Instructional Designer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Exempt
  • 03 – J – Exempt
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Full/Part Time:


Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is seeking experienced professionals to help us create the next generation of faculty learning experiences focused on the ability to leverage technology and pedagogy that are agile, innovative and aligns with digital fluency. Digital Fluency is defined as the ability to create new knowledge, address new challenges, and solve problems by leveraging appropriate technologies in any educational context to promote student learning. Working as part of an innovative team, this position will design, develop, and facilitate engaging faculty-focused professional development events with an emphasis on advancing student learning while simultaneously taking advantage of emerging technology affordances. Some of those areas include, but not limited to, digital prototyping, data visualization, digital storytelling, making for learning, and creating learning in immersive experiences. A foundational knowledge of design theory is essential for this position. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with TLT staff who are actively working on projects related to open educational resources, artificial intelligence, technology-enhanced learning spaces, immersive experiences, and other creative learning initiatives, all designed to improve the Penn State student experience. Additionally, this position will contribute to the ongoing advancement of existing university engagements and actively follow trends in learning technologies and explore technologies that advance learning. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Successful candidates will foster collaboration and community amongst faculty innovators, build collaborative relationships with peers, and support evidence-based practices related to teaching and learning innovation through technology across all campuses within our Commonwealth. The ideal candidate should have classroom teaching experience, an understanding of teaching with technology, experience working with university faculty, strong design skills, experience designing and delivering workshops around best practices and strong abilities in coordinating multiple engagement opportunities across a wide range of locations. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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