Instructional Designer

Job description

The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) is a dynamic area and supports innovation and excellence in teaching at the University of Denver, assisting faculty in a variety of ways including support and development of technological applications to advance teaching and learning goals. The OTL boasts a robust online portfolio supporting the advancement and implementation of Inclusive Teaching Practices at DU, including but not limited to the Inclusive Teaching Practices website and the online Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching.

Position Summary

This is a temporary, one-year, full-time (12 month) staff position with full benefits. The position will report to the Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices, and Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) who reports directly to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

The Instructional Designer for Inclusive Teaching Practices will work collaboratively with the OTL Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices and university faculty to provide real-time update, design and technical support, and resolve user experience issues on all Inclusive Teaching Practices online platforms including but not limited to:

  • Canvas components of online courses; design, structure and user-experience aspects of the Inclusive Teaching Practices website.
  • The successful candidate(s) will be versed in best practice in online and remote learning in higher education, accessibility, integration of technology and teaching, web design, and utilize emerging technologies that support learning.
  • The Instructional Designer for Inclusive Teaching Practices will play an active role in the many activities of the OTL, working collaboratively with the OTL Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices, OTL staff and DU faculty members to implement programming that advances best practices for 21st century teaching and learning.

Essential Functions

The Instructional Designer will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Works with academic directors, other instructional designers, and subject matter experts using instructional design best practices to design, develop, and/or manage Inclusive Teaching Practices course development projects.
  • Provide course development and maintenance assistance to the OTL Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices and review courses for alignment with established standards of quality and accessibility.
  • Ensures clear and streamlined building of designed courses in Canvas course containers.
  • Engages in duties related to project management of course designs, course quality tracking and review, and Inclusive Teaching Practices website maintenance.
  • Create tutorials and documentation for educational technologies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail to meet project expectations and parameters.
  • Excellent project management skills, especially related to working in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop solutions for complex problems in order to improve processes.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop new competencies as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Experience using an LMS, such as Canvas, Bb, or D2L.
  • Web design experience.
  • Experienced in instructional and courseware design.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in educational technology, instructional design/development or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Experience on updating website content using content management systems such as Drupal.
  • Experience using a wide range of instructional technologies (e.g., clickers, web- conferencing, etc.) and supporting others in their effective use.
  • Faculty development experience.
  • Course development experience, especially for online, hybrid, or hyflex delivery.
  • Web development experience, especially with content management systems such as Drupal.
  • Teaching or training experience, especially in a higher education and/or online environment.
  • Graphic design.
  • Video production and captioning.
  • Developing screen-cast tutorials.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, January 8th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493348
Posted: 12/15/2020
Application Due: 1/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable