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Instructional Design Consultant

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Instructional Design Consultant
Official Title: Instructional Program Manager I
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $43,010 - $72,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term terminal 
Position Summary:

Areas of responsibility for the Instructional Design Consultant position include collaborating with and supporting faculty and instructional staff in the design and development, revision, and delivery of quality courses with a high infusion of innovative technology-enhanced teaching and learning strategies. 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 including participating in all aspects of instructor development including support in course design, creation and application of multi-media elements, new and seasoned instructor trainings and coaching, quality course evaluation through the application of a quality assurance rubric, and will be involved in online course development training for all instructional staff. Additionally, this position interacts with the learning management system administrator. The position is integral to the instructional design and technology support team and reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Online and Continuing Education (OCE). The position is not a full time telecomutting position but may be approved to work remotely within a hybrid model.

The Instructional Design Consultant provides a full range of learning design services in collaboration with faculty, Information Teachnology Services (ITS), and other instructional designers within UW Oshkosh in the following areas: preparing courses for the Canvas, researching and developing innovations to the online learning for faculty, and enhancing the competency of faculty and students in using online learning technologies. Additionally, the Instructional Design Consultant will work with faculty providing consultation, training, and support for adoption and use of technology to support the University's curriculum and academic delivery, both in the classroom and the online/hybrid environment. Such work will often include the analysis, development, and implementation of instructional design strategies to complement faculty efforts developing curriculum and course content. UW Oshkosh is an institution dedicated to innovation in the areas of curriculum and learning and seeks a person committed to innovation in these areas.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

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 collaboratively 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 & 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                                                                                                  

  • Contribute to the preparation of reports on instructional design activities as needed.
  • Collaborate when necessary 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.
  • Contribute to faculty workshops in such areas as educational theories, educational technology, distance learning strategies, asynchronous distance learning, and student support mechanisms.
  • 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 (2) years’ experience working with faculty in instructional design and development including applying or creating a model of instructional design within a higher education setting.
  • 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.
  • Experience implementing implement systematic course quality assurance guidelines such as the Quality Matters rubric.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 


  • Experience with faculty development 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.
  • Knowledge of new emerging technologies that may be used to enhance student engagement in digital learning environments.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects.
  • 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 Oshksoh 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.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and three 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 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 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.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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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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