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Job Title: Online Education Instructional Designer

Organization: University of Oregon

Department: UO Online
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $62,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 16, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions for Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application online. Complete applications must include the following attachments:

  1. A resume

  2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position

  3. Three examples of course development projects. Describe the scope of each project and identify the role you played. If applicable, include links or screenshots. Please upload the examples as a single document in the "Supplemental Questions" field.

As part of the application process, you will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete.

Department Summary

​The Office of the Provost (OtP) is responsible for carrying out the academic mission of the University of Oregon. In doing so, OtP works closely with faculty and staff to enhance academic excellence, student success, and the UO's overall academic profile. Led by the Provost, 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.

Position Summary

In support of the academic mission of the University of Oregon (UO) and reporting to the Associate Director, the Online Education Instructional Designer will collaborate with faculty and graduate employees to design pedagogically sound curricula for online courses. By means of group workshops as well as individual faculty consultations, the Instructional Designer will promote quality standards, high-impact educational practices, and effective use of technology for teaching and learning. This position works closely with other instructional designers, videographers and video producers, instructional technologists, and the Teaching Engagement Program to promote synergistic support for faculty who develop and deliver online courses at UO.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Two years of professional experience interpreting educational goals and developing effective pedagogical solutions.

  • Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated 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.

  • Organization and management skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects and ability to manage projects from conception through completion.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Ability to create content for print and web.

  • 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.

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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