Instructional Designer 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Office for Digital Learning
Full/Part Time:


The College of Engineering is seeking an Instructional Designer to join our Office for Digital Learning (ODL). The candidate hired for this position will utilize knowledge of learning science and instructional design to partner with faculty to design/develop appropriate strategies for implementing digital learning across a broad range of resident, online and hybrid courses and related educational initiatives. Candidates must have an in-depth knowledge of educational and learning design theories and emerging technologies, as well as experience in developing online courses. The successful candidate will be able to communicate digital learning best practices as well as advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical techniques and principles to faculty. We are looking for someone who will manage projects with a collaborative approach and who works well in a team-based work environment. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Teaching experience in a K12 or higher education environment and experience with current and emerging learning, communication, and collaboration technologies is a plus. The successful candidate needs to think creatively and have the ability to apply research-based learning theories including needs and task analysis, pedagogical theory, assessment strategies, and innovate using best practices for the development of university-level courses. The ability to collaborate and consult with subject-matter experts on the effective use of learning strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional applications and systems to improve teaching and learning is essential to this position. The candidate must be able to incorporate current approaches to online learning and maintain a constant focus on usability and accessibility requirements. The ability to develop course content for use in current and future learning management systems (currently Canvas) is fundamental to this position. Additionally, a successful candidate must possess strong writing skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based work environment. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. This is a 75% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Will work 30 hours per week.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088