Senior Instructional Designer/Educational Technologist - Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Information Technology, Student Affairs / Services, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Research, Career Development, Instructional Support

The University is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,200 undergraduate and 6,200 graduate students as a research-intensive institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. Daniels is ranked among the top business schools and is the only business school in Colorado to receive rankings and recognition from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. The Daniels College of Business (DCB) offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at https://daniels.du.edu/

Daniels is committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college-wide projects and initiatives. For more information about DUs diversity and inclusive excellence, see http://www.du.edu/cme, and for a list of DU Employee Affinity Groups, see http://www.du.edu/diversity.

Position Summary

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, to support the development of innovative curriculum and teaching excellence for Daniels faculty. This position provides leadership and vision to foster a culture of faculty engagement and continuous learning by providing faculty development programs/opportunities. The position fosters a culture of engaged student learning by strengthening pedagogy and invigorating curriculum. This position is a subject matter expert in faculty development, learner-centered instruction, curriculum design strategies and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Essential Functions

Curricular Innovation:

  • Create long range plans to identify, develop and implement innovative approaches in teaching and instructional design.
  • Work with associate deans, assistant deans, department chairs, program directors and individual faculty to develop and revise courses, certificates, and degrees that are offered in-person, online, hybrid and hyflex modes.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in pedagogy and instructional design concerning subject areas and research on how people learn.

Faculty Support and Development:

  • Observes midterm and end-of-term class sessions to provide feedback and recommendations to inform curriculum changes and teaching strategies.
  • Promotes teaching innovation, strong pedagogical practices, inclusive excellence, and learner-centered instruction by offering individual and group guidance, tools, templates, and resources.
  • Assists faculty members in the review and revision of current syllabi, learning objectives, course material, exercises and assignments, and assessments. Partners with faculty (and other team members when appropriate) in the design, development, and implementation of new curriculum that aligns with the teaching and learning goals of the course, program, and college.
  • Fosters a culture of faculty engagement and continuous learning by developing and overseeing initiatives that promote excellence in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the effective use of educational technology. Expands the quality, diversity, and the number of faculty development opportunities.


Other Duties as Assigned by Associate Dean for Faculty and Research.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent organization skills and strong attention to detail to meet project expectations and parameters.
  • Excellent project management skills especially related to working with faculty on key initiatives for the College.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities while adhering to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, including in cross-functional teams, to complete projects.
  • Ability to develop solutions for complex problems to improve processes.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop new competencies as needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent systems thinking and problem-solving skills, along with detailed follow-through.
  • Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students, faculty, and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient in MS Office/systems (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) and LMS organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Instructional design, instructional technology, learning sciences, or a closely related field.
  • Two-years of experience applying instructional design principles and best practices to course development projects.
  • Experience with online/distance teaching environments.
  • Experience working with an LMS.
  • Experience analyzing existing educational or training materials for rigor and quality.
  • Experience reviewing, curating, and/or creating course-design-relevant resources to support instructional design and technology projects.
  • Experience working in a support, consulting or advising capacity in which it was necessary to coach others toward quality outcomes and deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Instructional design, instructional technology, learning sciences, or a closely related field.
  • Two years of work experience with the use of advanced instructional design principles, pedagogical strategies, and instructional technology to enhance learning.
  • Experience in teaching or instruction.
  • Knowledge of advanced instructional design principles including conducting midterm student feedback sessions and using engaged learning principles; experience with Canvas , Adobe Suite of products, and lecture capture software.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 11.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $71,000-$76,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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