Senior Instructional Designer

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Instructional Designer

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

About UC Online
At the University of Cincinnati Online (UC Online), we deliver a world-class experience for students seeking online flexibility and University of Cincinnati quality. From inquiry to graduation, we push the boundaries of what is possible and drive innovation in online education at the University of Cincinnati. With a student-centric approach and data-driven decision-making model, we support students through the online lifecycle of program discovery, program participation, and degree attainment. Our students realize their hope for a better future through real-life learning at an institution with a legacy of research, innovation, and accomplishment.

In fulfillment of this mission, UC Online invites candidates to the position of Senior Instructional Designer. Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost Online Instruction, the Senior Instructional Designer is responsible for online course design, development, and building for programs supported through the UC Online model.

Job Overview
Responsible for in instructional design, planning and development of online and technology- facilitated courses.

Essential Functions

  • Provide consultation and assist faculty and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of online and technology-facilitated courses; present programs, conduct faculty training, and help the academic programs implement new technologies and approaches for online learning.
  • Ensure that the developments of instructional materials for online courses are consistent with sound instructional design principles and standards. 
  • Consult with faculty on the effective use of instructional design strategies utilizing web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems for online course development; collaborate with internal and external business partners that are critical to the success of the course such as faculty, technology/multimedia staff, virtual learning management staff, and department academic support staff to assist with course development, implementation and problem resolution.
  • Design and implement assessment methods to evaluate technology-based learning materials and to help evaluate learning tools to increase student engagement in online courses; research curriculum and pedagogical strategies.
  • Serve as a member of a course development team. 
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship and open communication with business partners.  
  • Research, evaluate and integrate new and emerging educational technologies for improving student learning within online courses.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

 Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience in course design.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process
Please apply online a Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to portfolio of work.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.