Instructional Designer (IT)

Arizona State University - Glendale, Arizona - Full time

Instructional Designer (IT)

Arizona State University

Office Digital Learning MLFTC

Campus: West


Job Description:

Under general direction and in cooperation with members of the online learning team and college personnel, collaborates with administration, faculty and staff in the design, development and support of online programs and courses to provide high-quality learning experiences.

Salary Range:

Depends on experience

Close Date:


Essential Duties:

  • Applies learning theory and instructional design methodology while integrating appropriate technology to design and develop online courses and materials
  • Consults/partners with faculty on the educational design of online-delivered curriculum; builds and maintains for online course or learning experience
  • Manages the design, development and delivery of online course content, materials, interactive and multimedia technology-driven components, and other support materials consistent with established design and development processes to ensure flexibility and reusability
  • Collaborates with colleagues on short- and long-term projects aligned with university, college and team goals to provide high-quality online learning experiences
  • Develops and disseminates learning and course design standards to ensure new or updated materials align with established design standards
  • Develops and/or maintains resources such as needs analyses, storyboards, tutorials, reference material, design standards, content resources, templates and tools for instructional development
  • Remains abreast of online, instructional and technology directions, initiatives and trends within scope of expertise to provide ideas, guidance and rexommendations
  • Reviews, evaluates and edits learning materials for grammar, clarity, consistency and accuracy of content; provides quality assurance for instructional and learning materials
  • Engages on special projects individually or with colleagues as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a related area. Five years instructional design or technology; excellent editing, writing and communication skills; Blackboard or similar course management experience; needs assessment, evaluation and online delivery; development of original content and exams; project management experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Applying learning theories and instructional design to online course design and development
  • Designing and developing supporting learning materials using online pedagogical approaches, practices and tools
  • Exploring, evaluating and experimenting with new learning techniques and technologies, and seizing new opportunities for enhancing learning
  • Managing multiple projects, prioritizing competing demands, and working both independently and interdependently
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Working with faculty and administrators in a higher education environment
  • Adapting traditional instruction features to online delivery
  • Working in Canvas/LMS environments to develop online materials

Working Environment:

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking.
  • Use office equipment including a desktop computer
  • Lift objects of varying weights up to 20 pounds
  • Communicate to perform essential duties
  • Receive regular review of completed tasks

Department Statement:

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leading innovator in teacher education and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 5,000 educators annually.

MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the quality of teaching and learning and the performance of education systems.

MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement.

MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts and communities.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU

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Higher Ed Instructional Designer

Experience Level

Mid Level

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