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Jul 11 / Donna Carroll

North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains – Instructional Designer/Educational Developer

Come work with a fantastic group of professionals at Western Carolina University (WCU) in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, collaboration-oriented professional to join our team at the Coulter Faculty Commons for Teaching and Learning Excellence. WCU is a growing institution with faculty passionate about their teaching. The Coulter Faculty Commons (CFC) leads the WCU community in providing collaborative, innovative, and confidential support for faculty, staff, and programs in the pursuit of instructional and professional excellence. The Instructional Designer/ Educational Developer will work directly with the faculty, leadership, and staff of the Coulter Faculty Commons to provide support for best practices in instructional design, collaborative educational development, and consultations, for innovative, effective strategies that promote student engagement, persistence, and success in keeping with Western Carolina University’s mission and strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required. A combination of coursework and experience in some or all of the following areas: Instructional Design, Educational Development, Teaching and Learning, Higher Education, Adult Education, and/or other related degree/s or coursework. Two – five years of instruction in higher education or equivalent; experience working with faculty within higher education; developmental consultations with faculty; scholarship of teaching and learning and of educational development. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with Commons staff and university faculty to explore and realize their pedagogical and scholarly goals.

Preferred Qualifications:
Doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution with relevant coursework. Demonstrated skill and experience with design and implementation of creative, effective, active online and technology-enhanced or technology-dependent instruction. Familiarity with Quality Matters framework also highly desirable. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with Commons staff and university faculty to explore and realize their pedagogical and scholarly goals.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a list of at least 3 references (include complete contact information); and 4) a portfolio of instructional design work, including a 750-word narrative describing your involvement in design projects. The narrative should discuss challenges, leadership opportunities, and/or consensus building. Visuals are encouraged.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, please contact Terry Pollard, Search Chair at 828-227-2761.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

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