Part-Time Faculty - Information Policy (IST618)

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Job # 075595 Job Title Part-Time Faculty - Information Policy (IST618) Location Hinds Hall Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UA Job Description

School of Information Studies at Syracuse University seeks a Part-time Instructor to teach one section of IST618 – Information Policy, for Fall 2021 (3 credits).

Course Description:
This course covers public policy issues that affect the information, library, and telecommunication sectors. These include privacy and security, intellectual property, freedom of expression, communications access, and public sector information. Application of economic, legal, and political science concepts to policy analysis. Course learning objectives include:
• Analyze and critique basic public policy issues of the digital economy. We define these basic areas as: information and network economics, access to information, network neutrality, intellectual property, ; information economics and policy; access and affordability; network neutrality, privacy, security; freedom of speech, and regulation. The course is issue-based and attempts to teach these topics in a globally applicable way.
• Apply key concepts from economics, law, ethics and political science to the analysis of communication and information policy issues. Know how different schools of thought approach these issues.
• Recognize the reasons, circumstances, and factors that lead to government intervention.
• Discern and research emerging information policy issues and the way organizations are affected by or influence such policies.
• Advocate for and implement sensible ethical information and technology policy in organizational and other settings as well as in the larger society.


Candidates should have a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college or university level. Candidates should have a master’s degree in a relevant field such as management of information systems, data science, information science, or computer science.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

• 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 or virtual sessions with students

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 02/26/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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