CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor’s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under general supervision, the Instructional Designer works collaboratively with the academic technology support staff. The incumbent serves as an innovative resource and provides direct support to faculty in their efforts to create and maintain curriculum components to be delivered within an online environment; provides expertise and knowledge on various pedagogical approaches to support the electronic delivery of curriculum; assists faculty in the use of technology to improve teaching and learning in the classroom and online, including the redesign of courses for hybrid and online delivery; assists faculty in the identification and classification of learning content and supports the appropriate use of learning content repositories; provides training on various technologies and techniques to faculty to ensure the electronic-based curriculum meets their pedagogical goals, and is accessible and consistent with prevailing standards – such standards include, but not limited to pedagogical design, web design, and accessibility; works collaboratively with other units on campus to organize and manage key training sessions and events; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology or relevant field. Advanced degree strongly desired. Relevant experience can be substituted for a degree in one of the relevant fields. Three years’ experience assisting instructors in designing online learning experiences and in the use of learning management systems and related applications. Experience in a higher education environment strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of a variety of software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems. Functional knowledge of: student response systems, lecture capture systems, video editing systems, Canvas, Zoom, Camtasia, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite. Ability and specialized skills to: apply and assess user needs; identify, analyze and address user problems; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and/or provide user training; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $4372 - $10,478 per month.
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4372- $6700, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How to Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: http://bit.ly/HRCSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received through September 11, 2018, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at ext. 2101.