Instructional Designer

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


SPH - Information Technology-460121

Working Title:

Instructional Designer

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Information Technology

Salary Range:

Dependent upon qualifications

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Gillings School of Global Public Health, the top public school of public health in the nation, offers Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in online, remote and residential formats, as well as MSPH, DrPH, and PhD programs. The Gillings MPH includes quality residential, online and distance programs offered in a variety of concentration areas. These offerings are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and to fuel the public health workforce.

The Instructional Designer reports to the Instructional Technology Manager as a member of the Educational Technology Group (ETG), which supports the School’s teaching mission as part of the Instructional and Information Systems (IIS) unit, providing technology and instructional design solutions to support teaching faculty. ETG works in close collaboration with the Academic Affairs unit under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, who provides direction and guidance on academic curriculum strategies and priorities.

The Educational Technology Group provides leadership and support in the area of research-based instructional design and technology, including the creation of engaging and effective learning materials and activities, the development of processes to streamline course design and technology usage, and pedagogical design of learning technology solutions. It also provides lecture capture support, LMS and learning technology support, pedagogical consults, and production support for new course formats, including courses part of the MPH Core and the [email protected] and MPH Asheville programs.

The instructional designer will be responsible for providing consultation, design, and development assistance to faculty and teaching staff across the Gillings School. This position will directly support faculty and teaching staff creating and designing instructional materials and instructional strategies while incorporating best practices and sound pedagogy. They will assist faculty and teaching staff in course development needs for multiple Learning Management Systems, rich media, mobile and web-based assessment systems, distance collaboration, and related technological teaching tools. They will keep abreast of and develop expertise in emerging learning and technologies. They will be a resource for new teaching approaches that facilitate and encourage greater student interaction and engagement. They will also work with senior academic faculty and administrators to help them assess outcomes and build systems to promote student success in courses and across curricula.

Educational Requirements:

Required: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities related to consulting or developing course content, curriculum, instructional technique/technology, distance education design, development or implementation, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of higher education experience and at least 5 years as an instructional designer.

Qualifications and Experience:

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in Instructional Design or related field
- 8+ years of working in Instructional Design
- 5+ years working with higher education faculty
- Experience teaching online

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Special Instructions:

Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.




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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time