Instructional Designer

University of Pittsburgh

Website University of Pittsburgh

University Center for Teaching and Learning – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21008410)

This is professional staff position with The Next Generation Learning Initiatives, a division of the University Center for Teaching and Learning. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a combination of skills in instructional design, instructional technology, faculty development, and project management. As a Next Generation Instructional Designer, you will assist with facutly consultations on the course design and development of materials for online delivery, and build online courses on the Blackboard, Canvas, and/or Coursera learning management system platforms.
The work will span all aspects of online learning design and development. The incumbent will:
– Analyze current online teaching practices and provide recommendations for the improvement of teaching methods/strategies and assessment of student achievement
– Work closely with your other insstructional design colleagues to advise Pitt faculty on effective online teaching practices
– Assist with the creation of course development plans as well as selected course materials
– Be involved in selecting appropriate technologies for course development and delivery and provide technical consultation on the selection of appropriate technologies
The incumbent should be someone who is excited about and has spent time researching and applying new technologies to the learning process. If you are passionate about teaching and learning and want to partner with faculty in a professional staff position, please apply. The staff in our center enjoy what we do, are highly-motivated and are eager to welcome new colleagues to Pitt.

Master’s Degree in Instructional Design or closely related field or Bachelor’s Degree in instructional design/related field plus ten years relevant experience. Knowledge of learning theory and its application to teaching in higher education. Knowledge of teaching methods/strategies for online and hybrid courses in higher education. Knowledge of how instructional technologies can be used effectively for online learning. Working knowledge of audio and video capture and editing. Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in teaching (preferably online), designing instruction, and/or developing curriculum for adult learners.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Department Details The University Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to hiring a diverse workforce to strengthen our organization and enhance our culture. We are determined to take bold steps to not only acknowledge the negative impact of bias, but also bring greater awareness to unfair employment practices frequently encountered by marginalized communities. The Center actively supports anti-racism efforts and strongly encourages all applicants to apply to any open Teaching Center position for which they can contribute their knowledge and expertise. This position has the option of remote or hybrid work arrangements.
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Instructional Development.II
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Master’s
Minimum Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable


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