University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC School of Data Science and Society

Position ID: UNC_SDSS-SI [#24331]
Position Title: Section Instructor
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: math, data science, computer science
Application Deadline: (posted 2024/02/15, listed until 2024/12/12)
Position Description:   Remote  

The School of Data Science and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking applicants for the part-time position of online Section Instructor.

Part-time Section Instructors will teach an online class (or a combination of classes) for the School of Data Science and Society’s new Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) degree. Section Instructors are hired for a period of two years but may teach different courses over that period of time (and do not have to teach every semester). To see a list of potential course offerings, please go here –

Section Instructors for the online Masters of Applied Data Science use their unique background and expertise to engage students as they work through 13 weeks of content that follows a standardized course syllabus, class plan, and pre-developed instructional materials created by Lead Faculty.

Section Instructors are expected to Bring their unique background and expertise to the course experience. - Help students apply course material and their newly acquired knowledge to relevant, real-world problems. - Effectively engage class members in discussions. - Support student learning by establishing and communicating regular office hours and responding to student issues and questions. - Maintain reliable access to the learning management system (e.g., meeting technical specifications and reliable high-speed internet access).

Key responsibilities: - Facilitate 13 weekly live online sessions class discussions that apply learning from self-paced modules developed by lead faculty. Synchronous class sessions will be scheduled for weekday evenings, and they must occur at the same day and time each week. - Grade assessments and discussion and provide verbal and written feedback to students as appropriate. - Respond to student questions and issues related to the course. - Maintain regular communications with Lead Faculty and the MADS program leadership about students’ experiences, potential barriers, ideas for enhancement, and any other topics relevant to the course or students.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); The qualifying degree should be in the same discipline, or one closely related to the subject matter of the course to be taught. A minimum of 3 years of relevant work, research or teaching experience in the same discipline, or one closely related to the subject matter of the course to be taught.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution, or the equivalent, is preferred. An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the same or closely related discipline as the course to be taught is preferred. Experience and/or expertise in an industry/government/NGO/community organization setting that relates to the subject matter of the course to be taught is strongly preferred. Experience teaching in higher education, graduate-level data science courses, and/or online settings is preferred.

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Contact: Beth Mayo
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211 Manning Dr.
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