Instructional Designer

The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Feb 16, 2023
Mar 23, 2023
Full Time

Instructional Designer

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:   

The instructional Designer (ID) in Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering works collaboratively with faculty and staff to develop and facilitate online, blended, web enhanced and flipped courses for graduate programs. The ID will design and deliver training on educational technology used within the institution including LMS, lecture capture, synchronous tools, plagiarism detection tools, and the institution’s proprietary content management system. This position will provide faculty and administrators with one-on-one instructional design assistance including building experiential learning opportunities in conjunction with external business partners.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience in education, instructional material or a related field.

• Minimum of 3-5 years experience in instructional design or related work experience.

• Experience with course design software such as Articulate, Storyline, Captivate and/or Adobe Creative Suite

• Experience in designing authentic assessments and engaging course content.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of learning management systems, such as Canvas


• Master’s degree in instructional design, distance education, or instructional technology.

• Familiarity with engineering disciplines.

• Experience working in the field of Higher Education.

• Knowledge of instructional software such as TurningPoint, Respondus, Panopto, etc.

• Ability to foster faculty enthusiasm for and engagement in the use of innovative technologies for teaching.

• Extremely well versed in application of design methodologies including but not limited to: backward design, e-learning blueprint, design thinking, and interactive learning experiences.

• Highly proficient computer skills to include MS Office Suite and learning management systems.

• Ability to be creative, flexible, and innovative in course design.

• Ability to provide instructional, curriculum and technical design consulting services to subject matter experts (faculty).

• Experience in collaborating with teams and clients to manage expectations.

• Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, superior organizational skills, self- direction, and motivation a must.

• Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, work independently, and meet strict deadlines.

• Proficient in HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia, and Final Cut Pro.

Physical Demands:         

Sedentary work. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Ability to work adjustable hours as necessary – some early mornings and late evenings will be required. Must be able to maneuver around the campus to attend meetings.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Closing Date: 03/12/2023

Salary: The salary range for this position is $69,600 to $87,000 annually.

Submission: Resume, Cover Letter and List of References via

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