Instructional Design Specialist

Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (iCIT)

UW-Whitewater Seeks an Instructional Design Specialist

Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (iCIT) has posted information for an open Instructional Design Specialist position, to join the Learning Technology Center (LTC) team.  The major responsibilies of this position is to be a champion for the pedagocially-sound and effective use of technology for instruction, and be forward-looking and strategically minded regarding the implementation of future learning technologies.  Primary activities include supporting instructors in course design and development, faculty training and development in the implementation of online/blended courses, consulting instructors on the effective use of technology in teaching and learning, and managing the online course quality assurance process.
•Master’s degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field is required, or equivalent years of experience in faculty technology support.  PhD is preferred
• Experience in effective pedagogical application of technology to teaching and learning with a strong technology background in education.
•Ability to transform educational needs analysis into effective teaching materials.
•PC and Mac skills and familiarity with productivity software products, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
•Proficiency in instructional materials authoring software.
•Experience with web-based technology applicable in an instructional setting.
•Significant experience using learning management systems (Desire2Learn a plus)
•Training and/or teaching experience in a higher education environment
•Knowledge of educational assessment and evaluation methods.
•Experience in applying Quality Matters online/blended course design principles a plus.

Enjoy a Quality Work Environment
•Professional growth.  UW-Whitewater iCIT offers a stimulating, professional setting, a team of dedicated technologists, state-of-the-art technical environment, and a culture of learning. 
•Excellent benefits.  In addition to offering a competitive salary, the University offers outstanding retirement benefits, generous vacation program, excellent health insurance, and a variety of optional benefits.
•Quality education, great location. Named a top workplace both regionally and nationally, UW-Whitewater is one of Wisconsin’s premier public universities with 1,200 faculty and staff, and an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs.  The campus is located in Southeastern Wisconsin, near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest and Whitewater Lake.
•Easy commute, no traffic. Less than an hour’s drive from both Milwaukee and Madison, Whitewater is closer than you think!   The area is rich in natural amenities, just minutes away from the trails, waters and scenic vistas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Many of our employees come from Madison, Milwaukee, Janesville, and even Chicago’s northern suburbs.

How to apply
For a complete postition description, go to [link to online job posting].  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications, a resume, and three current references to Dawn Brockwell, UW-Whitewater, Instructional, Communication and Information Technologies (iCIT), 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI  53190; email: iCIT-office@uww.edu, FAX 262-472-1285. 

This position will remain open until filled.

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Applicant names may be disclosed unless requested otherwise.  Finalist names will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment.