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Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal (Prison Location)

Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Port Arthur, TX

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Security Sensitive Statement:

Positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal (Prison Location)

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

Part-time appointment to teach at the Federal Prison in Beaumont. The successful applicant must be capable of meeting and maintaining clearance requirements of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment. Resume and Cover Letter is required. Unofficial transcripts required prior to campus interview, official transcripts required upon hire. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the of the process of applying for a position.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College-Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237 or (409) 984-6259.

LSCPA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f), 34 CFR 668.46).
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA

Job Summary:

Adjunct Instructor duties include teaching paralegal courses and completing duties associated with adjunct teaching. Must have experience as a paralegal with four or more years and/or a lawyer who has worked with paralegals for four or more years. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning. Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner. Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes, and/or online classes at the correctional facilities. Must receive and maintain security clearance for the prison system. Performs related duties as required.

Classes are taught within the correctional system. There are nominal risks associated with working in a prison environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, speak, listen, and see. The employee is occasionally required to sit, lift, push, pull and carry objects. Working conditions are in a classroom setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree in paralegal studies or juris prudence. A minimum of four years of experience providing paralegal services.
Work with students, faculty, and staff members in professional manner.
Plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments.
Must receive and maintain security clearance for the prison system.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience is preferred.


$2,200 per class per semester. Depends on course load.

Work Hours:

Hours to teach varies. Could be day or evening classes.

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Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.

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Provide quality and innovative instruction as needed.

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Develop, update, and post course syllabi by posted deadlines.

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Assist in inventory and ordering of necessary supplies and other items needed for the course.

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Attend faculty meetings and participate in professional development activities.

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Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience when appropriate.

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Complete faculty responsibilities by given deadlines.

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Maintain student grades and records. Complete all necessary paperwork within required timeframes.

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Maintain workplace safety standards in accordance with industry best practice while keeping labs and tools clean and in good repair.

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Working at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Located in Port Arthur, an industrial and cultural center of Southeast Texas, the college offers freshman- and sophomore-level work in numerous academic and technical/vocational fields. The campus sits between the 1,000 and 1,800 blocks of Procter Street and Lakeshore Drive.

The city has modern public schools, churches, shopping districts and recreation areas serving a community of approximately 70,000 persons. Principal area industries are oil refining, chemical production, shipping and shipbuilding. The metropolitan area, known as the Golden Triangle, includes the cities of Beaumont, Orange, Vidor, Port Neches, Nederland, Groves and Bridge City. All lie within 25 miles of Port Arthur and form the heart of the upper Texas Gulf Coast where approximately 350,000 live.

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