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Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Designer

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

Posting Details

Position Number: 11110253

Title: Instructional Designer

Functional Title: Instructional Designer (20)

Category Status: 34-Exempt Contingent Category 1

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 50

Unit: ENGR-Civil-Center for Advanced Transportation Technology

Hiring Range Minimum: $45/hr

Hiring Range Maximum:

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

The Consortium for Innovative Transportation Education (CITE) is a unique organization within the Center for Advanced Transportation (CATT) at the University of Maryland College Park. CITE provides interactive online courses for transportation professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in transportation systems management and operations (TSMO). Since it’s inception in 2000, CITE has developed, delivered and maintained a variety of online offerings including full-semester courses, independent study short courses, blended courses, and certificate programs. More information can be found at https://www.citeconsortium.org/

Instructional Designer Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages projects to ensure consistency in course presentation
  • Collaborates with CITE Program Manager and Program Coordinator
  • Creates new content based on materials received from Subject Matter Experts
  • Modifies existing content based on direction from the Program Coordinator
  • Uploads SCORM files to LMS
  • Organizes and maintains course materials

Work Hours and Benefits

  • Hourly position on an as needed basis with zero to thirty hours per week as needed based on your availability
  • This position is eligible for telework
  • All interactions will be via email, web meetings, or telephone
  • Work hours are flexible – work may be completed at any time of day
  • Some day time availability is required for interaction with Program Manager and Program Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and 8 years experience in instructional design using instructional technology


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years experience in instructional design, education, educational technology, or related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and scheduling skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Excellent grammar and spelling
  • Strong proficiency with industry standard design software, in particular Adobe Captivate
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems, in particular Moodle


Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

The A. James Clark’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranks in the top 20 public civil engineering undergraduate programs in the country according to the US News and World Report Rankings. In addition to the MTI center, new centers and institutes that have been established include the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.

The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant culture, is reachable by metro, and has primary and secondary schools that are among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

Some notable facts include:

  • Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year domestic Ph.D. students.
  • Faculty work with over 60 competitive teams and student societies that are nationally ranked, such as SAE top 20 finish in Baja 2018 Competition, Solar Decathlon 1st place in US in 2017, and 1st in American Helicopter Society Student competition.
  • 2 NAE members affiliated with Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, ABC, Fox News, People Magazine.
  • Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
  • The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant
  • downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music and amenities.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 12/19/2022

Physical Demands

Diversity Statement:The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)

Optional Documents