The Instructional Designer will: work with faculty to design, develop, and deliver effective online and blended courses, and face-to-face courses, ensuring adherence to targeted outcomes and best practices in design and student learning; deliver training and provide support to faculty, staff and students on features of the learning management system and other educational technologies; and evaluate technology and teaching methods to assess their utility for the school’s learning initiatives.
Develop, recommend and implement best practices for law programs, and for individual courses
Collaborate with faculty and staff members to design and develop courses in Canvas
Work with faculty and staff to transition face-to-face courses to blended or fully online delivery or to evaluate and update existing online or face-to-face courses
Consult with faculty members to match appropriate technologies and teaching methods with desired course outcomes
Identify, evaluate, and refine tools of online teaching and learning in partnership with colleagues in the Information Technology and Learning Technology departments
Remain current with emerging technologies and teaching methods, and evaluate their utility for Mitchell Hamline’s blended, online, and in-person learning initiatives
Support faculty and staff in the integration of technological tools to address instructional design questions and enhance the student learning experience
Train faculty, staff, and students to use the various learning technologies
Assist with troubleshooting technology issues that emerge in courses
Manage the accessibility needs of courses and work with Student Services to ensure courses contain accessible materials.
Partner with colleagues in various departments to achieve all above goals
Bachelor’s degree in Instructional/Curriculum Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, K-12 Education, or related field: master’s preferred
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in instructional design, higher education, e-learning, technology training, or building and managing online courses
Experience with K-12 classroom teaching, demonstration of online pedagogy/best practices, or experience with educational technology may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.
Strongly related experience will be considered or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience working closely with faculty or SMEs to design in multiple formats including face-to-face, hybrid and online
Demonstrated expertise with learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas etc.), and knowledge of media tools (e.g. Panopto, Zoom, etc.), instructional design, and academic/educational technology
Understanding of accessibility requirements and ADA compliance;
Demonstrated creativity skill and experience in designing instruction that engages students in active learning experience.
Preferred candidate will be professionally connected to the Instructional Design community and willing to actively promote the university by attending or presenting at conferences
Strongly prefer experience in higher education
Fully knowledgeable in online learning pedagogy, instructional design, adult learning principles, course management software, and other instructional software tools.
Ability to provide instructional, curriculum, and technical design services to faculty
Efficient working on multiple instructional design and related projects concurrently
Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure a high degree of understanding and transparency of the online and hybrid course design and development process
Excellent project management skills, presentation skills, and the ability to execute a variety of plans at multiple levels
To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements:
Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.