Instructional Designer

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Instructional Designer Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201906072861 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $55,000 - $95,150 Position Information The Instructional Designer for the UCR SOM's Office of Faculty Development will work collaboratively with faculty and the faculty development team in the planning, development, and delivery of high-quality learning experiences. As part of the faculty development team, the Instructional Designer will participate in faculty development activities as needed and increase the department capacity to provide faculty development services in a fast-paced and dynamically changing medical school environment. The Instructional Designer supports the Office of Faculty Development in their mission to foster a culture that promotes excellence in teaching, fosters collaboration and supports faculty in their efforts to explore innovative, evidence-informed teaching methods that generate student success. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related area. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Occasional travel to various SOM locations on and off campus. Required Evening and weekend work for workshops and faculty development programs, as needed. Required
Minimum Requirements Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact online course development.
Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills.
Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies.
Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas.
Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training.
Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization.
Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.).
Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning.
Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc.
Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems.
Interpersonal skills to maintain professional relationships with department managers, faculty, and peers. Proven skills to collaborate within and across departments to coordinate training and development activities and resolve problems.
Project management and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities in a complex, challenging environment. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility; ability to anticipate and effectively handle change.
Strong presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to listen actively, persuade, advise, counsel, and influence all levels of faculty and staff.
Preferred Qualifications Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 8/5/2019
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