At the University of Cincinnati Online (UC Online), we deliver a world-class experience for students seeking online flexibility and University of Cincinnati quality. From inquiry to graduation, we push the boundaries of what is possible and drive innovation in online education at the University of Cincinnati. With a student-centric approach and data-driven decision-making model, we support students through the online lifecycle of program discovery, program participation, and degree attainment. Our students realize their hope for a better future through real-life learning at an institution with a legacy of research, innovation, and accomplishment.
In fulfillment of this mission, UC Online invites candidates to the position of Instructional Designer. Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Online Instruction, the Instructional Designer isresponsible for online course design, development, and building for programs supported through the UC Online model.
The UC Online Instruction Team identifies, creates, and implements strategies to use best practices in online education and works to establish UC Online as a best practice innovator. Furthermore, the Online Instruction Team designs, builds, and supports online courses, certificates, and degree programs to students locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. The Instructional Designer will work in concert with faculty and Subject-Matter-Experts (SMEs) to create high-quality, instructor-led, academically rigorous, and engaging online courses.
Successful candidates must be creative, collaborative, flexible, detailed oriented, thrive in a dynamic team oriented environment, and showcase a strong entrepreneurial spirit. They must have thorough and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with strong organizational skills and ability. They will be an experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of instructional design and online learning, able to perform the full range of responsibilities within online instruction. They will have broad job knowledge and work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Successful candidates receive general instructions and guidance in an open and collegial manner and exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for course, program, and instructional improvement. This person will be fully knowledgeable in online learning pedagogy, strategies, technologies, and program development.
Additional Application Information
This position is based on the UC Main Campus in the Clifton area of Cincinnati, OH and the selected candidate will be expected to work on-campus.
You MUST provide a portfolio or sample of your instructional design work; some documents may be uploaded under the "Additional Documents" section of the application, or you may provide a URL in the "Application Questions" section.
Bachelor's in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Curriculum, Instruction or other related field and one (1) year experience; OR Associate's degree with 4 years of experience. Experience must include online/blended course design, curriculum development, faculty development or other related area. Must be proficient in various technologies used in the instructional/graphic design and assessment process such as Learning Management Systems (Blackboard) and include some knowledge of website design, Flash, Java Script, MS office suite, social media networking.
Experience with learning management systems (Blackboard and Canvas), including analytics and reporting functions. Experience with course development tools, online educational technologies, digital video, audio, graphics, and learning objects, including Storyline and Captivate.
Experience teaching online for a higher education institution.
Experience with applying and consulting on accessibility best practices in online courses.
Experience with standards for online instructional excellence, online learning best practices, Quality Matters standards, faculty support and training strategies, and overall project management for meeting course production timelines and deadlines.
Ability to communicate with, motivate, and collaborate with others to meet desired outcomes.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.