Instructional Designer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Collierville, TENNESSEE
Deadline: 29 Mar 2020

Posting Information

Posting Number SAECC2277
Advertised Title Instructional Designer
Campus Location Collierville Campus (Collierville, TN)
Position Number 020368
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Minimum Position Qualifications

Master’s degree in instructional design or relevant area and two (2) years of higher education instructional design experience.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Special Conditions

The successful applicant will be assigned to work with the UM3D Instructional Impact unit in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

The department is especially interested in applicants who have experience with providing consulting services in the design, development, and delivery of blended face-to-face, hybrid, online, and competency-based courses in a university setting.

Applicants should highlight professional accomplishments that demonstrate a broad understanding of integrating emerging technologies within a dynamic instructional design pedagogy. An in depth understanding of designing accessible instructional materials and experience addressing the learning needs of all students is highly valued.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Working remotely as needed.

May require work beyond normal work schedule during peak seasons.

Posting Date 03/20/2020
Closing Date 03/29/2020
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range $52,000 to $55,000 per year
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; complete work with a personal computer, using a computer monitor for much of the work day; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk throughout the University campus, indoors and outdoors. Frequently the employee will be required to transport instructional materials and equipment between facilities in various weather conditions, either by walking or by vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu.
Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position.

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.
Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised

May supervise staff based on role and responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional Position Information


Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Consults with faculty to help them match instructional strategies and available technologies with their student learning outcomes and objectives. Provides instructional material production services to address learning outcomes. Focuses the instructional design process on enhancing student enrollments, course success, program retention, and timely graduation.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Analyzes trends in UofM student learning needs and preferences, designs or identifies innovative strategies and technologies to address those trends, conducts pilot projects to test solutions, implements successfully tested solutions with academic units, and evaluates implemented solutions. Provides analysis that addresses the needs of all student demographic communities, including students with disabilities, first generation freshman, adult degree completers, community college transfers, honors students, fully online learners, and military veterans.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Develops multiple means of enhancing faculty professional development to enhance multiple instructional delivery formats (e.g., blended face-to-face, hybrid, online, and competency-based models). Offers such services via face-to-face seminars, webinars, websites, blogs, social media communications, faculty and student communities of practice, and personal consultations.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Enhances instructional design procedures, service infrastructure, and tools for partnering with an academic department in the design, development, and delivery of an academic program (major, concentration, or certificate) with integration of appropriate instructional design and technology.

Such enhancements require influential leadership from the instructional designer in facilitating a team approach to course design, involving as appropriate the curriculum expertise of faculty, field experts, elearning training resources of the Information Technology Division, media production resources, campus student success services, and the Marketing Department. The instructional designer respectfully balances the perceived needs of faculty and their curriculum with dynamic pedagogical practice and institutional legal compliance.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Works closely with campus faculty to research innovative approaches at the UofM for integrating learning theory, emerging technology, and accessibility (e.g., Universal Design for Learning) with academic instruction in order to address the learning needs of all students, regardless of abilities or disabilities.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Tracks and reports on the qualitative and quantitative measurements of UofM academic program performance as well as instructional design programs and services.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Serves the UM3D Instructional Impact team with assigned project lead responsibilities in the form of strategic planning, organizational management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of instructional services.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists to ensure that UofM distance learning programs are in compliance with accreditation agencies at the campus, state, regional, and federal levels to enhance quality and legality.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Reviews instructional design (ID) professional literature, networks with ID professionals outside the University, participates and prepares academic presentations, and participates in activities necessary to stay informed about trends in instructional design.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.


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