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Instructional Consultant

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Instructional Consultant

Additional Information

Ball State University’s Division of Online and Strategic Learning welcomes applications for a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented Instructional Consultant who can leverage research-based best practices and data to inform programming and assessment.

The Instructional Consultant is a full-time position focused on championing instructional support for courses and programs, and works within a team of consultants who continuously drive and improve face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments.

Ball State University offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

The Instructional Consultant is a full-time position focused on championing instructional support for courses and programs, working within a team of consultants who continuously drive and improve face-to-face, online, and hybrid pedagogy and andragogy through research, feedback, and tool testing and experimentation.

The Instructional Consultant contributes to our internal community of inquiry by maintaining and sharing contemporary knowledge on teaching and learning, instructional technologies, and faculty development. Eager and well equipped to prepare and present their knowledge to a wide range of campus stakeholders in multiple modalities, the Instructional Consultant upholds a positive spirit of teamwork.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field.

Minimum Experience

At least three years of professional experience in designing university-level courses; experience with a learning management system ( LMS ); experience evaluating effectiveness in reaching course/program objectives; professional experience leveraging data and writing reports which work to improve learning experiences; experience consulting with a variety of clients.

Minimum Other

Engaging presentation skills.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Additional certification/relevant training.

Preferred Experience

Five or more years of professional experience in designing university-level courses; experience with the Canvas learning management system ( LMS ); subject matter expertise in instructional design, active learning techniques, assessment strategies, course support, teaching and learning, and/or teaching with technology; ·business acumen for consulting; experience synthesizing information from various sources and conducting experimental research; ·experience teaching adult learners

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised


Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.


Division of Online & Strategic Learning:173020

Department Information

The Teaching Innovation Team, a part of the Division of Online and Strategic Learning at Ball State University, provides best practices, instructional development, and consultation in content development and innovative learning experiences. We aim to understand the factors that contribute to learner success and optimize for a range of metrics.

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Provide engaging and meaningful consultation and support on the course, program, and campus-wide levels in areas of teaching and learning, including but not limited to online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses.



Job Duty

Meaningfully collaborate as a cross-functional team member in inter and intra-departmental conversations pertinent to unit and university-wide strategic goals and objectives.



Job Duty

Design and deliver dynamic instructional development opportunities and resources which improve teaching and learning.



Job Duty

Regularly explore, test, and assess innovative solutions, including emerging technologies, and provide guidance for implementation.



Job Duty

Contribute to additional duties and projects based on existing and emerging areas of expertise.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.



Job Duty

Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Master's Transcripts
  2. Doctorate Transcripts
  3. Portfolio
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3

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