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Open Position: Instructional Designer

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Job Title: Instructional Designer III

Job ID: 24748

Location: University of Missouri - St. Louis, Center for Teaching and Learning



Reports to: Associate Provost for Professional Development & Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning


Statement of the Position

The Instructional Designer is responsible for planning, developing and delivering professional development experiences for faculty and graduate students as they enhance their online teaching skills, design online courses, and integrate technology effectively into instruction. The instructional designer collaborates with other units on campus and in the UM System to apply quality standards to design, implement, and assess the effectiveness of instructional strategies delivered in a variety of online and classroom learning environments. This is a full-time appointment that is reviewed annually. A courtesy appointment with online teaching opportunities may be arranged.



 Instructional Designer III

  • Assist faculty members as they define instructional goals, assess students’ needs, and develop methods to deliver effective curricula online and on campus
  • Consult with faculty as they review and transform curricula into online courses
  • Direct course and program design projects through their implementation, delivery, and assessment
  • Align assessment and evaluation strategies, including peer review, with educational standards and systems such as Quality Matters
  • Provide support as groups of faculty learn to use course management systems, software, and related tools to create and deliver course materials
  • Work collaboratively with related campus offices to plan, develop, and offer workshops and programs
  • Foster a network of colleagues who are developing innovative and creative teaching collaborations
  • Promote faculty inquiry and research related to online learning
  • Develop, design, communicate, and research best practices and solutions for instructional design
  • Maintain currency with campus initiatives and trends in e-pedagogy including generational and inclusive learning strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree and five years’ experience in higher education, instructional or curriculum design, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of instructional design, including universal design
  • Extensive technology toolbox of e-learning content development and assessment creation software
  • Instructional consulting experience and/or experience working in a faculty center
  • Experience and evidence of success in university teaching
  • Demonstrated leadership for initiating projects and seeing them to conclusion
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Knowledge of academic structures and values

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work with instructors from a wide range of academic cultures and disciplines; experience with Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Knowledge of theories of learning and educational research
  • Ability to teach in and affiliate with an academic department
  • Participation in national organizations focused on teaching, learning, technology in higher education


Salary Hiring Range

$47,476 - $65,468 annual 


Application Deadline

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, December 3, 2017; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following components in the application packet:

  • Cover letter that includes the following 
    • Instructional design experience
    • Contributions with developing or helping to develop college-level online courses
    • Familiarity with accessibility requirements
    • Experience and skills related to developing interactive and engaging learning activities in online course
    • Organizing strategies that help keep track of projects, paperwork, appointments, and emails
    • Online teaching experience
  • CV  
  • Statement of Philosophy of Online Course Design
  • Names and phone numbers for three professional references, preferably from higher educational institutions


Applicants must combine all application materials (Cover letter, CV, and list of three references with contact information) into a single pdf or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters.


For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email


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