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Part-Time Instructor - Data in Society (IST343)

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
Information Systems and Technology

Job # 076138

Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Spring 2022, on campus, Day and time, TBD

Rank: PTI/Adjunct

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: UA

Job Description

Department of Informational Studies is seeking to Part time instructor who can teach IST 343: Data in Society: This course is designed to help students critically examine how individuals, groups, and society create and are created by digital data and algorithms. Students will explore social, political, legal, and professional issues across varying contexts including social media and the Internet of Things. This course introduces students to technology and the variety of techniques of data gathering and segmentation, and the social, economic, political, and cultural implications of the increasingly digital, data-driven society we live in. This course aims to help students think critically and ethically about the role of technology and data in everyday life. Course learning objectives include
  • Analytically interpret and engage with the current and future philosophical implications of digital data on society
  • Critique various Internet-enabled technologies and their data in relation to their social impact - both negative and positive - across various domains of social life
  • Identify the ethical, moral and legal implications of digital data on society
  • Understand how history and our values have led to the current manifestations of digital data in society
  • Have a sense of how people, democratic processes, and citizenship can affect the impact of digital data on society 


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Job Specific Qualifications

Candidates should have 1 year experience teaching in topics related to data science, critical data studies, or data ethics.

Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree, but a Masters degree is preferred.


Successful candidates will be prepared to serves as instructor and mentor, and be willing to work with the Professor of Record and other instructors teaching this class. This a turn-key course with developed syllabus, exercises, and texts, however, we seek individuals who can bring their own experiences to the course.
  • Collaborate with professor of record, who is responsible for creating the course syllabus and course content, as well as providing an overview of their overall vision for the course.
  • Attend onboarding and training with the iSchool's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL)
  • Making semester-by-semester updates to due dates
  • Maintain office hours and open communication with students.
  • Maintain the course in the Blackboard Learning Management system
  • Grade student assignments and exams in a timely manner; provide feedback when appropriate.
  • Prepare for weekly in-person sessions with students
  • Prepare to offer the class in the spring 2022 semester on campus

Physical Requirements

"Not Applicable"


"Not Applicable"

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

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Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Category: Faculty

Message to Applicants

For consideration, please submit application, cover letter and CV.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
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