Remote Subject Matter Expert – Homeland Security – Water Security

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, USA 🇺🇸


Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position TitleRemote Subject Matter Expert – Homeland Security – Water Security
FLSA statusExempt
Hiring Salary$20,000 estimated maximum. Payment processed based on completed phase of development. This is a remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position.
Position Category
Position Type
CollegeCollege of Criminal Justice
DepartmentCollege of Criminal Justice
Open Date03/02/2023

Refer Applicants To

Contact NameJana Richie
TitleSearch Committee ChairCollege of Criminal JusticeSam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX 77341-2296
Contact Phone

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the JobDuties Performed in the Usual Course of the JobSubject Matter Experts (SMEs) work closely with our Dean’s 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 SHSU’s 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.
Educational Requirements for the PositionMaster’s degree (terminal degree preferred) in Security Studies, Political Science, Law, Criminal Justice, or closely-related fields.
Experience Required for the PositionThe successful course developer should have a strong background in one or more practitioner fields within the Homeland Security Enterprise.
Other Requirements for the PositionTerms 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.
Special Instructions SummaryTo 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
Open Until FilledYes

EEO Statement

EEO StatementSam 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.Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect – Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC – Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC – Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was “SHSU Employee” please indicate employee’s name and department.(Open Ended Question)
  3. If your response to the question above was “Other” please indicate from what source.(Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)

Optional Documents





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