Instructional Designer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime

Instructional Designer(
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Job Purpose: Design and develop course curricula and instructional materials in support of faculty teaching efforts. Activities focus on creating new courses and programs as well as enhancing and improving existing course offerings and involve both credit and non-credit programs.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical principles and technology applications to assist faculty with the design of appropriate instructional delivery methods for both new courses and existing courses.
  • Share an understanding of instructional design issues related to teaching and learning in traditional, hybrid, and distance/online courses; demonstrates best practices.
  • Coordinate technology used with the larger Georgia Tech system.
  • Stay current on instructional software and hardware available in the marketplace; advise management as to new products and trends which may have an impact on the department; propose strategies for incorporating these products and trends into offerings.
  • Design and construct websites to communicate with faculty and students.
  • Prepare grant applications and proposals.
  • Complete special projects with faculty in developing proposals for contract courses, demonstrations for various groups, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Masters Degree in Instructional Systems, Instructional Design, or a closely related field 
  • Work Experience: Four to five years job related experience, to include experience in creating online courses and working with course management systems
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This job requires advanced expertise in instructional design principles, learning theory and student learning processes. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective interrelationships with faculty in multiple academic areas and the ability to coordinate and/or manage multiple projects is required as is the ability to create online courses, utilize course management systems, write and manage grant proposals and manage internal and outsourced resources.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Doctorate Degree
  • Preferred Work Experience: N/A
  • Preferred Certifications: N/A
  • Preferred Skills: N/A

Additional Information: N/A

Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: academic faculty, staff and technology vendors. This position typically will advise and counsel: academic faculty and staff. This position will supervise: NA.

Department Description 
The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the nation's leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation's top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report . It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 interdisciplinary research centers that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to America's government, industry and business.   
Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, a top 10-ranked public university.  Providing continuing education for more than a century, and learning at a distance for over 40 years, we enable working professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renowned research university.  We offer professional development courses, certificate programs, and master’s degrees to career-focused adults in STEM and business fields worldwide.  Our programs are designed to position professionals to deliver immediate workplace impact using knowledge and skills learned from Georgia Tech’s faculty experts and each other. Learners can also take Georgia Tech’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are produced by GTPE.  We deliver programs in a variety of formats including face-to-face, online, and hybrid, to suit the diverse needs of working professionals.   The Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) and Online Master of Science in Analytic programs that are offered at less than $10K price point are produced by the GTPE Learning Design team.  GTPE also administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and manages learning-centered meeting and conference facilities in Atlanta and Savannah.  

: Administration
Primary Location
: GTPE - Learning Design
Job Posting
: Mar 20, 2020, 5:06:04 PM

Hiring Range: N/A
: Full-time

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