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Instructional Designer

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Instructional Designer

Position Number :

TN0281 - Instructional Designer

Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Office for Faculty Excellence

Department Homepage :

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Instructional Designer

Working Title :

Instructional Designer

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:


Job Category :

Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The Office for Faculty Excellence provides faculty development programming and support to tenured, tenure-track, full-time fixed term and part-time faculty, and emerging faculty (graduate students) with the mission of “Supporting Outstanding Faculty in Their Teaching, Research, & Service through Faculty Development Programming and Consultation. Supporting Student Learning through Outstanding Faculty.”

The office works with partners to program over 160 programs during the year and three summer workshop series including Research and Statistics, Teaching with Technology Summer Academy, and Introduction to College Teaching Series. In addition, the OFE coordinates New Faculty Orientation, the University Teaching Awards Program and other awards efforts, and provides consulting and workshop on teaching, progress toward tenure/promotions, and many other topics.

Job Duties :

This is a temporary position for November 1, 2021 – April 29, 2022.

The Instructional Designer will provide course design support to faculty in order to create effective and engaging learning environments that result in desired learning outcomes. The person in this role will consult with faculty and subject matter experts from diverse disciplines to identify evidence-based instructional strategies that align with course goals. An area of focus will be the integration of innovative and technology enhanced course components to facilitate online learning.
The Instructional Designer will provide pedagogical training to faculty through workshops, webinars, video tutorials regarding topics related to online teaching, the Canvas Learning Management system, Course Design, and instructional technology. Support provided to faculty should be grounded in the Quality Matters and Universal Design for Learning frameworks.

Responsibilities & Duties

-Provide instructional design support to faculty through consultation with individuals and collaborative course design teams. -Assist faculty in the direct development of course materials for delivery of hybrid and online courses. -Assist faculty with conversion of face-to-face courses to hybrid and online formats. -Collaborate, assist, develop and facilitate professional development workshops and symposiums, particularly with regard to course design, online teaching, and technology-enhanced instruction.-Create high quality videos, graphics, animations, and other interactive material using a variety of tools.-Design content to optimize learning.

Position is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience or a master’s degree.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

-At least 5 years of experience designing interactive content in higher education
-Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning and Quality Matters frameworks-Fundamental understanding of HTML-Proficiency using Adobe products and other interactive tools (e.g., H5P, Kahoot, etc..)-Ability and willingness to quickly learn new tools-Experience using Canvas or similar LMS-Experience using Audio and Video Editing Tools

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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