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Instructor/Recruiter/Coordinator of Online Studies #494636

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Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, names and contact information for professional references and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation and any supporting materials to https://jobs.lamar.edu If unable to attach recommendation letters electronically or prefer to send confidentially, send to jobs@lamar.edu in Human Resources Department. Please include the Position number in the e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111337
Position Title Instructor/Recruiter/Coordinator of Online Studies #494636
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 494636
Department Sociology Soc Work Crim Just

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Division of Criminal Justice at Lamar University is seeking an instructor/recruiter/coordinator of on-line studies. Applicants should have academic experience with instruction of criminal justice, criminology and/or recruiting/retaining students. The desirable applicant should have (a) Ph.D. or other recognized doctoral degree in criminal justice, criminology or closely related field, or be considered ABD with the understanding that a doctoral degree must be conferred prior to employment starting date; Individuals with J.D.s or Masters of criminal justice, criminology or closely related field will be considered.

Lamar University (LU), a member of the Texas State University System, has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, with enrollment steadily increasing to more than 15,000. LU has been recognized nationally for its general education core curriculum, leadership in online education, selection as a member of the Honor Roll of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”
Competitive salary and benefit plan.
An additional tenure track position is dependent upon available funding.

The successful applicant will work closely with the director of Criminal Justice and staff in Distance Education to coordinate activities with the online criminal justice program. Applicant will serve as a liaison between distance education students in the Criminal Justice Program and the Criminal Justice Faculty. Travel will be required to assist in Criminal Justice agency recruitment. The applicant will be eligible to teach one class online and one class on campus each semester.

Essential Functions
Coordinate course offerings for the online Criminal Justice programs

Recruit potential students through agency visitation

Coordinate delivery of distance education materials

Assist distance education advisor with student advisement

Instructor of record for online and o campus classes (1 per semester)

Manage student issues and refer to director as appropriate

Assist in the coordination of student orientation for the division of Criminal Justice

Process paperwork and documentation relating to the operation of the Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate program

Minimum Qualifications

The desirable applicant should have (a) Ph.D. or other recognized doctoral degree in criminal justice, criminology or closely related field, or be considered ABD with the understanding that a doctoral degree must be conferred prior to employment starting date; Individuals with J.D.s or Masters of criminal justice, criminology or closely related field will be considered.

At least one (1) year of related experience.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications
Security Sensitive Statement

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.

Salary Commesurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, names and contact information for professional references and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation and any supporting materials to https://jobs.lamar.edu
If unable to attach recommendation letters electronically or prefer to send confidentially, send to jobs@lamar.edu in Human Resources Department. Please include the Position number in the e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB. As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • I do NOT have a high school diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional degree (MD, JD, etc)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Curriculum Vitae