Information Technology - Learning Design and Technology, Instructional Designer (EdD)

Bradley University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and savvy collaborator to apply for the position of Instructional Designer within the Learning Design and Technology division of Information Technology (IT).

The Instructional Designer is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Manager of Instructional Technology and Design and provides course design support, consultation in effective online pedagogy, instructional technology support, and professional development to faculty.  In addition, the Instructional Designer assists in developing and refining instructional design strategies and workflows. The Instructional Designer also aids in shaping the future of online, hybrid, and flipped learning initiatives in the College of Education and Health Sciences, guides the continuous improvement of existing online and hybrid courses, supports the design and development of new and innovative approaches to online and blended educational opportunities, and guides and supports the appropriate use of technology to achieve teaching and learning goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and refining instructional design procedures and workflows for online, hybrid, and flipped course development
  • Assure that online and hybrid courses follow best practices, accessibility and copyright guidelines, and meet or exceed quality standards
  • Establish strong professional relationships with faculty and other course development team members in order to collaborate on the design, development, evaluation, and refinement of online, hybrid, and flipped courses
  • Collaborate with faculty to analyze pedagogical needs for specific courses and align learning objectives with appropriate learning activities and assessments
  • Consult with and train faculty as needed in the use of instructional technologies and media to enhance student learning, including developing videos, creating presentations, and delivering live virtual class meetings
  • Design and produce training materials
  • Lead faculty development workshops, including Quality Matters
  • Manage production timelines and meet regularly with faculty throughout the design process
  • Research learning theory, teaching strategies, and instructional technologies, and share evidence of effective practices as needed
  • Research and evaluate new technologies based on teaching goals
  • Utilize learning outcomes and other analytical tools to measure student outcomes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree with one year of relevant experience OR Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology with emphasis on design, or a related field.
  • Three years of demonstrated success using technology based learning strategies and instructional technology systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design theory to practice such as Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE), Backwards Design, Quality Matters and Universal Design for Learning.
  • Proficient in using learning management systems (LMS), multimedia authoring tools, collaboration tools, synchronous tools, and digital learning materials.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with individuals possessing varying degrees of technical proficiency.
  • Evidence of being a proactive, collaborative problem-solver and team member.
  • Evidence of taking project ownership and working independently to achieve expected goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate processes and develop training materials.
  • Fluent in navigating the web and using various web-based tools for productive working, learning, collaborating, and researching.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, Internet browsers, G-Suite for Education, various operating systems, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, handle multiple tasks with ease, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, assessment, and approaches to online pedagogy and facilitation.
  • Evidence of maintaining confidentiality of private data and upholding information security policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years as an instructional designer or educator.
  • Ability to partner with faculty member to adapt instructional materials created for face to face delivery to an online format.
  • Background in education
  • Demonstrated success in building higher education courses.
  • Experience in the higher education environment.
  • Experience providing training.
  • Experience using Sakai as a learning management system.
  • Experience with Quality Matters Standards and the Quality Matters review process.
  • Demonstrated experience building courses using active and collaborative learning techniques.

Qualified candidates should electronically submit a current resume and one-page cover letter addressing their skills relevant to the position; contact information including name, address, phone and email for three professional references; salary requirements to ideddsearch@bradley.edu

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by June 28, 2019.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

 

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Visit https://www.bradley.edu/offices/business/humanresources/benefits/  for information about the University’s benefit plans.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university.  Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. Visit www.bradley.edu for additional information about the University.

Learning Design and Technology strives to incorporate the latest technology and proven principles for instructional design and student learning to help promote the heart of the Bradley Experience both for faculty and students.  Learning Design and Technology combines support for teaching and learning with technology in the classroom and online along with faculty development and course design consultation.  Visit https://www.bradley.edu/ldt to learn more about Learning Design and Technology.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.