Instructional Designer (1-2 positions)

Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee Technological University

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number


Working Title

Instructional Designer (1-2 positions)

Job Title


Job Type



Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Job Purpose

This position will provide curriculum and instructional design and assistance to academic units and faculty, particularly when the curriculum will be implemented and delivered in hybrid and online learning environments. Projects will be related to curriculum and course development, course evaluations based on the OLC OSCQR course design scorecard, and best practices by the Online Learning Consortium.

Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions
  • Implements instructional and media design concepts and the development of materials and services into the various aspects of teaching and learning in all modalities.
  • Consultation and support pertaining to the integration of instructional technologies and best practices in content delivery and curriculum development through activities and workshops.
  • Active collaboration with faculty, staff, and members of the instructional design team in planning, designing, documenting, and training related to enhancing teaching and learning online.
  • Demonstrates alacrity by being positive, helpful, constructive, and willing to solve problems with a can-do attitude to meet the needs of faculty, students, and members of the university community.
  • Plans and develops developmental resources and activities for workshops, training materials, and marketing materials.
  • Evaluates emerging technologies, design concepts, and best practices.
  • Implements surveys to improve training opportunities and programming from faculty, student, and focus groups.
  • Design and deliver orientation, training, and technical support to faculty and students.
  • Works in a team-centered environment and performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in an Education or related field with a minimum of one year of full-time experience in designing, developing, and delivering curriculum. The ability to demonstrate the following:
  • Knowledge of instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for a variety of course modalities (traditional, hybrid, and online).
  • Knowledge of processes and standards for planning and implementing instructional design.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies, curriculum standards, and assessments.
  • Competency with online learning technologies, resources, content creation, learning management systems, and virtual meeting software.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Intrinsically motivated.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in technical applications.
  • Ability to employ best practices and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in traditional, hybrid, and online course curricula and materials.
Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Design, Educational/Instructional Technology, or closely related field. A minimum of 3 years of experience in curriculum development, training, and content development in learning management systems. The ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in multimedia equipment and development.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed.

Compensation and Benefits


Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits Information

Tennessee Tech provides a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date


Screening Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter addressing how the applicant's skills and abilities meet the qualifications for the position, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and complete contact information for three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Other Documents
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Education or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of full-time experience in designing, developing, and delivering curriculum?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)
Posted: 08/17/2022