Instructional Designer

Code: 14522 Posted: 07/12/2018

Instructional Designer

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Instructional Designer.

This position is under the broad policy guidance of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) in its role to ensure successful delivery of non-traditional educational programs including distance education, flex, and blended modalities. General supervision for this position is provided by the Director of the Teaching & Learning Center. The person in this position will support the educational needs of faculty, instructional academic staff and students in online, blended, traditional and competency-based environments.



  • At least a Master's degree in Instructional Design or closely related to the area of instructional technology.
  • Two years of experience supporting online/hybrid and traditional program design, development and innovation.
  • Experience in program assessment.


  • Online teaching experience.
  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer certification.
  • Collegiate or K-12 teaching experience.
  • Experience with blended, online, and competency-based instructional delivery.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with the Canvas learning management system.
  • Prior experience with developing systems to assess student learning outcomes in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Prior success in supporting students in an online setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support faculty to create high quality learning opportunities and continuously improve courses/programs offered through online delivery including:
  • Acting with a team in the development, implementation, and assessment of teaching and learning strategies for online course and program delivery.
  • Applying instructional design models to develop high quality, pedagogically-based teaching and learning environments within the Canvas learning management system.
  • Acting with a team to assess instructional academic staff, faculty, and student needs for professional development and training.
  • Acting with a team to develop and deliver synchronous and asynchronous training, professional development programs and resources designed for instructional academic staff, faculty, and students.
  • Providing one-on-one consulting with instructional academic staff and faculty regarding their instructional technology needs.
  • Acting with a team to provide ongoing communication (via social media, newsletter, blog, listserv) of pedagogical best practices that foster student success.
  • Supporting institutional and program assessment and improvement for online, blended, and flex learning including:
  • Performing online and institutional research to aggregate data into final reports to be used in the ongoing accreditation, compliance, and initiative maintenance and/or expansion.
  • Analyzing, designing, and developing instructional materials for existing and new initiatives in accordance with standards and specifications required for online pedagogical best practices.
  • Producing technical written project reports that are clear, concise, appropriately detailed, and understandable by diverse audiences of faculty and staff.
  • Coordinating assessment of student learning outcomes for online programs and work with faculty to improve outcome measures and student success.
  • Emerging Technology: Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of future trends in the field of non-traditional program development and delivery by:
  • Monitoring new teaching and learning technology as to the appropriateness of various media, taking into account cost, educational goals and objectives, potential audience, and the sustainability of the technology.
  • Acting with a team to pilot new technologies, collect feedback, evaluate and lead innovation for online course and program delivery.
  • Supporting the latest pedagogical and technological approaches for the delivery of blended, competency-based, and online course curricula/competencies.


  • Participate in organizational and department activities and projects.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 PM Friday, August 10, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Application Process

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants:  (Candidates NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants: (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14522"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Instructional Designer"
  • Click "Apply"
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If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • References
  • Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts accepted for application process. Official transcripts required for hire.)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

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Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Contact Information

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Julie Lee

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Office: (262) 595-2261


Legal Notices

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. 

Note: Criminal Background Check - The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applicants should relate to the duties of the job.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer:  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Julie Lee

Contact Phone: 262-595-2261

Contact Email:

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345