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Instructional Designer - College of Business and Economics - 20508


The College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Instructional Designer (Teaching, Learning and Technology Specialist III, TL009).


Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Online Education and Technology, the Instructional Designer will partner with faculty and staff subject matter experts to develop high-quality online, hybrid, hyflex, and face-to-face curriculum following current pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods.

This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Staff position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in instructional design and/or curriculum development
  • Teaching or Training Experience in Online and Face-to-Face modalities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and instructional design models
  • Experience working with Canvas and related educational technologies
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of faculty and staff
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in instructional design, educational technology, or curriculum development
  • Deep instructional design knowledge and application with the ability to convert this into an engaging learning experience
  • Higher Education Teaching Experience in Online and Face-to-Face modalities
  • Experience planning for constant quality improvement and assessment
  • Experience developing learning materials in collaboration with instructors as appropriate, such as interactive learning objects using Kaltura, Articulate Story 360, Articulate Rise 360, Microsoft Office
  • A passion for understanding of accessibility and content copyright
  • Be able to self-motivate, take initiative, and work well independently
  • A knowledge of and experience with Quality Matters
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people with diverse socioeconomic cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Assist with the development of training materials and provide professional development to faculty and staff regarding current research related to best practices for the development and teaching of online courses
  • Assist with the selection, review, and integration of educational technologies to support pedagogical aims in online, hybrid and hyflex
  • Provide training to faculty on the use of the learning management system and other associated educational technologies
  • Aid faculty and staff in locating and evaluating educational resources, and provide guidance on issues related to copyright and fair use guidelines
  • Maintain a commitment to practitioner scholarship by keeping abreast of emerging theories and practices
  • Provide training and technical support directly to learners in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums
  • Responsible for job related communications (e.g., emails, webinars, conference calls)
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $60,000 - $64,500.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


Applications received by February 29, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Peggy Kuchan
Interim Assistant Dean


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
This Job ID is 20508.

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