The Instructional Designer role in ASU’s Learning Enterprise Learning Design team will design and develop revolutionary new online courses and course materials. In this role, you will leverage new design techniques and technologies to deliver ASU courses at scale to a diverse set of learners, such as learners in high school, learners seeking to earn admission to ASU and working learners looking for pathways into college and careers. This will include using modern pedagogical theory including self-paced learning, project-based learning, and adaptive elements. This role will interact with top ASU faculty and/or external industry experts, pushing the boundaries of course design and student learning.
The successful candidate will support courses in different learning management systems (LMS), including Canvas, OedX, and Google Classroom. You will build equitable and scalable learning experiences in the LMS and with design tools such as H5P and Adobe Captivate. You will evaluate and revise courses in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts to meet our design principles for equitable, innovative, and high- enrollment asychonronous online learning experiences.
Your contributions will support using new design techniques and technologies to deliver ASU courses at scale to a diverse set of learners, such as learners in high school, learners seeking to earn admission to ASU and working learners looking for pathways into college and careers.
Flexible work options
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. Please note that this position is Hybrid/Remote off-campus at our Scottsdale Skysong location.
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.
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.
About the Learning Enterprise
We believe that the rigid and linear design of traditional higher education is neither an effective ladder to social and economic opportunity for all learners nor is it responsive to rapidly evolving workforce needs. ASU has responded to these challenges with the creation of Learning Enterprise (LE). We are guided by the belief that everyone should have universal access to education and opportunity. At every stage of life.
LE re-imagines the role of universities in society and evolves the design of learning offerings. These products (LE’s learning offerings) are academically rigorous, tech-enabled, and outcomes-driven. They are stackable, accessible, and evidence-based – designed to respond to the needs of students and employers with the resources and values of the university.
LE’s initial focus is on the following areas: foundational skills and mindsets, professional and technical career skills and personal development, cultural and civic learning.
At LE, we share a common set of values that guide our work and collaboration:
Scrappy. We are undaunted by challenges. We remain undeterred by anything that stands in the way of moving our vision forward. If we fall, we get up, over and over again. If it doesn’t exist, we create it. If something doesn’t work, we try something else.
Driven. We always push to be better for ourselves, for each other, and for our students. We are not defeated or guided by the status quo. We see what could be and relentlessly pursue it.
Intentional Architects. We know our attitude towards what we are doing will determine our success. We see the big picture and take deep pride in building every block that makes up our long-term vision. We are motivated by the potential of a transformed future while remaining firmly focused on tending to the tasks in front of us today.
Leading from the heart. We deeply care about people and their well-being. Everyone is unconditionally supported. We believe in human potential and invest in continuous growth.
Candid collaborators. We share ideas and feedback at all levels. We have strong opinions loosely held and intentionally engage in debate. We strive for clarity through direct and honest communication. We know our work is better for it.
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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By the end of the first year in the position, you will contribute to the team and Universal Learner Courses Design Team in the following ways:
Develop innovative, high quality, scaleable courses.
You will with an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts to build high quality, rigorous courses. You will:
Assist with sustainable growth and impact via the evaluation of course design and technological integration.
You will organize and manage the best of 21st-century equity-based transformational learning. You will:
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.