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Job Title: Instructional Designer

Organization: University of the Pacific

Location: Stockton, CA

Job Title: Instructional Designer

Department: Distributed Learning

Campus: Stockton

Posting Number: 201301610P

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Number of Months: 12

Work Schedule: Work performed during standard business hours.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: For first consideration please apply before May 6, 2019.


Primary Purpose

Provide instructional design support and teach hybrid and online courses and programs to be delivered both domestically and internationally. This position will work with subject matter experts to design, develop and deliver programs and courses that include best practices for academic and training formats integrating multiple technologies and incorporating multimedia and interactive communication technologies. Will work primarily with faculty at the Sacramento and Stockton campuses.


Essential Functions

1. Instructional Design Support for Online and Hybrid Courses and Programs:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, develops level appropriate student learning objectives.

  • Assist instructors with developing assessment rubrics.

  • Integrate online and hybrid teaching and learning best practices.

  • Create course development guidelines.

  • Engage in ongoing continuous improvement of previously created materials.

  • Develop instructional & interactive content.

  • Design user interface using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

  • Quality assurance/review.


2. Academic Program Support and Professional Development/Continuing Education:

  • Work with faculty and other subject matter experts to implement courses within online/hybrid programs.

  • Design teaching resources, online tutorials, other learning objects.

  • Provide training sessions to faculty.

  • Provide faculty and departmental consultations as appropriate.

  • Assist faculty adoption and use of the learning management system.

  • Assist with the development of training materials and analysis of new technologies.


3. Online and Hybrid Teaching:

  • Teach and/or co-teach online and hybrid continuing education courses through University as needed.

  • Teach up to 6 credit units (2 courses) per year for teachers and/or adult learners.

  • Fulfill all University College teaching requirements and obligations.


4. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director:

  • Engage in ongoing professional development and involvement in professional organizations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Instructional Technology or a closely related discipline. Foreign degree equivalent is accepted.

  • Must demonstrate ability to perform the job through knowledge gained through course work, teaching assistantship, or portfolio of projects in developing instructional & interactive content.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree is preferred.

  • Experience with instructional content, learning activities, multimedia, the integration of interactive, online technologies for synchronous and asynchronous communication in both face-to-face and online instruction at the university or comparable level desired.

  • Experience working within the Canvas Learning Management System or related systems.

  • Experience with Project Management.

  • Quality Matters and/or QLT experience and certification preferred.

  • Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Knowledge of instructional design theories, pedagogical methods, and online/hybrid teaching strategies.

  • Familiarity with accessibility guidelines and copyright laws.

  • Demonstrated ability using academic technology teaching strategies, such as: instant messaging, discussions, web conferencing, blogs, podcasting, wikis, social networking/media, surveys, exams, mobile learning and assignments.

  • Ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal, leadership, teamwork and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience designing and delivering programs and courses leading multiple, simultaneous course development projects.

  • Experience working with adult learner programs in a professional and continuing education environment.

  • Experience with eLearning software (Articulate/Captivate/Camtasia).

  • Ability to explain instructions, policies, and procedures and to present findings and conclusions clearly and concisely to all varying stakeholders within the University.

  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:

Work performed during standard business hours.


Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience, exempt


Background Check Statement:

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.


AA/EEO Policy Statement:

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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