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Specialist - Instructional Design (Search Extended)

Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 13, 2023

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Job Title

Specialist - Instructional Design * Search Extended


Academic Instructional Technology


Commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Academic and Instructional Technologies, the Instructional Design Specialist will: serve as a consultant to assist faculty in creating high-quality learning opportunities; provide guidance for developing face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses; assist faculty and academic divisions with revisions and updates to existing courses, adapting courses from one delivery method to another and developing new courses. The specialist will apply and modify various instructional design models and components to develop high quality teaching and learning environments; assist to develop and deliver training and professional development programs and resources designed for new, full time, and adjunct faculty, i.e. email circulations, seminars, forums, round tables, etc.; assess faculty and staff needs for professional development and training; consult with academic divisions, faculty and other content experts to assure the design and development of instructional applications are pedagogically sound; advise faculty in the selection and use of effective instructional development tools and activities; collaborate with Academic and Instructional Technology Services and Information Technology staff, Academic Affairs, University College, and Walker Library to support faculty development initiatives throughout the campus; monitor and research new instructional methodologies and technologies applicable to instruction; facilitate the implementation of instructional innovations. Support and assist in managing enterprise instructional technologies such as Desire2Learn.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in instructional design, instructional technology (with emphasis on design), Learning/Educational Psychology or a related field required.

Required Related Experience

Three (3) years progressively responsible experience consulting with faculty in course design, designing and delivering faculty and staff training and professional development programming in a university setting or other related experience.

Desirable Related Experience

Master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology (with emphasis on design), Learning/Educational Psychology, or a related field preferred.
Administration of Brightspace Desire2Learn, Canvas, Blackboard, or other enterprise learning management systems.
Experience teaching in a higher education setting preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: For optimal consideration, please apply before April 30, 2024.

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With an enrollment of 20,000 students, MTSU is the top producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville area, has been identified by the Princeton Review as one of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S. for five consecutive years, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. MTSU embraces its roles as a major comprehensive university and as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. MTSU students, faculty, and staff generate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and innovation and collaboratively promote excellence through teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and public engagement. MTSU holds the Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity and Community Engagement classifications.

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and administrators who value working with diverse students. 

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