Instructional Designer

Job Details

Job Details

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $48,000.00 - $49,000.00

Job Category: Administrative Faculty

Earlham College seeks a motivated candidate to collaborate with faculty and staff on effective course design and the implementation of instructional technologies to support undergraduate and graduate level programs. This position will also support the College as it launches new majors and concentrations, including accounting, engineering, data security, game design, and others.

This is a full-time, 12-month, 40 hours-per-week administrative faculty appointment. The annual compensation range is $48,000 - $49,000 and includes a benefit package. Most work will be in-person during weekday office hours, with occasional evenings or weekends, and opportunities for flexible working hours and some work-from-home.

This position is supervised by the Library's Instructional Technologies Director. This position will partner closely with librarians, Information Technology Services, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other campus units.

About Earlham College

Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas: Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provides support and training for the Moodle learning management system, Kaltura video platform, Qualtrics survey software, and other academic technologies in collaboration with an existing academic technology support team.
  2. Demonstrate strong teaching skills, including the ability to design student, faculty, and staff workshops and learning experiences. Partner with the College's Teaching & Learning Consultant to provide professional development for faculty.
  3. Create engaging documentation and tutorials on the use of instructional technologies.
  4. Collaborate with faculty one-on-one to match pedagogical goals with the appropriate course design and educational technology tools. Support departments needing course templates.
  5. Assess instructional technology systems, trends, and user needs. Provide support to departments using Moodle for assessment purposes.
  6. Conduct vigorous outreach with College faculty, students, and staff.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in instructional design, library/information science, or relevant field is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in higher education settings preferred.
  • Knowledge of new instructional technologies and trends.
  • Experience with instructional design models, principles, and learning theories.

As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has privileges which include:

  • Participation in the faculty governance process and committees;
  • Support for professional development;
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
  • Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.
To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following through the Earlham Career Portal:

  • Cover Letter explaining their interest in the position and describing how their qualification align with the responsibilities outlined above
  • Resume
  • Statement on Diversity which should include how your professional experiences would contribute to the Colleges commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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