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TTL Instructional Designer

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia

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TTL Instructional Designer 
Job Location1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia
Tracking Code2055-306

Shenandoah University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (TTL) is seeking an Instructional Designer to envision, develop, and build meaningful online programs and curriculum. The Instructional Designer role in the TTL team will design and develop innovative new online courses and course materials. In this role, you will leverage new design techniques and technologies to deliver SU courses at scale to a diverse set of learners. This is a full-time, in-person position (with the option for hybrid work available for the right candidate). In this role, the Instructional Designer will:

  • Lead the design and development of new online programs, many of which are currently offered in-person or are in development;
  • Guide faculty in the process of moving existing in-person programs to the online environment using best practices in online education;
  • Collaborate with Deans, Directors, faculty, and subject matter experts to build academic programs and develop curriculum in hybrid, blended, online asynchronous, and online synchronous modalities to meet instructional and institutional goals;
  • Work closely with stakeholders to develop and leverage a learning taxonomy model across schools and programs; and
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to help instructors and programs envision their online presence across a variety of platforms.

Required Skills


The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a team-based, faculty-facing academic setting and enjoys making a positive impact via engaging learning experiences.

  • Knowledge about effective strategies for online education, based on at least 2 years of prior online instructional design experience in higher education
  • Proficiency in curriculum development and implementation, multimedia applications, educational software, and emerging technologies used for teaching including but not limited to Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, iMovie, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent customer service skills to communicate effectively with people of varying levels of computer literacy
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of inclusive design principles and best practices for online accessibility
  • Demonstrated understanding of inclusion, diversity, and equity (IDE) best practices in higher education


  • A master's degree (or higher) in education, instructional design, curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, or a related field
  • Experience with Mac hardware, OS, and software
  • Experience with immersive technologies, such as 360 video and virtual reality, will be considered a plus

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical, or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary TypeNot Applicable


We are Shenandoah

Some places radiate special qualities — Shenandoah is one. At Shenandoah lives are illuminated by a love of learning, collaboration, service and a deep, shared history. Its name and location evoke images of legends, natural beauty, exploration, and timelessness. Shenandoah University embraces and reflects its storied valley home, educating students as radiant and warm as mythical lights inspiring Shenandoah’s meaning: “the sons and daughters of the stars.”

This green, fertile, and enchanting land has attracted people for thousands of years, inspiring stories, songs, and lives marked by joy, scholarship, accomplishment, and delight. That legacy remains vibrant to this day, as the leader of the future call upon the rich echoes of the past for inspiration.

We are all part of this timeless story. We are Shenandoah.


Mission & Vision Statements

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.

Shenandoah University will be nationally recognized for forward thinking programs that produce competitive and purposeful graduates.


Shenandoah's History

Dayton, Virginia was Shenandoah’s home for 85 years. In 1875, the university was founded there as Shenandoah High School. Over the next 85 years, the institution changed names six times but always kept “Shenandoah” as part of its name. In 1946, the school nearly closed due to financial concerns. Rather than closing the school, university president Dr. Forrest S. Racey oversaw the move to Winchester. The last classes in Dayton began in the fall of 1959 with an enrollment of 159 students. Shenandoah opened its doors in Winchester in September 1960.


In Winchester, the school began to thrive and, in 1991, became Shenandoah University. 


The Shenandoah of Today


The university now spans 5 locations: 

Shenandoah offers over 150 academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students across seven schools:

Join a university community that brings high energy to learning and activities on and off campus. With 21 men’s and women’s athletics teams and more than 90 clubs and organizations, jump into life on a vibrant campus. Countless international programs expose our students, staff, and faculty to the world and teach them to become global citizens.



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