Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence (Remote)

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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-23
Req: R0022972

The UVA Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites you to apply to join us as an Instructional Designer. This is a full-time, full-benefits position for a fixed term of six months. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately.

The CTE is a pan-University center dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning, building community, and fostering innovation at all levels and in all academic disciplines. As our Instructional Designer, you will work closely with the CTE team to (re)design, develop, and deliver effective online instructional development experiences and resources for UVA instructors, which include faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. You will assist our team in transitioning our existing digital programming to a new e-learning platform and in strengthening this programming through the addition of videos, knowledge checks, flashcards, and other activities. You will also assist with the conception, development, and implementation of entirely new modules and resources, building a library that instructors can access at any time to enhance their teaching and advance the University’s core mission of providing exceptional learning experiences for our students.

To prepare you for this role, you should have experience using tools such as learning management systems, content management systems, visual presentation software, and web authoring tools to create rich, interactive learning environments. You should be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work both independently and collaboratively as necessary, and set and achieve project goals. Ideally, you will also have experience in areas such as educational development at the college or university level, best practices for technology in teaching and learning, professional graphic design, and Articulate 360’s suite of tools.

Primary Duties:

  • Create engaging, interactive online instructional development opportunities and resources for instructors.
  • Redesign existing programming and content to improve the online learning experience.
  • Develop exercises and activities that enhance learning as well as supporting materials/media (audio, video, quizzes, flashcards, sorting, etc.) to engage learners most effectively.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with CTE team throughout process to develop high-quality learning experiences and meet project timelines and deliverables.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of content based on learner data and feedback and identify areas for improvement.

Minimum Requirements (must have one of the below combinations):

1. High school diploma and six years of instructional design experience.

2. Associate's degree and four years of instructional design experience.

3. Bachelor's degree and two years of instructional design experience.


$30,000.00 paid out over a six-month period with unfortunately no opportunity for negotiation due to funding constraints. Staff will also be eligible for all full-time, University Staff benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, etc.


Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0022972”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume and 2-3 examples of previous work if available. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar.

This position is limited to the duration of the project with a set end date of 6 months from the decided upon start date. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or application, please contact Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/26/2021
Application Due: 6/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time