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Instructional Design and Training Specialist

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a full time Instructional Design and Training Specialist as an on-campus, remote, or hybrid position. The responsibilities of the position are to provide instructional design services and support technology for online instruction in graduate education in science. The candidate will train and assist faculty and staff on instructional technology, develop measures to assess learning outcomes of technology-enhanced instruction, and promote instructional technology educational programs. The successful candidate will have

· Familiarity with learning management systems, in particular Blackboard

· Proficiency in eLearning platforms such as Articulate 360

· Demonstrated ability to create new content from content material from faculty

· Capacity to ensure consistency across courses and content delivery in the program


The University of Mississippi is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. The School of Pharmacy is on the main campus in Oxford, a community of approximately 19,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America’s best places to live. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named The University of Mississippi as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” The Department of BioMolecular Sciences has 19 full-time faculty with research emphases in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. The department has teaching responsibilities in several degree programs, including the Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Natural Center for Natural Products Research and the National Center for Cannabis Research and Education are within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is established. The position is available immediately and is a full-time appointment. Applicants should have a master's degree in educational technology, instructional design, or a related field and three years of experience in teaching, online instruction, and/or instructional design. Candidates with experience in STEM are encouraged.


Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a resume, an instructional design portfolio including samples of work and a lesson plan, and the name and contact information of three references through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at For additional information please contact, Prof. David A. Colby, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1766,


We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and staff and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.


The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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