Montclair State University

  • Instructional Designer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/2/2019 3:07 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Instructional Technology & Design Services (ITDS) within the Information Technology Division and functions as a liaison to faculty in accord with their efforts to develop online courses and fully online programs to enhance the teaching and learning environment in a manner that meets or exceeds the University’s standards for academic quality. The Instructional Designer is responsible for successfully introducing and incorporating academic pedagogical principals and learning-enhanced technologies into course design initiatives within online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses across the University. 


    • Provide instructional design support to University faculty and colleagues using best practices of teaching and learning.
    • Be responsible to assigned course design projects for selected online programs.
    • Assist faculty with design and development of online programs and individual online courses.
    • Provide consultation that will allow the University community to have a clear understanding of instructional design methodologies and processes for both individual online courses and fully online programs.
    • Work with Subject Matter Experts (course content developers) to identify what students need to learn and achieve in a course.
    • Develop learning objectives and ensure alignment between the instructional content, learning activities and learning assessments with the identified objectives in each learning unit.
    • Transform content from course developing faculty into learning-enhanced instructional materials, delivered in an online format with support of appropriate technologies
    • Structure learning activities and create media to support student learning.
    • Make sound recommendations to faculty to develop a wide variety of learning assessment instruments, which not only includes tests, but also authentic projects.
    • Conduct needs assessments in accordance with pedagogical objectives using models, such as "ADDIE" (analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate), etc.
    • Coordinate the development, implementation and maintenance of online instructional programs.
    • Manage course design projects for individual courses and programs
    • Initiate new technologies to meet the needs of individual courses and programs
    • Ensure course design and course materials to meet accessibility standards
    • Provide accessibility training and assistance for faculty.
    • Provide ePortolio instruction for both faculty and students.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional materials to ensure that objectives are being met and accomplished.
    • Initiate and provide seminars and workshops that facilitate the integration of appropriate technologies into the curriculum.
    • Research curriculum and pedagogical strategies designed to enhance teaching and learning and make recommendations for their use.
    • Research and recommend appropriate emerging technologies into teaching and learning
    • Manage projects to deploy and develop technology based instructional design methodologies and tools.
    • Provide seminars or training workshops to faculty and staff to promote new instructional design methods and technologies that can enhance the teaching and learning environment.
    • Initiate and participate in the faculty development events on instructional technologies and online teaching.
    • Facilitate the delivery of faculty development programs.
    • Manage the coordination and delegation of course design efforts and provide the necessary guidance for project completion.
    • Design surveys, conduct interviews, and collaborate with faculty to collect data on technology projects; analyze data and present findings at conferences and journals.
    • Collaborate effectively with other instructional designers and technology training staff on various projects to achieve the goals that the unit has determined.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.


    The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


    • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies and practices and proficient skills in current social media and instructional technologies.
    • Two years of experience in curriculum development, instructional design, instructional technology or a related area to acquire the ability to design and develop instructional strategies and materials. A doctoral degree in a related field may be substituted for experience.
    • Experience with faculty and staff development.
    • Proficiency with online course development.
    • Strong communication skills and team work capabilities. 


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