Adjunct - Subject Matter Expert Course Developer: Computer Software Engineering

Job description

Job location: University Campus - Remote

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-04-09
Req: R2098
Job Description Summary

Saint Leo University is seeking subject matter experts in Computer Science/ Software Development to develop engaging undergraduate and graduate online courses in Computer Science in collaboration with a Learning Design team. Candidates should possess an advance degree in Computer Science, or a closely related area. The ideal candidate is one who has experience developing online course material in multiple areas of Computer Science. Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in programming languages.

Saint Leo University reserves the right to not schedule and/or cancel courses based on enrollment.

Applications are processed upon the receipt of all official transcripts while the posting is active.

Job Description

Duties and Tasks:

  • SME will fulfill every deliverable specified on the contract, including meeting deadline determined by the contract.
  • SME will be expected to attend all trainings and meetings for course developers, as well as completing a one week, online orientation to the Saint Leo University course development process.
  • Using backward design (UBD), constructivism models, and leveraging learner centric strategies, the SME will develop module objectives, formative / summative assessments, discussion boards, journal prompts, potential rubric-based experiences, and more, and will contract based on the Saint Leo master syllabus.
  • SME will carefully select course materials and resources, in conjunction with pre-determined core materials from the Master Syllabus, as well as supplementary articles, videos, publications, and webpages based on current research and industry developments
  • SME will be expected to work through a project management framework, in conjunction with regular meetings with the design team.
  • All parties respond to email and /or phone contact within 24-48 hours.
  • SME will partner with the Learning Design team in a collaborative process
  • SME will teach the course the first time it is offered and will make revisions based on instructor and student feedback.  SME will be eligible to teach the course in an adjunct capacity moving forward if approved by the Department Chair.
  • SME will have expertise in the appropriate subject matter.
  • SME will have working knowledge of appropriate technologies and learning management systems
  • SME will be able to devote an average of 6-8 hours per week to course development during a 16-20 week timeframe and participate in a one week orientation.
  • SME will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • SME will demonstrate alignment to Saint Leo University’s core values of excellence, respect, community, responsible stewardship, integrity, and personal development.
  • The course development process is 20 weeks plus one week of orientation.
  • SME will teach the course the next term it is offered for additional compensation.


  • To design undergraduate courses- at least a Master’s degree in field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • To design graduate courses- a terminal degree in field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Proven mastery in teaching and/or facilitating professional development in a specific content area
  • Extensive experience creating curriculum rooted in a deep knowledge of content, pedagogy, and current research
  • Experience creating interactive learning experiences for adults
  • Comfort and experience with working online, remotely, and independently
  • Access to computer with high-speed Internet
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Learning Management Systems.  (D2L preferred)




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Posted: 4/11/2019
Application Due: 10/13/2019
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