Instructional Designer

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Job Description

The Instructional Designer is responsible for providing online course development, technical, and technology training assistance and support to faculty in course design for online and hybrid courses by incorporating best practices in instruction and instructional design and for quality assurance. The incumbent will be responsible for helping faculty develop and improve their online course content, including instructional modules, online syllabus, online course interactions, online multimedia interactions for courses, and online presentations. The successful candidate while working with existing staff in Online Learning, will also share in the responsibility for creating and delivering the university's professional development for online teaching and learning, and will conduct usability testing and quality assurance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a closely related field/2-4 years of full-time verifiable work experience in Instructional Design (to include 1-2 years of experience designing eLearning content)/must possess excellent oral and written communication skills/must be service oriented toward students and faculty/must have experience with graphic and multimedia authoring software and website design software/must possess strong technical skills to develop instructional content, learning objects, and tutorials (handouts and videos)/demonstrated knowledge and application of learning theories and current educational technologies used in online and blended course design/ability to apply the Quality Matters model to online and hybrid course materials/must have a creative and innovative approach to learning design/must have experience working with course management systems (specifically Canvas) and course management tools/demonstrated experience with best practices for making learning accessible to all students including those with disabilities/experience in pedagogical and technological training/must have experience with instructional design in instructor-led and web-based learning/must possess experience as an online student or teacher/knowledge of Quality Matters applications, Microsoft Office Suite, photo and video editing, and Google Drive/Master's degree is desired/related certifications and professional development is desired/ experience in higher education is preferred