Job Description

Job ID
17172
Location
Menomonie, WI;UW Stout
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


The Instructional Design Program (ID Program) in the Teaching & Learning Hub at the University of Wisconsin-Stout welcomes skilled applicants to apply to our open Instructional Designer and/or Instructional Design Specialist – Accessibility positions. The ID Program in collaboration with UW-Stout Online is a leader in Distance Education/Online Education within the University of Wisconsin System. Join our dynamic team to actively contribute to our program’s course design and development; instructor training; research and innovation; and campus collaboration activities. The projected start date is August 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

Instructional Designer

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Relevant experience in online or web-based development and/or instructional design.
  • Demonstrated experience developing effective training materials, tip sheets, and other adult learner-focused, practical resources.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Instructional Design Specialist – Accessibility

  • Bachelor’s degree in or related to Instructional Design, Adult Education, or Environment Design.
  • Relevant experience in instructional design and/or online or web-based development.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience related to accessibility in the online environment.
  • Demonstrated experience developing effective training materials, tip sheets, and other adult-learner focused, practical resources.
  • Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Highly Desired

Instructional Designer

  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in instructional design, online learning technologies, or instructional technologies.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience in online or web-based development and/or instructional design.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment developing online instructional learning materials.
  • Evidence of working knowledge and/or experience related to designing for accessibility in the online environment.
  • Evidence of demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships and explain information to diverse persons and groups.

Instructional Design Specialist – Accessibility

  • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in or related to Instructional Design, Adult Education, or Environment Design.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience in instructional design and/or online or web-based development.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment developing online instructional materials.
  • Evidence of working knowledge and/or experience related to designing for accessibility in the online environment.
  • Working knowledge of online instructional design methods and practices.
  • Experience in educational media development.
  • Experience in effective pedagogical application of technology to online teaching and learning, with a strong educational technology background.
  • Experience or familiarity with online course design review practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Evidence of demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships and explain information to diverse persons and groups.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructional Design

  • 80% Instructional Design
  • 15% Instructor Support and Training
  • 5% Other Unit Responsibilities and Initiatives as Assigned

Instructional Design Specialist – Accessibility

  • 80% Instructional Design and Accessibility
  • 15% Instructor Support and Training
  • 5% Other Unit Responsibilities and Initiatives as Assigned

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Instructional Design position and Instructional Design Specialist – Accessibility position are a part of the Instructional Design Program (ID Program) in the Teaching and Learning Hub at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. They make up just 2 positions of a 15-member team in a modern ID Program. The ID Program supports both Distance Education and on-campus instructors in the areas of course design and development; instructor and staff training; research and innovation, and campus collaborations.

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

TO APPLY

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and current contact information (phone number and email address) for a minimum of three (3) professional references

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by June 15, 2021. Accepting applications until position/s is filled.

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Jamison Patrick

Email: patrickj@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Toni Bixby

Email: bixbyt@uwstout.edu

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 Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

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