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Criminology/Criminal Justice Subject Matter Expert at Sophia Learning

Sophia Learning


Mid Level

Not defined

27 Apr → 27 May

Criminal Justice Criminal Law

Job Description

The Criminology/Criminal Justice Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for curriculum development and review of course guides, course materials, and curriculum within their specialty. Reviews curriculum for consistency and quality across courses. Serves as the final reviewer for courses before final approval by Sophia's academic leadership. Ensures the development of high-quality, current, relevant, and engaging core course curricula in alignment with accreditation standards and guidelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role is writing intensive. Strong writing skills and the ability to turn around batches of writing content on an aggressive timeline are key.
  • Identify skill objectives and create course outlines for new courses or course revisions
  • Serve as a consultant for this skill by answering specific content questions that will inform the learning design for this skill
  • Analyze the skill objectives, content outlines, and activity types and make recommendations on what will be most effective to help students learn this targeted skill at a foundational level
  • Provide feedback on content assets as they are in development to ensure the accuracy of the information being presented
  • Collaborate with Learning Designer in the development of skills content, including assessments and media
  • Attend scheduled online meetings (check-ins and other sessions as needed)
  • Provide recommendations for alignment of skill assets in courses

Job Skills:

  • Understand curriculum design documents, standards, and processes
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices of curriculum/assessment design and writing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Clear and effective writing
  • Strong editing and review skills
  • Tracking tasks to completion with limited oversight and direction
  • Accountability to team and project goals
  • Proactively raises and addresses schedule and quality concerns
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office-style tools, and Windows or MacOS
  • Must have strong computer skills (spreadsheets, presentations, and HTML)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Maintaining composure in stressful situations

Work Experience:

  • At least 3 years of teaching experience is required in one of the related fields: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Sociology and Criminology, Criminal Behavior, Criminal Analysis; Law and Justice
  • Previous experience creating course content as a Subject Matter Expert
  • Education and related experience will be considered in lieu of minimum work experience requirements


  • A Master’s degree in a related field is required, Ph.D. preferred
  • Education and related experience will be considered in lieu of minimum education requirements


  • Weekly time commitment: 20-25 hrs/wk (will vary by week)
  • The project can run between 5 to 7 months
  • Access information using a computer
  • Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain
  • Strong mental acuity
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job
  • Other essential functions and marginal job functions are subject to modification
  • Be available for 1+ working sessions/wk during daytime hours (9-4 pm Central) - includes standing weekly team check-in.
  • Be open to discussion and collaboration, and receptive to feedback.
  • Be willing to revise content based on feedback.
  • Respond to communications/requests with reasonable turnaround time.
  • Attend weekly and ad hoc working sessions consistently.
  • Complete content deliverables and action items on time consistently.

Job Types: Contract, Temporary

Pay: $45.00 - $50.00 per hour


  • Choose your own hours


  • Master's (Required)


  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Subject Matter Expert: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Criminal Justice: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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