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Instructional Designer (College of Business)

Apply now Job no: 497914
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Instructional Designer
Official Title: Instructional Program Manager I
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0

$43,010 - $53,214 (Commensurate with job experience and educational attainment)

FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-Term Renewable
Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer works closely with faculty and instructional academic staff to assist with the development of courses, incorporating appropriate learning technologies and techniques, for both on-line and on-site programs.


60% Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation

-Work with instructors in developing appropriate and effective outcomes, content, activities, and assessment strategies for online courses

-Work with instructors and University departments in producing content in multiple formats and for multiple delivery platforms.

-Develop, implement and maintain a consistent user experience for courses in the digital learning environment. 


20% Research and develop teaching and learning education 

-Research emerging and innovative techniques and tools for integration into instruction.

-Work with IT and other campus staff to identify applications and strategies that can be applied to instruction.

-Support faculty and instructors in identifying and applying appropriate tools and techniques into their curriculum.

-Keep a current knowledge of trends in online learning and best practices in instructional design. 


20% Divisional and Institutional Collaboration

-Work with other campus departments to establish and maintain consistent teaching and learning standards and messaging across the institution.

-Conduct faculty workshops in such areas as educational theories, educational technology, distance learning strategies, asynchronous distance learning, and student support mechanisms. 

-Work with the Provost’s office and colleges to develop and implement course development and evaluation policies and practices as they relate to online education. 


- Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, technology, communication, or related field

- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

- Experience taking or delivering online learning experiences with a diversity of learners

- Knowledge of pedagogical strategies in multiple learning environments, such as on-line, on-site, blended, or hybrid

- Proficiency and experience with Learning Management Systems


- Master's in Instructional Design or related field

- Two years of experience working with faculty in instructional design and development  

- Experience with formal instructional design processes

- Experience working with technical support of instructional technologies  

- Experience with object creation softwares such as Storyline or Captivate  

- Proficiency within Canvas platform 

- Understanding of Universal Design, ADA compliance and accessibility issues

- Business experience and/or completion of business coursework

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 5, 2020, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or