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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
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Full Time
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Job no: 237701-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Design

Position Summary:

The L&S Instructional Design Center (IDC) serves the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science, which is a diverse community of departments, programs, centers, and institutes dedicated to fulfilling UW-Madison's core educational mission and furthering the Wisconsin Idea. The IDC provides technology facilities, services, and support to L&S faculty and staff. We are committed to providing the highest levels of service in a collaborative, mutually supportive work environment.

As an instructional designer with the L&S Instructional Design Center, you will be joining a group of dedicated professionals who work together to advance high-quality learning. As a team, we partner with instructors to develop blended and online courses, produce educational media, integrate technology tools, and more. The majority of your duties will be related to instructional design and content development for online and blended learning initiatives.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Degree preferred from a discipline in L&S, Education, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

--2 years' experience working with instructors and content experts to design and develop blended and/or online courses using modern instructional design and project management techniques
--Experience creating digital content using learning management systems, web-based tools, and content authoring software
--Ability to interpret and integrate evolving higher education trends in instructional design and educational technology
--Experience using and refining standardized course design processes to support instructors in developing online/blended courses
--Demonstrated ability to thrive in highly collaborative and complex projects with diverse teams (e.g., faculty, academic staff, graduate teaching assistants, librarians, technologists, and media developers)
--Ability to communicate effectively, empathetically, and persuasively to support instructor needs and advance online degree program requirements
--Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work while balancing multiple priorities and managing deadlines

--3 or more years' experience working with instructors in a higher education setting to design and develop blended and/or online courses
--Experience developing rich and engaging learning experiences using the Canvas learning management system and other integrated third-party tools
--Applied coursework or professional credential in instructional design, media production, and/or educational technology
--Experience designing, developing, and deploying instructional audio and video
--Previous teaching experience and/or experience training instructors, especially on the pedagogically-effective use of technology

The successful candidate will exhibit professionalism, attention to detail, a desire to learn, and initiative. The candidate will have the ability to adapt and respond to change, manage multiple tasks, and work independently as needed.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $57,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into a Senior Information Processing Consultant, No-prefix Information Processing Consultant or Associate Information Processing Consultant title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Annie Powers,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Cheryl Adams Kadera
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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