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:
Learning Design
Full/Part Time:


Penn State’s World Campus has an opening for an Instructional Designer who will work collaboratively with a variety of staff across multiple World Campus departments to design and develop courses and training that impact our diverse population of distant students, faculty, and staff across the university. This position is focused specifically in support of the instructional design needs of internal initiatives focused on improving the student experience and online teaching. 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. Experience using a Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas) and in-depth knowledge of the functionality is preferred. The job requires a solid understanding of the pedagogical principles of learning theory; an enthusiastic application of existing and emerging educational technologies; and an in-depth understanding of instructional design issues related to teaching and learning in distance/on-line courses to demonstrate best practices, and effectively communicate to faculty and staff the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical techniques and principles. Successful candidates must demonstrate solid communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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