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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer / Information Technologist I

Job Type Employee   Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry   Mid  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

The Instructional Technology and Development Team is responsible for training instructors, staff, and students on supported Educational Technology, consulting with instructors on course design and technology integration, and reviewing courses for quality. Reporting to the Instructional Technology and Development Manager, the Instructional Designer will primarily perform the following duties:

  • Develop and maintain training materials for, classes, workshops, and webinars.
  • Consult with faculty about the design, development, and implementation of their courses.
  • Provide formative feedback to instructors on their developing courses and review established courses for quality using a QM rubric.
  • Work across teams to implement new technology and maintain existing systems.
  • Review and research proposed additions to our supported technology portfolio and make recommendations for implementation.
  • Update course templates to meet instructor needs.

Michigan State University (MSU) is a top 100 global university located in East Lansing, three miles east of the state’s capitol. The MSU community includes more than 12,000 faculty, academic and support staff, as well as 49,695 students. MSU offers an extensive benefits package to its employees including health care, prescription, and dental coverage, and a base retirement program with a university matching contribution, as well as basic life insurance. In addition, MSU offers educational benefits including a course fee courtesy program and educational assistance.

MSU Information Technology provides the primary leadership for strategic, financial, and policy initiatives affecting information technology (IT) across MSU. MSU IT offers technology resources that support MSUs mission of providing education, conducting research, and advancing engagement.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are essential elements, vital to the culture MSU Information Technology endeavors to cultivate. This includes providing opportunities and access for all people which incorporate differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic background.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive experience in instructional design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Education, Digital Media or Instructional Design; Experience with D2L Brightspace LMS

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.