INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESIGNER
Number of Vacancies:
Center for Online Learning and Teaching
Scope of Job:
To provide instructional design support to faculty and staff for
the planning, design and development of instructional courseware
for traditional, online and hybrid modality courses assuring that
courses meet best practices and recommendations for accessibility
and quality assurance policies.
Description of Duties:
- Plans, designs, develops, and implements curriculum material
and courseware for both traditional and online courses in
compliance with applicable federal and state guidelines.
- Responsible for consulting and coordinating with faculty for
the design and development of instructional materials.
- Provides support and advice in producing digital instructional
- Researches, supports and maintains current and best practices
in instructional design.
- Provides technological support and assistance to faculty with
accessibility requests to meet the needs of the requests in
compliance with state and federal accessibility standards. Consults
with faculty and administrators in the design, development and
evaluation of the curriculum, instructional methods and materials,
research projects and instructional technologies.
- Provides individualized assistance to faculty redesigning or
converting online courses.
- Responsible for conducts seminars, workshops, training and
courses on various education and technology related topics.
- Ensure that all courses and course components are
student-centered, enable the intended learning outcomes, as well as
meet university values/standards, accessibility requirements, and
universal design guidelines.
- Provides support to faculty and staff in the preparation of
grant applications to obtain funding for curriculum development or
academic research projects.
- Represents the department and the University on various
committees and in various teaching positions.
- Evaluates relevant emerging technologies that have potential
value for teaching and learning for further review.
- Supports and applies best practices of Universal Design for
Learning to assist faculty in the development of course materials
that are accessible to all students.
- Stay abreast of emerging technologies and their application to
enhancing face-to-face and online courses; recommends effective and
creative uses of technology and andragogy to enhance instruction
and create new learning opportunities.
- Supports the development of virtual worlds and immersive
- Generates activity reports and coordinates and documents small
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited
Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design / technology,
or related field from an accredited University.
Two (2) years of experience as an instructional designer, course
developer, educator or performing closely related duties.
Experience obtained in a higher-education setting to include
experience conducting training.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible
amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull
or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Office
Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. UTRGV is a
distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple
locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Knowledge of current and emerging technology, learning and
instructional theory, instructional design principles, design
process, and interface design principles. Ability to work as a team
member and to establish effective working relationships. Ability to
effectively use interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to
manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Commensurate with experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights
act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any
confidential information from the documents you attach with your
application. The confidential information includes the
Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to
submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding
your application to the department as per your submission. The
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to
discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date
of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three
(3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at
for detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31793