Instructional Designer

Job Details

Job no: 495589
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Online @ JSU

Requested Start Date:

October 1, 2022

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Job Summary:

The Instructional Designer works with faculty and other associates to design, develop, evaluate, and revise instruction and instructional materials predominately for online and hybrid classes.

Essential Functions:

  • Consults with faculty and staff on design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, methods, student support systems, and teaching and assessment techniques, and on the construction of evaluation programs and studies to promote effective teaching and learning through formative and summative evaluation procedures, data sources, and instruments
  • Collaborates with faculty on online content generation and growth of media-rich instruction
  • Edits faculty writing and, in some cases, drafts instructional content based on a variety of inputs
  • Leads or co-leads workshops designed to inform faculty about online learning, instructional design, technology integration, and related topics
  • Manages and tracks the progress of multiple instructional design projects, adheres to production schedules, and keeps projects within budget, resources, and time parameters
  • Creates design standards, templates, and processes
  • Produces faculty-development activities including training and innovations updates, selection and construction of materials, and instructional uses of new technologies
  • Conducts applied research and evaluation, interprets data, and recommends procedures and solutions to integrate technology for effective learning and instruction
  • Researches, evaluates, and develops applications of new technologies, materials, and techniques for their applicability to educational uses
  • Makes and maintains training materials (both print and web) for faculty and students on the current learning management system(s), including, but not limited to, Canvas
  • Advances the University’s online education systems by working cooperatively and collaboratively within the department and with other University units
  • Establishes and/or works with learning management system user groups in academic departments and facilitates special events geared towards highlighting the use of current educational technology
  • With supervisory oversight, develops and maintains sections of the Office’s website that are related to instructional design and delivery
  • Actively participates in higher education, distance education, and educational technology professional groups, and attends professional development opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design,
  • At least three years of full-time teaching in higher education or K-12,
  • Evidence of having designed curriculum which meets industry standard best practices, including the creation of engaging learning activities.


  • A combination of a master's degree in a closely related field,
  • Instructional Designer certification from a reputable, industry-accepted organization with a recognized high-quality program, such as Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, etc., AND
  • Three (3) years of full-time equivalent experience in instructional design and training delivery in either educational institutions or corporate education, designing and developing effective distance learning, distributed learning, and/or online courses or programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using industry accepted technology such as Canvas LMS, Kaltura video platform, Turnitin, Honorlock, Articulate, etc.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Apr 19 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close:


Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert