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Part-Time Faculty - School of Information (71103)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-Time Faculty - School of Information (71103)

Location: New York, NY

Pratt Institute School of Information seeks visiting assistant professors to teach the following courses:

INFO 644 Usability Theory & Practice - In-person

Course description: This course provides the theoretical and practical foundations for evaluating digital interfaces from a user-centered perspective. Through lectures, in-class activities, readings and individual and group assignments, students will learn and apply usability principles and gain hands-on experience with several common usability evaluation methods, including traditional user testing plus inspection- and field-based methods. Because the goal of evaluation is always to improve the underlying usability of an interface, the course will focus on effectively communicating evaluation results. At the conclusion of this course, students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for successfully planning, conducting, and leading usability evaluations in a variety of settings and organizations.

INFO 649 Practical Ethnography for UX - In-person

Course description: This advanced course focuses on applied qualitative research methods used to inspire and shape the design of digital products and services. Students will gain hands-on experience with several ethnographic research methods commonly used in the User Experience profession and also learn how to form appropriate design research questions, analyze qualitative data to identify human-centered insights, and effectively communicate research finding to various stakeholders.

INFO 683 Museum Digital Strategy - In-person

Course description: Museums are developing and implementing digital strategies to embed the use of technology across their different functions with the end goal of engaging with their audiences in the digital arena. This course aims to provide an understanding of the management and planning concepts, frameworks and tools needed in the implementation of a digital strategy. Students engage in hands-on exercises to learn how to define, execute and evaluate a digital strategy. This course examines how to integrate digital platforms such as website, mobile technologies and social media into the strategic plan and tactics of the museum with the aim of reaching audiences, increasing engagement with the online communities and improving the visitor experience. It includes a review of some of the digital strategy documents published by various museums and an online analysis of their digital outcomes. From an internal organizational perspective, the course explores how specific museums have incorporated digital plans to transform their culture, processes and increase their digital literacy. Discussions during the course will deepen into the opportunities and challenges of implementing digital practices in a museum.

INFO 625 Management of Archives & Special Collections - In-person

An examination of the nature of archives and the principles underlying their management. The acquisition and processing of archival material; appraisal principles and techniques; conservation of textual and non-textual materials, including control of the physical environment; use of archival materials; and administration of archival repositories are studied in depth.

The courses are offered January 17, 2023 to May 9, 2023.

The School of Information at Pratt Institute is a graduate school based in Manhattan enrolling 300 students across masters programs in Library & Information Science, Information Experience Design, Data Analytics & Visualization, and Museums and Digital Culture.

While the courses can be taught online, instructors living in the New York City area are preferred as there may be opportunities to teach the courses again in-person once the pandemic has ended.

Pay Rate: $1,440 - $1,720 per contact hour

The candidate should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field and have an aptitude for teaching. For questions about the course, please email Assistant Dean Quinn Lai -

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