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Instructional Designer

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Instructional Designer


VPR-Research Compliance Admin

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Advertised Salary:

$50,000 - $55,000, or commensurate with experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Classification Title:

IT Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in science or education in a higher education environment.
  • A postgraduate degree in a field related to instructional design is preferred.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Office of Research Integrity and Safety Support Services Coordinator, the Instructional Designer supports the mission of research education through e-Learning course design and the development of instructional materials. The Instructional Designer collaborates with Subject Matter Experts to create online learning that can translate complex ideas into teaching tools to maximize learner understanding and contributes significantly to safety training development in the Office of Research Integrity and Safety.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Solid technical expertise and proficiency in creating interactive online content using authoring tools, preferably Articulate Storyline.
  • Familiarity with working within a learning management system.
  • Familiarity with video/audio/photo editing programs.
  • Strong PC skills and expertise in Microsoft Office (especially advanced PowerPoint) and Abode Photoshop.
  • Aptitude for effective visual, oral, and written communication.
  • Ability to adapt to ad hoc requests, scope changes, and remain productive in response to a fluctuating work environment.
  • Motivation for continuous professional development and ability to stay current with emerging technologies.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, carrying, lifting.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


Design and produce creative and innovative learning materials in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, and video in e-learning and blended learning contexts to support the objectives and goals of the Office of Research Integrity and Safety and its offices.

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Work with Subject Matter Experts and the ORIS Support Services Coordinator to design, develop, and assess engaging educational content based on sound instructional theory and best practices. This includes assessing and identifying knowledge and skill gaps within a target audience, working collaboratively to create engaging educational content that improves the experience of self-directed learning, and reviewing one’s work and the work of others to improve quality, readability, consistency, and educational effectiveness.

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Tasks related to the general support of ORIS Support Services. These tasks include, Professional Employee Portal (PEP) administrative support, managing communication, and contributing to compliance data entry and stewardship.

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Manage and maintain education material developed by ORIS Support Services. This includes developing tools to evaluate and assess instruction and its impact in ORIS and updating courses and educational materials to stay relevant, accurate, and effective.

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Analyze characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and make recommendations on their implementation and use as it relates to the objectives and goals of ORIS and its offices.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Enid Truong

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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