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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor - Information Technology; Program Director

Syracuse University
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Syracuse, New York
Information Systems and Technology

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

Hours: TBD

Rank: Open Rank

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: UA

Job Description

The College of Professional Studies invites applications for a Program Director and Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor to teach and provide student-centered leadership for a cluster of four online professional bachelor's degrees focused on information technology: Cybersecurity, Computer Programming, Knowledge Management, and Applied Data and Predictive Analytics.  Qualified applicants will be capable of teaching and developing online courses broadly across one or more of these fields.  

This full-time, 12-month position requires a 60:40 split of teaching and administration, respectively.  Candidates must possess a relevant graduate degree (PhD preferred) and experience teaching within this cluster of majors.  The College of Professional Studies also values practitioner experience and favors candidates with demonstrated excellence in online instruction and course development.

This is a 12-month position (a renewable 3-year contract), with some flexibility based on when courses are scheduled.

The College of Professional Studies is a rapidly expanding college of Syracuse University, which currently includes part-time, undergraduate professional studies programs across five academic areas.  The College also offers a variety of noncredit courses, certificates, and executive education programming.  


Successful candidates must have an earned graduate degree (PhD or other terminal degree preferred). Candidates with practitioner experience will also be considered.

Job Specific Qualifications

Proven teaching success Motivation to mentor students and to develop curricula Ability to be a creative, collaborative problem solver. Strong written and oral communication skills, mature judgment. Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships. Ability to plan, organize, and monitor multiple projects simultaneously. Proven ability to integrate ideas and concepts. Highly developed organizational skills, and strict attention to details. Friendly, flexible, service-oriented manner. Proven ability to respond positively to extreme pressures of time and workload. Proven ability in public speaking. Tech savvy, facilitation with learning management systems. Experience in adult learning theory and pedagogy highly desirable.


  •  Teach and/or develop eight online courses/sections per year 
  • Serve as faculty advisors/mentors to students within their cluster; create an orientation program for new students to the major; participate in commencement ceremonies; offer affinity-building events and major-specific career development workshops/seminars, in coordination with the Office of Online Student Success and Academic Affairs
  • Serve on College Curriculum Committee; create and review syllabi for proposed or revised courses; work with Program Administrators to propose and implement any curricular changes
  • Oversee and mentor new instructors in course development and/or teaching assignments
  • Work with Program Administrators to schedule course rotation and instruction to maintain time to degree completion targets
  • Coordinate with Director of Academic Programs to prepare, collect and report data for annual program/accreditation reviews; annual course and program learning outcomes reporting; program mapping; shared competency mapping and reporting

Application Instructions

The first round interviews will be virtual. For full consideration, in addition to completing an online application, please attach a cover letter, CV, job market paper and contact information for three professional/academic references. Application review will begin October 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

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 nearly 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

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.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: No

Job Category: Faculty

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