Instructional Designer for Active Learning

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 2017-10322
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 9/28/2017
Employee Classification Exempt
Department Office of Education
Position Type Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine invites applications for a full time Instructional Designer to work with our medical school faculty to promote active learning in face-to-face instructional sessions, technology-enhanced blended learning, flipped classroom modalities and other new and emerging techniques, in our new state-of-the-art educational center as well as other educational settings. The focus of this position is supporting instructor initiated projects and academic technology initiatives by applying knowledge of Learning Sciences research, expertise with technology, and a background in design methodologies. The Instructional Designer, a member of the Office of Medical Education, will report to the Director of Educational Program Development.

The successful candidate will:
  • Provide consultation, support and training to faculty in the development of educational materials that enhance the teaching and learning experience incorportating sound pedagogical principles.
  • Guide and support faculty in the design and delivery of active learning sessions (e.g., case-based teaching, flipped classroom exercises, self-directed learning, etc.).
  • Guide faculty to the effective integration of technology (e.g., online resources, instructional software, multimedia technologies) with classroom learning, and the appropriate use of educational spaces that enable students to meet competency-based learning objectives for sessions and courses.
  • Assist faculty in the development of assessment exercises for use in blended- or flipped-classroom settings.
  • Collaborate with the academic deans in the Offices of Medical Education, Faculty Development, Educational Informatics, Diversity Enhancement, and Medical Student Research to further educational goals.
  • Assist the Director of Educational Program Development and other faculty in planning and teaching faculty and staff development workshops focused on learning and assessment strategies, curriculum development, instructional technologies, and student learning outcomes.
  • Collaborate with faculty to turn their work on educational innovations and results into educational scholarship.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and novel instructional approaches for possible use.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in instructional design, educational technology or a related field in education. Master's or doctoral level degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with faculty in education (work in a medical school or other higher education setting a plus).
  • Track record of designing and conducting sessions on learner-centered instructional methods (educational portfolio a plus).
  • Experience with synchronous and asynchronous educational modalities, creation of multimedia educational presentations, faculty development, media formats, mobile technologies, and active learning.
  • Effective customer service, communication, problem solving, critical thinking and negotiation skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively in a complex interdisciplinary setting.