This job has expired

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership #495202

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

View more

Faculty Jobs
Education, Educational Administration & Leadership
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership #495202





Job Summary/Basic Function:

Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Applied Digital Learning
Position Summary Information

  • Creation of significant learning environments and the facilitation of online graduate classes in the Masters of Applied Digital Learning in the Department of Educational Leadership.
  • Continue with research and publishing.
  • Provide service and outreach to the College, the University, and to the professional education community.
  • Collaborate with faculty in areas of research, outreach, and pursuit of external funding.

  • Health insurance and other benefits as an employee of the State of Texas.
  • Tuition assistance is provided to employee, a spouse and/or eligible dependent children.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology or other related field with 18 graduate hours in specializations of Educational Technology.
  • Well-developed eportfolio/blog that confirms a thorough understanding of digital communications, tools, methods and resources needed to use technology to enhance the learning environment and to what is required to be a leader in digital learning.
  • Experience in designing, developing and facilitating online courses that emphasize student choice, ownership, voice and authentic learning through authentic projects.
  • Experience in backward design and related instructional design methodologies, outcomes based education development, and authentic learning and assessment.
  • Knowledge of trends and current practices in educational and distance learning and how digital learning will move our discipline beyond the limitations of current trends, best practices and models.
  • Excellent oral, written and digital communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with diverse individuals and to function effectively as a team member using all forms of digital communications.
  • Demonstrated record or potential for successfully facilitating online undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Experience using diverse forms instructional technology, including but not limited to: learning management systems, video conferencing software, collaborative social networking tools, presentation software, authoring tools, Web 2.0 tools, and video editing software.
  • PK-12 experience
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students in the instructional technology program
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity and research capabilities

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful record of university facilitating digital learning in student-centered online programs that utilize student choice, ownership, voice and authentic learning through authentic projects.
  • Experience working in public schools as a teacher, instructional designer, or technology specialist.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects from start to finish.

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.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

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.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online at and include a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and research interests; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:


Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert