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Instructional Designer - W. P. Carey School of Business - Online Programs

W. P. Carey, ASU
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
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Full Time
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Job Description

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University seeks an Instructional Designer to join the Online Academic Services team to assist with instructional design and support for all current and future learning modalities.  The successful candidate will help WPC push the current boundaries in using instructional technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.  

Under general direction, the candidate will assist our academic and non-academic departments, faculty, and staff in the design and development of course materials that take advantage of instructional technologies and apply effective practices in teaching and learning.  

Instructional Designers for the W. P. Carey School of Business establish strong, trust-based relationships with faculty and staff in order to efficiently and accurately build and support courses in all learning modalities.

The candidate will use a broad knowledge of educational technology and instructional design coupled with strong creativity and entrepreneurship. The candidate will also utilize experience in online learning environments to develop course design models, course design metrics, and course facilitation metrics. 

The candidate must have excellent collaboration skills and experience with various learning management systems (e.g. Canvas). 

Essential Duties

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to support WPC’s immersion and fully online programs, and courses;
  • Works closely and collaboratively with faculty and faculty teams to prepare courses for student success, using existing design templates and standard operating procedures; 
  • Manages the design, development and delivery of online course content, materials, interactive and multimedia technology-driven components, and other support materials consistent with established design and development processes to ensure flexibility and reusability for all course modalities;
  • Coordinates production of instructional materials with subject matter expert (SME), graphic artists and multimedia developers; consults with clients on course design projects;
  • Provide technology support for faculty, students and staff using digitally-enhanced teaching and learning products. Assist in the support of the myASU/Canvas portal and course management system;
  • Provides consultation for faculty in instructional design of curriculum delivered online;
  • Develops and/or maintains online web-based resources such as tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates and tools for instructional development
  • Works collaboratively with developers; editing, reviewing and evaluating course content; assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects; providing quality assurance testing for courses and post production work; adapts course materials online delivery;
  • Applies learning theory with instructional design methodology while utilizing appropriate technology to develop and design courses and content;
  • Remains abreast of technology directions, initiatives and trends within scope of expertise to provide ideas, guidance and recommendations;
  • Identify and communicate best practices for applying teaching and learning theories and instructional technologies to curriculum design;
  • Recommend effective and creative uses of technology to enhance instructional modalities;
  • Keep faculty informed about instructional-technology events and resources. Facilitate communication about use of technology in the curriculum;
  • Evaluate diverse individual and department training needs in the area of instructional technology, recommend individual education plans for faculty, and implement plans as needed;
  • Coordinate, maintain, and expand face-to-face and online faculty training and workshop offerings;
  • Design, develop and implement evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of course designs and technologies in teaching/learning processes;
  • Utilize software such as web page development desktop publishing, video editing, and presentation tools to develop custom products to meet user needs

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field. Three (3) years of providing learning/instructional design and/or technology development services. Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in providing customer service
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory and methods
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, implementing and revising online courses and course materials in a higher education environment
  • Familiarity with the Quality Matters rubric or similar online course design metrics
  • Experience in designing and developing job aids, online tutorials, lectures and other multimedia content
  • Designing and producing effective and aesthetically pleasing course and program websites, web graphics and web resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of course development in Canvas
  • Experience in using HTML and HTML editors
  • Writing, proofreading and editing instructional materials
  • Experience in evaluating and implementing new technologies for use in online teaching and learning
  • Experience in project management (e.g. managing time, establishing priorities, distributing responsibilities, meeting milestones and deliverables)
  • Experience in researching and resolving technology issues
  • Experience in applying learning theories to the practice of online and hybrid course design and development
  • Experience with audio and video recording and editing in the support of blended or online instruction

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse 75 percent; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work 10 percent.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds 15 percent. 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

Flexible work options

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required

Department Statement

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Learn more at

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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