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Job Title
Instructional Designer

FLSA Status
Salaried Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range

Employment Status
Full Time

Academic Affairs Department

Job Summary

The incumbent assists faculty in developing/redesign of online courses, creating learning products, such as video tutorials, instructional media, learning simulations, exams, and assessments.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of instructional theory, including assessment
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Software
  • Audio and video editing skills
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Proficiency with Learning Management Systems
  • Understanding of web design best practices
  • Experience with design platforms, such as InDesign
  • Familiarity with course management systems such as Canvas
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple simultaneous deadlines
Essential Job Functions
  • Trains faculty and students on how to use learning technologies
  • Assists in transforming face-to-face courses to an online format
  • Analyzes, updates, and refines current online content
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to design online course content
  • Assists in editing online learning materials
  • Assists in creating student-engaged learning experiences and environments
  • Assists in designing learning activities, assignments, and assessments
  • Research innovative technologies and review current courses to determine the best ways to optimize the learning process
  • Tracks the progress of course designs
  • Keeps current on best practices in instructional design
  • Writes scripts for video and audio content
  • Works with technical staff to troubleshoot problems

Master’s degree in instructional design, technology, educational design, or a related field, such as communication

Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  7. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
Optional Documents


Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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