The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Arts & Letters are collaborating to seek a learning design specialist. This talented individual will assist academic technology leaders in achieving strategic goals in regard to teaching, learning, research and technology. You will be responsible for implementing universal accessibility compliance (based on WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA standards), improving instructional design, and crafting curricular materials in support of classroom and online pedagogy.
The Learning Design Specialist is an academic specialist appointment, renewable subject to satisfactory performance reviews. As an academic specialist, you will work closely with faculty members, students, and administrators to provide comprehensive support for teaching and learning programs in both The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Arts & Letters. In this role, you will be part of the academic technology teams in both colleges, who are dedicated to building a culture of accessibility and instructional best practice. The teams engage with faculty and graduate instructors to optimize instructional design, educational technology, accessibility, and assessment. Your role will focus on three main areas: pedagogy, accessibility, and instructional design. Specifically, you will:
Oversee student employees working on accessibility issues, online development, and content remediation.
Consult with faculty members regarding online instruction, universal design for learning, instructional technology, and pedagogical best practices
Consult with faculty members to design and develop online and hybrid courses
Lead training sessions, workshops, and seminars related to teaching and learning with technology and accessibility compliance.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, student employees, learning designers, platform providers, and colleagues on matters related to instructional design
Support use of accessible digital media in teaching and learning, including video, audio and image production through appropriate technology, web development, and coding
Support college- and department-level initiatives to design online and hybrid programs
The demands of this job require that you have a combination of skills surrounding teaching and instructional design. You should have facility interacting with both students and faculty members, and you should have experience ensuring that digital content is accessible. You should be confident in working with diverse populations and should understand dynamics of instruction at the university level. It is required that you:
Hold a master’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, higher education, or other graduate degree related to the job responsibilities.
Can demonstrate at least two years' experience collaborating with university faculty on instructional and course web design, accessibility, online programming, assessment and/or pedagogy.
Understand Universal Design for Learning and/or accessibility/disability issues, including WCAG 2.0/2.1 guidelines and policy implications, ePub3 and video.
Can use or understand assistive technologies (e.g., screen-readers, digital learning platforms).
Are fluent in current and emerging issues in teaching, learning, and assessment.
Understand basic web design principles.
Have experience in training or mentorship.
Are an excellent communicator.
Ideally you will have the expertise, dedication, and passion to elevate the university's instructional environment and improve the student experience. The following skills and competencies are especially desirable:
Experience in web development
Experience in the development of learning outcomes and assessment.
Experience in supervising students and project management.
Required Application Materials
Resume and cover letter.
References upon request.
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