Core Job Summary
The Senior Instructional Designer plans and implements engaging learning activities and compelling course content to meet the learning needs of a target audience. Furthermore, the Senior Instructional Designer serves as a lead to lower-level instructional designers and provides guidance as needed.
Core Job Functions
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:
Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Department Specific Functions
Collaborates with faculty members and other university stakeholders to conduct needs assessments and analysis to identify teaching and learning needs for a target audience. Consults on the design and creation of engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer. Identifies the methodologies used to deliver curated content. Stays abreast of emerging and established educational technologies Collaborates with faculty to determine instructional goals and to advise on the creation of corresponding instructional content Conducts instructional research and analysis on learners and contexts Applies instructional design theories, practices, and methods toward the collaborative creation of course materials Consults on the creation of effective instructional materials/media (audio, video, simulations, games etc.) Consults with faculty members to determine the criteria used to judge learners’ performance and to develop assessment instruments Design, develop, plan, and facilitate faculty learning communities, workshops, and other educational development programming in support of the university’s quality enhancement and educational innovation efforts Conduct assessment and evaluation of educational development programming and revise programming as appropriate Conduct one-on-one and small group consultations with faculty members to discuss teaching practices, educational problems, and potential changes to instructional materials, assessments, and methodologies Research novel, innovative, and impactful teaching strategies, classroom space designs, and educational technologies Contribute to the university’s quality enhancement and educational innovation strategies through participation in workgroups, committees, focus groups Communicate educational innovation efforts through the development of marketing materials, presentations at school and department meetings, web site stories, University of Miami communication channels, and other means as appropriate Engage in the broader scholarly teaching and learning community through publications, conferences, and meetings with university consortia and other institutions
Department Specific Functions
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.