Position Announcement Instructional Designer, UM St. Louis

Office of Academic Affairs
Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Missouri-St. Louis 519 Lucas Hall One University Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63121 Telephone: 314-516-4508 Fax: 314-516-7130

Position Announcement
Instructional Designer

Organizational Relationships
Reports to: Associate Provost for Professional Development & Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Collaborates with colleagues and units across the campus and the UM System

Statement of the Position
The Instructional Designer is responsible for planning, developing and delivering professional development experiences for faculty and graduate students as they enhance their online teaching skills, design online courses, and integrate technology effectively into instruction. The instructional designer collaborates with other units on campus and in the UM System to apply quality standards to design, implement, and assess the effectiveness of instructional strategies delivered in a variety of online and classroom learning environments. This is a full-time appointment that is reviewed annually. A courtesy appointment with online teaching opportunities may be arranged.


•  Assist faculty members as they define instructional goals, assess students’ needs, and develop methods to deliver effective curricula online and on campus

•  Consult with faculty as they review and transform curricula into online courses

•  Direct course and program design projects through their implementation, delivery, and assessment

•  Align assessment and evaluation strategies, including peer review, with educational standards and systems

such as Quality Matters

•  Provide support as groups of faculty learn to use course management systems, software, and related tools

to create and deliver course materials

•  Work collaboratively with related campus offices to plan, develop, and offer workshops and programs

•  Foster a network of colleagues who are developing innovative and creative teaching collaborations.

•  Promote faculty inquiry and research related to online learning

•  Develop, design, communicate, and research best practices and solutions for instructional design

•  Maintain currency with campus initiatives and trends in e-pedagogy including generational and inclusive

learning strategies

•  Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

•  Applicants must have Master’s degree and five years experience in higher education, instructional or curriculum design, or a related discipline.

•  Demonstrated understanding of instructional design, including universal design

•  Extensive technology toolbox of e-learning content development and assessment creation software

•  Instructional consulting experience and/or experience working in a faculty center.

•  Experience and evidence of success in university teaching

•  Demonstrated leadership for initiating projects and seeing them to conclusion

•  Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills

•  Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

•  Knowledge of academic structures and values

Preferred Qualifications

•  Ability to work with instructors from a wide range of academic cultures and disciplines; experience in the STEM disciplines is highly desirable

•  Knowledge of theories of learning and educational research

•  Experience and evidence of success in university teaching

•  Ability to teach in and affiliate with an academic department

•  Participation in national organizations focused on teaching, learning, technology in higher education

Applications accepted online. Go to www.umsl.jobs and search for job opening ID 7410. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.