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Nov 5 / Donna Carroll

Temple University – Instructional Designer

Temple University Libraries seeks to add an Instructional Designer to our staff. Please consider joining our team of librarians and information professionals as we prepare to move into our new library building in 2019. We have an active library instruction program that educates thousands of our students a year across the disciplines. We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic Instructional Designer to work with our librarians as they seek to further integrate the library into teaching and learning at our University.

Instructional Designer  (18003938)

Reporting to the Librarian and Coordinator of Learning and Student Success (LCLSS), the Library Instructional Designer (LID) serves as the Libraries’ leader on the application of instructional design principles and practice to support the teaching and learning initiatives of the Learning and Research Services Department and other library units in support of learning outcomes. In consultation with the (LCLSS), the (LID) designs and creates information literacy assignments, activities, interactive tutorials and other learning objects to support student learning and knowledge creation. Designs from a student-centered perspective that aims at delivering a highly engaging learning experience. Brainstorms solutions to common pedagogical challenges in face-to-face and online teaching. In conjunction with librarians, conducts assessments to determine where learning outcomes are falling short and uses design models to develop learning products that fill the gap between current results and desired outcomes. Develops expertise with educational technologies and leverages these resources to both integrate the libraries into teaching and learning at the University and advise library educators on adopting these technologies. Networks with instructional designers and technologists in other academic support units and disciplines to improve the libraries’ connections to learning support across the institution.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or significant coursework from an accredited institution in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related degree program, and one year of experience delivering instructional design services in an organizational setting. Experience in integrating learning objects into learning management systems, conducting assessment of learning activity and with instructional video design and development. Classroom instruction experience, and interest in active learning. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of faculty and staff.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
*Demonstrated trouble-shooting and problem solving skills.
*Proficiency with providing one-on-one, individualized training and support.

Preferred:
*Master’s degree or significant coursework in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related degree program.
*Experience in an academic or research library system.
*Professional experience in an academic setting.
*Evidence of strong planning and project management skills.
*Experience with course design and/or lesson planning.
*Ability to communicate with librarians across the disciplines.
*Skill at communicating technical information to non-technical users.
*Ability to work independently.
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a collaborative team.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Paley Library

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

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