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The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a unit in the Office of the
Vice-Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). The CTI's mission is to partner
with the Cornell teaching community to explore and foster inclusive, evidence-
based teaching practices. We facilitate the development of vibrant,
challenging, and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Our vision
is a Cornell teaching community that embraces the research on learning,
catalyzes innovative instructional practices, and creates learning
environments where every student can thrive
The focus of this role is on the design, development, production management,
and support of face-to-face, online, and blended courses and innovation
projects. This will include providing support to instructors to develop
comprehensive strategies for applying best practices related to technology in
teaching. This position will also work closely with learning technologies
support staff to identify, deploy, and evaluate appropriate technology for
teaching and learning. This person will collaborate with internal and external
units to identify and deploy appropriate technology for online, blended, and
traditional courses based upon pedagogical goals. This may include resolving
issues related to technology, guidance in course design and assessment, and
leading and communicating project scope including planning, implementation,
tracking and reporting innovation and related projects. This person will be
responsible for establishing clear stakeholder expectations, prioritizing
tasks, and developing project goals and outcomes.
The Instructional Designer/ Developer will collaborate with faculty to assess
course needs and incorporate appropriate, sustainable instructional
technologies using sound design methodologies. This person will provide advice
and guidance, along with technical and design instruction to faculty and
instructors. He or she will identify needs, develop, design, and implement
innovative solutions with faculty and staff, including the development of
customized solutions and technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
Consults and supports faculty in the planning, design, assessment, and
development of face-to-face, online/blended courses and teaching
innovation projects. Provides instructional design expertise in planning,
development, implementation, and evaluation.
Assist faculty with the improvement of instructional strategies,
development of course materials and assessment techniques, and appropriate
integration of instructional technologies and best practices.
Deliver optimal customer service, protect institutional data and privacy,
and deliver excellent solutions and services by following departmental and
University policies, procedures, and processes.
Coordinates with a team to complete course projects and explore options to
further develop digital innovative solutions.This requires a deep
understanding of instructional design and learning theories, baseline
developer/programmer skills to build and integrate technical options and a
creative approach to solving complex problems.
Assists faculty with the enhancement of instructional strategies, design,
and development of course materials and assessment techniques, and
appropriate integration of instructional technologies and best
practices.Partners with course faculty to:
Identify desired course/component outcomes
Develop appropriate learning activities
Develop appropriate assessments
Design and develop course, components, and media
Coordinates and facilitates interactions with faculty to prepare course
content in preparation for integration and development into various
learning management systems and innovation projects as assigned.
Assist with the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of faculty
professional development resources and workshops for faculty and staff on
pedagogical best practices and appropriate integration of instructional
Please note, this position is located in Ithaca, NY. The successful candidate
will be expected to work on the Cornell campus.
Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of instructional design experience, or
an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience with instructional design and development of online, blended,
and face-to-face courses.
Ability to work with senior faculty members and senior University
administrators in a research university.
Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies.
Must have sophisticated project management skills including problem-
solving abilities, facilitation, analytical thinking, and sound judgment
Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills is required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex,
team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.
Well-developed multi-tasking and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement.Demonstrated
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to learn new skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Highly experienced and proficient with common desktop applications and
learning technologies, such as presentation, multi-media, and web
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator,
Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and/or other visual design tools. Knowledge of
Storyboarding, creating imagery out of ideas, and presenting facts in an
interesting way is desired. Some baseline knowledge of programming in HTML &
CSS is highly desired.
Collaboration and Teamwork:
The person in this position will have the ability to:
Contribute to a dynamic team environment in the CTI
Understand and listen to other team members and foster/encourage
cooperation through influence.
Recognize the value of diversity and a commitment to inclusive practice.
Recognize different points of view, brings them out into the open, and
build on areas of agreement.
Exercise influence in ways that enhance the support needed to advance
Master's degree preferred.
More than 5 year and less than 7 years' experience or equivalent in higher
College teaching experience preferred.
Experience in developing multi-media and web solutions for teaching.
When applying to this position, please include a cover letter and resume; both
should be attached in the resume section of the application.
This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.
University Job Title:
Instructional Tech Spec III
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determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
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