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(Archived) Remote Subject Matter Expert – Homeland Security – Global Health Security

Last Updated: 3/21/23

Job Description

Department: Office of the Dean - Criminal Justice
Remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition number: 202300029F

Usual duties:
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work closely with our Deans office and members of our course design team who facilitate the timely course development, ensuring content meets expectations. The SME designs the course, aligned to SHSUs mission and outcomes, for later delivery via asynchronous online instruction. As a result, this contract for the SME is independent of any potential teaching of the course. The Department and SHSU are committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Scope of work:
Time Commitment The successful candidate will begin work immediately upon approval of all contracts. The time commitment for this project should be 9 months or less.
Development A) Work with Project Manager and SHSU Online to adhere to pre-defined goals and development timelines. B) Identify and curate course materials, in support of learning outcomes, in the form of open educational resources (OER) or other widely accessible public supplementary course content. C) Lesson level learning checks edited, and content reviewed to ensure alignment.
Design A) Collaborate with SHSU Online on the development of media-rich lessons which include video lecture, dramatization, infographic, and other visual teaching aids. B) Design, identify and develop industry-related assessment tasks and relevant scenarios, rubric, and connection to assessment activities for unit-level formative items. C) Provide the University with the finalized course, pursuant to the timeline.

Degree Requirements:
Masters degree (terminal degree preferred) in Security Studies, Political Science, Law, Criminal Justice, or closely-related fields.

Experience Requirements:
The successful course developer should have a strong background in one or more practitioner fields within the Homeland Security Enterprise.

Other Requirements for the Position:
Terms and Expectations A) The course must meet quality standard guidelines as outlined by SHSUOnline Course Design Rubric. B) In preparation of course materials, the contractor/consultant agrees to abide by U.S. copyright law. C) The course will be developed in Blackboard Learning Management System. D) Materials developed for the courses will be owned exclusively by SHSU. SHSU retains the exclusive right to use the course and its materials for any lawful purpose.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and should include a cover letter and a current vitae addressed to: Jana Richie (, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296.

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed.

Remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an at will employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Physical Address:
Human Resources Department
1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202
P.O. Box 2356
Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...