Instructional Designer for medical & clinical engineering eLearning projects (temporary remote ...

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Job Title: Instructional Designer for medical & clinical engineering eLearning projects (temporary remote opportunity)
Location: UM System - Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37742
Job Description

The University of Missouri System (UM System) consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement, and inclusion.

Missouri Online | UM System Office of eLearning supports each of the four universities in providing vision and leadership regarding excellence, quality and scale in academic program services for online and digital education. Through the provision of these services, and led by world-class faculty and staff, the Office of eLearning strives to deliver high-quality, interactive, convenient and engaging learning experiences for a globally diverse student body.

This position is funded through the State of Missouri for a set duration of time (till June 2022) and will be part of a bigger temporary Instructional Designer team, working together on this project. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for working with subject-matter experts to develop and launch engaging, top-notch eLearning courses and certificate programs for credit and non-credit including end-to-end development of highly effective eLearning materials for MU Engineering and MU Extension. A team of instructional/graphic designers will work together to meet the grant objectives.

Subject-matter curriculum and content development includes topics in the medical and clinical engineering areas such as information technology and networking design for healthcare, radiology imaging essentials, bio-medical healthcare, radiographic fluoroscopy, healthcare provider customer care, and other related fileds.

Missouri Online | UM System Office of eLearning considers alternative work arrangements (e.g., remote work), depending on the situation and ability to successfully achieve expectations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with faculty and other experts through the design, development and launch of educational programs. Apply instructional designer techniques through the coordination and development of content and curriculum including scripting, storyboarding, media acquisition, online simulations, scenarios and interactions, and video production. Pursue a deep understanding of the desired learning outcomes to assist with ensuring optimal curriculum development.
  • Perform needs analysis and project scoping to establish a plan for delivering the end product within budget and by established deadlines. Identify learning objectives, create assessment strategies, map content, and define learner activity types to effectively change learner behavior.
  • Provide contemporary educational adult learner strategies, pedagogical and curricular consultation, ensuring educational assessment principles are applied.
  • Apply instructional design techniques to build conceptual and detailed curriculum and course design plans for complex learning initiatives.
  • Perform graphic design work including create graphics, templates and interactive tools to enhance the learning outcome. May develop and edit videos for educational purposes.
  • Utilize various platforms including Canvas, Articulate, InDesign, and Adobe Creative Suite authoring tools, best practices, and current thinking from educational technology trends to create highly effective, engaging learning experiences.
  • As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of the University of Missouri.


  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least three years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.


  • A Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology. media design or educational technology (or related field of discipline and at least two years of experience in adult education/training development, online teaching and learning, instructional technologies or closely related field which demonstrates experience in curriculum development and design in online and/or hybrid environments.
  • Graduate certificate or Master’s degree in Adult Education, Instructional Design, Learning Technologies or closely related field.
  • Experience working in a learning management system and/or other educational technology applications for corporate or in high education, including using learning technologies to support educational objectives.
  • Graphic design skills a plus.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

This opening is classified as a GGS Grade: 10 / Instructional Designer III

Internal applicants can determine their current GGS Grade by accessing their Talent Profile in myHR.


This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.


Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Working at University of Missouri

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Here are some resources to familiarize yourself with Columbia, Mo., if you are relocating to the area:



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