Teaching Specialist – Data Science and/or Data Management

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Teaching Specialist, Data Science and/or Data Management

These faculty positions are responsible for University of Minnesota course instruction in the Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) program as contracted by Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies (UAPS) in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS). The position requirements include teaching (face-to-face evenings for a 14-week term, approximately 10 hours per week), making course curriculum updates, supporting program initiatives, participating in professional development, and attending faculty meetings once per semester. Teaching Specialists in ITI report to the Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs and the Faculty Director for ITI and are typically contracted on a semester basis to teach at least one course per academic year.  Courses are already fully developed.

Specific details of required professional background for the current openings (Fall semester 2020) are as follows:

INet 4061 – Data Science I: Fundamentals

  • Data science
  • Statistics
  • Python & R

INet 4709 – Data Management I: Fundamentals

  • Distributed systems
  • AWS and virtualized
  • Data stores and replication

Please visit the above website link for a description of the Information Technology Infrastructure program, including course details.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach the contracted class section(s), fulfilling University policies and using course-appropriate effective practices: set high expectations; support achievement with clear instructions, examples and samples; establish frequent, regular contact with students; grade and return coursework promptly with relevant formative and/or summative feedback; engage students in relevant collaborative work; and submit final grades on time.

2. Revise course or provide input as appropriate to stay abreast of information technology management practices and trends and to support changes in the disciplinary goals and curricula.

3. Stay current in the discipline and participate in activities to support professional development, faculty community dialogue, self-assessment, and teaching reviews.

4. Hold weekly office hours that are reasonably responsive to student schedules.

5. Work with program staff as needed to resolve course- or student-related situations that require support or resources outside the classroom.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

– Bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to the course(s) of instruction.
– Five or more years of professional experience in a field/knowledge area directly related to the course(s) of instruction.
– Mastery of core technical skills:  operating systems; development language knowledge (e.g., Java, C, Python); networking; compute/cloud

Preferred

– Master’s degree in a field closely related to the course(s) of instruction.
-Ten or more years of professional experience in a field/knowledge area directly related to the course(s) of instruction
– Teaching experience in higher education.
– Experience working with diverse groups including adult learners
– Experience designing courses or training materials

Desired

– Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field closely related to the course(s) of instruction

You may contact the ITI faculty director for more information: langa008@umn.edu.

To apply for this job email your details to cross047@umn.edu

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