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Job Title: Advanced Instructional Design and Faculty Development Lead

Organization: California State, Northridge

Location: Northridge, CA

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.


About the University

Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.


Major Duties

Under general supervision of the Director of Distance Learning, the Advanced Instructional Design and Faculty Developmental Lead ensures that assigned CSUN full online programs are designed with focus on student achievement using the most innovative and appropriate educational technologies, applied instructional strategies, and instructional design attuned to the educational level and purpose of the specific course/program.  The incumbent is responsible for the development of degree, graduate credit certificate programs, and specialized advanced professional development programs that will be offered by CSUN online for the first time; manages a working group of instructional design professionals, and leads the technical specialists support that report to the Director; works closely with the Director to frame the project and assumes lead responsibilities working with the faculty and other Tseng College program staff to develop the program; develops and conducts research to inform practice of instructional design in online learning utilizing effective research methods for ongoing assessment to improve student learning experiences, educational technologies, and other learning solutions; develops strong and supportive working relationships with faculty members and with the assigned academic lead to ensure collaboration, exceptional instructional strategies and course design, and student achievement; responsible for the ongoing professional development of staff members; works closely with other leads and with the Director to ensure cohesion in the unit, idea sharing, and smooth shifts in focus and work to meet changing demands. Performs other duties as assigned.



Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, instructional design, curriculum design, learning sciences, educational psychology or a job-related field. Master's or Doctorate degree preferred. Equivalent to five years of full-time, progressively responsible experience creating and successfully implementing online learning solutions for higher education environments, including one year of project management, team leadership, systems implementation and development. At least three years of supervisory experience in an educational environment is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Working knowledge of and highly proficient in using MS Office Suite. Thorough knowledge of a variety of software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems. Functional knowledge of and experience applying ADA and copyright compliance guidelines for online learning environments is strongly preferred. Knowledge of learning management systems and other online delivery tools. Experience supervising staff, working directly with and leading faculty and/or educational stakeholders, and creating and successfully implementing online learning solutions for higher education environments.  Ability and specialized skills to: lead and collaborate with project teams comprised of faculty members, instructional designers, staff, and higher education administrators; plan and conduct effective meetings, and give oral presentations to groups; prioritize and manage several projects at one time; work with accuracy and reliability, manage details, create and implement action plans, and anticipate/address potential problems that may arise; work well within and across organizational units; use and test new technology applications; learn new distance/online learning strategies and practices and to continue to develop professionally; adapt to fluctuations in hours to accommodate clients in different time zones and attend meetings at a variety of times and fluctuation on and off campus; think creatively and problem-solve independently and in an agile manner; provide and receive constructive criticism and feedback.  The candidate must possess exceptional project management skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and effective written and oral communication skills.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package. 

The salary range for this classification is: $6249 - $10,541.
The anticipated hiring range: $6249 - $6667, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Temporary, year-to-year renewable with the potential of gaining permanent status.


General Information

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

This position has been re-posted and will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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