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Instructional Designer

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Instructional Technology and Design

Job Number: REQ_0000014271


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The Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State is seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to provide consultation to faculty and other subject matter experts on the design and development of online and residential instructional materials to support active and collaborative learning in residential and computer-mediated environments. This job may involve undergraduate, graduate, and/or certificate courses in the resident, blended, and/or distance environments.

The candidate will collaborate with faculty to create pedagogically appropriate learning events and resolve issues related to technology use in teaching. An intermediate knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of instructional design is needed. In addition, this position will coordinate education and training efforts to assist Bellisario faculty with effective instructional strategies.

A level 2 position typically requires a Master's degree or higher, plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional experience is needed for level 3. If filled at a Level 3, higher level duties include:

  • Lead projects related to learning technologies development
  • Provide consultation to faculty and staff in the design and structure of instructional solutions for active and collaborative, computer-mediated, and distributed learning
  • Encourage, initiate and/or conduct learning theory research to further knowledge of the field of instructional design

The successful candidate will have a proven history of participation in the creation of innovative technology assisted learning environments. Familiarity with current learning systems is desired as well as the ability to implement complex projects. Please provide examples of previous work or projects highlighting innovative uses of technology and any project management experience. Experience with graphics, media, and audio is a plus. Abilities with learning management systems (like Canvas) and multimedia tools are desirable, and familiarity of accessibility standards would be a plus. The candidate should have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. In addition, this position requires a strong commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and teamwork.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion inall ofits forms.We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage theeducational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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