University of Pittsburgh – Instructional Designer
Job Title: Instructional Designer
This is a professional staff position with The Next Generation Learning Initiatives, a division of the newly established University Center for Teaching and Learning. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a combination of skills in instructional design, instructional technology, faculty development, and project management. As a Next Generation Instructional Designer, you will consult with faculty about the course design and development of materials for online delivery, and build online courses on the Blackboard and Coursera learning management system platforms.
Your work will span all aspects of online learning design and development. You will analyze current online teaching practices and provide recommendations for the improvement of teaching methods/strategies and assessment of student achievement. You will work closely with Pitt faculty and advise them on effective online teaching practices. Your job will also involve creating course development plans as well as selected course materials. You will be involved in selecting appropriate technologies for course development and teaching online and will provide technical consultation on the selection of appropriate technologies. You will also coordinate the work of others, including multi-media specialists, to build online courses.
A Master’s degree in Instructional Design or the equivalent is required, in addition to five years’ experience in teaching (preferably online), instructional design, and/or developing curriculum for adult learners. You should be someone who is excited about and has spent time researching and applying new technologies to the learning process. If you are passionate about teaching and learning and want to partner with faculty in a professional staff position, please apply. The staff in our center enjoy what we do, are highly-motivated and are eager to welcome new colleagues to Pitt.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s, 5 years experience