Posting Details

Posting Details

Job #
076797

Job Title
Part-Time Instructor - Introduction to Data Science

Location
Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

FLSA Status
Exempt

Hours

Spring 2023, on campus, day and time TBD

Job Type
Part-time

Rank
PTI/Adjunct

Campus
Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
UA

Job Description

IST 687: Introduction to Data Science: The course introduces students to applied examples of data collection, processing, transformation, management, and analysis to provide students with hands-on introduction to data science experience. Students will explore key concepts related to data science, including applied statistics, information visualization, text mining and machine learning. “R”, the open source statistical analysis and visualization system, will be used throughout the course. R is reckoned by many to be the most popular choice among data analysts worldwide; having knowledge and skill with using it is considered a valuable and marketable job skill for most data scientists.
After taking this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand essential concepts and characteristics of data.
  • Understand scripting/code development for data management using R and R-Studio.
  • Understand principles and practices in data screening, cleaning, and linking.
  • Understand communication of results to decision makers.
  • Identify a problem and the data needed for addressing the problem.
  • Perform basic computational scripting using R and other optional tools.
  • Transform data through processing, linking, aggregation, summarization, and searching.
  • Organize and manage data at various stages of a project life-cycle.
  • Determine appropriate techniques for analyzing data.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required in a Data Science related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with data collection, processing, transformation, management, and analysis, and knowledge of the programming language R.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Experience with data collection, processing, transformation, management, and analysis, and knowledge of the programming language R.
Responsibilities

Successful candidates will be prepared to serve as a lab instructor and mentor, and be willing to work with the Professor of Record and other instructors teaching this class. This course has a developed syllabus, exercises, and texts, however, we seek individuals who can bring their own experiences to the course and lead lab recitations.
  • 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 )
  • 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 2023 semester on campus
Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

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

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Quick Link
https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/96837

Job Posting Date
11/11/2022

Application Deadline
11/25/2022

Open Until Filled
Yes

Priority Consideration

Job Category
Faculty

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