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Instructional Designer III – REMOTE

Hiring Department

Office of Health Affairs - MU Campus in Columbia, Missouri

This recruitment is managed by the Office of Human Resources at the Columbia Campus. For application questions please contact OHR at 573-882-7976.

Job Description

The Instructional Designer III is an essential role to ensure quality course design, faculty professional development, development of new online programs and continuous improvement of existing online programs, and opportunities related to online and blended learning. Provides pedagogical and curricular consultation and design following accepted online design standards. Collaborates with university stakeholders including but not limited to faculty, program coordinators, academic technology specialists, subject matter experts, and other colleagues to design training programs for professionals, engaging learning experiences for online and in-person programs according to best practices in the field.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and instructors to design and develop faculty/staff-centered learning experiences
  • Bring opportunities for refinement and enhancement of departmental services and internal processes to the attention of direct supervisor(s)
  • Provide impactful updates to content slides in PowerPoint to promote an effective learning experience and improved graphic design
  • Provide professional and timely support in the areas of pedagogy, online course development, design, and implementation of appropriate educational technologies
  • Seek opportunities for personal professional development to improve instructional design knowledge and skills and stay abreast of industry trends and standards; share that knowledge internally to continually grow the knowledge base
  • Complete course quality reviews and support quality improvements to courses as a result of review feedback
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
The Instructional Design III will preferably possess a combination of the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint design and graphic design for templates
  • Strong knowledge of various learning theories, instructional design models, and learning experience design frameworks
  • Knowledge of current accessibility standards and best practices
  • Project management and organization skills
  • The ability to proactively listen in order to identify underlying needs and problems
  • High written and verbal communication skills, especially in regards to coaching faculty and colleagues toward appropriate outcomes
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach to running and participating in projects
  • Comfort in speaking with campus and academic unit leaders across universities

Salary Range: $50,000 - $65,000 annually

Grade: GGS - 010


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Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in related/relevant area, and 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired. Possesses conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within the Instructional Design function. Applies general knowledge of instructional design techniques developed through education and experiences.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.


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