Job Description: The Instructional Technology Designer is a full-time, twelve-month position. Under general direction, the Instructional Designer will provide instructional and course design expertise to develop and support online courses and specialized educational programs. This includes the responsibility of assisting faculty in designing online coursework/ programs and the utilization of best practices in instructional design and pedagogy for online education. The Instructional Designer will manage course development projects from inception to completion.
The Instructional Designer will provide professional and technical support/training to faculty as needed; incorporate the use of Smartboards, iPads, and other classroom technology into coursework; and potentially design/supervise the production of learning objects in a variety of formats including, graphics, audio, video, and animation technologies to support online coursework and programs.
The Instructional Designer will develop partnerships with faculty to explore teaching and learning online, serve on departmental and university committees, and attend relevant conferences and seminars to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of new instructional software and pedagogical techniques. Regular and reliable attendance on campus is an essential job function of this position, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, instructional design, educational technology, curriculum design, or a related field from an accredited college or university OR any equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved, are required.
The following experience is also desired: Two years of experience leading professional development and providing technical support; Experience creating high quality online courses and programs in collaboration with faculty; Practical experience with online course management tools especially with the Canvas learning management system (including content creation/management, assessments, and grade book); Experience with quality assurance systems and processes like Quality Matters; Experience with graphic and multimedia authoring software; A good working knowledge of screen and webcam recording applications; and hands-on experience with an HTML editor.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit www.hsu.edu, www.arkadelphiaalliance.com or www.arkadelphiaschools.org for more information about Henderson State University and our community.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume’, unofficial transcript(s), and three (3) professional references. Please email in PDF format to:
Jennifer Holbrook, Search Committee Chair
Dir, IT Strategic Operations and Academic Technology
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources. Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.
Henderson State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.