Detailed Job Description
Responsible for the research, development, planning, implementation, and technical support of courses delivered online. May provide training to faculty and staff on related topics.
Additional Department Summary:
The instructional designer works collaboratively with faculty, fellow instructional designers, and media and technical support staff to develop creative and engaging courses for online or blended delivery. The instructional designer may envision and/or create interactive learning activities and innovative media elements. Drawing upon experience, theory, and research, the instructional designer makes recommendations to faculty on good online instructional practices that lead to the realization of the desired student learning outcomes.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education, communications, business, information sciences or related field with a minimum of two years of online media experience to include instructional media design, curriculum, or technology; OR a minimum of 18 hours of graduate course work in instructional technology, instructional design, interactive technology or related field with a minimum of one year of experience to include instructional media design, curriculum, or technology; OR a Master's degree in instructional technology, instructional design, interactive technology or other relevant experience in a distance learning environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to understand, implement, and train others in web/new media content preparation, presentation and production. Ability to implement instructional technology tools for online content preparation, presentation and production. Ability to work with diverse clientele and translate their instructional technology needs.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge:
Strong knowledge of pedagogy, especially in the online realm. Excellent project management and time management skills. Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
Ability to thrive within a collaborative team environment to produce a quality final product within given time constraints. Ability to quickly evaluate and learn new technologies. Strong ability to envision and develop engaging online interactions to concisely convey complicated concepts to student learners. Prefer experience with the Blackboard Learn learning management system and a working knowledge of web accessibility. Prefer experience working with the faculty at an academic institution. Prefer a team player that proactively embraces new challenges, and is willing share knowledge and skills with other members of the course development team. 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 32614.44 Midpoint - $ 47299.20
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.