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Instructional Designer II (Part Time)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Instructional Technology and Design

Posting Number: req11154

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Undergraduate research at the University of Arizona is a growing area of strategic investment, with ambitious plans to incorporate undergraduate research into the curriculum in a systematic manner. This includes launching new programs to support opportunities expanding access to undergraduate research experiences. The instructional designer will assist with designing and implementing a novel course-based undergraduate research (CURE) version of an undergraduate introductory biology laboratory course (ECOL 182L). They will write instructional materials, design classroom activities, and conduct classroom observations during assessment periods to ensure that course learning objectives are met. The instructional designer will also assist with developing a graduate teaching assistant training program in conjunction with the CURE course. This may include observing graduate teaching assistants during pedagogical strategy meetings and during classroom activities. Interested candidates should have experience with teaching or advising undergraduate students, and experience or interest in inclusive course design and developing a culturally responsive curriculum. Interested candidates should also have some experience with conducting independent scientific research, ideally in the fields of ecology or evolutionary biology. This position will interact regularly with academic administrators, faculty members, and enrolled students. The role requires strong writing skills, good judgment, the flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and sensitivity to the needs and experiences of students that centers a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares assignments, curriculum, classroom activities or other materials.
  • Develops or creates training programs and materials.
  • Under minimum supervision create and update curriculum.
  • Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities.
  • Trains instructors in subject matter and methodology utilizing specialized knowledge and skills.
  • Needing clear discretion and judgement when independently creating course curriculum that will be disseminated to other faculty.
  • Prepare and conduct classroom or field experiments in preparation for students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional-level experience required.
  • Minimum of three years college classroom teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in biological sciences.
  • Experience supporting students who are first generation, from low-income households, have disabilities, or have transferred from community colleges.
  • Experience with Top Hat, D2L, VoiceThread, Panopto, or similar learner management tools.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Instructional and Assessment Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Instructional Design & Support

Job Function

Instruct & Assessment Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Ryan Ruboyianes

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

As a cover letter, please submit a brief personal statement describing the candidate's personal philosophy on classroom inclusiveness and how the candidate will exhibit the philosophy in the classroom (minimum of 500 words)

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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