The Instructional Design Specialist primarily focuses on helping faculty design and develop online and hybrid/blended courses using a variety of techniques that leverage technology and pedagogy. The position will assist faculty in including multimedia experiences in their courses that create learning experiences for students that are engaging and impactful. The position will also provide professional development opportunities for faculty on online course development and instructional technologies.
Specific duties include: assist faculty in including multimedia experiences in their courses that create learning experiences for students that are engaging and impactful; provide professional development opportunities for faculty on online course development and instructional technologies; manage the course development process with faculty and staff participants; conduct quality assurance reviews using the Quality Matters rubric to ensure that all courses meet QM standards; consult with faculty on their pedagogical needs to assess if they can be implemented with currently supported instructional technologies; ensure all instructional support tickets are dealt with in a timely fashion, and all instructional technology FAQs are relevant, current and used in support tickets, if applicable; work with the Senior Director of Instructional Technology to develop, implement and assess annual goals as part of the strategic plan for teaching, learning, and technology; support the design and implementation of workshops, webinars, brown bags, training sessions for both faculty and staff and conducts drop-ins and orientations; and perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a master's degree in a relevant discipline – education, instructional technology, instructional design, or a related field and two years experience in course design or curriculum design, preferably in higher education. Must have: experience in online learning technologies and pedagogies; the ability to manage multiple projects at different stages while meeting deadlines and quality standards and facilitate collaboration, support and approval from a variety of stakeholders; knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models; knowledge of industry best practices, including the Quality Matters Rubric; experience working with a learning management system (LMS); experience with multimedia and student engagement tools. Experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility principles are desired; advanced technical writing and editing skills; demonstrated customer service skills; and effective communication skills. Strong verbal communication and customers services skills are a must.
The successful candidate will be part of a cross-functional team, relying on strong time and project management skills of its members.
Higher education teacher experience is preferred; online teaching experience is a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration, submit application materials by February 28, 2020.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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