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Instructional Designer

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
May 19, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $62K - $68K

Job Description

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking an Instructional Designer. Under general direction of the Director of Online Programs, the Instructional Designer assists faculty and/or other subject matter experts in the design and development of learning materials using multiple instructional technologies and applying best practices in teaching and learning.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Flexible Work Options: ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market. In addition to 8am-5pm, in person format, following flexible work options are available.

Hybrid work is anarrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location (i.e., maximum of 40% remote work). Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.

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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field. Three (3) years of providing learning/instructional design and/or technology development services. Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

The Department of English’s motto – “Start here, go anywhere” – captures the unique value of our undergraduate and graduate English degrees, ones that can serve students in any art form, any discipline, and any profession. In fact, our degrees can take students anywhere they wish to travel. The Department of English faculty is internationally renowned for innovative research and teaching and explores the pan-world expression of the English language and its literature, which span the global yet connect directly to the local. The skills of critical thinking, reading comprehension, and analytic expression cultivated in the degrees are transferable into any endeavor. In particular, such skills provide the foundation for creative problem-solving and cultivate individual and collective expression. The department takes as its purview not just historical positioned work, whether linguistic or textual, but includes all forms of expression and all modes of new media, whether analogical or digital. We emphasize writing- academic, creative, personal, public, and workplace- that explores difference reflectively and functionally. Our goal is to educate citizens who can think, read, write, and act in robust and significant ways to meet new challenges

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience designing online courses.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience designing training resources and delivering training.
  • Experience with the Canvas LMS.
  • Knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical approaches, practices, and tools for diverse audiences/environments.
  • Skill in using a variety of industry-leading technologies and products for development of content, presentations, web pages, web applications and tutorials.
  • Skill in using learning management systems.
  • Skill in troubleshooting computer and web technology issues on common platforms.
  • Skill in effective organization and time-management in an environment with multiple priorities and short deadlines.Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • In collaboration with faculty and/or other subject matter experts, designs and develops engaging, interactive and instructionally sound learning materials, including assessments, in alignment with learning objectives and goals.
  • Utilizes and recommends effective and creative uses of technology to enhance instruction including content authoring tools, document creation applications, presentation tools and other technology resources to develop custom products.
  • Assists in writing learning objectives to incorporate content standards and curates content in support of objectives.
  • Evaluates training needs, designs/redesigns training programs and supplemental materials and implements training programs to meet changing needs and objectives.
  • Collaborates with others (e.g. software developers, technologists, project managers, graphic designers) to review and edit content and integrate contributions to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of design and development models and processes.
  • Assists with evaluation of technology effectiveness, quality assurance, editing, adapting content and implementing recommended changes to improve learning.
  • Provides troubleshooting, technology, documentation, event information and educational design consultation support to faculty and subject matter experts.
  • Develops and maintains resources such as tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, and tools for instructional development.
  • Remains current on, evaluates, identifies and communicates best practices, learning theories, and instructional technologies, and incorporates these into content standards and learning objectives.
  • Contributes to custom software design specifications and documentation.
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or projects as assigned or directed.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.