Bard College Information Technology is seeking a Lead Instructional Designer to build capacity for online and blended learning. Partnering with academic leadership and technologists, this instructional designer's role will include a combination of course design, faculty support, and helping to determine the best tools and practices to translate liberal arts pedagogies into online and blended formats. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Design online, blended and micro-learning exchanges using creative, innovative techniques and technologies, informed by evidence-based research and ongoing assessment.
Design, develop, test frameworks that blend international virtual exchanges and classroom-based, seminar-style instruction.
Work with faculty to develop training programs for online and blended learning exchanges.
Master's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design, or a related discipline; Ph.D. or Ed.D welcomed.
Demonstrated experience designing and developing course components for blended or online educational contexts. A combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.
Ability to build and foster relationships within the institution and among international colleagues, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and creating consensus.
Experience and proficiency with the following:
Learning management systems, like Moodle, Canvas, BrightSpace or equivalent.
Collaboration suites like G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 or equivalent.
Video conferencing solutions like Zoom, Blue Jeans, or similar technologies.
Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Attention to detail; ability to set and manage timelines; flexibility and responsiveness.
In-depth understanding of current instructional design practices, with a focus on blended learning and microlearning.
Prior teaching experience at a liberal arts institution.
Knowledge of universal design and best practices for digital accessibility.
Experience working collaboratively within diverse, cross-cultural environments.
Candidates who have experience with coordinating virtual international exchanges and with bilateral course development will be most competitive.
The right candidate will possess:
An enthusiastic commitment to the college's mission to expand access to a liberal arts education, to inspire curiosity, and to strengthen the link between higher education and civic participation.
Humor. Grace. Ingenuity. (at least two!)
Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pound
Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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About Bard College
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.