Instructional Designer

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Posting NumberS03736PWorking TitleInstructional DesignerDepartmentCAES Assoc Dean for InstructionAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is one of 18 schools and colleges that make up the University of Georgia. Small, upper-level classes allow students to connect easily with professors. Students can study plants, animals, business, communication, teaching, food science and the environment. The college focuses on providing a safe food supply, clean environment and a better life for everyone. CAES has classrooms, laboratories and facilities on UGA campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia.

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8-5 with occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date08/09/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date10/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleIT (Information Technology) ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyITFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ 2020 Strategic Plan calls for increasing the capacity, expertise, and support for online course development and delivery. The Instructional Designer will provide training and instructional support for faculty interested in developing and delivering online courses.

In particular, this position will assist the CAES Office of Academic Affairs with designing and delivering training sessions; work one-on-one with faculty to assist with designing their online courses and consult on course design and implementation issues, incorporating best practices and theories of online curriculum and course design.

Responsibilities will include:
Assisting faculty design and develop online courses. Designing and developing instructional material for CAES faculty. Providing training and technical support for interested faculty members. Acts as liaison between UGA Office of Online Learning, the CAES Office of Academic Affairs, and CAES faculty members in determining needs of the courses and appropriate method of delivery.

This position reports to the CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This position is full time and home based on the Athens Campus. Instructional support and travel to the Tifton and Griffin campuses is expected.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Technical Writing, Teaching/Training, performance measuring, multimedia, curriculum and course development, ability to work independently or on a team.

Project management tools

Multimedia authoring tools

Able to learn web-centric technology and teaching methods

Demonstrates and utilizes effective needs analysis, project management, course development, and evaluation skills.

Independently develop entry and advanced level courses for both internal and external audiences.

Able to utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools, specifically UGA’s current web-centric tools.

Physical Demands

Light office work

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Provides individualized consultation to faculty with designing Distance Education and residential courses.

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Independently provides professional advice and consultation to the CAES Office of Academic Affairs with the delivery of Distance Education training sessions to faculty. Utilizes professional knowledge to give direction on course design and implementation issues incorporating best practices and theories of curriculum, course design, and student learning.

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Teaches faculty and others on the efficient and effective the use of eLC-New course management software, multimedia applications and other programs.
Structures, designs, and produces with faculty hybrid and online offerings of existing residential courses.

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Evaluates existing online courses and provides direction to further the quality of these online courses.
Develops with faculty and departments course and academic program assessment.

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    Posted: 8/10/2019
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