Remote Subject Matter Expert - Homeland Security - Transportation Sector Resilience at Sam Houston State University

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Huntsville, Texas

Job Description:

Position Title:

Remote Subject Matter Expert - Homeland Security - Transportation Sector Resilience





FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$20,000 estimated maximum. Payment processed based on completed phase of development. This is a remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position.


College of Criminal Justice


Office of the Dean - Criminal Justice

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Janet Mullings


Search Committee ChairCollege of Criminal JusticeSam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, TX 77341-2296

Contact Phone:

(936) 294-3965

Contact Email:

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

Subject 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; the successful candidate is expected to advance this commitment. 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 8 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 Position:

Master's degree with a Ph.D. preferred in security studies, political science, business, engineering, or closely related fields.

Experience Required for the Position:

The successful course developer should have a strong background in transportation sector security and resilience, with significant experience with the transportation sector, in a government agency or a think tank.

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.

Special Instructions Summary:

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and should include a cover letter and a current vitae addressed to: Janet Mullings (, 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.

This is a remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

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.

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