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Job Title: Instructional Designer

Organization: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Job no: 529190
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Education

Department: UO Online and The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $54,000-$67,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Two (2) positions available
Application Review Begins
April 27, 2022; positions open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered, applicants must submit a complete application online. Complete applications must include the following attachments:

• A resume
• A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position
• Examples of three course development projects. Describe the scope of each project and identify the role you played. If applicable, include links or screenshots. Please upload the compiled documentation in the "Supplemental Questions" field.

Department Summary - UO Online

The Office of the Provost (OtP) is responsible for carrying out the academic mission of the University of Oregon. In doing so, the office works closely with faculty and staff to enhance academic excellence, student success, and the UO's overall academic profile. OtP is a dynamic office that leads and manages a variety of initiatives, processes, and services. A major initiative being led by OtP is to boost student success by strengthening infrastructure and support for UO's online courses. Online education expands the University of Oregon's educational mission beyond campus, enlarging UO's reach and amplifying the university's reputation as a leader in research and teaching. Further, online education and the goals of this initiative align with the presidential priorities of access, student success, excellence, and experience.

Department Summary - The Ballmer Institute

The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health is a new Portland-based institute that will provide a bold new approach to addressing the behavioral and mental health care needs of Oregon's children. The Ballmer Institute was made possible by a lead gift of more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders of Ballmer Group Philanthropy. The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon will be the first of its kind, establishing a new model for behavioral and mental health care, and the most comprehensive effort undertaken by a U.S. university and its partners, creating a new model of care.

Position Summary (both positions)

It is an exciting time to join the University of Oregon. Our faculty and staff are a committed, engaged, and diverse community of professionals who deeply value the impact of education and its importance in our culture.

We are hiring for two Instructional Designers at this time. One will be located in Portland, Oregon as part of the newly-formed and the other will work in Eugene, Oregon as part of the The Instructional Designer hired in Portland is currently a remote/hybrid position as the UO renovates their new campus, located at the former Concordia University site.

These positions will support the academic mission of the University of Oregon by collaborating with faculty and graduate employees to design pedagogically sound curricula for online courses. Through group workshops as well as individual faculty consultations, these positions will promote quality standards, high-impact educational practices, and effective use of technology for teaching and learning.

These positions will collaborate closely with other instructional designers, videographers and video producers, the Teaching Engagement Program (TEP), Information Services, librarians, and other key stakeholders to promote synergistic support for faculty who develop and deliver online courses for the University of Oregon.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree
• 2 years professional experience interpreting educational goals and developing effective pedagogical solutions.

Professional Competencies

• Understanding of instructional methods and curricular innovations in higher education.
• Proficiency with learning management systems.
• Demonstrated skill with multimedia authoring tools.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects and to manage projects from conception through completion.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to make content for web and print.
• Ability to learn new software with minimal time investment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree.
• Experience working with faculty members, graduate employees, and students from diverse disciplines and cultures.
• Experience delivering training in a workshop format.
• Experience authoring content using principles of universal design.
• Experience applying Quality Matters standards.
• Experience teaching online.
• Knowledge of learning theories.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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