Instructional Design Specialist

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The Position

The Faculty Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Lewis University invites applications for an Instructional Design Specialist to be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating specialized support and education in the area of instructional design for Colleges/programs/faculty. Working with the Senior Academic Technology Consultant, the Instructional Design Specialist will collaborate with faculty for on ground courses in addition to online and blended course instructional design.

Lewis University

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at


  • Advise, assist and collaborate with faculty in instructional design projects for online, blended, web-enhanced, and traditional learning environments.
  • Work with the Assistant Provost to develop a strategic plan, policies and procedures in relation to distance and blended learning.
  • Apply research-based learning theory and proven instructional design principles to create engaging course designs within established department and professional processes for online, blended, web-enhanced, and traditional learning environments.
  • Coordinate instructional design projects from inception to completion; enter data into database. Maintain accurate archives of course documentation and budgets, and provide timely updates/reports.
  • Work with course developers one on one, providing instructional design guidance in designing, creating, and reviewing their courses. Assess the faculty member's course development needs and progress
  • Proof course development at multiple stages and work with developers to make necessary changes
  • Continuously explore new course design strategies, contemporary learning models, learning tools, ADA and copyright regulations as it relates to course design
  • Develop instructional materials for faculty and administrative staff training related to the course design
  • Participate in program/course assessment when necessary
  • Serve on University committees as appropriate
  • Supervise graduate assistants and/or student workers in the Faculty Center area

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in related field. Two years' experience in course design or curriculum development. Higher education teaching experience required. Experience working with faculty in a higher education environment. Familiarity with instructional design theory and demonstrated understanding of technology that can assist faculty in course delivery. Experience with Learning Management System (LMS) and other instructional technologies to further the teaching and learning processes. Basic project management skills. Ability to work independently, take initiative, adapt to change and high attention to detail. Ability to facilitate collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technology highly preferred. 3-5 years instructional design experience in higher education. Blackboard LMS experience. Demonstrated proficiency in adult learning theory and principles.

Application Process: Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.





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Posted: 7/6/2018
Application Due: 9/4/2018
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