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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $37K - $50K  

Job summary:

Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders regarding online course development. Abides by online accessibility and usability guidelines, as well as project deadlines. Partakes in professional development. Other duties as assigned.

Job duties:

40% – Essential – Online Course Development: 

  • Collaborates with course developers and designers to ensure learning strategies and delivery methods support desired online course learning objectives and outcomes. Supports the development, review, maintenance, and revision of online courses with Canvas and other Clemson supported instructional tools.

30% – Essential – Quality Assurance: 

  • Abides by online accessibility and usability guidelines.  Utilizes the Quality Matters Rubric for Higher Education and Professional and Continuing Education.  Ensures consistency with online courses by developing course templates. Coordinates captioning with appropriate group (depending on service used).

20% – Essential – Project Management:

  • Creates and/or abides by project timelines by coordinating with course developers, designers, or captioning services. Maintains the project tracking sheet.  Provides reports, when necessary.

10% – Essential – Professional Development and Training:

  • Pursues professional growth through workshops, seminars, or demonstrations.  Develops and provides appropriate training opportunities for stakeholders.

Minimum requirements:

  • Education –  Bachelor’s Degree – and experience in curriculum management or development. A master’s degree in education may be substituted for the required work experience.
  • Work Experience 1+ years

Preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge of Canvas desired. 


Job Knowledge

  • Fundamental Job Knowledge – Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No Supervisory Duties – Not responsible for supervising employees.

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • No Budget Responsibilities – No fiscal responsibility for the department’s budget.

Physical requirements:

20% – Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period

40% – Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself

40% – Recognize or inspect visually

Working conditions:

No Work Conditions

Work schedule:

Standard Hours: 37.5;  Anticipated Hiring Range: $37,900.00 – $50,000.00

Essential personnel level

Normal Operations

  • Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.

Job location:

Clemson, SC

Application deadline:

January 8, 2024

Military and veteran:

Military Equivalency:

  • Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

Veteran Preference:

  • South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      
  • State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job’s minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.
  • To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email hrjob@clemson.edu upon submission of your application.      

Closing statement:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

About Organization

For over 130 years, Clemson University has shown unwavering dedication to the people of South Carolina. The University was founded with a land-grant mission and innovative vision — to increase the material resources of the State as a high seminary of learning. Since that time, the University has grown in esteem and impact, earning the R1 classification as one of the nation’s most active research institutions, developing international leaders and instilling our core values of honesty, integrity and respect in more than 160,000 graduates.

At Clemson, we see the potential in diverse fields, unexpected applications and determined individuals. Join our journey to develop the skills and inspire the hearts of Tigers working to create significant impact in the profession that calls their name.