Instructional Design Consultant

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleInstructional Design ConsultantDepartmentUNT-DSI-Clear-110220Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeSalary InformationSalary Commensurate With ExperienceDepartment Summary

The Division of Digital Strategy and Innovation is responsible for leading the university in the areas of educational technology, online and blended initiatives, and digital learning research serving students and faculty both on-campus and at a distance. Digital Strategy and Innovation collaborates with faculty, staff, and students across UNT’s academic and administrative units to ensure a world-class, 21st century institution, redefining public higher education through cutting-edge experimentation where the science of learning is the fulcrum that enables innovative, omnichannel, lifelong education for the North Texas community and learners across the globe.

Position Overview

The primary responsibility of the position is to provide professional consultation, assistance, and support to university faculty who design, develop, and deliver online courses. Duties include, but are not limited to: Managing online course development; Communicating regularly with instructors to guide them through the process of online course development; Maintaining knowledge of instructional design as well as best practices in the delivery of online instruction; Demonstrating skill in managing project tasks and meeting deadlines; and Demonstrating mastery of a variety of instructional technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Instructional Design or related field and three years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Working knowledge of learning and instructional design theories.
• Working knowledge of college level courseware and ability to apply that understanding to course development.
• Ability to design, develop, and implement instructional multimedia products.
• Demonstrated skill in application of current technologies (desktop applications, internet, multimedia).
• Ability to apply proficient writing skills to author courseware.
• Knowledge of Fair Use and copyright issues that apply to online course delivery.

Preferred QualificationsRequired License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

Mon-Fri 8-5 with some flexibility

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleInstructional Design CnsltntPhysical RequirementsCarrying, Kneeling, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear Job Duties


Provides professional consultation, assistance and support to university faculty who design, develop, and deliver online courses. Including but not limited to: Course Reviews, New Course Development, and Course Redesign


Participates in and follows procedures for the management of online course design and development.


Is timely and professional in responding to faculty requests for course development consultations and meeting with online course instructors during course development.


Demonstrates a high level of skill in time and task management; and meeting course development deadlines.


Actively maintains (ongoing) current knowledge and understanding of instructional design. Including the Quality Matters rubric.


Actively engages (ongoing) in mastery of best practices in online course delivery


Actively engages (ongoing) in mastery of current, UNT supported, educational technologies.


Actively participates (ongoing) in team meetings, both across DSI CLEAR and within the IDC unit.


Responsibility to exercise strong interpersonal skills and be a good team player through effective collaboration with people in (and outside of) the team to successfully reach established targets;

Posting NumberS1202PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/16/2020
    Application Due: 1/14/2021
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