Instructional Design Specialist for Distance Education

Company Name:
College of Charleston
Internal Title
Instructional Design Specialist for Distance Education
Position Type
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration
Pay Band
Minimum Requirements
Master's degree in instructional design, curriculum design, or related field, and 1 year of experience in curriculum development for higher education. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated experience with current and emerging instructional design models and a deep understanding of curriculum design, pedagogy, and innovations related to online teaching and learning across a variety of disciplines.
Experience using online quality assurance programs (e.g. Quality Matters).
Experience working with a variety of academic technologies, including multimedia production.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment, to advance e-learning and distance education at the College.
Must be highly motivated and detail-oriented; must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies across divisions at the College.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
Position requires understanding of the changing higher education environment, including new expectations for technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a cover letter that speaks to the match between your qualifications and the position, a recent CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
All applications must be submitted online .
$41,043 - $54,075
Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posting Number
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### Job Duties
Plans and directs faculty in the collaborative design and production of online courses and technology-enhanced instructional materials employing innovative pedagogies and technology consistent with instructional design principles and educational research to improve student learning.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Assists and recommends instructional strategies specific to the needs of a variety of students which address diverse learning styles, abilities, and backgrounds. Promotes the application of universal design principles in online course design. Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop appropriate assessments of student learning in online courses, modules, and/or programs. Supports ongoing institutional assessment efforts in general education and academic programs.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Continuously evaluates, assesses and addresses the needs of faculty to improve the effectiveness of instruction. Contributes regularly to the Distance Education Readiness course for faculty offered by Teaching Learning and Technology; develops and provides faculty development and training in pedagogy and curriculum design innovations. Regularly reviews online courses for quality assurance. Ensures accessibility standards and ADA requirements are being met in online courses.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Assists faculty, departments, and schools in advancing online academic programs where appropriate. Recommends policies and procedures for course development and revision in order to promote collaboration and consistency among departments and schools.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
Attends and/or presents research at national conferences to maintain state of the art knowledge of emerging technologies, mobile technologies, and online instructional design strategies. Explores new technologies for potential application to teaching and learning in order to enrich and enhance the learning experience of all students.
Essential or Marginal
Percent of Time
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## Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
1. Resume
2. Other Document
3. Other Document 2
4. Other Document 3

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