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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 80604

 

 

Working Title:
Instructional Designer/ Instructional Technologist
Official Title:
SR INFORM PROC CONSLT(S44BN) or INFORM PROCESS CONSLT(S44DN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree in educational technology, instructional design, education/curriculum development or related discipline preferred.
 
  
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development
- Skill organizing and building content within a content/learning management system and using various multimedia software tools and technologies
- Web content design
--Social media experience preferred

The ideal candidate will be able to apply the following knowledge and skills within a higher education context:
- Research-based instructional design models including needs and task analysis, pedagogical theory, assessment strategies, and best practices for the development of non-credit and credit online university-level courses.
- Adult learning theory and current approaches to online learning including web conferencing, social networking, problem-based learning, case studies, etc.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, academic and administrative staff to explain technical concepts in nontechnical terms.
- Familiarity with technology issues specific to fully online education such as student identity authentication.
- Familiarity with usability and accessibility requirements such as ADA Section 508, universal design strategies in online learning environments, and W3C standards and guidelines.
- Creation of visually appealing course web pages that are easily readable on all common end-user platforms, including mobile devices.
- Project management skills: ability to plan, manage, produce, direct, implement, and evaluate online courses and programs, including developing timelines, and managing resource allocation.
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple, complex, demanding projects simultaneously.
- Ability to analyze situations and resources to identify and recommend improved methods of customer-centric service.
- Ability to work within a team, deal with ambiguity, manage fast-paced change, and to contribute what is needed to achieve project goals.
Principal duties:
We are seeking an instructional designer/technologist to expand our capacity to work with faculty and staff to develop blended and online courses within the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS), and especially within the Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) unit. DEPD prepares educators for online teaching and leadership roles through online courses, certificates, access to resources, and participation in the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning (on-site and virtual).

Specific duties include:

A. Provide instructional design and development support for DEPD (75%):
- Assist with long-term planning for DEPD online and blended programs
- Identify instructional objectives for e-learning courses and corresponding modules/lessons
- Determine appropriate teaching/learning strategies and e-learning tools to achieve objectives
- Design online courses with faculty and staff using agile and collaborative approaches to instructional design
- Develop lesson materials, in appropriate digital formats, based upon content provided by subject experts
- Review course materials for quality
- Evaluate quality of course materials applying evidence-based principles and best practices. Work with program faculty and program director to continuously improve quality of courses and certificate programs
- Revise course materials based on evaluative feedback from students, faculty and staff
- Identify and assess instructional design merits of new distance technologies and practices for possible inclusion in online programs


B. Provide instructional design and development support for other LAAS programs (25%):
As assigned, coordinate or assist with other non-credit online/blended courses for LAAS or other UW academic departments for which the Division has partnerships, including duties such as:
- Identify instructional objectives for e-learning courses and corresponding modules/lessons
- Determine appropriate teaching/learning strategies and e-learning tools to achieve objectives
- Design online courses with faculty and staff
- Develop lesson materials, in appropriate digital formats, based upon content provided by subject experts
- Review course materials for quality

  Additional Information:
 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public, land-grant institution that exemplifies the "Wisconsin Idea" that the boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state and beyond. The Division of Continuing Studies provides and supports high-quality continuing education, outreach, service and scholarship related to personal enrichment and professional development. We deliver hundreds of non-credit courses and programs in a variety of formats, including face-to-face blended, and online. LAAS is a revenue generating unit; programs and courses are expected to contribute to the financial sustainability of the department.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
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  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Department(s):DCS/LIB ART & APP ST
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 06, 2014
Number of Positions:1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 02, 2014
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80604 to:
Leanne Morris
Phone: 608-890-3337
21 N Park St
Fax: N/A
Park St N 21
Madison, WI 53715-1218
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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