Homeland Security Studies Adjunct Instructor
Duties and Responsibilities
Application Pool Notice
Laredo College continuously accepts applications for part-time (adjunct) instructors to create a pool of candidates for each session/semester. Applications will be reviewed and positions will be filled based on department needs. Applications received for this pool will remain active for one year.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop curriculum and ensure quality of instructional program. Serve as liaison between college and federal agencies. Lead and manage initiative of non-credit courses and activities.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop, evaluate, and revise programs, courses, and objectives to ensure instructional and programmatic responsiveness to the occupational and academic needs of students and to ensure instructional quality as demonstrated by students' achievement of competency-based objectives.
- Prepare and, on the first day of class, distribute syllabi, which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, absence policy, and other pertinent information for each course assigned.
- Prepare, administer, and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress and to provide opportunities, which will allow students to succeed. Use multiple measures of assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside assignments.
- Encourage use of support services by students. Collaborate with support services staff to ensure that appropriate information is shared and discussed.
- Provide appropriate information to Library staff regarding desired discipline materials.
- Follow the academic calendar and other policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees.
- Serve as peer mentor when requested.
- Stay current of changes that occur in discipline. Participate in department initiatives to infuse changes into curriculum. Participate in interdisciplinary discussions, which are directed at improving student learning and evaluating core competencies curriculum.
- Sponsor or provide assistance with student clubs and organizations.
- Distribute student evaluation forms on a timely basis.
- Provide a safe environment for students and be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, materials, and classrooms.
- Promote the College's programs and curricula, in particular ensuring delivery of diverse modes of instruction to include online and hybrid courses.
- Follow procedures related to the registration Office, including grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal deadlines; class changes; and time and room scheduling.
- Participate in the preparation and updating of class schedules and the Catalog.
- Follow proper procedures for requesting textbooks, instructional supplies, and expendable supplies; submit travel and absence reports on a timely basis.
- Participate in career days for elementary and secondary school students; participate in civic activities for communicating services provided by the College.
- Participate in Southern Association accreditation activities; implement Institutional Effectiveness Plan related to academic area.
- Participate in college and departmental committees and activities. Substitute for colleagues as appropriate.
- Prepare professional development plan in consultation with the department chair; review plan on an on-going basis with the department chair; work with assigned peer/mentor.
- Participate in faculty evaluations as described by the department chair and/or the Dean of Work force Education.
- Participate in meetings called by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Workforce Education, or department chair for the purpose of disseminating information, providing input into the decision-making process, and sharing expertise with colleagues.
- Participate as a faculty advisory during the registration process and during the semester by providing accurate career counseling and guidance at time assigned by the department chair or Senior Director of Work force Education & South Campus. Use the Program Degree Guide on an on-going basis to maintain current information about each student.
- Respond to requests for information from the Dean of Workforce Education.
- Participate in college activities, which include but not limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation, and workshops designed for growth and development.
NOTICE: Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s). In addition, if a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.
- Master’s Degree in Homeland Security related field or 18 graduate hours in Homeland Security or related field.
- At least 3 year of specialized experience in a GS-13 or supervisory level grade performing the following: leading and overseeing federal law enforcement operations/crisis management operations.
- 10 years experience as a sworn federal law enforcement officer, or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
- Experience in leading and overseeing the development, delivery, and modification of training curriculum
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Working knowledge of crisis management, terrorism, counter terrorism and cyber security threats as it relates to homeland security.
Faculty secretary or work-study students (if applicable)
Dean of Workforce Education, Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.