Instructional Designer

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Instructional Designer Research Professional Position No Posting Number 201600787AP Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $48,000 Desired Start Date 12/01/2016 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date 09/23/2016 Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/09/2016 Description of Work Unit

The Institute for Learning and Teaching supports faculty, students, and staff in their efforts to enhance learning and teaching within the Colorado State University community. The Institute works to achieve its mission by providing direct support to faculty and students in a number of specific programmatic areas and by supporting collaboration across programs within the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment and Access. Direct support for faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors is provided through programs that strengthen professional development in areas related to learning and teaching, scholarly inquiry into learning and teaching, course design and development, and the University’s instructional technology infrastructure. Direct support for students is provided through programs that strengthen advising for students who have not declared a major, intra-university students, and students pursuing careers in the health professions; learning programs and communities; engagement in undergraduate research and artistry; preparation for graduate and professional schools; academic engagement with communities beyond the University; orientation, transitions, and retention; and effective use of learning technologies.

Position Summary

This three year, full-time, grant-funded position will involve (1) working with faculty and staff to design and develop course curricula and instructional materials and (2) supporting the professional development of faculty and graduate teaching assistants through workshops and consultation. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of instructional issues related to teaching and learning in traditional and blended courses, as well as experience using a wide range of hardware and software tools to develop instructional materials. The Instructional Designer will join a team that works collaboratively to support the teaching and learning mission of the University. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. by proposed start date. TILT will not provide VISA sponsorship for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or closely related field.
  • Proven experience using educational instructional tools and applications used in an instructional setting to develop course content. These tools include, but are not limited to: learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) and presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate, etc.).
  • Proven experience designing and developing course content using instructional design principles, learning theory, and instructional technology.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Instructional Systems, Education or closely related field.
  • Experience interpreting learning analytics and data to better inform processes around content, course, and program creation.
  • Familiarity with processes relevant to the development of course curricula instructional materials and assessment.
  • Ability to successfully work with instructors and an understanding of the higher education environment.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative context.
  • Proven record of managing a productive work schedule including managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines
  • Experience developing instructional materials for learning management systems, preferably Canvas.
  • Awareness of the importance of—and the ability to develop—accessible Web-based materials.
  • Ability to advance the Institute’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
  • Ability to bring diverse and new perspectives and approaches in Instructional Design.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instructional Design Duty/Responsibility

Under the direction of other TILT Instructional Designers
- partners with faculty to incorporate effective teaching strategies and student learning outcomes in residential and blended learning environments
- consults with faculty to make recommendations of course design following accepted instructional design principles, learning theory and instructional technology for residential and blended learning environments
- assists faculty in the design of residential and blended coursework/programs and instructional practices, development of learning resources and re-visioning of residential and blended courses.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Instructional Materials and Development Duty/Responsibility

Under the direction of other TILT Instructional Designers, uses educational instructional tools and applications used in a collaborative, instructional setting to develop course content.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Faculty Professional Development Duty/Responsibility

Assists with the development and implementation of programs and workshops about teaching and learning in residential and blended learning environments.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Other Duties Duty/Responsibility

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Barb Houser EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 2 Maximum Requested 3 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I acknowledge that this is a temporary position, funded by a three-year grant.
    • Yes, I acknowledge that this is a temporary position.
  2. * The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility by proposed start date; CSU will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Will you have U.S. employment eligibility by the proposed start date?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents