Instructional Designer III

Tucson, AZ
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Lowell Institute for Min Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

As the world tries to mitigate climate change by shifting to more renewable energy, people will have to extract more minerals. To meet the triple challenge of energy use, environment and social impact that faces mining, building a low-carbon economy requires the cooperation of many disciplines. UArizona has been a global leader in mining education since 1885. With top ranked programs in technical fields including mining engineering and economic geology, as well as leading programs in all the other disciplines required by mineral resources industries – including environmental science, business, data science, social sciences, hydrology and atmospheric sciences, law and policy, and a whole host of other engineering disciplines – coupled with access to world-class mines and companies, UArizona is uniquely placed to provide the quality, depth and breadth of talent needed through a new transdisciplinary program.

The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources is seeking an Instructional Designer to facilitate learning through instructional design, curriculum implementation, technology application, and teaching and learning assessment. The position involves creating materials and programs to support and evaluate academic and program objectives, course design and delivery. The ideal candidate will provide course design consultation to instructional staff and graduate students and designs courses and workshops for face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery. May also provide course support and assistance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and develop curricula, materials, and programs for mineral resources-related coursework. Coursework must be transdisciplinary in nature and cover a broad range of mineral resource-related content in a way that connects across courses and mutually reinforces the content covered in the courses. Modes of delivery may include in-person, hybrid, and fully online modalities.
  • Analyze learning needs and partner with subject matter experts in mineral resources-related topics to provide input for course content. Content must have a transdisciplinary focus and contribute to a cohesive body of knowledge that connects across courses.
  • Work to ensure course materials are current and relevant. Partner with instructional staff to either update content or support the instructional staff as they update course content.
  • Plan and coordinate skill assessments and trainings in order to support instructional staff. Impart instructional best practices and promote effective learning strategies to all instructional staff.
  • May also have occasional teaching responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 5 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Education or related field.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Instructional and Assessment Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Instructional Design & Support

Job Function:

Instruct & Assessment Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Joanna Banta
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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