Instructional Designer Position at MTSU

From: Barbara Draude

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Middle Tennessee State University has an Instructional Design Specialist position open and we invite qualified applicants who would want to join a small but dynamic instructional support team who work closely with faculty in six colleges with traditional, hybrid and online course design. For more information and to apply go to :

Job Title: Specialist – Instructional Design

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Academic and Instructional Technologies, the Instructional Design Specialist will: serve as a consultant to assist faculty to create high quality learning opportunities; provide guidance for developing hybrid and online courses; assist faculty and academic divisions with revisions and updates to existing courses, adapting courses from one delivery method to another and developing new courses. The Specialist will apply and modify various instructional design models and components to develop high quality teaching and learning environments; assist to develop and deliver training and professional development programs and resources designed for new, full-time, and adjunct faculty, i.e. email circulations, seminars, forums, round-tables, etc.; assess faculty and staff needs for professional development and training; consult with academic divisions, faculty and other content experts to assure the design and development of instructional applications are pedagogically sound; advise faculty in the selection and use of effective instructional development tools and activities; collaborate with Academic and Instructional Technology Services and Information Technology staff, Academic Affairs, University College, and Walker Library to support faculty development initiatives throughout the campus; monitor and research new instructional methodologies and technologies applicable to instruction; facilitates the implementation of instructional innovations; assist in planning and publishing marketing materials, i.e. newsletters, web site, flyers, etc. and perform other related duties or special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology (with emphasis on design), Learning/Educational Psychology, or a related field and three years of extensive experience consulting with faculty in course design, designing faculty and staff training and professional development programming in a university setting or other related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology (with emphasis on design), Learning/Educational Psychology, or a related field preferred. Experience teaching in a higher education setting also preferred.

Barbara J. Draude,
Assistant Vice President for Academic and Instructional Technologies;
Co-Director, Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center;
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street, Box 226
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001
Office: TCM 214B
Phone: 615-904-8383
Fax: 615-898-2018