MidAmerica Nazarene University seeks a full-time Instructional Designer (ID) for its growing online learning programs. The Instructional Designer will serve as part of an instructional design team, focusing on course design consultation, creation of online learning objects, piloting and implementing new technologies for teaching and learning, and assisting with professional development/training of faculty. The ID will serve under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instructional Technology and Online Education. This is a two-year, grant-funded position which may be considered for extension following the conclusion of the grant period.
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are desired:
Direct experience in development of high-quality online courses in higher education
Knowledge of online course development standards and procedures
Knowledge of educational theories, including instructional systems design, and adult learning theory
Experience in providing instruction and assistance to faculty in the use of instructional technology and course design
Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the areas of instructional technology and course design
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in designing courses and course content using a Learning Management System and other instructional technologies
Advanced skill in the use and support of a Learning Management System (Moodle preferred)
Advanced knowledge and administration experience for at least one Learning Management System (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Canvas, Moodle, etc. – Moodle preferred)
MidAmerica Nazarene University policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion,* age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected class in the recruitment and admission of students, in the hiring process, during employment, and in the operation of all university programs, activities, and services.
*Christian faith and employment at MidAmerica Nazarene University: MidAmerica Nazarene University is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Read the university’s full Non-Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement at www.mnu.edu/jobs.
A bachelor’s degree in instructional technology or instructional design is required
A Master’s degree in instructional technology or instructional design is preferred
Two or more years of higher-education experience working in instructional design is required
Design and development experience in creating high-quality, online college/university courses is preferred
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply for this position, send the following documentation to Nancy Merimee, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of application
Names and contact information of at least three professional references
Unofficial university transcripts
Statement of faith, including personal faith history and vision for integrating faith and learning (approximately 2 pages)
Statement of Faith; MidAmerica Nazarene University is an intentionally Christian Community and desires that all employees in positions of leadership reflect a foundational Christian position in word, attitude and action. While there is no predetermined length or format for the Personal Statement of Faith, the norm is a one or two-page narrative document describing the applicant’s central Christian beliefs, significant formative influences in the applicant’s Christian experience (e.g., religious experiences of conversion or the affirmation of one’s faith, one’s family and/or home life, spiritual aspirations), and ways in which the applicant’s faith is being demonstrated in daily patterns and practices.