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INET Teaching Specialist

University of Minnesota
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
May 28, 2024
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Instructor must have high-level professional experience and expertise in information technology infrastructure and computer science relevant to the current ITI curriculum. Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Deliver course content, with ability to clearly articulate in various modes: classroom, remote, hybrid, or fully online, depending on class. Be aware of and promote program and course outcomes.
  2. Hold weekly office hours that are responsive to student schedules.
  3. Evaluate and grade student work (labs, assignments, exams)
  4. Participate in regular meetings: twice-yearly faculty meetings, professional development workshops.
  5. Understand and apply University of Minnesota policies to student- and course-related issues, with support from program staff and University resources.
  6. Participate in continuing education in specific field of knowledge to ensure delivery of leading-edge content to prepare students for professional work in industry.
  7. Carry out self-evaluation each semester leading to continuous improvement.
  8. Reflect upon and evaluate course material each semester to identify needs for revision to content areas or assignments. Make minor changes; document more extensive needs for review by the faculty director.

This position offers a flexible work arrangement as a hybrid position and has the unique opportunity to help shape and be responsible for the student experience.

Work for a phenomenal team and College that's student and staff-centered!

The search committee will review applications as program needs arise throughout the year. Candidates will only be contacted when there is a course available.



  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in DEI in professional settings.
  • Bachelor's degree in a field closely related to information technology infrastructure.
  • Ten or more years of professional experience in a field directly related to information technology infrastructure.


  • Master's degree in a field closely related to information technology infrastructure. Teaching experience in higher education.


  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field closely related to information technology infrastructure or in adult higher education.
  • Teaching experience in higher education that includes online courses.
  • A demonstrated understanding of pedagogy that blends theoretical concepts and professional applications.

Are you excited about this job and meet the required qualifications, but your past experience does not align perfectly with every preferred qualification? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply because you just may be the right candidate for this role.

About the Department

This faculty position is responsible for University of Minnesota INET course instruction as employed by Undergraduate Applied and Professional Studies (uAPS) in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) in the Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) degree program. This posting is intended to collect applications for one or more of the INET courses as needed for any particular semester. These INET courses comprise C programming; web infrastructure; social impact of IT; operating systems; systems storage, analysis, and design; operations; projects and processes; security policy and regulation; databases; data management; data science, including big data analytics; dev ops, including network programming and development strategies; security; and network administration, Please visit the program web site for
details. https://ccaps.umn.edu/information-technology-infrastructure-bachelors-degree

INET Teaching Specialists report to the faculty director of the ITI program and are typically employed on a semester-by-semester basis to teach at least twice in an academic year. Please visit the University catalog to view the variety of INET course offerings to enable matching of content and instructor background: https://catalogs.umn.edu/sites/catalogs.umn.edu/files/2020-09/UMNTC%20Course%20Undergrad%202020- 22.pdf

Most courses are delivered as weekly evening classroom classes or a blend of synchronous classroom and asynchronous online modules. A few are entirely asynchronous online and can therefore be taught remotely.

In CCAPS you'll find a flexible, hybrid work environment and supportive colleagues who are committed to empowering lifelong learners to achieve their educational goals in a learner-centric environment where diverse ideas, backgrounds, and identities are embraced.

CCAPS has a large and diverse portfolio of program offerings, including bachelor's and master's degrees, professional development offerings for practitioners, pre-college programs for high school students, English language programs, and lifelong learning for personal enrichment. Across all the work done in and by CCAPS, we strive daily to live our core values of Access, Learning, Inclusivity, Collaboration, and Excellence.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Please address all required qualifications in either your cover letter or CV/Resume to be considered for the position. Submit a letter of application (Cover Letter), resume, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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