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Instructional Designer/Educational Developer

Nevada State University
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

Instructional Designer/Educational Developer

Nevada State University appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

Nevada State University invites applications for the position of Instructional Designer/Educational Developer. The Instructional Designer/Educational Developer will work with teaching faculty to create expertly designed courses and highly engaging course content that is delivered in a clear and effective manner in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. This role will offer faculty support through providing professional development activities (workshops, Faculty Learning Communities, Institutes, Certificates, observations etc.), consultations, instructional/course design, and collaborating with relevant support staff across campus.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State University, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a university where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 7% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the university and progress its mission, the university dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State University, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, prepare, and deliver professional development activities (individually or in collaboration with CTLE Team and/or academic faculty) such workshops, faculty learning communities, and institutes.
  • Oversee certificate program(s) including coaching faculty, tracking completion, reviewing documents, and evaluating program to modify and grow the program(s).
  • Consult with teaching faculty on course design and instructional methods for face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning contexts to meet desired learning outcomes.
  • Support faculty with content preparation, learning outcomes and assessment strategies, and technical expertise with computer and web applications.
  • Observe and facilitate peer observations and SGIDs for faculty in their courses to provide feedback on teaching effectiveness.
  • Collaborate and facilitate activities via online technology tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Collaboratively assist the CTLE Team with identifying significant topics and issues, analyzing needs and assessing faculty learning outcomes, and producing events to maximize the outreach to teaching faculty.
  • Keep up with research and trends within educational development and teaching and learning through scholarly reading, professional development, and conferences.
  • Collaboratively assist the CTLE Team with marketing and communication.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience teaching (preferably at the college/university level).
  • A minimum of one year of experience in the design and development of courses (preferably at the college/university level).
  • Knowledge of instructional design and learning theories for higher education contexts, including assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality instructional support and consultation (for face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid learning contexts) using a dedicated learning management system.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing educational development programs (such as workshops, Faculty Learning Communities, Institutes, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and engage in multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with others in the pursuit of common goals.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (Nevada State does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced skills in online learning tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Proficient skills in preparing media and web content.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft tools such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Certification in effective teaching practices (such as Quality Matters, ACUE, or similar).
  • Experience using Canvas (learning management system).
  • Demonstrated commitment to an institutional mission dedicated to the success of a diverse, non-traditional, first-generation student population.

Salary & Benefits

Budgeted salary for this position is $60,000.00. Nevada State University offers excellent benefits, including 17.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

Nevada State University employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSU, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Browse Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at Nevada State and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Browse Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State University;
  • Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State University does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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