Part-Time Instructor - Natural Language Processing and Text Mining

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Job # 075510 Job Title Part-Time Instructor - Natural Language Processing and Text Mining Location Hinds Hall Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

On-Campus, Day and Time TBD

Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

These are two different courses offered through the School of Information Studies. This is currently a “shadow” position for the first semester, but could turn into a solo position depending on student demand for summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters. See below for individual descriptions of each class.

Be able to teach graduate level text analysis courses, such as text mining and Natural Language Processing ( NLP ). If teaching NPL, explain / teach how NLP can process written text and produce a linguistic analysis via techniques such as linguistic analysis, tokenization, word-level semantics, part-of-speech tagging, syntax, semantics and deep learning. Apply NLP in areas such as information retrieval, question answering, sentiment analysis, summarization, and dialogue systems. The course leverages the Natural Language Toolkit ( NLTK ) and Python. If teaching text mining, be able to explain / teach the key concepts and methods of text mining technologies rooted from machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and statistics as well as discuss the applications of text mining technologies in information organization and access, business intelligence, social behavior analysis, and digital humanities. The text mining class uses a Python-based command line tool call scikit-learn.

IST 664: Natural Language Processing: This course is designed to develop an understanding of how natural language processing ( NLP ) can process written text and produce a linguistic analysis that can be used in other applications. This goal will be achieved through readings, lectures, class discussions, lab exercises, assignments, and studies of real-world applications that incorporate substantive NLP modules. The course primarily covers the techniques of NLP in the levels of linguistic analysis, going through tokenization, word-level semantics, part-of-speech tagging, syntax, semantics, and on up to the discourse level. It also includes the use of the NLP techniques, such as information retrieval, question answering, sentiment analysis, summarization, and dialogue systems, in applications. Course learning objectives include
1. Demonstrate the levels of linguistic analysis, the computational techniques used to understand text at each level, and what the challenges are for those techniques.
2. Process text through the language levels using the resources of the Natural Language Toolkit ( NLTK ) and some rudimentary use of the programming language Python.
3. Describe how NLP is used in many types of real-world applications.

IST 736: Text Mining: Introduces concepts and methods for knowledge discovery from large amount of text data, and the application of text mining techniques for business intelligence, digital humanities, and social behavior analysis. The main goal of this course is to increase student awareness of the power of large amounts of text data and computational methods to find patterns in large text corpora. This course is designed as a general introductory level course for all students who are interested in text mining. Programming skill is preferred but not required in this class. This course will introduce the concepts and methods of text mining technologies rooted from machine learning, natural language processing, and statistics. This course will also showcase the applications of text mining technologies in (1) information organization and access, (2) business intelligence, (3) social behavior analysis, and (4) digital humanities. Course learning objectives include:
1. Describe basic concepts and methods in text mining, for example text representation, text classification and clustering, and topic modeling;
2. Use the text mining concepts and methods to model real-world problems into text mining tasks, develop technical solutions, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions.
3. Communicate text mining process, result, and major findings to various audience including both experts and laypersons.

Qualifications

Candidates should have two years of experience teaching NLP and/or text mining, or using NLP / Text Mining within a work context.
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in a relevant technical field, such as Data Science, Management of Information Systems ( MIS ), Information Management (IM) or Computer Science (CS).

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

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 turnkey 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

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

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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.

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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.

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