Instructional Designer and Digital Content Specialist

Lexington, Kentucky
Mar 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Transylvania University (, a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college of 1,000 students in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Instructional Designer and Digital Content Specialist. This is a three-year, full-time position.

The successful candidate will support and advise faculty and instructional support staff on the development, redesign, delivery, and evaluation of quality instruction through the effective and innovative use of a range of established and emerging educational technologies. This person will work closely with faculty to assess the potential application of technology to strengthen a liberal arts education. This person will work closely with the co-directors of Transylvania’s Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) initiative and support the initiative’s efforts and programming. In addition, this person will develop training and other professional development opportunities to provide faculty and staff with the knowledge and ongoing support to become more confident and innovative in their use of technologies.

An advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in Instructional Systems Design/Technology (ISD/IST), Curriculum/Instructional Design, Education/Educational Technology, or related field preferred. Candidates should have at least one year of instructional technology experience or demonstrated success teaching in higher education with creative and innovative pedagogical approaches to and inclusion of technology. We prefer candidates who possess strong Internet competency, technical proficiency with web productivity tools, experience with digital media technology, and a passion for learning and hacking new technologies. The successful candidate needs to possess excellent communication skills and the competency to work with faculty who possess varying levels of technical skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team and will demonstrate a commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of campus and the DLA mission.


To begin the application process, please submit your resume and a cover letter by following the job openings link at Please write your cover letter to the attention of Jeff Mudrak, Director of Human Resources. Please apply by April 6, 2018; however, resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Transylvania University is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by The Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 41 majors and 38 minors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1000 students.

Transylvania is an equal opportunity employer.