom connects the University community to valuable expertise and professional publics. Teaching is the primary responsibility of Professors of Practice. Professors of Practice are not expected to conduct research, but they are expected to be actively engaged in outreach with practitioners in their field. They are also expected to participate in routine service to the college and the university. Candidates for Professor of Practice are expected to be highly accomplished individuals with significant and substantial experience in a relevant field of professional practice and who can provide effective, practice oriented instruction in areas identified above.
About Syracuse University: Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.
About the Syracuse area: Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
Application Deadline: Full Consideration By: Open Until Filled: Yes
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