Instructional Designer

Suzhou, China
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Number of vacancy: 1
Salary grade: COMPETITIVE
Preferred on-board month: ASAP
Contact E-mail: Ye.Lan@xjtlu.edu.cn

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and guidance to academic staff in their work to build, develop, adapt and source online course content, in accordance with the instructional objectives of the relevant programme.
  • Liaise with faculty members in regard to their courses and provide support needed in their modules, materials, assessments, etc., that could be discipline specific.
  • Design and deliver training for academic staff in the use of e-learning tools and educational best practice in learning technologies.
  • Provide support for academic staff in the creation and maintenance of modules and programmes within the institutional Virtual Leaning Environment (VLE) and other online resources.
  • Evaluate new and existing learning technologies and tools for use within the School and University; and keep abreast of developments in best educational practice to identify, evaluate and implement new approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Develop and implement methods for evaluating the impact of e-learning tools and modules/programmes in the enhancement of learning and teaching;
  • Manage specific projects relating to distance, hybrid and e-learning, ensuring that these meet the strategic objectives of the School and the University.
  • Create standards and ensure compliance with templates such as those for presentation materials, course websites and style sheets.
  • Coordinate, consult, and collaborate with different internal and external stakeholders to esnure the development of bespoke user, group, and enterprise learning, upskilling, and training solutions as full package services.
  • Provide advice on the growth of learning solutions to fit the needs of industry and the university.
  • Contribute to the L&T related matters as per the need of school and the university in the request of ADLT.


Including but not limited to:


  • Five years of work experience in a sizeableorganisation working with colleagues/customers to deliver value
  • Experience of leading successful E-learning projects
  • Experience with design and development of videos and animations, including training in best practices

Education, qualifications and training

  • Masters degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education or similar. Relevant work experience will also be considered as an alternative.

General and specialist knowledge

  • Awareness of and affinity with cultural diversity within an international environment
  • Understanding of how technology is used in the delivery of services to students and faculty
  • Strong knowledge of media authoring tools and graphic design
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design best practices and appropriate learning theory
  • Excellent ability to disseminate good practice across campus and effectively communicate complex ideas and engage diverse audiencesSkills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence, manage and motivate others
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of people
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to deliver and initiate change
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks at the same time, and to prioritise tasks/activities effectively, along with the ability to meet deadlines

Personal attributes

  • Customer and service-focused 
  • Highly motivated, able to work independently 
  • Proactive and positive approach
  • Problem-solver 
  • Resilience to work pressure
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters and act with discretion
  • Strong team player 
  • Flexible approach to work and willingness to be flexible over working hours when required

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