INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIALIST
Employment Status: Full-Time
Location: Main Campus
Hours per Week: 32+
Weekly Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8-4
Weeks per Year:52
Instructional Designis a function within the Department of Instructional Technology.
This is a campus resource that fosters partnerships among faculty, administrative
staff and technology professionals by providing expert guidance and assistance on
using technology in support of teaching and research. The department seeksan
individual with outstanding consultation and communication expertise,knowledge of
several hardware and software platforms, and the ability to understand and
implement new technologies quickly to meet program goals.
This person will work as part of a team of educational technology colleagues and will
play a leadershiprole in assisting faculty with the design, development, and execution
of teaching and learning with technology.
The Instructional Design Specialist dutiesinclude:
* Providing instructional consultations for faculty throughout the school, as well as
course and curriculum design support for individual faculty membersand programs;
* Works closely with other department project teams on the design of educational
applications and programs, often managing the project and sometimes participatingas
an active project contributor;
* Develops educational materials and provides training sessionsfor faculty on the use
of new technology for teaching and learning;
* Contributes to the design and implementationof faculty development courses
throughout the year and has responsibility for publishing development resources
through print and online media;
* Researches current trends in teaching,learning, and assessment in higher
* Engages in continuous learning about new educational technologies and shares
information withcolleagues through workshops, presentations,and publications.
This position requires a Master's degreein Educational Technology, or a related field.
The selected candidate must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience working with
faculty in higher education as an instructional designer with technology. They must
have knowledge and skills with current educational technologies and feel comfortable
with learningand teaching faculty to use these new technologies as they emerge.
Candidate must show demonstrated skill with basic functional applications, such as
word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software. Candidate must have worked
with web-based educational and collaboration tools. Comprehensive understanding of
instructional development, preferably with experience assisting faculty in designof
effective online and hybrid instructional modules, courses, and programs is also
required. The Instructional Design Specialist must possess excellent written and oral
communication skills,with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-
technical individuals. Strong editing skills are required. The Candidate must have
experience with a demonstrated track record of researching trendsand best practices
in higher education teaching,learning, and assessment and associated technologies.
Preferred Qualifications:Prior teaching experience in higher education is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to design and implement faculty development programs in
educational technology is highly encouraged. Grant-writing experience and/or
experience assisting faculty withwriting of grants to integrate technology into teaching
and learning contexts is a desired ability.
If you are interested in this position, please contact the school human resources office
at (xxx)xxx-xxxx. You may also apply online at www.anyschool.edu/jobs.
1. What are teachers expected to do that instructional designers are not?
2. What are instructional designers expected to do that teachers are not?
3. If you had to summarize the difference between a teacher and an instructional designer, how might you
do this in 40 words or less? (being sure to highlight the strengths of both)