Instructional Designer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description:

The Instructional Designer is a member of a team of instructional designers, technologists, digital media producers, and support specialists who partner with Brown faculty to develop courses and integrate learning technology. The focus of this position is designing, developing, and supporting residential, online, and hybrid courses by applying knowledge of evidence-based learning science practices, expertise with learning technology, and a background in design methodologies. Other responsibilities include developing and delivering training materials, workshops, and presentations; documenting and sharing project outcomes; solving learning design challenges with faculty at the assignment or assessment level; piloting new technological and pedagogical strategies; and collaborating with diverse campus groups to support teaching and learning.

This is a full time, 3-year fixed-term position with an expected end date of 07/01/2024.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or bachelor’s degree in instructional design, learning science or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years experience providing academic support as an instructional designer or similar role preferably supporting faculty for face-to-face courses in an academic environment.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and collegial interactions.
  • Ability to understand and implement fundamental instructional design concepts.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team that is positioned within a cross-functional unit.
  • Technical skills, including: learning management systems, collaboration and communication tools, authoring and media software, web tools and resources.
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills, perform analysis and seek solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to understand and operate in complex campus environment, and create a professional network across campus offices.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment where services are in high demand and new initiatives introduced routinely.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and collegial interactions.
  • Highly effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills that take into account the type of information being delivered and the diverse backgrounds, roles, and varied responsibilities of the audience.
  • Possess a willingness and ability for reflective practice (e.g., openness to feedback and input, attentive to professional development needs).
  • Ability to cultivate effective internal networks and some external visibility (e.g., participation in external conferences and networks).
  • Conversant in the literature on inclusive, evidence-based teaching and learning.

Background check : criminal and education verification.

In order to achieve near-universal vaccination, Brown University is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, 2021 . All newly hired staff at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit University Human Resources .

Recruiting Start Date:

2021-03-25-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Instructional Designer

Department:

Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



Job Description:

The Instructional Designer is a member of a team of instructional designers, technologists, digital media producers, and support specialists who partner with Brown faculty to develop courses and integrate learning technology. The focus of this position is designing, developing, and supporting residential, online, and hybrid courses by applying knowledge of evidence-based learning science practices, expertise with learning technology, and a background in design methodologies. Other responsibilities include developing and delivering training materials, workshops, and presentations; documenting and sharing project outcomes; solving learning design challenges with faculty at the assignment or assessment level; piloting new technological and pedagogical strategies; and collaborating with diverse campus groups to support teaching and learning.

This is a full time, 3-year fixed-term position with an expected end date of 07/01/2024.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or bachelor’s degree in instructional design, learning science or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years experience providing academic support as an instructional designer or similar role preferably supporting faculty for face-to-face courses in an academic environment.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and collegial interactions.
  • Ability to understand and implement fundamental instructional design concepts.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team that is positioned within a cross-functional unit.
  • Technical skills, including: learning management systems, collaboration and communication tools, authoring and media software, web tools and resources.
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills, perform analysis and seek solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to understand and operate in complex campus environment, and create a professional network across campus offices.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment where services are in high demand and new initiatives introduced routinely.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration and collegial interactions.
  • Highly effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills that take into account the type of information being delivered and the diverse backgrounds, roles, and varied responsibilities of the audience.
  • Possess a willingness and ability for reflective practice (e.g., openness to feedback and input, attentive to professional development needs).
  • Ability to cultivate effective internal networks and some external visibility (e.g., participation in external conferences and networks).
  • Conversant in the literature on inclusive, evidence-based teaching and learning.

Background check : criminal and education verification.

In order to achieve near-universal vaccination, Brown University is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, 2021 . All newly hired staff at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit University Human Resources .

Recruiting Start Date:

2021-03-25-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Instructional Designer

Department:

Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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