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Instructional Designer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Instructional Designer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180053
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Learning Experience Design (LED), the instructional design and course development unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) is seeking an instructional designer to join the team dedicated to advancing innovation and quality in technology-enhanced courses for online, hybrid, flipped, traditional classroom and multi-modal course delivery. This position will work with other instructional designers, graphics and media developer, and instructional support specialists to guide and assist faculty in the design and development of courses and programs. Through individual consultation and semester-long, cohort-based course design and development projects, the instructional designer will meet regularly with faculty, seek out and recommend resources, provide reference for additional services, and coordinate the support of assigned faculty subject matter experts as they work to incorporate technology as well as effective pedagogy and practice in the courses that contribute to Virginia Tech’s reputation for excellence in education.

Required Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field or Bachelor’s degree and experience that may equate to an advance degree.

- Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory and instructional design models, as well as outcomes-based assessment and online teaching strategies.

- Experience in the design and development of instructional materials and media, interactive learning experiences, and assessments for learning environments including, but not limited to online and traditional classroom settings.

- Project management experience including ability to collaborate with subject matter experts to complete projects in a timely manner.

- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work with all constituents in a courteous and helpful manner.

- Strong communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working with interactive media, simulations, and games for education.

- Demonstrated creativity, skill and experience in multimedia design and web page creation.

- Demonstrated ability to construct and deliver professional development related to course design and development.

- Successful history of working with faculty to design and develop effective technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education.

- Experience with educational research with ability to identify research topics,appropriate methods, data collection and analysis.

- Higher education teaching experience

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #AP0180053. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 - 5
Job Posting Date: 02/16/2018
Review Begin Date: 03/02/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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