Assistant/Associate Professor Instructional Design & Technology

Position Information: Description

The Learning Sciences, Instructional Design & Technology program (LSIDT) in the Department of Education, Health and Behavior Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of North Dakota is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to join our newly redesigned program. Incorporating learning sciences as a foundational component, the new curriculum of the LSIDT program reflects the instructional needs of contemporary schools and the workplace by offering a wide variety of the most up-to-date learning sciences, instructional design, learning analytics, learning technology, educational psychology, human-performance, and technology-based instruction course options. The LSIDT program offers Master degree of Science, as well certificates of eLearning, Learning Analytics, Corporate Training & Performance, and K-12 Technology Integration. It also has tracks in the Education, Health, & Behavior Studies Ph.D and Educational Practice & Leadership Ed.D. The LSIDT program aims to produce high quality instructional designers, learning analysts, specialists, learning technologists, curriculum designers, and effective school teachers and instructors. The position will be primarily on-campus (not remote).

The University of North Dakota is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that respects, acknowledges and celebrates diversity and individual differences.  Successful applicants for this position will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through interest or past experience, as well as the ability to work and collaborate in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

 The successful candidate will develop and teach face-to-face, online, hybrid, and hyflex courses at the graduate level, advise master’s and doctoral students, and assist in the operations and improvement of the program. The candidate will also play an important role in supporting the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) on campus in fulfilling its mission of providing instructional consultation and facilitation to faculty in adopting innovative instructional practices and technology. The candidate should also expect to provide service to the university, college, and department, as well as professional associations. UND and the College value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed. The successful candidate will possess strong writing and organizational skills and maintain positive professional relationships with students and colleagues.

    Design and teach LSIDT graduate coursesAdvise master's and doctoral studentsContribute to the routine operations and on-going development of the programEngage in research and produce publications in learning sciences and instructional, design, and technology fieldsServe on department, college, and university committees, as well as play an active role in professional associations
Required Competencies
    Teaching learning analytics, learning sciences, instructional technology, eLearning, or instructional design courses at the graduate levelFamiliar with ADDIE processIDT experience in K-12, higher education, corporate, industry, or military trainingTeaching in face-to-face, online, hybrid, or hyflex platformsConducting research in learning sciences, instructional design, or instructional technology related fieldsAdvising graduate students, theses, dissertations, or independent studies
Minimum Requirements
  • An earned doctorate in instructional design, instructional technology, learning sciences, or related fields by the time of hire
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience in teaching learning analytics related coursesExperience and expertise in teaching Educational Technology Integration in K-12 Experience and expertise in teaching graphic design, web-based instruction, or computer-based Instructional materials development Demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching LS or IDT coursesExperience and expertise in the application of instructional design and technology in K-12, higher education, business, industry, or military training settings Experience in teaching ADDIE processTeaching experience in related areas at the graduate levelAn established record of scholarly publications and presentationsExperience and training in instructional design, multimedia development, digital media and the use of related software applicationsExperience advising master’s and doctoral studentsExperience in designing and teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid/hyflex courses
Minimum Hiring SalarySalary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. 

Contract Period/Start Date9 month contract/August 16, 2023

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2022 and include the following materials:

    A cover letter of application highlighting qualifications for the positionA complete curriculum vitaNames and contact information of three references Other evidence of scholarship, teaching, and professional leadership Unofficial transcripts.  Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.  

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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