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Instructional Designer

Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $55K - $70K

Job Description

Online Learning (HOL) at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an Instructional Designer to assist in developing design and arts-based digital learning solutions. Successful candidates will work with academic units and the University’s Learning Enterprise unit to develop innovative, digital learning courses and instructional materials. Working in collaboration with academic program leads and HOL leadership, this position is responsible for advancing academic courses as well as career-oriented training solutions that are of strategic importance to the Dean’s office and our academic schools. With guidance from HOL leadership, the successful candidate will work with faculty, program leads, internal and external staff and departments to advance state of the art learning solutions.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse 75 percent; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work 10 percent.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds 15 percent.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Use software applications; use a computer; sit for long periods of time; use a fax; use a printer; lift equipment up to 15 pounds; use a phone; use a smartphone; communicate orally and in writing; give presentations.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM, some evenings and weekends may be required. This position is Tempe based on the ASU Campus.

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 AND 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 Herberger Institute comprises the School of Art; School of Arts, Media and Engineering; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School; School of Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; and the ASU Art Museum. With 130 degree and certificate options, and programs ranked top 20 in art, design, music, theatre, digital culture, film, dance and more, plus a top university art museum, a leading immersive media facility, and national and international partnerships, the Herberger Institute is a powerhouse of art, culture and design.

Our mission is to position designers, artists, scholars and educators at the center of public life and prepare them to use their creative capacities to advance culture, build community and imaginatively address today’s most pressing challenges.

The vision of the Herberger Institute is to advance the New American University by embedding designers, artists and arts-based inquiry at its core and throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally. With 7,000+ students, mare than 700 faculty members, and 130 program options, the Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school.

As part of Arizona State University, the most innovative university in the nation, the Herberger Institute seeks to drive and scale new ways for arts and design to have impact in our world. We invite you to join our work.

• Creativity as a core 21st-century competency
• Design and the arts as critical resources for transforming our society
• Innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship
• Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and research
• Social embeddedness
• Projecting all voices
• Excellence

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Total compensation at ASU is defined as more than the salary paid for the valuable work performed to support the success of our ASU students. It includes:
• Salary and wages paid
• Comprehensive package of affordable benefit plans and programs
• Access to world-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates
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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.
Flexible work options
• 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.
• Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge in online course production and delivery environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of course development in standard learning management systems (Canvas and/or others)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online instructional design theory and methods for the creative arts
  • Experience in project management of online learning courses and/or initiatives (e.g. managing time, establishing priorities, distributing responsibilities, meeting milestones and deliverables)
  • Experience in researching and resolving technology issues
  • Experience in supervising and working collaboratively with a team in a higher education environment
  • Experience in working hands-on and providing logistical support for multiple projects with various stakeholders
  • Experience in applying online pedagogy and instructional design methodologies
  • Experience in using creative and process oriented skills
  • Solutions oriented and able to work under pressure
  • Experience in being a self-starter that works well independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience in evaluating and implementing new technologies for use in online teaching and learning
  • Experience with educational technology and applications
  • Experience with video/audio editing and/or planning for video production
  • Experience with customer service and troubleshooting customer issues
  • Experience in course content and exam development
  • Experience with, or background in the arts or design
  • Evidence of a Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Evidence of effective people and communication skills (interpersonal, written, spoken, presentation)
  • Ability to consult, train, and serve as a resource to faculty, institute, and academic departments
  • Able to produce, improve, and standardize course development processes
  • Create online/digital learning strategies and leverage the skills, experiences, and expertise of faculty and staff to promote student success.

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

  • This position will assist faculty in the creative arts and design in the development of curricula and course materials that take advantage of instructional technologies and apply best practices in online teaching and learning.
  • Position will support both the development of inward facing academic, for credit, as well as outward facing career and executive training-based courses.
  • Collaboratively plan, design, develop and revise online and hybrid curriculum and course materials to meet University and department standards; consult with and train faculty in best practices and effective online course development for the creative arts including instructional design methods.
  • Develop planning documents, scripts, and multimedia materials to assist faculty with effective pedagogy and the use of online teaching and learning tools; remain current on and evaluate emerging technologies that have potential value for online teaching and learning; design, develop and implement evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of using technologies in teaching/learning processes; collaborate with technical and media production staff on course development projects or assist with technical/media development as able.
  • Utilize web page authoring, desktop publishing and presentation software to develop custom content; provide technology support for online teaching and learning tools and services used by faculty, students, and staff; assist in the support of Canvas (LMS).

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

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.