Instructional Designer I

Tucson, AZ
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Law Administration

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law seeks an Instructional Designer I for its academic programs. The instructional designer will work in a team with College faculty, subject matter experts and staff to produce and revise fully online, flipped, live online, and hybrid courses, delivering a robust learning experience for students. The candidate selected for this position must be able to collaboratively plan, organize, and develop curricula, materials and programs to meet specific program needs. This is a full-time position based in Tucson, Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate learning through instructional design, curriculum development, technology application, and assessments
  • Create distance education materials and courses to support and evaluate academic and program objectives, course design and delivery
  • Provide course design consultation to instructional staff and students
  • Participate in workshops for face-to-face, fully online, live online, flipped and hybrid delivery
  • Work to ensure course materials are current and relevant
  • Ensure course launch checklists are fulfilled on a timely basis
  • Provide D2L and instructional technology course support and assistance
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
  • Ability to build productive working relationships with faculty, staff, and administration
  • Capability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment and manage projects with multiple competing priorities
  • Knowledge of integrating emerging technologies into an instructional environment
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance, accessibility issues and universal design principles
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain currency with emerging technologies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience is required
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in instructional design for online courses in a higher education setting
  • Training in Quality Matters
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience with Desire2Learn



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:

$18.03 - $25.04

Compensation Type:

hourly rate



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:

John Madden Assistant Director, Online Learning and Instructional Design
Email: [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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