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Instructional Design & Technology

Remote/Hybrid Instructional Designer III

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Senior  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $60k - $68k  

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Hiring Department


This recruitment is managed by the Office of Human Resources at the Columbia Campus. For application questions please contact OHR at 573-882-7976.

Job Description

The Remote/Hybrid Instructional Designer III is an essential role at Missouri Online to ensure quality course design, faculty professional development, development of new online programs and continuous improvement of existing online programs, and opportunities related to online and blended learning. Provides pedagogical and curricular consultation and design following accepted online design standards. Collaborates with university stakeholders including but not limited to media designers, program coordinators, academic technology specialists, and other colleagues to design and implement student-centered, engaging learning experiences for online courses and programs according to best practices in the field. Mentor other instructional designers, leads initiatives, and/or provides project oversight.

Missouri Online’s Program Coordination and Design Services team is guided by the following core values, which instructional designers are expected to uphold and embody in their work as well as in their interactions with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders:

  • Be a collaborator
  • Be a change agent
  • Be curious
  • Be transparent
  • Be invested

The position will: 

  • Cultivate collaborative and professional working relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators within Missouri Online and across campuses in the UM System
  • Collaborate with colleagues and instructors to design and develop student-centered learning experiences
  • Bring opportunities for refinement and enhancement of departmental services and internal processes to the attention of direct supervisor(s)
  • Provide professional and timely support to faculty in the areas of pedagogy, online course development, learning experience design, and implementation of appropriate educational technologies 
  • Facilitate consultations, workshops, or other events in areas of instructional design 
  • Serve as a mentor for other instructional designers and assist with onboarding of new colleagues and processes
  • Seek opportunities for personal professional development to improve instructional design knowledge and skills and stay abreast of industry trends and standards; share that knowledge internally to continually grow the knowledge base of the larger design team
  • Assist in preparing faculty for successful online teaching
  • Complete course quality reviews and support faculty through quality improvements to their courses as a result of review feedback 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
The ideal Instructional Design III candidate will preferably possess a combination of the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of various learning theories, instructional design models, and learning experience design frameworks
  • Knowledge of current accessibility standards and best practices
  • Project management and organization skills
  • The ability to proactively listen in order to identify underlying needs and problems
  • High written and verbal communication skills, especially in regards to coaching faculty and colleagues toward appropriate outcomes
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to running and participating in projects
  • Comfort in speaking with campus and academic unit leaders across universities
  • Desire and ability to present at local, regional, state, and national events as opportunities allow


Salary Range: $60,000-$68,815

GGS Grade: 10


Internal applicants can determine their university titles by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree or 5+ years in a relevant field.

Application Materials

Resume, Cover Letter

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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About Organization

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a world-class technological research university. Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T offers a broad array of degrees in engineering, the sciences, business, information technology, the humanities and liberal arts, and education -- all in an environment that emphasizes technological literacy. We were originally known as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (Missouri School of Mines or MSM), then the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). In 2008, we became Missouri S&T.