Lead Instructional Designer (Blended & Online Learning)

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Bard CollegeLead Instructional Designer (Blended & Online Learning)Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/77120
Job Summary:
Bard College Information Technology is seeking a Lead Instructional Designer to build capacity for online and blended learning. Partnering with academic leadership and technologists, this instructional designer’s role will include a combination of course design, faculty support, and helping to determine the best tools and practices to translate liberal arts pedagogies into online and blended formats. This is a full-time, exempt position.


  • Design online, blended and micro-learning exchanges using creative, innovative techniques and technologies, informed by evidence-based research and ongoing assessment.
  • Design, develop, test frameworks that blend international virtual exchanges and classroom-based, seminar-style instruction.
  • Work with faculty to develop training programs for online and blended learning exchanges.
Required qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, or a related discipline; Ph.D. or Ed.D welcomed.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing course components for blended or online educational contexts. A combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
  • Ability to build and foster relationships within the institution and among international colleagues, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and creating consensus.
Experience and proficiency with the following:
  • Learning management systems, like Moodle, Canvas, BrightSpace or equivalent.
  • Collaboration suites like G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 or equivalent.
  • Video conferencing solutions like Zoom, Blue Jeans, or similar technologies.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Attention to detail; ability to set and manage timelines; flexibility and responsiveness.
Preferred qualifications:
  • In-depth understanding of current instructional design practices, with a focus on blended learning and microlearning.
  • Prior teaching experience at a liberal arts institution.
  • Knowledge of universal design and best practices for digital accessibility.
  • Experience working collaboratively within diverse, cross-cultural environments.
  • Candidates who have experience with coordinating virtual international exchanges and with bilateral course development will be most competitive.
The right candidate will possess:
  • An enthusiastic commitment to the college’s mission to expand access to a liberal arts education, to inspire curiosity, and to strengthen the link between higher education and civic participation.
  • Humor. Grace. Ingenuity. (at least two!)
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/77120

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.





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Job No:
Posted: 2/28/2021
Application Due: 4/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time