Instructional Designer

Position Information

Instructional Designer


Regular or Temporary

Hours Per Week

FLSA Determination

Weeks Per Year


Open Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

The Digital Learning & Scholarship team is looking for two Instructional Designers to complete our team. One will be the liaison for the Arts and Humanities and the other will be the liaison for the Social Sciences. These positions will require candidates to be eager learners proficient in a wide range of technologies and digital scholarship processes. Specific expertise in areas such as video production, web design, making, data visualization and analysis or other educational technologies is a plus.
  • Collaborates with faculty, programs, and departments on the use and implementation of instructional technology tools and platforms. This includes learning management systems, discipline-specific software, and other pedagogical and digital scholarship tools.
  • Partners with faculty to design, develop and execute technology-rich digital assignments, projects, and course materials.
  • Coordinates, develops, and conducts workshops and instruction sessions for faculty, staff and students on various educational and technology-related topics.
  • Creates training materials and documentation on the use of Trinity’s learning management system (Moodle), digital scholarship tools, classroom computing technology, and other relevant educational technology software.
  • Identifies, adopts, and implements relevant educational technology innovations. Plans and markets training events for faculty and students.
  • May manage the Student Technology Assistant ( STA ) program based on experience and interest. The STA program employs students that provide support for faculty, students and staff with educational technology platforms and software. Hires, supervises, and coordinates all projects and support provided by the STAs.
  • Trinity College offers flexible and remote work arrangements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science or Arts and Humanities field and proven experience working with educational technology.
  • Advanced degree and teaching experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and background in either an Arts and Humanities or Social Science field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Must have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment .

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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