Instructional Designer- Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) (137341)

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Instructional Designer

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an opening for an Instructional Designer in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). The Instructional Designer (ID) at CITL is responsible for multiple, concurrent online course development projects and emerging modalities. This includes working directly with faculty on the design, development, and management of their online course; applying various learning theories, teaching strategies, instructional design models, best practices in online education; and integrating educational technologies to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning experiences. The ID also contributes to the overall growth and improvement of the ID Team and programs in the ID’s portfolio.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities:

Designs, develops, and supports effective courses

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and CITL staff to design and develop high-quality and innovative courses
  • Apply and disseminate various pedagogical learning theories, instructional design models, and best practices in online and other innovative education modalities
  • Design online content and integrate current educational technologies to promote effective teaching strategies and to improve student learning experiences
  • Develop online tutorials, as well as face-to-face training sessions and workshops, for faculty and students
  • Facilitate and coordinate administrative aspects of course development, delivery, and support
  • Coordinate with appropriate CITL staff, stakeholders, and faculty to review new and existing online courses and make revisions (e.g., assessments, content, formats)

Support teams and programs

  • Serve on internal committees to improve or maintain the ID team infrastructure (e.g. enhancing templates, expanding documentation, recommending new technologies)
  • Serve as the team’s designated point-person on specific technologies, theories, or other topics by deeply understanding the topic and, where applicable, administering the service
  • Assist with the training and professional development of team members
  • Provide planning and updates for individual courses within a program to the appropriate program manager
  • Support the development of ancillary materials to enhance the overall quality of programs (such as program-level learning objectives, course requirements, student program orientations course materials, faculty manuals, and faculty workshops)

Required education, experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One (1) year of instructional design work experience
  • Experience working well directly with faculty in higher education
  • Experience leading and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Familiarity with learning management systems such as Moodle and Blackboard Learn
  • Understanding of instructional systems design, instructional design, or adult learning theories
  • Understanding of the needs of adult students

Preferred education, experience and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in teaching/learning-related discipline
  • 3-5 years of instructional design work experience
  • Online teaching experience
  • Experience working in a large, decentralized organization
  • Experience with synchronous tools such as Zoom and MS Teams.
  • Experience with team collaboration tools such as Box and MS Teams.
  • Knowledge of best practices in standards-compliant responsive web design, accessibility, user-experience design, information architecture, and graphic design


This position is a 100% full time, twelve month, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 12, 2021. All candidates must create a profile through and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Interviews may begin prior to close of the search, but a hiring decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. For further information about this position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit “Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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College Name or Administrative Unit:Office of the Provost Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Instructional Designer- Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) (137341) Open Date:03/19/2021 Close Date:04/12/2021 Organization Name:Center Innov in Teach Learn




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Job No:
Posted: 3/25/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time