This is a regular, 12-month, full-time unclassified position in the Academic Innovation unit at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Academic Innovation is an academic support unit reporting to the Dean of Library and Academic Innovation. This is an exciting and transitional time at Western Oregon University as the Academic Innovation unit evolves and develops a new vision to continue to help students, faculty, and staff achieve success through transformative education and personalized support.
The Instructional Designer is primarily focused on providing one-to-one instructional design support for faculty teaching online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses. This position also collaborates with and offers expertise to library faculty to support the library instruction program. As a member of a dynamic team of instructional designers and academic technologists, the position supports the integration of technology into course design and use of technology for coursework.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience applying best practices in instructional design for online, hybrid, and/or technologically-enhanced education
- Knowledge and application of best practices using technology for teaching and learning, including but not limited to, multimedia development, web conferencing, learning management systems, social networking, online collaborative tools, and mobile solutions for education
- Highly developed communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal) with the demonstrated ability to provide excellent service and work effectively with diverse constituencies
- Teaching or training experience in a formal setting, such as, but not limited to, an academic institution, corporate training environment, or non-profit environment.
- Collaborative mindset with an innate curiosity for learning, ability to embrace change and adapt to new technology
- Graduate-level degree or certificate in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience applying leaning theory and pedagogy to develop instructional and assessment strategies
- Experience using and/or supporting accessible technologies; experience with course development using Universal Design for learning principles
- Experience integrating open educational resources and/or open pedagogies into course design
- Experience with peer-review processes for evaluating online and hybrid courses, such as Quality Matters (QM)