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Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology (Tenure Track, F0776A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Old Dominion University's Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor (10-month appointment with opportunity for summer employment) in Instructional Design & Technology beginning July 25, 2023. Candidates with expertise in instructional design and human performance technology are encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A Ph.D. is required of applicants in fields related to instructional design that will enable the candidate to specialize in an area of research, teaching, and service. Successful candidate will demonstrate support of the ODU 2020 Diversity Statement at The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a willingness to work in a multicultural setting, as well as a commitment to participating in program governance and decision-making. Required responsibilities include teaching, advising and mentoring master's and doctoral students, conducting research to obtain external funding, developing scholarly publications, delivering presentations at international and national professional associations, and contributing to the university's mission and goals. Experience in delivering distance learning courses and different distance learning modalities is required, e.g., synchronous, asynchronous, and blended via televised and web-based delivery systems. Teaching expertise and interest in the following fields is desirable: instructional design, human performance technology, online learning design, instructional gaming, instructional simulations, program evaluation and assessment, and learning analytics and data mining. Previous college and/or business and industry training, instructional design, and assessment experience is desirable.

The position will be in Norfolk, Virginia. Old Dominion University is in historic Norfolk, Virginia.  The 251-acre campus stretches from the Elizabeth River to the Lafayette River. Although situated in a metropolitan setting, the University offers a small-college look and feel, with tree-lined walkways, a mix of old and new buildings, and colorful gardens and ponds. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, today Old Dominion University is recognized as a separate public university with a Carnegie/Doctoral Research-Extensive distinction. The Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies (STEMPS) is one of six departments in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. The STEMPS department offers Bachelor of Science degree, Master's degree, the Educational Specialist degree, and Ph.D. in Education.

Review of applications will begin September 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references which is to be submitted to: For questions or inquiries, contact John Baaki, PhD, Chair, Search Committee at

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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