Instructional Designer 2

Penn State University

Penn State Beaver
Campus City:
Monaca, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Beaver
Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University is accepting applications for an Instructional Designer to be located at the Penn State Beaver campus. Responsibilities: This position will support the University College in the development of online and hybrid courses by working directly with faculty members. Courses will be developed and maintained for University College shared degree programs such as Administration of Justice, Project and Supply Chain Management, and Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations as identified by the Associate VP and Senior Associate Dean for the Commonwealth Campuses and faculty within those programs. In addition to new courses developed by this position, the designer will manage the design of a collection of courses and content developed for the University College. In addition, 25% of this position will be supporting faculty instructional design needs in general (faculty who teach for non-shared degrees) at the Penn State Beaver campus. This position will also work with Instructional Designers and faculty at other campus locations in support of Commonwealth Campus shared academic programs. Travel to Penn State campuses is part of the multi-campus nature of this position, but many meetings can be facilitated via online video conferencing. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in instructional design is preferred. Experience with course review processes (such as Quality Matters) and program assessment is desirable. The individual must have the ability to collaborate and consult with faculty members on the effective use of learning strategies, multimedia, and current instructional tools and systems while ensuring compliance with copyright guidelines and accessibility standards. Experience with current generation learning management systems (Canvas is the Penn State LMS) is fundamental to this position. Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for staff with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles. This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle as a part of job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. See for further information on the Beaver campus and for further information on University College. Applicants are required to apply online by uploading a cover letter and resume. Closing Date: Application review begins on January 15, 2020 and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date: March 1, 2020, or as negotiated. Inquiries about the job should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Beaver (E-mail: and Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Commonwealth Campuses, and Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton ( 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