Instructional Designer

North Carolina State University
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192818EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Instructional Designer Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience. Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Job Location Raleigh, NC Department CVM - Academic Affairs About the Department

North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.

With the graduation of its first class in 1985, the CVM is one of the younger veterinary programs in the country. Despite its relative youth, the College has gained international recognition on the strength of its teaching, research, engagement, and patient care efforts and is ranked 3rd among the nation's 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the current U.S. News & World Report survey.

Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments—Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health & Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, there are programs leading to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.

The highly-regarded House Officer Program provides one- to three-year internships or residency training in more than 20 clinical specialties and the innovative Clinician Scientist Training Program prepares veterinary researchers. The CVM is unique among veterinary colleges with an on-site Teaching Animal Unit that operates as a working farm and aids in hands-on instruction with large animal medicine and exposes students to basic agriculture principles and farm technology.

More than 20,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the Veterinary Health Complex at NC State University is a major referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast. These patients are often seriously ill and require the best that veterinary medicine offers. This quality care is delivered with the utmost compassion for patient and owner, a hallmark of the program. The patient case load also allows for instruction and the opportunity for clinical trials that advance animal health and well being.

The Veterinary Health Complex is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state- of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center, the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center, and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services.

Since its inception, the CVM has chosen to put its focus on six specific program areas: Companion Animal Medicine, Food Supply Medicine, Biomedical Research, Ecosystem Health, Equine Medicine, and Animal Welfare.

Through these six areas, the NC State CVM prepares the next generation of veterinarians and veterinarian scientists, conducts bench and clinical research to solve animal and human health problems, addresses critical ecosystem and public health issues, helps protect the U.S. food supply, and promotes a clearer understanding and appreciation of the ramifications related to the growing human-animal bond that is at the center of these concerns.

Essential Job Duties

The Instructional Designer provides front-facing, immediate instructional support for faculty, staff, and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The person in this position will demonstrate knowledge and skills in designing student-friendly instruction.

The Designer will be responsible for providing instructional design consultation services to faculty, training instructors on newly developed teaching practices and design of instruction, and supporting the use of instructional technologies. CVM-supported instructional technologies are provided to the person in this position to create and manage courses in a face-to-face learning environment.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate closely with faculty members to learn the writing style of their course and session level learning outcomes (objectives), teaching style, and technological preferences.
  • Utilize strong interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate productive conversations, gather feedback, and build strong working relationships with faculty.
  • Develop instructionally sound course materials and session modules that align with course outcomes.
  • Apply instructional design principles to design instructions that are accessible, engaging, and adaptable to diverse learning styles.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to faculty in designing and redesigning courses to align with best practices in instructional design and pedagogy.
  • Collaborate with faculty to integrate technology into their courses, ensuring a seamless learning experience.
  • Design, develop, and deliver comprehensive training sessions and workshops for faculty on instructional design, academic technologies, and best practices in teaching.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make continuous improvements based on feedback and emerging best practices.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the Moodle learning management system (LMS) to provide technical assistance and troubleshoot issues for faculty.
  • Possess knowledge of competency-based education principles to design courses in a new curriculum system that focuses on measurable learning outcomes, student mastery, and skill development.
  • Assist faculty in aligning assessments and learning activities with competency-based frameworks.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with various support units of the university to advance project design, development, and evaluation.
  • Serving as a member in campus-wide committees and professional groups related to instructional design and development and other areas of expertise as assigned.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with various support units of the university to advance project design, development, and evaluation.
  • Contributes to outreach initiatives by providing consultations, presentations, and workshops to faculty and staff, and participating in professional discussions and conferences.
  • Serves as a member in campus-wide committees and professional groups related to instructional design and development and other areas of expertise as assigned.
  • Limited involvement with the process to identify, test, and assist in implementation of emerging technologies.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Education and Experience

    Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

    Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to use effective questioning techniques to identify data to be collected for eliciting, synthesizing, and validating content from SME
  • Ability to construct reliable and validate methods of assessing learning and performance to specify and sequence the anticipated learning and performance outcomes
  • Ability to promote intellectual curiosity in design work
  • Ability to synthesize research in the field of instruction and in the context of higher education.
  • Knowledge of data analysis.
  • Must be process oriented, with the ability to plan and coordinate projects, both independently and in teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to guide and mentor a wide variety of faculty across varied college departments; ability to collaborate with a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integral PC/Mac applications such as MS Office, Google suite, or the equivalent.
  • Knowledge of instructional technologies in the areas of LMS, student engagement, assessment, and activities/resource design.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a public university setting is preferred.
  • Experience in synthesizing research-based evidence and applying it to the design of instruction and instructional resources
  • Documented understanding of NCSU registration and records data, including student, course, and enrollment data and the ability to develop applications using this data.
  • Knowledge of Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Knowledge of Zoom synchronous environment.
  • Demonstrated success in the development of instructional multimedia.
  • Experience in medical education.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 08/24/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00044218

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Department ID 190108 - CVM-ACADEMIC Affairs AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Radio / Television Advertisement
  • Professional Organization
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience designing and developing courses using distributed/distance technologies?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience in the management and implementation of a learning management system?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please describe your experience designing web pages, including the development tools used.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe your experience and level of proficiency in web applications development.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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