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Instructional Designer

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
August 27, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $50K - $62K

Job Description

As the largest humanities-based trans-disciplinary research and teaching school at ASU, SHPRS teaches thousands of students every year through the online and immersion modality. Under general direction of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Director of Online Programs, the Instructional Designer will leverage instructional technologies to assist faculty in the design and development of curricula and course materials that reflect best practices in teaching and learning. In addition to instructional design support, the Instructional Designer will assist with assessing and implementing course quality assurance and technology integration and design and develop faculty-oriented training on aspects of online teaching and learning.

This position allows for flexible schedules and hybrid remote work.

Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Use office equipment including a desktop computer.
  • Lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate to perform essential duties.

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

In 2008, the departments of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies joined together to create the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We continue to advance Arizona State University’s goals of excellence, access and impact through award winning innovative research and a commitment to supporting students both online and on-campus. As the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at ASU, the collaborative environment of talented faculty and students aims to create leaders of change that understand the past, present and future.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field.
  • Experience leading a course or training session in an online environment.
  • Knowledge of instructional design and of online pedagogical and andragogical approaches, practices, and tools.
  • Skill in using a variety of industry-leading technologies and products for development of presentations, web pages, web applications and associated databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated through public-facing resources such as training manuals, blog posts or podcasts on aspects of online education, or conference presentations on aspects of online education.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Experience using and developing content in current learning and content management system technology (e.g. Canvas)
  • Experience collaborating and supporting faculty in a higher education setting.
  • Experience managing multiple projects from inception to completion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Matters (QM) standards.
  • Experience developing faculty-oriented training materials related to online teaching and learning.
  • Experience taking professional initiative and working independently.

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

  • Helps ensure SHPRS online course offerings are of consistent and high quality
    • Assists individual faculty in the design and development of engaging, interactive and instructionally sound materials that address various learning styles and learning needs.
    • Recommends effective and creative uses of technology to enhance instruction and create new learning environments.
    • Assists with the production, formatting, and embedding of instructional materials, including web pages, graphics, lecture videos, and interactive technologies.
    • Provides quality assurance reviewing and testing for courses, following standards from recognized external sources and departmental guidelines.
    • Addresses any issues or complications with online courses and recommends both short and long-term solutions to the Director of Online Programs.
  • Serves as a representative of and advocate for SHPRS in educational technology and online learning spaces across the university
    • Serves on relevant university committees: for example, ITAC (Instructional Technology Advisory Committee), The College Instructional Design Committee, Instructional media Developers Group.
    • Reports to the Director of Online Programs with university-level updates, changes, or coming transitions related to online education and works with the Director to formulate a response to those updates/changes.
    • Collaborates with others within The College and ASU to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of course design and development models and processes; liaises with EdPlus and relevant instructional design and course development personnel across campus.
  • Helps create and foster a culture of innovative online pedagogy among the SHPRS faculty
    • Serves on the SHPRS Online Education Committee (OEC).
    • Identifies and communicates best practices for applying teaching and learning theories and instructional technologies to curriculum design.
    • Keeps faculty informed about instructional-technology events and resources; Send reminders to faculty.
    • Evaluates diverse individual and department training needs in the area of instructional technology, recommends individual education plans for faculty, and implements plans as needed.
    • Remains current on, evaluates, identifies and communicates best practices, learning theories, and instructional technologies, and incorporates these into content standards and learning objectives.
  • Advocates Universal Learning Design and promotes accessibility of learning materials, such as recommending alternative format materials, transcripts, descriptive audio, and image tagging.
  • 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.