Instructional Designer

Job description

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 Title:

Instructional Designer


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Job Location:

Fort Worth

Salary Information:

Salary to commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

This is NOT a remote position

The Center for Innovative Learning offers a wide variety of services and assistance to assist in creating excellent teaching and learning at UNTHSC. We help educators interact with each other, innovate teaching and learning and inspire student success.
Vision: To be among the forefront of leading innovations and best practices in teaching, learning, and the scholarship of education.
Mission: To create and nurture a community of faculty educators dedicated to enriching student learning and advancing health sciences education.
Goal: To help make UNTHSC the team of choice for education, discovery and health care.
We provide specialized services in the following areas. Please click on the links for more information:
•Canvas Administration oversees the Canvas Helpdesk, user account management and other Canvas related issues.
•Instructional Design and Educational Technology provides expertise in a wide range of instructional solutions, from the traditional to the cutting edge, including media production, online, blended and face to face learning tools and environments, instructional design, the development courses and curriculum, and more. We also facilitate the Quality Matters Program at UNTHSC, provide Assessment Assistance for tests, rubrics, surveys, and use of PeerWise and Qualtrics and oversee Online Course Design and Delivery at UNTHSC.
•Faculty Professional Development at the CIL includes Development, Training and Events on teaching and learning topics of all kinds.
•Multimedia Production can assist you with creating multimedia assets for online, blended and face to face courses.
•Curriculum assistance includes syllabus analysis, student focus groups to obtain information on student learning and perceptions and classroom assessment visits designed to improve students’ performance across health sciences courses.

Position Overview:

The Instructional Designer is part of a 5 person design team. Each Designer is responsible for the efficient and timely design of assigned health sciences courses according to Quality Matters standards using the LMS Canvas. Designers are also expected to contribute to faculty development presentations and individual faculty assistance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Educational Design, curriculum development, adult learning principles, writing skills, communication skills, collaboration mindset, analytical skills, project management, assessment knowledge

Preferred Qualifications:

*Instructional design degree
*Doctoral degree, and/or Educational degree preferred
*Quality Matters peer reviewer
*Medical education experience
*Canvas experience as teacher or admin preferred
*Teaching and Public Speaking experience preferred

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm with flexible scheduling available

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This 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 Title:

Instructional Designer

Physical Requirements:

Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear


•Create and revise curriculum in accordance with sound instructional design principles.


•Supports faculty in collaborative program review, assessment, and improvement processes.


•Aids faculty in troubleshooting curricular challenges.


•Facilitates design meetings with faculty and professional practitioners.


•Manages course revisions in collaboration with development team, including program chairs, subject matter experts, librarians, media designer, etc.


•Define behaviorally-based learning outcomes and create course assessments.


•Determine appropriate instructional strategies and delivery technologies to meet objectives.


•Assess business constraints, audience characteristics, technical environment, budget, and other factors to determine the right media and technologies to deliver the learning.


•Act as lead designer and project manager responsible for executing the end-to-end analysis, design, and development process for individual projects.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time