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Antioch University seeks a passionate and creative instructional designer whose experience and expertise will bring innovative vision to the design, implementation, and improvement of learning environments at the university. As part of a dynamic and highly collaborative Academic Technology team, this instructional designer will help shape the learning experiences in a wide variety of programs and will participate in larger university initiatives to address the changing landscape of higher education, while maintaining a focus on the university’s mission to provide learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
This position goes beyond traditional course development skills and requires the candidate to seek out opportunities to engage faculty, coaching, and teaching skills. Since the candidate will support the faculty body in adapting to the shifting educational landscape, the goals of this role tend to be broad and long-term, rather than being gauged by project completion or data points. Success in this role includes being able to build trust and engage faculty in on-going pedagogical discussions to support their work. There is significant variation in work from day to day, often with few similarities between requests or overall program needs.
This position focuses on f2f and hybrid modalities, with an emphasis on active and experiential learning in all delivery modalities. This role will serve as instructional designer for programs and courses in a wide variety of subject areas, and work will primarily help to adapt existing curricula to new modalities with occasional new course development projects. This position will work directly with faculty and academic unit directors in multiple programs fostering best practices in instructional strategies, as well as being involved with overarching Academic Technology projects to support faculty and quality teaching.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide pedagogical and instructional design consultation and support to faculty and academic program personnel to plan and improve instructional delivery with technology, including analysis of faculty and program needs, instructional materials design and production, and course building.
- Develop informal, personalized professional development plans for individuals and programs based on needs and level of ability.
- Lead teaching and learning discussion groups and/or provide workshops on new and innovative approaches in teaching and learning.
- Assist faculty in choosing and implementing instructional technologies consistent with university resources and suited to the faculty member’s abilities and needs.
- Contribute instructional design expertise to the development and maintenance of faculty development resources such as, multimedia tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, and informational announcements for instructional development and program consistency.
- Employ project management skills to ensure timely support to a variety of faculty and academic units across the university.
- Assist faculty with identifying sources of and/or creation of instructional media such as graphics, interactive activities, scenarios, video and other electronic materials to enrich course content.
- Help in testing agreed-upon emerging teaching and learning technologies. Research and identify emerging educational and instructional technologies that can bring innovative and creative approaches to the curriculum.
- Collaborate with university service departments on the administration of academic technologies such as learning management systems and video conferencing tools.
- Maintain currency in new and innovative approaches in teaching and learning.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in instructional technology, educational technology or related field required.
- Higher education experience preferred.
- Project management experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
- Proficiency with appropriate software, including online course management software, web browsers, web authoring tools, standard office productivity tools required. Familiarity with mobile device instruction, responsive interface design, video and image manipulation, presentation software, HTML/XML, and media production skills desired.
- Ability to apply theories of instructional design and adult learning to the development of online or hybrid learning experiences required.
- Knowledge of copyright, fair use, UDL principles, and accessibility regulations related to online learning.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
Attributes and Abilities
- Exercise professional judgment regarding highly confidential department, budget, and student matters.
- Work independently, organize, handle detail, follow-through on tasks and problem solve with minimal supervision, in a complex administrative and academic environment.
- Work effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. Ability to interact with a wide range of users and technicians.
- Have a clear understanding and commitment to diversity, equity and cultural competence.
- Possess a keen understanding of, and sensitivity to, the human factors and accessibility requirements involved in introducing educational technology.
- Adapt to organizational and individual circumstances.
- Differentiate level of assistance according to faculty ability and need.
Hours of Employment
This is a full-time position. The work schedule will be established in consultation with the Director of Academic Technology. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
This is a remote position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Periods of stress due to level, variety, nature, and volume of work. High volume of computer work required. Occasional travel may be required.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of the job description at any time.
To apply for the position,
- submit a cover letter,
- three business references, and
- at least two work samples of their choosing related to instructional design, such as planning documents, faculty presentations, tutorials, screenshots of courses, or lesson templates. These may come from course work or professional work.
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Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.