Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: DTEI Instructional Design

Job Opening ID: 19455

Reports To: Instructional Design Manager

Working Title: Instructional Designer

Department: DTEI Instructional Design

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 006148

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is dedicated to partnering with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to maximize students' academic success. The instructional design team is part of DTEI's Learning Experience Design and Online Education (LEDOE) unit. They provide teaching consultation and training support to facilitate faculty in developing quality online courses with the components of digital active learning strategies and outcome-based assessments to enhance students' learning experience and improve learning outcomes. The mission is to foster an efficient Next Generation Digital Learning Environment in supporting student's learning success and assist faculty in determining suitable pedagogical strategies, designing online course elements and layout, and identifying appropriate use of online learning technologies.

Under the general direction of the Learning Experience Design and Online Education (LEDOE) Director, the Instructional Designer (ID), this position provides expertise and knowledge to support online and hybrid course delivery and serves as an innovative resource providing consultation, training, and support to faculty in their efforts to create and maintain instructional components to be delivered within an interactive online learning environment. The ID will also assist faculty in determining suitable pedagogical strategies, designing online course elements and layout, and identifying appropriate use of online learning technologies. Uses skills of instructional design and multimedia development as an experienced professional to help shape curricular content into coherent instructional modules that employ multimedia and a variety of interactive, web-based tools aimed at encouraging the engagement of students and other learners in knowledge acquisition. Demonstrates high degree of collaboration and diplomacy as well as problem analysis and creative solutions. Solves complex content or delivery related issues in collaboration with technical teams. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel. Normally receives little direction for ongoing course development assignments.

Monthly Compensation Range:

Commensurate with experience

Department Website:


2 years of instructional designer experience for a higher education institution Experience in online course development. Teaching experience is a plus Experience in providing faculty teaching consultation and support Experience in adopting learning technologies in online education Experience in building an online course on LMS - Canvas

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Thorough knowledge of functional area and understands how work within one course may impact work being done on other courses or in other areas. Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and strong collaboration and negotiation skills. Thorough knowledge of organization policies and procedures, including policies that impact all aspects of online and hybrid course development and digital active teaching practice. Thorough knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies, including needs analysis, backwards design, learning outcomes and assessment design, and instructional approaches including lecture, discussion, activities, projects, etc. Thorough knowledge of the technical tools and platforms required to achieve the delivery of engaging and media-rich online learning content, and of trends in the use and effectiveness of educational technology and learning. Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant business software systems. Thorough knowledge of applying adult learning theories and educational methodologies. Thorough knowledge of e-learning strategies including but not limited to courses (e.g., processes and technologies, etc.). Advanced level skills in application of planning, resourcing and monitoring of effective design life cycles of training and other learning and performance solutions to support the organization. Knowledge to conduct appropriate job and task analyses in the context of instructional design of technical or specialized training. Familiar with ADA policy with experience in creating accessible instructional materials and web pages. Familiar with copyright and fair use guidelines for online education.


Master's degree in instructional design or related areas and /or equivalent experience / training.

Familiar with Quality Matters Rubric and/or OLC Quality Scorecard. Experience in multimedia development, such as audio/video production, graphic/animation design, e-learning module development, etc. Experience in managing department communication on web platforms, blog, social media, etc.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2033
Work Type: Full Time