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Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Designer

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

The ability to collaborate and consult with subject-matter experts on the effective use of learning strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional applications and systems to improve teaching and learning is essential to this position. The candidate must be able to maintain a constant focus on usability and accessibility requirements. Additionally, a successful candidate must possess strong writing skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based work environment. Additionally, this role will require a candidate to exercise a high-level of organization and attention to detail.

The value of being an employee at the University of Utah goes far beyond your base salary, so we encourage you to carefully consider and compare our total package offer. This package includes a variety of excellent employee benefits, including health care coverage, retirement plans, and paid leave time as well as other valuable benefits, services, and programs such as tuition reduction. One example is the U’s retirement benefits which amount to a 14.2% contribution in addition to your annual salary.


  • Consults with subject matter experts on the best practices for instructional methods of course content.
  • Manage course development process in coordination with multiple team members to meet course launch deadlines.
  • Create and maintain cooperative working relationships with all entities involved in the development process.
  • Develop evaluation techniques to measure the effectiveness of course content, materials, and the overall learning experience.
  • Provides user support to instructors for class delivery systems and associated Web applications.
  • Communicates efficiently with technical groups when errors or malfunctions are noticed.
  • Develops knowledge base and training materials for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Performs quality assurance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) with 2-4 years of experience.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with Canvas
  • Experience writing tutorial and support documentation
  • Experience with Web-based content management systems
  • Provide a portfolio in the “Applicant document or accept URL in lieu of uploaded document” section