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Instructional Technology Designer - Law School

Instructional Technology Designer - Law School

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Instructional Technology Designer - Law School at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Coordinates, plans and oversees the design, development and implementation of online and in-person instruction; recommends instructional strategies in the development of instructional design objectives, guidelines and procedures. Reports to Assistant Dean. Duties are as follows:

Provides technical expertise in the instructional design process and effective ways of delivery instruction for the Law School programs. Serves as a resource person, liaison and consultant to faculty, administration, and students.

Consults with faculty to facilitate informed use of technology to enhance teaching in online courses. Works with faculty to create learning experiences that result in successful student outcomes using knowledge of course design, assessment methods, and teaching strategies in a higher education environment.

Works with faculty to implement best practices in the use of emerging technology tools and applications, incorporating principles of accessibility and inclusion, particularly as they relate to the use of digital media in higher education. Coordinate, develop and conduct training workshops; provide guidance as to the instructional design process and answer questions and resolve problems.

In cooperation with Office of Technology and Learning, supports learning management system administration and technical systems training documentation requirements as needed. Interface with technical computing support personnel to determine software and hardware functionality needed for online instruction.

Researches, plans, designs, implements, and assesses Law School teaching and learning initiatives that encourage the use of emerging technology tools and applications in the development and implantation of innovative, student-centered learning environments. Collect data and prepare a variety of accurate reports. Provide data support to the Assistant Dean and law school leadership as required.

Provides program support and leadership on various projects and law school initiatives with minimal supervision.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Unique duties:

Willingness to work some evening and weekends. This is a grant funded position.


Graduation from an accredited college or university in education, computer science, business administration, instructional technology design, or related field. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and or experience may be considered.

Three or more years of instructional design experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge or experience with instructional design methodology or computer learning environments.

Knowledge of project management and project organization and analysis.

Excellent oral and/or written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Knowledge and experience with computer-based multimedia authoring programs as well as word processing software for graphics, spreadsheet design and desktop publishing.

Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set and assign priorities, coordinate multiple assignments, and respond to fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.

Expertise in Microsoft Office; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and/or Audition; iMovie; Camtasia; Echo360; Zoom and/or Teams; and Canvas (or a comparable LMS).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in instructional design or related field. Minimum of 3 years' experience in at least two of the following areas: educational or faculty development, instructional design, instructional technologies in a higher education environment.


H07 - Law School

Primary department:

H0701 - Dean Office Law School

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Staff/Administrative
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary minimum: $45,000
  • Salary hire maximum: $67,500
Working conditions:

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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