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Senior Instructional Design Consultant

Apply now Job no: 498296
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Senior Instructional Design Consultant
Official Title: Instructional Program Manager III
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $64,379 - $72,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term Renewable
Position Summary:

The Senior 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 online and on-site programs including participating in all aspects of instructor development including support in course design, creation and application of multi-media elements, new and seasoned instructor coaching, course assessment, the identification of instructor development and training needs, ensuring the advancement of courses through the application of a quality assurance rubric, and will help direct online course development training for all faculty and instructional academic staff.


60% Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation Identify and oversee preparation of courses delivered through the course management system, Canvas. Work with instructors and University departments in producing content in multiple formats and for multiple delivery platforms. Use and train others on the use of available technologies to develop high quality, effective, interactive, and engaging online courses. Develop and deliver trainings and orientations and as needed to launch new and/or newly revised courses. Evaluate effectiveness of the design of UW Oshkosh online courses and work closely with faculty to support coordination of new courses and/or course components/modules. Develop, implement and maintain a consistent user experience for courses in the digital learning environment. Ensure that all new UW Oshkosh online courses comply with applicable laws and policies. Consult and partner with faculty to design, develop, implement, and assess technology-enhanced education teaching and learning initiatives, particularly in online/hybrid environments.

20% Research and develop teaching and learning education Engage with faculty who desire to refine and develop further teaching strategies to provide highly successful digital learning experiences for all students. Assist faculty and staff in using online learning technologies by developing and delivering trainings and orientations. Collaborate with ITS personnel in the technology support for online classes and to identify applications and strategies that can be applied to instruction. Keep up to date with educational trends and changes and explore/pilot learning technologies and innovations. Maintain, diagnose, and troubleshoot applications used in teaching and learning. Produce educational materials for use in teaching and learning. Evaluate courses for teaching effectiveness and instructional quality.

20% Divisional and Institutional Collaboration Prepare reports on instructional design activities as needed. Collaborate with the Learning Management System administrator to support online classes. Work with other campus departments to establish and maintain consistent teaching and learning standards and messaging across the institution. Complete mandatory trainings and professional development opportunities as assigned. 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. Other duties as assigned.


-Master’s degree in education or related field from a regionally-accredited university in instructional pedagogy/instructional design/curriculum development/educational technology or related field.
-At least two years’ experience working with faculty in instructional design and development including applying or creating a model of instructional design within a higher education setting.
-Demonstrated Project Management skills with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects.
-Technical knowledge required for designing and teaching online courses including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses.
-Knowledge of instructional design theory including knowledge of adult learning theories and skilled as a practitioner including instructional design implementation within a professional work environment.
-Ability to engage in leading, mentoring, and training activities within Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Division of Online and Continuing Education (OCE) in the maintenance, diagnosis, and troubleshooting of applications used in teaching and learning.
-Ability to implement systematic course quality assurance guidelines.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


-Ph.D. in instructional pedagogy/instructional design/curriculum development/educational technology or related field from a regionally-accredited university and university-level online teaching experience at an institution of higher education.
-Four years’ experience in applying or creating a model of instructional design in a higher education setting.
-Experience in designing, developing, and/or administering online courses in a Learning
-Management or Course Management System such as D2L, Course Canvas, Blackboard, or other.
-Experience with faculty development in a higher education setting.
-Ability to be a leader within the university instructional design and learning technology group.
-Knowledge of new emerging technologies that may be used to enhance student engagement in digital learning environments.
-Ability to develop and deliver trainings and orientations and as needed to launch new and/or newly revised courses.
-Ability to develop and deliver training through a collegial and relationship model to UW Oshkosh staff and instructors pertaining to the utilization of technology for the digital delivery of courses.
-Online teaching experience.
-Ability to work effectively and collaboratively at all levels within an organization.
-Strong analytic and decision-making abilities.
-Ability to work with others and provide leadership to a common vision or goal.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, Resume, and contact information for 3 professional 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 Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by May 5, 2021, 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