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Instructional Designer Sr
Arizona State University in ,
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Instructional Technology And Design
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Campus: Tempe

Instructional Designer Sr

Job Description

The School of Life Sciences is looking to hire an Instructional Designer Senior.  Under general direction, this person assists faculty and/or other subject matter experts in the design, development, and revisions of learning materials using multiple instructional technologies and applying best practices in teaching and learning.

Job Family

Instructional Design Tech

Department Name

Sols Undergraduate Programs



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$70,000- $78,000 per year; DOE

Essential Duties

  • Partners with faculty and/or other subject matter experts to lead the design and development of engaging, interactive and instructionally sound learning materials, including assessments, in alignment with learning objectives and goals.
  • Coordinates production of instructional materials with subject matter experts, graphic artists, web developers; consult with faculty on course design projects.
  • Provides quality assurance testing for courses and adapts content and implements recommended changes to improve learning. Leverages multitude of data to inform continuous course improvement.
  • Assists in leading the development and maintenance of resources such as tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates, and tools for instructional development.
  • Creates faculty professional development programming (online, in-person) to promote inclusive pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, accessibility, and innovation in learning technology.
  • Manages multiple projects, tracks project status, prioritizes competing demands to meet established timelines. 
  • Reviews and provides constructive feedback on the work of junior designers for accuracy, application of appropriate pedagogies. Mentors junior designers.
  • Remains current on, evaluates, identifies and communicates best practices, learning theories, and instructional technologies, and incorporates these into content standards and learning objectives.
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or projects as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field. Five (5) 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

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree or higher in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Training and Development or advanced degree with teaching experience in a higher education environment.
  • Leadership experience in a higher education environment. ( 3 years)
  • Experience in project management processes and tools. (3 years)
  • Experience in using e-learning authoring tools and software. (3 years)
  • Experience in providing learning technology support in classrooms and/or working in Canvas/LMS learning management systems to design and develop learning materials.
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff in a higher education environment. (3 years)

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%). Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%). 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions. 
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals; 
  • This position receives regular review of objectives by department administrator.

Department Statement

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) has provided a vital hub for creative excellence at Arizona State University, with more than 670 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, and research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen to vaccine development and the conservation of whales. As ASU’s first academic unit to fully reflect President Michael Crow’s integrated, interdisciplinary vision for the New American University, the School of Life Sciences offers active and evolving platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and faculty whose discovery is freed from traditional institutional boundaries.

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.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

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.

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 and Cover Letter 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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