Instructional Designer

Job description

The focus of this position is to provide primary instructional design support for the University's six diverse colleges, to include support for online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face courses. This position works collaboratively with the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) staff to support the core mission and goals of the Center.

Job Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with faculty to design and develop high-quality online and hybrid courses using core principles of instructional design and adult learning theory
  • Incorporate learning theory, instructional design, assessment and best practices in course design
  • Integrate current technologies in course design to promote effective teaching strategies and to improve student learning experiences
  • Schedule, organize, and lead Quality Matters™ review teams (after having achieved Master Reviewer status)
  • Lead workshops, trainings, and web conferences and participate in other public events sponsored by the FRC to keep campus informed regarding best practices in teaching and learning
  • Assist faculty as a trainer, mentor, and administrator of the campus learning management system
  • Work collaboratively with other FRC staff members to plan and implement faculty training and development programs
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
Job Competencies:
  • Background in application of instructional design principles and strategies and ability to stay current with emerging pedagogical practices and technology
  • Thorough understanding of the role of learner assessment in University-level courses and the capacity to explain the relationship of learner assessment and course objectives to experienced faculty
  • Experience in using and supporting faculty to use learning management systems for teaching online and hybrid courses
  • Experience with desktop video/audio recording systems (e.g., Panopto) and how to effectively utilize the available technology to meet course learning objectives
  • Experience in using and supporting faculty to use virtual/web-based classroom environments (e.g., Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.)
  • Experience in desktop productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office apps)
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying accessibility standards (e.g., creating accessible documents, WCAG 2.0 standards)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse faculty members in a variety of subject matter areas
  • Demonstrated experience in developing workshops and other training materials for faculty in support of their online teaching and learning efforts
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and often competing commitments
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal guidance and direction
For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $65,000

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree in any field
  • Three (3) or more years of experience providing direct instructional design support to higher education faculty especially for online and hybrid course development

Preferred Requirements:
  • Master's degree
  • Foundation in instructional design principles and ability to apply them
  • Demonstrated application of pedagogical practices and teaching strategies to enhance learning
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience with the Canvas learning management system
  • Experience using Quality Matters™ or similar rubric for online course improvement
  • Online teaching experience preferably in a University setting

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by December 12, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40228 - AA-Faculty Resource Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 21, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jackie Crouch

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00420301





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/21/2019
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