Instructional Designer (18406)
The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.
We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.
The Center for Excellence in eLearning seeks to fill a departmental vacancy for an Instructional Designer. This position will report to the Director of Instructional Innovation and will work in close partnership with the Center Design Team and the eLearning community with specific emphasis on Universal Design for learning principles (i.e., multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement) in support of accessible online instructional materials and practices. The position will be responsible for partnering closely with colleges/units and faculty to fully leverage the tools and resources available in the university's eLearning ecosystem called Canopy. In partnership with colleges/units and faculty, this position will be responsible for capturing and developing university-wide best practices, use cases, and standards for course design, technology-enhanced teaching strategies, assessment, and content development.
Working closely with the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning's Assistant Director of UDL and Accessibility, this position will provide consultation to the UC community on pedagogical approaches and best practices for providing accessible learning. The position will also work with colleges/units to enhance courses and programs. The position will work as a collaborative member of the Center and campus eLearning community to execute the university's vision of Excelling in eLearning.
In accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this is an unrepresented, unclassified full-time exempt position that will be paid on a monthly (salaried) basis. It is expected that all of the duties and responsibilities identified below will be performed in support of the academic and research priorities of the university.
- Champion accessible instructional design on campus.
- Partner with college/unit instructional designers to understand their needs and help them implement the tools and resources available in Canopy.
- Disseminate scholarly work related to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.
- Participate as an active member of research teams on grants to advance technology-enhanced learning.
- Participate in the identification, execution, and evaluation of major projects to advance the appropriate uses of technology-enhanced learning, including simulation, augmented reality, online modalities, active learning, app-based learning, etc.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging instructional technologies.
- Create technology-enhanced learning, entrepreneurial strategies that align with university's vision of Excelling in eLearning and leverage the skills, experiences, and expertise of the faculty and staff.
- Partner with other members of the eLearning lead team on efforts to develop and establish contractual relationships with external industry partners.
- Serve as an active member of the University eLearning Governance.
- Consult, train, and serve as a resource to colleges/units to develop, evaluate, and revise teaching methods, learning outcomes, program curriculum, and assessment strategies.
- Work in partnership to implement accessibility plan (504/508 compliance) for all technology-enhanced resources.
- Promote and improve adoption/integration of Quality Matters as the university's quality standard.
- Rigorously create and maintain documentation (knowledge base articles) for all processes, policies, and procedures related to instructional design.
- Work closely with the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) to plan and present faculty professional development sessions related to technology-enhanced learning.
- Work with content experts to develop innovative traditional, hybrid, blended, simulated, and online learning environments.
- Assist colleges/units and faculty in assessing the appropriateness of a given instructional tool or strategy applied to a particular learning goal.
Bachelor's in Education, Instructional Design, Education, Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Curriculum, Instruction or other related field and one (1) year experience; experience must include online/blended course design, curriculum development, faculty development or other related area. Must be proficient in various technologies used in the instructional design and assessment process such as Learning Management Systems (Blackboard).
- A minimum of 1 year of instructional design experience.
- Proven ability and experience building partnerships and relationships.
- Advanced understanding of learning theories and instructional methods specific to the higher education environment.
- Superior knowledge of current techniques and procedures used in the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, methods, materials, and instruments.
- Strong understanding of research and development of learning environments, classroom assessment techniques, and faculty development principles and applications.
- Ability & experience designing, developing, and evaluating instructional materials and programs.
- Experience designing and developing all forms of multimedia (video, audio, graphic design, interactive simulation applications).
- Superior knowledge and experience working with Blackboard.
- Strong technical aptitude and ability to research & solve complex issues independently.
- Ability to effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Customer-service orientation, attention to detail, and creativity in problem solving.
- Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
- Experience working in a university setting.
- Experience working with eLearning authoring packages.
- Experience with Web 2.0 tools and concepts (Twitter, blogs, wikis, etc.).
- Knowledge of digital media production principles, methods, techniques, and standards.
- Demonstrated experience in committee work.
- An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission).
- An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution.
- Growth potential within the university.
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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.