The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Instructional Design Specialist, with three to five years? experience working in the instructional design field, to contribute to creating learning opportunities consistent with the University's strategic plan for online education. This is an exciting opportunity to shape online education in the College of Veterinary Medicine and contribute to digital content development for the global audience. This position will be split between the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. The breakdown is as follows: 50% College of Veterinary Medicine (25% working with faculty members in the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) program, a collaborative graduate program with the College of Public Health, to develop their fully online VPH degree program and 25% working on an extramurally-funded project to develop digital learning materials for veterinary education in developing countries) and 50% College of Public Health working with faculty and staff in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, a graduate degree program offering in-person and online courses. This is a 2-year term position and may be renewed based on availability of funding and performance.
This position will create and maintain high quality, accessible online courses and content using evidence-based principles of effective teaching and online pedagogy in higher education. The candidate must have exceptional organizational and project management skills and have the ability to manage multiple projects within tight timeframes for multiple stakeholders. The applicant must be able to quickly and effectively shift gears to meet the ever changing and varying needs of both Colleges. In this position, the instructional designer must be able to communicate efficiently and effectively via email, phone, text, and web conference, as stakeholders and team members may be on campus (local), off campus (state, regional, national, or global), and/or remote.
Responsibilities include designing and developing engaging online learning activities and compelling course content that enhances student uptake and retention; working with subject matter experts to identify training and evaluation needs; supporting faculty in the implementation and evaluation of online courses/content; creating instructional graphics and media (e.g., audio, video, case studies, simulations) to promote and support student learning and engagement; video editing and management; and managing projects to co-facilitate a collaborative course design and development process under the supervision of the program leadership. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated worker who is also effective and comfortable working on a team. The applicant should have strong written and oral communication skills and be able to convey complex technical information in simple, clear language appropriate for their intended audience. The candidate should have a growth mindset and be interested in continuing their professional development. Cross-cultural teaching/design experience is also desired.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Physical Requirements: Sitting/staring at computer screens for long periods of time.
We require a cover letter and resume with every application.
Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education technology, or related field; proven work experience in the development of online curriculum materials and/or web based training programs in higher education; excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models; basic programming knowledge and experience working in Learning Management Systems; visual design and media production skills; basic understanding of health sciences.
Strong written and oral communication skills and be able to convey complex technical information; cross-cultural teaching/design experience.
Target Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.